recommendations

20,120

Asked by Jan 21, 2014 at 09:30 AM about the 2010 Ford F-150 XL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Purchased new F-150 V8 when I retired in 2010.  Drive very little.  Use full synthetic oil, but only add about 5K miles per year.  I always change the oil at 5K, which is 2K less than the recommended levels.  Question.  How long is too long to go between oil changes as far as time is concerned.  Live in the deep south where a bad winter day is one where it may get to 32 degrees.

3 Answers

23,205

There is much debate about this issue- seems that everybody has a different idea about oil change intervals- since you bought your truck new, and drive it very little, and change the oil regularly, that engine must be just as fresh as the day it rolled off the line- my opinion is that your 5,000 mile oil changes are just about right-

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
20,120

I wasn't worried about the 5K mileage as the manufacturer indicates 7K oil change. I was just wondering if there was info out there about leaving the same oil in for about a year. As I previously said, extremes in weather is not a factor down south.

23,205

The synthetic oil will not degrade to any extent over the course of 12 months- some of the oil in the bottles has been sitting on the shelf in the auto parts store longer than that-

Your Answer

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 181,621 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    8,910
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,540
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,100 Great Deals out of 167,093 listings starting at $1,498
Used GMC Sierra 1500
880 Great Deals out of 65,424 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
375 Great Deals out of 44,149 listings starting at $2,400
Used Dodge Ram 1500
375 Great Deals out of 10,869 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
483 Great Deals out of 31,810 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
605 Great Deals out of 42,171 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ram 1500
984 Great Deals out of 111,362 listings starting at $6,499
Used Ford Mustang
715 Great Deals out of 38,357 listings starting at $895
Used Nissan Titan
218 Great Deals out of 19,715 listings starting at $3,495
Used Chevrolet Colorado
271 Great Deals out of 31,178 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
307 Great Deals out of 23,847 listings starting at $2,488
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
321 Great Deals out of 29,066 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
669 Great Deals out of 39,354 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
823 Great Deals out of 63,022 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
686 listings starting at $22,191
2017 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
2,319 listings starting at $18,999
2016 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $18,995
2015 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
18 listings starting at $17,995
2014 Ford F-150 XL For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 85 listings starting at $11,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.