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What Kind of Engine Oil Does a Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Need?

Ford F-150 Engine Oil Recommendation for Best Performance 

When shopping for a vehicle, many of our customers veer toward our selection of high-quality used trucks. These vehicles were built to help you work hard and play harder, and there is more TLC during the manufacturing process to ensure long-lasting dependability. One of the most-praised truck models on the market is the Ford F-150. This truck is known for its performance and dependability, and it is a great choice if you are shopping for a used option. Even with its highly regarded dependability, it is important that you maintain your Ford F-150, and one of the best ways to do that is by giving it an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles. 

Recommended Oil Viscosity for the Ford F-150 

According to the 2020 Ford F-150 Owner’s Manual, most engine options will use SAE 5W-30 engine oil or SAE 0W-30 (for 22-below weather temperatures). Motorcraft brand oil is preferred, but any API (American Petroleum Institute)-certified brand is fine to use. There should be no additives in the engine oil. 

Please note that this oil recommendation is for 2020 Ford F-150 truck. Models that were recently manufactured will most likely have similar recommendations, but check your owner’s manual for confirmation. 

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Pickup Truck Oil Changes in Raleigh, NC and Rochester, NY 

If you need the oil changed in your pickup truck, we invite you to come to our in-house service centers at our store locations in Raleigh and Rochester. Our service technicians are extremely familiar with pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 and other models in the F-Series lineup. As your Ford F-150 ages and gets more miles on it – or if you tow heavy loads very frequently – our technicians can offer additional guidance and services to keep your truck dependable. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us today! 

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