2015 Ford Mustang GT: Oil Change, No Rotation at First Service
August 5, 2015
Our 2015 Ford Mustang GT notified us it was due for its first service during Mark's road trip to Arizona. The Mustang's performance-based maintenance calculator determined our treatment of the car fell into the normal vehicle use interval. The "Oil Change Required" message triggers between 7,000 and 10,000 miles under normal conditions.
More frequent maintenance is required under severe (every 5,000-7,000 miles) and extreme (3,000-5,000 miles) conditions. We made an appointment at our local Ford dealer the moment the Mustang came back to L.A.
James and I took the Mustang and our 2015 Ford F-150 to Santa Monica Ford on a Thursday at noon. The Mustang's first service consists of an oil change and series of inspections.
A tire rotation is also recommended in the maintenance manual, but our Mustang has the optional Performance Package which includes a set of staggered width tires. We could only rotate them left to right, if at all. We decided not to rotate them at all.
The maintenance work called for was minor, but service techs were inundated with vehicles when we pulled in. Still, we were assured the car would be ready by the end of the day and four hours later, it was. But everybody back at our office was too busy to retrieve it, so we picked it up the next day. A minor service meant minimal cost and time. We'll go to this dealer again.
8 quarts 5W-20 synthetic blend oil: $32.88
Oil filter: $6.99
Oil disposal: $3.11
Cameron Rogers, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 10,535 miles