I've always changed oil myself around 3,000 miles or 6 months since I don't put a lot of miles on. Purolator Pure 1 Filters. Use name brand synthetics, Pennzoil, Mobile 1 Exp, or Valvoline Synthetic. My Dodge Caravan had head gaskets and timing chain replaced at 125k (13 years old) and my mechanic was shocked how clean the inside of the engine was. He said I'm good for another 100k. I have no problem changing oil often and recycling for piece of mind. None of my cars burn oil and the oldest is 15. Hoping my Escape does as well. This is my first Ford. I get my first oil change free but after reading this forum I may just skip it and do it myself. Quite a few dealerships use less trained mechanics for oil changes. They don't understand the concept of "tight is tight and too tight is broke". I'm concerned about drain valves on aftermarket filters so I think I'll stick with Motorcraft. They seem pretty heavy and well made compared to some of the other aftermarket filters.
Magnetic Grey FWD SE `15