Ford S-Max Engine Oil Finder

The 2006 Ford S-MAX, the first generation, was a family car that was clearly a large van in terms of space, but didn't feel like one with much driving agility. This made the S-MAX one of the sportiest child seat transporters. The second generation of the S-MAX, whose competitors are the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer and the VW Touran, is no longer as dynamic, although there are still many things that speak in favor of the S-Max today. In addition to the S-MAX, Ford also offers three other van type cars: B-MAX , C-MAX and Galaxy .

There are a number of plus points to the S-Max - Firstly the space and the variability. Seven seats that can be used well are not a matter of course in the 4.80 meter class of SUVs. With its far forward and high passenger cabin, the Ford van also gives away less space between the bumpers than an SUV with a long bonnet. Furthermore, SUVs that offer a trunk volume of up to 2,020 litres are also rather rare.

Secondly, the price is fair and even the basic model of the S-MAX is well equipped. Extras that are missing in an equipment line can be ordered as individual items or in an attractively packaged equipment package. There is also plenty of choice when it comes to engines, from the 120 hp entry-level engine to the 240 hp top engine. Optionally, all-wheel drive can be ordered, which improves driving safety.

Fibnally the driving safety. The second edition of the Ford S-MAX is no longer as sporty to drive because it is based on the well-behaved Ford Mondeo, but it is comfortable and very safe. This is not only ensured by the well-balanced chassis, but also by a large number of modern assistance systems such as the emergency braking system with pedestrian detection or the parking assistant that defuses tight parking spaces.

The current model is not as sporty as the first Ford S-MAX. This is due to the rather safe and unspectacularly brave than active driving tuning of the platform donor Mondeo. Nevertheless, the S-MAX continues to be sportier than most of its competitors. This is also due to the feedback-friendly power steering that adapts its directness to the situation.

Motor oil is a vital part of your Ford S-Max's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.

Regularly checking and changing your Ford S-Max engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Ford S-Max? Whether you are topping up your Ford S-Max oil or doing a full change of your Ford S-Max's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Ford S-Max models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Ford S-Max.

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While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.