Is it Time to Change Your Toyota's Oil?

"Change your vehicle's oil regularly" is one of those things that you've likely heard over and over again, probably before you even started driving. It's one of those essential bits of regular maintenance that all vehicles need and some drivers have a habit of ignoring, but what does changing your Toyota model's oil actually do? Why is it important?

Benefits of Regular Oil Changes

  • Your vehicle will last longer and get better gas mileage: Dirty engine oil causes buildup. This makes your car's other parts work harder, dealing a blow to your fuel economy and shaving time off your ride's lifespan.
  • Engine lubrication: Your engine is more likely to create excess heat and wear down faster without enough oil lubrication. Changing your oil regularly will help you keep your engine cool and keep all the moving parts happy.
  • Keeps your engine clean: Dirt and sludge can cause corrosion and other problems with your engine, but regular oil changes help to avoid these issues.

When Should I Change the Oil in My Toyota?

It depends on the type of oil that you use and the type of Toyota that you drive. Vehicles that use 0w-20, for example, should be treated to an oil change every 5,000 miles or six months. This is fairly standard. You can refer to your owner's manual or the knowledgeable experts at our to learn more about when to change the oil in your Toyota.

If your vehicle needs an oil change, the team at Toyota Marin would be happy to take care of the dirty work for you. Schedule service online, give us a call, or stop by our Toyota dealership in San Rafael, CA today to get started!

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