Parkway Toyota Service Center - Toyota Oil Change
Performing your Toyota oil change at factory recommended maintenence intervals is a great way to keep your Toyta running great and maintain its value. At Parkway Toyota we use Genuine Toyota Motor Oil formulated to help protect against corrosion, prevent foaming and maintain proper application of oil on cylinder walls.
Need an oil change for your Toyota? Our Toyota-trained technicians right here in Englewood Cliffs at Parkway Toyota can quickly perform this service for you. Schedule an appointment with Parkway Toyota.
Routine oil changes are part of the important maintenance that your car needs to keep running smoothly, and new Toyota models are not exempt. For years, Toyota vehicles have been known to have the lowest cost of ownership, and that includes routine maintenance. But we all know that engines require an oil change from time to time. At Parkway Toyota we’re ready to help you with your oil changes and advise you on best practices.
Your engine oil has critical roles, and it’s vital that it gets replaced before damage is done inside the engine. Engine oil prevents corrosion on internal components, reduces wear between metal parts, washes buildup off parts inside the engine, and it’s even responsible for up to 40 percent of the engine cooling.
It’s perhaps the most important service you can have performed on your Toyota. But do you know when your oil change service is due?
The Toyota Oil Change Interval
The owner’s manual of your Toyota vehicle should tell you how often you need oil changes. If you’ve misplaced your owner’s manual, contact Parkway Toyota, and we’ll be happy to help you figure it out. While conventional wisdom says oil should be changed every 3,000 miles, this is not always the case.
If you drive a Toyota that uses conventional 0w-20 viscosity engine oil, your oil change service is due every 5,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. Regardless of how little your Toyota gets used, the oil must be replaced every 6 months. And if it only takes one month to drive 5,000 miles, you’ll need to get the oil changed after just that month.
What Type of Oil Should I Use?
If your Toyota requires synthetic engine oil, your oil change interval is longer. Synthetic oil change services are required every 10,000 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first. Some owners might want to switch to synthetic oil changes for longer intervals on cars that only require conventional oil. While it certainly helps maintain your engine to the best standards, it does not extend the interval past 5,000 miles or 6 months.
How You Know It’s Time for an Oil Change
Automakers recommend synthetic oil for some models. This oil can last up to 7,000 to 10,000 miles, much longer than the typical 3,000 to 3,500 miles with conventional oil. Talk to our service technicians about your specific make and model and the type of driving you do, and we’ll be able to recommend the right oil for you! Most Toyota models have an oil change reminder or ‘Maintenance Required’ warning that illuminate when you’re due for an oil change. It’s best to keep track of the time and mileage on your own also, making sure you don’t miss crucial vehicle maintenance.
If you’re due for a Toyota oil change, we can help. Call us or stop in at Parkway Toyota for maintenance service performed by a factory-trained professional.