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Why Do You Need to Change Your Toyota’s Oil Regularly?

Your Toyota is made up of hundreds, if not thousands, of moving mechanical parts. For all of these parts to work as they were designed, the proper engine oil required for your specific Toyota model must be used. By using premium genuine Toyota engine oil, you can rest assured that your vehicle’s mechanical components are properly lubricated and are performing as intended by Toyota’s engineers. Click through to contact our knowledgeable parts associates at James Toyota, who are more than happy to assist you in finding your vehicle’s required conventional or synthetic engine oil. 

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What Happens if You Don’t Change Your Oil Regularly?

Failing to regularly change your Toyota or off-make vehicle’s engine oil can result in some detrimental effects on your vehicle’s performance and mechanical components. 

Over time, your vehicle’s engine oil will begin to solidify and eventually become sludge if left unchanged. Since your vehicle requires engine oil to lubricate its necessary components, this built-up sludge will prevent vital parts such as the bearings, crankshafts, and camshafts from being lubricated. This oil starvation can lead to common issues such as frequent engine overheating, blown gaskets, and even full-blown complete engine failure, costing you your vehicle. That’s why it’s in your best interest to take care of your Toyota’s engine and perform regular oil change services. 

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Our Toyota-certified technicians at James Toyota are highly-skilled and more than happy to help keep your vehicle in tip-top condition. Click through to book an appointment using our dedicated service scheduling tool.

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How Often Should You Change Your Oil? 

Your specific Toyota model’s recommended engine oil and service intervals can be found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. You can also consult one of our friendly and knowledgeable service advisors about your specific Toyota model’s conventional or synthetic engine oil and service intervals. 

As a general rule of thumb, Toyota recommends bringing in most late model vehicles every six months or 8000 km for an oil and filter change service, whichever comes first. This is to ensure that your vehicle is properly serviced and inspected for other potential problems in between service visits. Click through to book an engine oil and filter service appointment using our easy and convenient dedicated service scheduling tool.