Does Your Toyota Use Synthetic Oil and How Often Should You Change It?

August 27th, 2019 by

Toyota Synthetic Oil Change Intervals
Regular maintenance is a must when you buy a new car if you want to hand your 2016 Toyota Corolla down to your kids in the future. When it comes to vehicle maintenance, changing your oil on a regular basis is extremely important to the longevity and performance of your vehicle. Many new Toyota models now use synthetic oil for improved performance and that has led to many questions when it comes to Toyota synthetic oil change intervals including — how often should I change my oil? Delve deeper into Toyota maintenance and get some answers right here at Riverview Toyota.

What Are the Benefits of Synthetic Oil?
Whether or not your new Toyota uses synthetic vs conventional oil generally comes down to what model you own and how the engine was manufactured and what is recommended in the owner’s manual. Like any other comparison, there are pros and cons for each oil type, but here are few of the benefits of using synthetic oil. Be sure to check with your local Toyota service department before using synthetic oil.

Synthetic Oil Keeps Your Engine Cleaner
Greater Engine Wear Protection
Performs Better at Low Temperatures
Protects Better at Higher Temperatures
Improved Protection of Turbocharged and Performance Parts
How Often Should You Change Synthetic Oil?

Standard oil change intervals are typically listed at 5,000 miles or 6 months to ensure peak performance. Toyota models that are required to use 0W-20 synthetic oil extend that interval to 10,000 miles or 12 months. You should still check and top off oil levels periodically within that time span. Synthetic oil is an option for other models and in those models, it is recommended that you keep to the 5,000-mile/6-month intervals regardless of which type of oil you choose to use.

Note that not all Toyota models that require the use of 0W-20 synthetic oil suggest a longer oil change interval. New Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Sequoia and Flex Fuel Toyota Tundra models still keep to 5,000-mile/6-month maintenance intervals. Even if your new Toyota suggests 10,000-mile and 12-month oil change intervals, you should still have your tires rotated and other fluids checked at more regular intervals. If you are still concerned about how often you should change synthetic oil or if your vehicle uses synthetic oil, be sure to check your owner’s manual.

Keep your new 2016 Toyota running at peak condition and change your oil regularly. If you need any assistance or have any questions about Toyota synthetic oil change intervals, be sure to schedule a service appointment in the Riverview Toyota Service Department. With regular oil changes, you can make sure that your Toyota runs well into the future, protecting your automotive investment.

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