Synthetic Motor Oil & Maintenance
Synthetic motor oil is the most advanced automotive engine lubricant with a smaller molecule, thinnest viscosity, and longest change interval. Newer Toyota models have synthetic motor oil recommended as the engine lubricant. Synthetic motor oil generally requires routine oil changes every 10,000 miles. Some Toyota trucks operating in severe conditions might require more frequent oil changes every 7,5000 miles due to excessive wear and tear. Be sure to watch the oil change monitoring system and schedule oil changes when prompted.
Synthetic Oil Change Service Overview
Synthetic oil changes are completed by factory-trained technicians inside a state-of-the-art facility with genuine OEM parts. The technician will remove the old oil filter, drain the engine’s broken-down oil, inspect the engine for oil leaks, install a genuine OEM oil filter, and synthetic motor oil to specifications.
Extended Oil Change Risks
Extended oil changes happen after the recommended miles. If you have ever driven with the oil change monitoring system at 0% while ignoring the oil change prompt, this is an extended oil change. Higher-mile oil changes are a problem if you want the most efficient, longest-lasting engine. Here are the proven outcomes related to extended oil changes:
- Internal engine parts face increased friction and heat.
- Fuel efficiency declines as the engine must work harder.
- Premature internal component wear and tear - blown head gaskets more likely.
- Increased operating cost.
- Shorter engine life.