Genuine Toyota oil filters help protect your engine against dirt and other contaminants that can cause internal wear, while allowing adequate flow to internal engine components. These oil filters incorporate safety features like a bypass valve to help prevent restricted oil flow in the event of a clogged filter, and an anti-drainback valve, which prevents oil from draining from the engine into the oil pan during cold starts. Remember, not all oil filters meet Toyota’s stringent specifications. A non-Toyota filter element may not work as effectively and could even clog, causing costly engine damage. To protect your engine (and your pocketbook), always specify a Genuine Toyota oil filter.
Changing Oil Regularly Keeps Your Toyota in Great Shape
How often should you change your oil in your Toyota? We get asked this question often by those who have just purchased a Toyota as well as owners of cars with years of mileage. Whether your driving is in the Morgantown area or you travel cross-country, regular changing of oil will keep your vehicle running smoothly and help the life of the car.
Many who purchased a Toyota in the 1960s were told to change the oil every 3,000 miles. Those days are long gone, but those Toyota owners have not forgotten! However, today's new cars have a recommendation of changing the oil every 5,000 miles, and some, including the 4-cylinder Camry, have a recommended oil change interval of 10,000 miles. Regardless of whether you have synthetic oil or conventional, you should come for service every 5,000 miles so that we can rotate your tires and perform a thorough inspection on your vehicle! However, if you have synthetic oil, you will only need your oil changed every 10,000 miles! You can find out whether you have conventional or synthetic oil in your owner's manual, or give us a call and we'll look it up for you!
At University Toyota in Morgantown, WV, we have Toyota-trained technicians to help service your vehicle to improve performance. They will help you keep a record of your maintenance visits and remind you when to return for your next oil change. Give our service department a call to schedule your oil change and keep your Toyota running smoothly.
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