Is My Toyota Overdue For an Oil Change?

A quality oil change is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get the power back under the hood of your Toyota. Your motor oil is responsible for lubricating your engine and keeping it cool, so it’s vital to stay on top of your oil change schedule. But for new and experienced drivers alike, it can be difficult to know when exactly you’re due for an oil change, and you may very well be wondering what would happen if you put off your oil change for a month or two, or skip it entirely. While it may seem tempting to put off the trip to your local mechanic, putting off your oil change can lead to significant damage to your engine and vehicle.

What Happens When You Put Off an Oil Change?

When you drive an Asian manufactured vehicle like a Toyota, it’s important to keep up with its needs so it can continue to run smoothly. If you disregard your Toyota’s motor oil needs, you could be facing any number of expensive repairs. And when you ignore a needed oil change for too long or skip it entirely, you might start to experience:

  • Vehicle overheating
  • Worse gas mileage
  • Serious engine wear
  • An engine misfire

Any of these things can lead to serious, lasting damage to your Toyota, as well as lead to unpredictable and unsafe driving conditions for you and your passengers. Your motor oil is, above all else, protectant for your engine, and when you go without clean oil, you lose your car’s natural lubrication and cooling.

Your Oil Change Schedule

Depending on the model and year of your Toyota, you should be getting an oil change every 3,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. If you have questions about what motor oil is right for your ride and driving style or what your oil change schedule should look like, come to the experts at Toy Doctor, and we’ll get your Toyota taken care of so you can take on the roads with confidence!

Come See The Pros at Toy Doctor

From oil changes to brakes, come see the team of expert Toyota specialists at Toy Doctor for all of your vehicle’s service and repair needs. To schedule an appointment for your oil change, feel free to give us a call, book online, or swing by to see us in our shop today! We look forward to servicing your Toyota!

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