Which Type of Motor Oil is Right for Your Toyota?

March 13th, 2020 by

Have you ever found yourself getting an oil change for your Toyota Camry and freezing up when someone asks which type of oil you want? There are so many different types of oil out there, and many of us don’t fully understand the differences between each type.

Today, we have put together a quick guide on choosing the right type of motor oil for your Toyota car, truck, or SUV.

Conventional vs. Synthetic Oil

Some of the most popular types of oil you’ll see is synthetic oil and conventional oil. Conventional motor oil is best for newer vehicles that don’t get a lot of usage. It’s also often the least expensive, but it’s not ideal for road trip vehicles or older models.

On the other hand, synthetic oil is made for high performance models that need to stay highly lubricated. While synthetic oil will improve performance in almost any vehicle, it’s also substantially more expensive than conventional oil.

Blended and High Mileage Oil

While conventional and synthetic are some of the most common types of oil, you’ve also probably spotted synthetic blends and high mileage oils at our Toyota service center. A synthetic blend is exactly what it sounds like: a combination of conventional oil and synthetic oil, plus some extra additives to help it perform even better.

High mileage oil is a good option for older vehicles or for Toyota cars that already have more than 75,000 miles. It’s specifically designed to help lower how much oil your car uses and reduce leaks.

How to Choose the Right Oil for Your Toyota

It can be hard to know which type of oil will be best for your Toyota car. Fortunately, you can consult with one of our expert service technicians when you visit our Chicagoland Toyota dealership. You can find all the answers you need when you stop by today!

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