Performing your Toyota oil change at factory recommended maintenance intervals is a great way to keep your Toyota running great and maintain its value. At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego we use Genuine Toyota Motor Oil formulated to help protect against corrosion, prevent foaming and mainain proper application of oil on cylinder walls.
Need an oil change for your Toyota? Our Toyota-trained technicians right here in San Diego at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego can quickly perform this service for you. Schedule an appointment with Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego.
When to Get an Oil Change
Are there oil stains under your car?
If you see oil stains on your garage floor or in your driveway, you could have an oil leak. Oil leaks happen because as cars get older, the gaskets and seals begin to break down and the internal engine pressure can push oil through cracks or gaps in these seals. Common areas for oil to leak can include the Valve Cover Gasket(s), Oil Pan Gasket, or even the Oil Pan Drain Plug (or “Oil Plug”). If ignored, a small leak could quickly become a large problem and damage the engine due to low oil pressure. If you think you may have an oil leak, bring your car in today and let one of our certified technicians diagnose the source and provide you with the best options for repairing your oil leak today!
Did your low oil pressure or oil level light turn on?
Low oil pressure or low oil level can be a serious problem for your car. Your engine needs to have the right amount of oil in order to stay properly lubricated or you risk permanent engine damage from increased friction. Low oil pressure can be caused by the oil level being too low or by a malfunction with the oil pump or engine itself. If your dashboard Oil Light has come on after starting the car and stays on; or if the light comes on while the engine is running (even if it goes off quickly), this could mean that your car needs immediate attention.
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Synthetic vs Conventional Oil
Over time, treating your Toyota to synthetic oil changes will improve its performance and help avoid costly repairs, but savings can start long before that. Synthetic oil can help improve your Toyota’s fuel economy by half a mile per gallon of gasoline, which adds up over time. A vehicle that normally achieves a base 20 MPG can save you up to $36 after 10,000 miles, assuming gas costs $3.00/gallon. With that extra $36 in your pocket, you could treat your Toyota to a synthetic oil change for no extra cost and enjoy the benefits that it offers!
Today’s advanced engine technology requires a more advanced form of care to operate at their optimum capacity. Many new Toyotas have been certified for a new zero weight synthetic lubrication standard: SAE 0W-20. By choosing to equip your Toyota with our low-viscosity 0W-20 oil, you can expect better engine performance, improved fuel economy and reduced engine deposits from your Toyota. Thanks to the uniform lubrication and reduced friction that our specially crafted synthetic oil provides, your engine will be better protected, operate better in extreme conditions and need oil changes less frequently.
From a quick glance, synthetic oil changes are simply more expensive, but what makes the difference? Synthetic oil changes can typically run $20 to $30 more than a conventional oil change, but in the long run, they can actually save you money!
Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego Service:
5910 Mission Gorge Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
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