Protect your Engine with Regular Oil Changes

Getting an oil change is one of the best things you can do to help extend the life of your vehicle, mainly your engine. Oil helps keep your engine running efficiently by reducing friction, providing lubrication, and forming a seal between the pistons, rings and cylinder walls while helping to cool engine parts.

Lack of new, clean oil in your vehicle can cause considerable damage. Not changing the oil allows toxins to buildup, which can be detrimental to your engine. Most vehicles use a multi-grade oil — one that works well in different climates. A multi-grade oil is rated by two numbers, such as 5W-30.

There are some vehicles that require the use of synthetic oil. This type of oil is artificially made and more refined than conventional oil. Some advantages of using synthetic oil include:

  • Higher viscosity stability over a wider temperature range.
  • Reduced oil thickening.
  • Reduced wear and increased load-carrying ability.

Still unsure about which oil is best for your vehicle? The easiest and safest way to find out is to check your owner's manual...or talk to the specialists here at Lodi Toyota.

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