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Why synthetic oil is the right choice for your Toyota

Should I use synthetic oil in my Toyota?

One of the most known facts about Toyota cars, trucks and crossover SUVs is that each one is among the most reliable in each respective class. There are obviously intricate aspects of engineering at play here, but Toyota goes further to make sure everything contributes to one of its vehicles staying on the road for as long as possible. Owners can help their own cause by following the factory’s maintenance recommendations, like advising people to use synthetic oil in Toyota vehicles – every single time. The experts in the Heritage Toyota Service Department are always here to help you out.

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What is synthetic oil?

The concept of motor oil is pretty straightforward. Oil is extracted from the ground and refined to be used to lubricate and protect a vehicle’s engine. Synthetic oil takes this same idea to a new level by further distilling the oil and adding specific chemical compounds to it which have very positive, and drastic advantages over conventional motor oil.

Is synthetic oil better than conventional oil?

For the most part, synthetic oils do a better job from top to bottom of protecting an engine. By using the recommended type of synthetic oil, an engine will stay cleaner and last longer than if conventional oil is used. Additionally, synthetic oil does a better job of protecting an engine over a wider range of temperatures than its conventional counterparts.

What kind of oil does my Toyota use?

Circumstance plays a big role in choosing which kind (weight) of synthetic oil an owner should use in their Toyota vehicle. According to Toyota, using genuine Toyota motor oil has the added benefit of containing a special additive that helps the engine operation in the most efficient manner possible. A Heritage Toyota service technician will be able to recommend the best kind of oil to use in your vehicle, based on how many miles are on the engine and what you do with it.

If you need help with anything regarding the sale or service of a Toyota vehicle, please stop by Heritage Toyota today.