There are several types of engine oil you should know about when having your Toyota serviced in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania. The most common are conventional, synthetic, blended, and high-mileage.
Conventional oil is the most commonly used type of oil, especially on older models. Made of petrol, its popularity is largely a matter of cost, as it is the most affordable type of oil. It needs to be replaced about every 3,000-7,500 miles, depending on driving habits and conditions.
Synthetic oil is fully man-made and better than conventional oil in almost every way. It does a better job of protecting and lubricating the engine as well as keeping it cool. It also lasts significantly longer — as much as 15,000 miles. However, it’s also much more expensive.
Synthetic blend is a combination of conventional and synthetic oil that benefits from some of the properties of full synthetic while keeping the overall cost down.
High-mileage oil features unique additives designed to help protect engine seals, improving performance and reducing overall wear-and-tear in older engines.
Viscosity is a measure of an oil’s thickness and resistance to flow. The higher the viscosity, the thicker and slower the oil. The lower the viscosity, the thinner the oil and the more easily it will move inside the engine. Viscosity ratings are determined by the Society of Automotive Engineers and feature labels such as 5w30 or 10w30.
Determining the ideal viscosity of your Toyota’s engine oil depends on the climate where you live. Your owner’s manual may have information about the best way to protect your engine, but some oils may work better in a specific temperature range than others. Talk with a technician at Krause Toyota to determine the best oil viscosity for driving in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.
At Krause Toyota, our SAE-certified technicians have the expertise and know-how to assess your engine and the type of oil that it needs. Visit our service center in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, for your next vehicle check-up.