Getting Your Toyota's Oil Changed | Hutchinson, KS  

One of the most important fluids your Toyota uses to run smoothly is engine oil. Without it, your vehicle can overheat, deteriorate quickly, and eventually cause catastrophic damage. So, it's vital to have your vehicle's oil changed by a professional regularly. Here are some tips for how to tell when your Toyota is due for some refreshed oil.

Timing is everything

While you're going about your best life in Hutchinson, it can be easy to lose track of when your Toyota had its last oil change. For years, the rule of thumb was that you should flush and replace engine oil every 3,000 miles or so, but that's changed in recent years. Now, due to enhancements in synthetic oils and engine technology, AAA suggests that most modern cars should receive service every 5,000 to 7,500 miles, or every six months, depending on the type of oil you use and how old your Toyota is.

 To make things easier, most certified dealerships like Midwest Toyota put a sticker on the windshield that specifies the date and mileage at which your next appointment should take place.

Check your oil regularly

Even if you're still months and miles away from your next service appointment, it's important to check your oil levels every 30 days. All you have to do is pull out the dipstick and wipe it on a clean rag or paper towel. If you see oil, re-dip and check where it stops on the stick. If it's low - or you see little to no oil - top it off with fresh oil immediately to prevent permanent damage. To figure out what specific blend your Toyota uses, make sure to consult the owner's manual.

When you're ready to bring your Toyota in for its next routine oil change, call to set up an appointment with the service experts at Midwest Toyota. We'll make sure your ride is running smoothly in no time.

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