Albuquerque Oil Change near you
If you don't change your oil when necessary, it can cause big (and costly) problems in your vehicle. The oil is vital to the car's performance because it's a lubricant in the car's system; metal-on-metal contact in the system causes friction, which subsequently leads to so much heat that the two surfaces can weld together and cause the engine to seize. An example is how the pistons move up and down in the cylinders - oil is needed to expedite that process and keep things running smoothly!
So, what if your car has oil, but it's dirty? This can also cause problems. Dirty oil will eventually clog your oil filter, so it will then have to bypass the filter and go through the relief valve. Dirty oil is thicker and actually has abrasive qualities, so it causes more friction and wear on your engine. The oil won't lubricate like it should, and eventually will fail altogether - causing your engine to ultimately give out on you.
Don't let your car fall into poor health - bring it to Larry H. Miller Toyota service center in Albuquerque today for an affordable lube service. Don't forget to check our service specials to see if any of them are applicable! You can schedule your service online, or give us our service center a call at (866) 638-3350. Remember, for engine services in Albuquerque, we're your best bet - put your car into our qualified hands!
What are the oil change intervals using synthetic oil?
- Only Toyota vehicles in which 0w-20 synthetic oil is required (except for the 2TR-FE & 3UR-FBE Engines*) have been approved for extended oil change intervals of 10,000-miles/12-months. (However, you should continue to check the oil level regularly and top off if needed. That will help your engine get the full benefit of synthetic oil.)
- Vehicles in which 0w-20 is an option to 5w-20 mineral oil, (or 5w-30), will continue to require 5,000-mile/6-month oil change intervals, even if 0w-20 oil is used.
- In the case of vehicles with 10,000 mile oil change intervals, the 5,000 mile service interval has not been eliminated. The traditional 5,000 mile maintenance procedures (such as tire rotation) will continue to be required, and the fluid levels (such as brake fluid) will need to be checked and adjusted at this time.
- If the vehicle operation meets the standard criteria for "Special Operating Conditions" such as: driving off-road, on dirt roads, towing a trailer, making repeated short trips under 32 F, or extensive idling; the engine oil must be replaced at 5,000 mile intervals, regardless of what type of oil is used.