Engine Oil is necessary to reduce friction and heat generated by the internal combustion engine. Both Conventional and Full Synthetic Engine Oil flows through the engine as the moving parts generate power so you can get down the road. In making power, the internal combustion engine has many moving parts creating intense friction. Conventional Engine Oil mitigates heat by reducing friction and heat, effectively keeping the engine running at the perfect temperature for a smooth, efficient ride. Without engine oil, the engine would quickly overheat, and you’d have an immovable vehicle on your hands. The only problem with engine oil is that it starts breaking down, becomes contaminated, and begins forming into a sludge that no longer keeps the engine lubricated and cool. Because conventional engine oil will always eventually break down, it must be changed regularly to keep the engine running at peak performance.
At Toyota of New Orleans, we usually start any engine oil change recommendation by directing our customers to the maintenance interval in their owner’s manual; that is the best way to remain diligent with engine oil change service – follow the recommended interval. However, certain driving factors like heavy towing or driving in stop-and-go traffic can cause engine oil to start breaking down quickly. Due to this, we also encourage everyone to inspect their engine oil at least every month for any warning signs that the oil is broken down or contaminated. Here are several of the most common warning signs that you have faulty, broken down, contaminated engine oil:
Every Conventional Oil & Filter Change Service features an ASE-Certified Technician and might even include one of our four Toyota Master Technicians. In short, a highly skilled Service Department expert will be completing your service because we know your Toyota car, truck, van, crossover, or SUV better than anyone else. The old engine oil & filter are removed and replaced with genuine Toyota Conventional Oil and an authentic Toyota Oil Filter. The certified technician will also complete a Complimentary Inspection to identify any minor problems before they can get worse providing you the opportunity to save some money on preventable damages as well as long-term maintenance costs.