When it’s time to get an oil change in Orlando, chances are that you usually just pull into our Toyota Service Center and it gets done in no time at all. While you may be able to take care of this car care at home, it can become quite problematic if you don’t know what you’re doing! Not only will you have to make sure that this car maintenance in Orlando is performed properly, you have to worry about which oil you should use. If you’ve never worked with engine oil, you might not even know that there are a lot of options available on the market. We sat down with our Orlando Toyota Service Center techs and asked them to explain to us the different types of motor oils that exist and which one is the best fit for your Toyota.
When you get an Orlando oil change, you need to know which type of motor oil your ride needs. There are a lot of different types of oil available for different types of vehicles. Let’s take a look at them:
This oil is used when older vehicles with more miles on them. It helps out the vehicles by preventing oil from leaking, which is possible with its special formula. Higher mileage oil will help you lessen the number of times you have to replenish the oil in your vehicle. It also contains higher viscosity than other oils to allow your worn engine to give a better performance.
This oil is most commonly used in new cars. While this oil blend might save you a lot of money, it needs to be changed more often. Conventional oil doesn’t hold up in extreme weather conditions so you need to keep this in mind if you plan on living in an area that gets extremely cold.
This artificial oil was made specifically for high-tech engines. This type of oil gives the best performance out of all of the motor oils and leaves little deposits if any. While full synthetic oil may be more expensive than conventional oil, it lasts up to three times longer.
When you get an oil change with this type of oil, you’ll be getting a mixture of synthetic and conventional oil. While this may give you better performance than conventional oil, but it doesn’t provide as much performance as full synthetic oil. This might be a better choice since it’s cheaper than synthetic oil!
In addition to knowing the different types of motor oils available, you also need to know about viscosity.
When you go to the store to purchase motor oil for your vehicle for an oil change, you might notice some numbers on the label like 10W-30 or 20W-50. These numbers represent the viscosity. Viscosity is the resistance to the flow of the oil. The number situated next to the W signifies how the viscosity when the oil is cold and the other number indicates the viscosity of the oil when it’s heated up. A higher viscosity number indicates that the oil is more resistant. You should never use the incorrect oil. Doing so can lead to car problems and costly auto repairs! If you need help figuring out the viscosity of the oil in your vehicle, our Orlando Toyota Service Center techs will be more than happy to help you figure it out.
In order to give your ride the proper care, refer to your car’s owner’s manual or give us a visit at our Toyota Service Center in Orlando! We’re located at 3575 Vineland Road and we can be reached at (407) 298-0001.
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