The overall health of your vehicle has a lot do with the quality of motor oil you're using in your engine, so knowing the differences between the two most common types of motor oil can come in handy when it's time to take your Toyota model in for an oil change.

Synthetic motor oil is man-made - as opposed to conventional oil, which is refined from crude oil. Synthetic motor oil has fewer contaminants, lowering the risk of engine sludge and buildup, and will flow better at any temperature than conventional oil as a result of its higher viscosity.

Motor oil that is old and dirty (or of low quality) will not be able to properly lubricate the many moving parts of your Toyota model's engine, leaving your vehicle susceptible to overheating or even further damage.

Additionally, synthetic motor oil does not break down as fast as conventional motor oil. You may be used to changing your oil every 3,000 miles or so with conventional oil; however, with synthetic motor oil, you'll only need a change every 6,000-7,500 miles or so!

Overall, synthetic motor oil is just better for your vehicle! If you're still not sure, or want to learn more, talk to a member of our service team!

Toyota Oil Change Service in Salem, OR

When you decide that it's about time to get your oil hanged, give us a call or stop into Captiol Toyota of Salem, OR. Our highly-skilled and professional staff will be able to answer any further questions you might have regarding your vehicle and its operation and can help you schedule an appointment that fits your schedule.

Our service team is dedicated to having your vehicle back to you as quickly as possible without sacrificing any attention to detail. We use best practices and genuine Toyota parts! The next time you need an oil change, remember Capitol Toyota!