Oil Change at DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring
An oil change isn't just an oil change. It's a key pillar of a good maintenance routines that will help your car run at top performance for hundreds-of-thousands of miles to come. You know the Corolla featured in Toyota's commercial that reached 300,000 miles? It wouldn't have been able to do so without the owner's commitment to oil changes and other routine maintenance, such as tire rotations, battery inspections, and brake repairs.
Three Reasons to Choose DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring for Your Next Oil Change
1. Every oil change at DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring includes a courtesy check of the engine air filter, wiper blades, exterior lights/blinkers, brake fluid, power steering fluid, automatic transmission fluid, windshield wiper fluid, coolant/antifreeze, and tire pressure.
2. As Toyota experts, we can offer critical insight into recommendations for replacing vehicle fluids and filters, know the right viscosity oil to use for your car without having to think twice and use only Toyota-certified parts.
3. From efficiency to integrity, approachability to exclusive car service specials available online - we put drivers first every step of the way.
Still, have a few questions? Check out our oil change Q&A below, you just might find what you're looking for. For answers to questions not addressed here, feel free to contact us at your convenience.
If you're ready to schedule an oil change at DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring now, click here or call 888-841-9679.
Oil Change Q&A
Q: How often should I get my oil changed?
A: As a general rule, Toyota says at least every 5,000 miles. For a really well-oiled machine (pardon the pun) - every 3,000 miles, especially if your average daily commute is 10 miles, or under, a day. Some Toyota models used primarily for longer commutes on the highway can even go for up to 7,500 miles between oil changes. To learn how frequently you should get your car's oil changed, review the owner's manual. Or, give us a call at 888-841-9679. We're happy to tell you.
Q: What will happen if I don't get my oil changed on time?
A: If there's a small difference between when your Toyota is scheduled for an oil change and when the change actually occurs - likely nothing. If you put it off for an excessive amount of time, the engine can be negatively affected. Too many missed oil changes over time can ultimately damage the engine and drastically shorter the car's service life.
Q: Is there any connection between oil changes and gas mileage?
A: Yes! Like maintaining proper tire-pressure, getting regular oil changes is one of the easiest ways to achieve optimum fuel economy.
Q: What's the difference between traditional oil and synthetic oil?
A: Synthetic oil is specially designed to break down more slowly at high temperatures than traditional oil, allowing for owners to enjoy longer intervals between oil changes and a marginal increase in performance. However, not all Toyota models can run on synthetic. If you're thinking about making the switch, review the owner's manual or talk to the DARCARS Toyota Silver Spring service department. Also, note that once you start using synthetic oil, there's no going back.