The conventional motor oil in your vehicle is a vital fluid that circulates throughout your engine and helps keep your engine lubricated and cool. Conventional oil will eventually start breaking down because of its tough job being exposed to intense friction, extreme heat, and pressure. When your conventional oil starts to break down, it will start to lose its viscosity and become like sludge. When your engine oil is sludge, it will neither lubricate nor cool your engine and its vital parts. When your conventional motor oil becomes old, broken down, and sludgy, your engine and all of its vital component might be damaged. The worst possible outcome is when your engine overheats and seizes up because the oil just isn’t doing its job right. This all means one thing: a routine conventional oil change service at the recommended maintenance interval is one of the best ways to protect your engine and prolong its useful life.
Sometimes certain driving factors can cause your conventional oil to start breaking down faster. For example, if you drive a Tacoma or SUV model that does any heavy towing or hauling, it is possible that the intensity of the work will cause your conventional oil to start to break down quickly. If you drive your Toyota vehicle in much stop-and-go traffic, your conventional oil might be breaking down faster than the recommended service interval. Also if you have driven your Toyota vehicle throughout the summer in extremely hot temperatures, this can also cause your conventional oil to start breaking down faster too. Regardless of the reason why your conventional oil is losing its integrity, we always recommend being proactive with conventional oil change service to prevent engine overheating.
If you drive your Toyota car, truck, van, crossover, or SUV with these warning signs, you are risking costly future repairs or even being left stranded.
If you have any of the signs that your conventional oil is starting to break down, it is a great time to schedule your next Toyota conventional oil change service. At Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County, we have a team of certified technicians that know your Toyota vehicle inside and out. Every conventional oil change service will remove all of your old engine oil and filter and replace them with new genuine Toyota approved conventional oil and filter.