The Truth About Synthetic Oil
While the cost of synthetic oil is a bit higher than conventional oil, its usable life is also TWICE as long. Vehicles requiring conventional motor oil are recommended to have an oil change every 5,000 miles. While vehicles requiring synthetic motor oil should have their oil changed every 10,000 miles.
Unlike traditional mineral oils that are produced by distillation and further refining of existing crude oil stock, synthetic lubricants are made through chemical reactions. These new oils aren’t synthetic or artificial in the sense that they’re manufactured out of whole cloth, they still have the same natural ingredients found in “real” oil. But in a synthetic lubricant, these ingredients are recombined like a Lego set to yield synthesized-hydrocarbon molecular chains with desirable characteristics and uniformity not found in even the highest-quality traditional motor oils.
Performing your Toyota oil change at factory recommended maintenance intervals is a great way to keep your Toyota running great and maintain its value. At Cedar Rapids Toyota we use Genuine Toyota Motor Oil formulated to help protect against corrosion, prevent foaming and maintain proper application of oil on cylinder walls.
Need an oil change for your Toyota? Our Toyota-trained technicians right here in Hiawatha at Cedar Rapids Toyota can quickly perform this service for you. Schedule an appointment with Cedar Rapids Toyota today.