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Vista Toyota Oil Change.

Vista Toyota Oil Change

At Vista Toyota, our goal is to help you keep your Toyota running reliably, smoothly, and efficiently with a routine oil change. Our technicians are skilled and experienced on all Toyota models and know exactly what it takes to ensure your Toyota is running on optimal levels all year round. 

Learn more about the importance of regular oil changes along with the type of oil your Toyota needs and how often it needs it. Browse our Service Menu and Schedule a Service Appointment today. No matter the maintenance or repairs your Toyota needs, we offer Service Specials with competitive prices. 

Why Oil Changes are Important

The friction between moving parts in an engine generates a tremendous amount of heat, as does the combustion process. A film of oil is necessary to keep moving parts lubricated – without it, the engine would seize within minutes. Unfortunately, oil also becomes contaminated with carbon, microscopic particles of metal, water vapor, and acids from the combustion process. The oil filter traps these contaminants, but when the filter’s element is saturated the oil will start to break down and lose its lubricating ability. 

If left in the crankcase too long, old oil will start to degrade engine parts through excessive wear and sludge deposits will build up on assemblies like bearings and valvetrain components.

Checking your oil level is simple and can be done from just about any flat surface. Regular checks can alert you of any possible leaks or issues if your oil is draining too quickly. To get the most accurate dipstick reading possibly, following the steps in order below:

How to Check Oil Levels

Don’t wait, avoid costly repairs and unnecessary issues by checking your oil levels regularly to help maintain a reliable, safe, and efficient ride. Getting an accurate reading is easy. Follow the simple steps below to ensure you get an accurate dipstick reading.

  • Make sure the oil is warm, too hot is dangerous & too cold is inaccurate
  • Ensure your Toyota is parked and on level ground
  • Review your Toyota’s Owner Manual for proper procedure & oil location
  • Once dipstick is found, remove & wipe down
  • Reinsert fully and remove to get an accurate reading

Benefits of Synthetic Oil

Toyota recommends 0W-20 Synthetic Oil on all newer makes. This is a synthetic oil that more evenly distributes oil and additives to better lubricate your Toyota’s engine. Synthetic oil should be changed out every 12 months or 10,000 miles to ensure clean oil and optimal lubrication. Vehicles in which 0w-20 is an option to 5w-20 mineral oil, (or 5w-30), will continue to require 5,000-mile/6-month oil change intervals, even if 0w-20 oil is used. Synthetic Oil Benefits include:

  • Uniform molecular size means less friction
  • Refinement and engineering reduce deposits
  • Additives boost protection and can clean engines
  • Better function in cold and extreme weather
  • Cleaner oil with fewer impurities

Why Service at Vista Toyota?

We offer the expert care your Toyota deserves; you’ll receive the expertise of our Factory Trained Teams, who have been trained by the most advanced Toyota technical instructors. They are equipped with Specialized Tools to help ensure accurate diagnosis and repair and use Genuine Toyota Parts for trusted performance. 

We truly believe that our service is second to none. Quick lube and independent shops may not use Toyota-specific tools or factory products, which may damage your vehicle or reduce the efficiency or lifespan of your vehicle. At Vista Toyota, our Toyota-trained and Certified Technicians use only Genuine Toyota Parts and equipment. We guarantee our work and strive to always offer the best value and service prices in town. 

Toyota Express Maintenance includes:

  • Oil and filter change; reset maintenance indicator light
  • Brake Inspection
  • Tire Rotation
  • Multi-Point Inspection
  • Fluid Inspection (coolant, brake, power steering, windshield washer, and transmission) and replenished at no extra charge

Vista Toyota Service Amenities

Not only do we provide expert Toyota care, we are proud to offer these added benefits that make us different than the rest:

Oil Change FAQs

Why are oil changes necessary?

Regular oil changes will assist with preventing dirt and impurities from building up in the engine and keep moving components operating smoothly for ideal performance and fuel efficiency.

What is synthetic oil?

Synthetic oil is a lubricant that consists of artificially made chemical compounds.

How can I tell if my Toyota needs an oil change?

Checking your Toyota oil regularly will assist with determining if you need an oil change, but generally consulting your owner’s manual for service recommendations will be a great first step to keep your Toyota running like new. Here are some signs to look for regarding oil changing warning signs:

  • The oil is black and gritty
  • The engine runs loudly
  • You can’t recall the last time your Toyota had an oil change
  • Low oil level
  • The oil check engine light comes on
Does my Toyota require synthetic oil?

Genuine Toyota Synthetic Motor Oil is recommended for all newer Toyota models. Check your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s recommended oil.

How often should I change my Toyota’s oil?

Synthetic oil should be changed out every 12 months or 10,000 miles to ensure clean oil and optimal lubrication. Vehicles in which 0w-20 is an option to 5w-20 mineral oil, (or 5w-30), will continue to require 5,000-mile/6-month oil change intervals, even if 0w-20 oil is used. As always, refer to your vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more information about engine oil, or you can contact the expert Factory Trained Teams at Vista Toyota with any questions you may have.

What does the “MAINT REQD” alert mean on my Toyota?

It is time to take your Toyota vehicle in for an oil change.

Do I need a new filter every time I get an oil change?

Yes, to keep optimum performance a new air filter is recommended to be changed with every oil change.

What happens during an oil change?

Our skilled team will empty out the dirty oil and refill with high-quality, fresh engine oil so that your vehicle has enough lubrication to perform at its best.

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Vista Toyota is located at: 6280 East 2nd Street • Casper, WY 82609


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