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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 Yokem 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 inShreveport at Yokem Toyota can quickly perform this service for you. Schedule an appointment with Yokem Toyota.
Yokem Toyota is the premier Toyota dealership serving drivers in Shreveport and throughout the surrounding areas. We have one of the largest and most diverse inventories of new and preowned vehicles in the region, but that’s not all. The Yokem Toyota service center is here on-site. This is a world-class facility with the latest in automotive technologies and resources. Our Toyota technicians are factory trained and highly experienced. They do everything from oil changes to advanced diagnostics and repairs, and we work on all Toyota cars, SUVs and trucks no matter how new or old.
An oil change is basic maintenance that every automobile needs on a regular basic. It’s simple, routine and affordable, but it’s also imperative. Regular oil changes will ensure that your vehicle continues to perform well and will keep doing so for many years to come. When you need Toyota oil changes in Shreveport, we highly recommend that you choose our Yokem Toyota service center. Not all oil changes are the same. When we perform an oil change, we do it per Toyota’s recommendations for your specific model, and we use the highest-quality oil and other materials available.
You likely know that oil serves as a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. It limits friction and thus reduces wear and tear, but in that manner, it also improves the performance and efficiency of the engine. Oil also serves as a coolant and keeps those moving parts cool. Automotive oil also contains a number of additives that serve other purposes. Modern oil contains inhibitors for rust and corrosion. It also contains detergent additives that that help to keep moving parts clean and avoid buildup.
The general recommendation is that Toyota oil changes should be performed every 10,000 miles and that you should schedule a 5,000-mile service in order to have all fluids checked and topped off. It’s important to note that this is just a general guideline for the brand and that a more precise guideline for your particular Toyota model can be found in the owner’s manual. If you cannot find that information, you can also contact our Yokem Toyota service center, and we’ll find it for you.
There are two basic types of oils used for modern automobiles: mineral and synthetic. Mineral-based oil is a heavily refined version of the oil that occurs naturally in the earth. Synthetic is a man-made substance, and semi-synthetic is essentially mineral-based oil but with additives. Synthetic oil is designed to lubricate better, last longer and be better for the environment. Conventional oil is fine for most vehicles, but you do have to change it more frequently. Toyota recommends true synthetic for all Toyota oil changes and does require it for some models. While an oil change using synthetic oil does cost more up front, it will save you money in the long run in a number of different ways.
Pull off the road and stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Next, check your oil level. One reason an oil light comes on is that you are low on oil. If you are low, do not turn the engine back on until resupplying the oil as you can cause devastating damage to the engine. Another reason that the oil light may come on is that you have low oil pressure. There are a number of reasons this can occur, but you generally do not want to drive it in that state as it can cause serious damage to the engine as well.
You can schedule Toyota oil changes in Shreveport at our location, but we also offer oil changes among our express maintenance services. Drivers in Shreveport can simply pull in to our express lane at their convenience. We’ll perform your oil change in pit crew style and get you back out on the road as soon as possible. We can also check and top off other fluids, replace wiper blades and much more.
Our service center is open Monday through Saturday. You can visit us for express maintenance at your convenience. If you need to schedule an appointment, you can do that online or by phone. We also encourage you to call or email with any questions about oil changes or the other services we offer.