The RAV4 engine leads its class delivering 203 horsepower. Getting the best performance for longer from this impressive engine requires routine oil changes. We offer the Toyota RAV4 quality oil change service according to certified standards. Oil changes are completed by certified technicians and genuine Toyota OEM parts. Schedule your oil change online, give us a call to schedule an appointment, or simply bring your RAV4 to the express service department at Pappas Toyota in St. Peters, MO for its oil change service.
The RAV4 engine requires oil changes just like any other combustion engine. The engine benefits from oil changes at the recommended miles because this cleans the engine by removing the broken-down oil full of debris, and introduces the thinnest viscosity lubricant. Oil changes at the recommended miles are proven to improve engine performance for longer.
Conventional motor oil is refined petroleum with additives that improve its resistance to thermal breakdown. Conventional oil has a recommended change interval of 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
Synthetic motor oil is manufactured with petroleum-based resources. It has been significantly refined to the point that it is considered to be man-made. It has the smallest molecule and thinnest viscosity. It also resists thermal breakdown for longer than conventional oil. It comes at a slight premium price yet the price is often an investment in the best lubrication and extended oil changes of 7,500 to 10,000 miles.
Extended oil changes are never a good idea with habitual extended oil changes delivering increasing engine risks with each one. An extended oil change happens after the recommended miles. This means that the engine has been running on sludgy, debris-filled motor oil during the overage. Here are the proven risks of extended oil changes:
One of the many excellent reasons to get your RAV4 oil changes at the dealership is the value proposition: certified oil change quality with no-appointment convenience delivering the service value and speed that our customers enjoy. Bring your RAV4 to the express service department at Pappas Toyota in St. Peters, MO during operational hours and we will get your oil change completed on the spot.