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Getting your vehicle’s oil changed used to be more of an art than a science. The mileage recommendations for oil changes have changed quite a bit over the decades, but in that time, we’ve seen a major shift in how these miles are tracked.

Drivers used to be told to change their oil after a certain number of miles, and then it became a matter of checking the recommendations in your vehicle handbook. Today, it’s easier than ever to know when to service your new Toyota vehicle, thanks to modern service technology that does all kinds of tracking for drivers.

How Do I Know When to Change My Oil?

If you’ve never noticed before, all new Toyota models track your oil changes for you. When it’s time for you to seek auto service—not only in terms of oil changes, but also tire rotations, fluid flushes, and brake pad replacements, among other things—your vehicle will flash a service light, signaling that it’s time to call our Toyota service center to schedule an oil change. When you call, we’ll ask for your mileage count, and from there we can get you scheduled for an oil change.

What Makes Service Lights Flash?

Older Toyota models usually only track miles, but more recent vehicles actually monitor current vehicle conditions to identify when oil is beginning to degrade. Usually, drivers who put their vehicles through heavy-duty use will need to have their oil changed sooner than those who don't use their vehicles as much.

When your service lights start flashing, we want you to give us a call here at Tracy Toyota near Livermore, CA to set up an appointment so we can keep your vehicle running at its peak capacity. We hope to work with you soon!
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