Should You Change Your Oil Before a Road Trip?

If you routinely maintain your vehicle as you should, then the prospect of a longer-than-usual trip shouldn’t be much to worry about. However, we recognize that summer road trips might have you second guessing just how prepared your vehicle really is.

Before you hit the road for that family vacation, the team at our New Jersey Toyota service center recommends checking all of your fluids, including you oil. Topping them all off appropriately can help you to avoid issues down the road.

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Of course, if you’re close to due for your next oil change, there’s no harm in changing it early to alleviate your concerns. In fact, fresh oil can have a lot of benefits on a long trip.

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The stress of a long trip, at least as far as your vehicle is concerned, is due more to the lack of stops than the distance itself. Since you’re likely to be driving longer stretches in a single shot, your car doesn’t have the same breaks to cool off.

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With fresh oil, your vehicle has what it needs to clean and cool its many moving parts. If you’re going to be driving in hot or dusty area, which aren’t uncommon in the summer, it’s a good idea to opt for synthetic oil for some added protection against these stresses.

Checking under the hood before you leave for your trip is a good idea, as it provides you with time to address any issues without delaying your departure. Our express Toyota service department in New Jersey can have you in and out for a quality oil change quickly, if you’re due!

To learn more about maintaining your vehicle and making sure it’s ready for the road ahead, be sure to contact Toyota of Morristown online or by calling (973) 540-1111 today. We’re always here to help.

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