Toyota Camry Oil Change Process

May 13th, 2021 by
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No matter if you’re sporting a new or used Toyota Camry on Parma roads, you want to ensure your vehicle has its oil changed as recommended by its regular maintenance schedule. You should get a Toyota Camry oil change every six months or every 5,000 miles, but if you’re using synthetic oil, it can be changed every 10,000 miles. There’s also a simple process to change your vehicle’s oil right at home. Learn more about the Toyota Camry oil change process, then schedule an appointment at our Toyota service center at Metro Toyota!

How to Change Oil in a Toyota Camry

Cleveland drivers can try to do a Toyota Camry oil change on their own, or get it done in no time at our Toyota service center. If you decide to take on the challenge of doing a DIY oil change, you’ll need the following materials to follow these simple steps: 


  • Funnel
  • Rags
  • Oil Filter 
  • Oil Collection Pan
  • Oil (Check owner’s manual for how many quarts)


  1. Place the oil collection pan under the Camry, remove the plug, and drain the oil.
  2. Remove the old oil filter and replace it with a new one.
  3. Replace the oil drain plug.
  4. Unscrew the engine oil cap.
  5. Use a funnel to add the amount of oil recommended in your owner’s manual (in quarts).
  6. While adding the oil, make sure there’s nothing leaking from the bottom of your Camry.
  7. Check the oil dipstick, and add more oil as needed.
  8. Reset the maintenance light if it is illuminated.

What Oil Does a Toyota Camry Use?

So, what oil does a Toyota Camry use? Your owner’s manual will recommend every Toyota Camry oil change use 0W-20 synthetic oil. The Toyota brand even offers its own blend, which features an additive, but you can also use any ILSAC-certified 0W-20 synthetic oil. If for some reason you can’t get access to the correct synthetic oil, 5W-30 mineral oil can be a sufficient replacement.

Schedule a Visit to Our Toyota Service Center at Metro Toyota

Now that you know how to do a Toyota Camry oil change yourself, or where to turn to if you prefer to leave this task to a professional, you can easily get your vehicle back on Parma roads. Find more helpful service tips at Metro Toyota, and see how you can save on your next visit with our rotating coupons and specials. We also have a full parts department with plenty of OEM factory components and accessories. Contact us to schedule a visit to our Toyota service center in Brook Park!

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