DIY Toyota Camry Oil Change

Oil Change

If you drive a Toyota Camry but want to get your hands a little dirty and change the oil yourself, then you’re in luck. The service center at Rockingham Toyota has put together a DIY guide on how to change oil in a Toyota Camry, so you can perform an oil change from your own home. Learn how to easily and efficiently change your Toyota Camry’s oil, so you can get back on the Haverhill roads in no time. 

How to Perform a Toyota Camry Oil Change

If you just don’t want to make the drive to our service center from Lawrence and are more of a DIY driver, then you can follow our guide on how to change oil in a Toyota Camry to successfully change your Toyota Camry’s oil. Before you begin changing your Toyota Camry’s oil, you’ll need to make sure you have the following tools: 

  • Funnel
  • Rags
  • Oil Filter 
  • Oil Collection Pan
  • Oil 

Be sure to check your owner’s manual to see what type of oil your Toyota Camry requires as well as how many quarts of oil you should put inside it. Now that you have the tools, here is how to change the oil in a Toyota Camry: 

  1. Place your oil pan underneath the Toyota Camry. 
  2. Locate the filter, remove it, and let the oil drain into the pan. Use your owner’s manual if you have trouble locating the filter. 
  3. After the oil has drained out, remove the old oil filter and replace it with the new oil filter. 
  4. You’ll then want to remove the old oil drain plug and replace it with a new one. 
  5. Then, open the hood and locate the engine oil cap. Once you have located the cap, you’ll want to unscrew it. 
  6. Using your funnel, pour the new oil into the engine, being sure not to exceed the recommended amount of quarts. 
  7. Give the bottom of your Camry a second look to make sure that there is nothing leaking from underneath. 
  8. Locate the oil dipstick, pull it out, and wipe it clean. Then, re-insert the dipstick and check to see if the oil level is at the appropriate spot. If it’s under, then add a little more oil. 

Once you have made sure everything is properly screwed back on and tightened, your oil should be properly changed. For the recommended parts to change your Toyota Camry’s oil, you can order parts online at Rockingham Toyota. 

How Often to Change Change Toyota Camry Oil

The experts recommend that you should change the oil in your Toyota Camry about every six months or 5,000 miles. If you happen to use synthetic oil, then you’ll want to be sure to change the oil about once a year or every 10,000 miles. However, driving habits and other factors can have an impact on how much you’ll need to change your Toyota Camry’s oil, so you’ll want to be sure to check your engine oil about once a month. If you’re ever unsure about your Toyota Camry’s oil, you can always schedule a visit with our service center at Rockingham Toyota in Salem. 

Change Your Oil at Rockingham Toyota

If you don’t feel comfortable performing a Toyota Camry oil change yourself, then you can take your vehicle into our service center near Methuen to get your oil changed quickly. Contact us to set up an appointment and save on every visit with our rotating service specials.

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