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How to Change the Oil in a Toyota Camry

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When you purchased a new or used Toyota Camry, it’s important to keep up with its maintenance so it can continue running smoothly for as long as possible. The most basic way to maintain your car is to regularly check and change its oil. It’s a good idea to understand the Toyota Camry oil change process whether you intend to do it yourself or leave it to the pros in the Morgan City Toyota service center. After reading, feel free to contact us with any questions or schedule an oil change for your Camry.



How Often to Change the Oil in a Toyota Camry

The first thlng to know about how to change the oil in a Toyota Camry is how often you should change it. The rule of thumb is you should change your oil every 5,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. However, synthetic oil has a longer lifespan and only needs to be changed every 10,000 miles or as little as once a year depending on your driving habits.

How to Change Oil in a Toyota Camry

Now that you know how often a Toyota Camry oil change should happen, the next step is deciding whether to do it yourself or leave it to the techs in the Morgan City Toyota service department. We understand that Morgan City area drivers are hard working people and some of you may want to handle your own Toyota Camry oil change services, so if you choose the DIY route, follow the steps below:


  • 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 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.

Toyota Camry Service in Morgan City, LA

Even though you may be fully capable of changing your own oil, we suggest that you schedule an oil change online with the technicians at Morgan City Toyota. They have tons of experience handling Toyota Camry oil changes and will give your vehicle the white glove treatment. We’re also happy to help if you’re ready to sell or trade your Camry for a new Toyota Camry or check out any of the other great vehicles in our inventory.

Morgan City Toyota Service Specials

For Life Oil Changes & State Inspection

Summer Tune-Up Special

Lifetime Oil Change Special

Summertime A/C Service Special


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