Toyota RAV4 Oil Type

2022 Toyota RAV4 Parked on Paved Lot

Regardless of which model year and configuration you drive, oil changes are extremely important for your Toyota RAV4. They ensure smooth driving on Houma roads and a safe ride. Customers often ask, “what type of oil does a Toyota RAV4 take?”. When doing a Toyota RAV4 oil change, use SAE OW-20 Genuine Toyota Synthetic Motor Oil. This type of OW-20 motor oil has been specifically formulated to help you get more from your Toyota engine. Check out our parts store to purchase online or in person at Morgan City Toyota. 

Toyota RAV4 Oil Change Intervals

Now that you know the Toyota RAV4 oil type, it’s important to note how often you should change your oil. In general, it’s recommended that you change your oil every six months or every 5,000 miles, whichever comes first. It’s essential to do this regularly to make sure your engine is working properly. If you’d like our professional technicians to complete the task, simply schedule a service appointment online. 

How to Change Oil in a Toyota RAV4

If you’d rather take the DIY route, we provided some instructions below. Make sure to also check your owner’s manual for any special instructions regarding your specific vehicle. In general, you can change your oil by doing the following: 


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


  1. Place the oil collection pan under the RAV4, 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 RAV4.
  7. Check the oil dipstick, and add more oil as needed.
  8. Reset the maintenance light if it is illuminated.

Get Your Oil Changed at Morgan City Toyota Today!

Routine maintenance for your RAV4 is important as your drive along Thibodaux and Lafayette roads. Make sure to change your oil regularly!


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