Differences Between Synthetic, Full, and Conventional Oil Changes

Make Sure Your Car Seat is Safe During National Safety Month

 


One of the leading causes of childhood deaths is preventable and you may be doing something incorrectly.  What if you found out that the problem is an issue with your car seat.

Buckle Up for Life is a national safety program from Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that educates parents and caregivers about the proper use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts.

Since launching back in 2004, Buckle Up for Life has impacted more than 100,000 people and given more than 60,000 car seats to families in need. But the work is far…

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The 2019 Toyota Sienna

 


The 2019 Toyota Sienna is a family van that has seen some exceptional updates. The Sienna features the latest technological advances, with Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay for all grades, as well as some new options available for the LE and SE grades.

For 2019, the Sienna receives an AWD drivetrain option for the SE grade. The Sienna SE AWD offers 18-in. 6-spoke gunmetal-finished alloy wheels, as well as 7-passenger seating with removable perforated leather-trimmed second-row lounge seat captain’s chairs with long-slide feature. The existing SE Preferred Package has been upgraded as well with Rear Park Assist Sonar and…

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2020 Toyota Highlander

 


Toyota is on a major roll with new SUVs, especially now that the next-generation of the three-row 2020 Highlander has debuting at the New York International Auto Show.

Just as the first RAV4 launched the compact crossover SUV segment 22 years ago, the original Highlander redefined the midsize family SUV when it arrived in 2001. Back then, it was a time when most midsize SUVs were truck-based, however, the Highlander’s unibody structure with four-wheel independent suspension quickly became the template for a new segment of more comfortable and family-friendly SUVs. Then, after adding a third row, the Highlander not…

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2019 Toyota Camry

 


The 2019 Toyota Camry, the best-selling car in America for the past 16 years, continues to build on its already thrilling style, performance, and innovative safety and technology. The continued excitement over the eighth-generation sedan is the result of its total evolution that first debuted last model year.  The 2019 Toyota Camry has gone from a proven, dependable and safe car to one that adds a more exciting character, thanks to its much talked about newfound performance and style.

The Camry development team aimed for a design concept that achieves strong harmony between refinement, as well as a sensual athletic…

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2020 Toyota Tacoma Adds Host of New Upgrades

 


With competition in the midsize pickup segment heating up, the Toyota Tacoma says, “Bring it.” The Tacoma has been America’s best-selling midsize pickup for 14 years running, and the 2020 models are slated to be the best-equipped ever.

The Toyota Tacoma is often a perennial award winner for segment-leading value. The Tacoma line has set out to boost its appeal for 2020 with revised styling, expanded multimedia tech, added comfort and convenience features and, for the TRD Pro, additional off-road tech.

The Toyota Tacoma pickup, which features a design that is inspired by Toyota’s legendary desert race trucks…

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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

 


After six decades as a SUV icon, the 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition is designed to meld exclusive design with added function. The Land Cruiser Heritage Edition honors this legendary vehicle’s continuous evolution, from a bare-bones, mountain-climbing 4x4 to now a world-renowned, full-capability premium-luxury utility vehicle. The Heritage Edition celebrates the Land Cruiser’s continuous place in Toyota’s U.S. lineup since 1958. For the 2020 model year there will be 1,200 Heritage Editions available, with vehicles going on in late summer of 2019.

The 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, only offered as a two-row model…

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The Legend Returns - Say Hello to the 2020 Supra

 


The legend is returning! We’re excited to welcome back the Supra!

The fifth-generation GR Supra made its official debut in January 2019 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This debut has ended years of both speculation and anticipation among car enthusiasts around the world who have been clamoring for the return of this vehicle.

The 2020 Supra will be available in two grades – 3.0 and 3.0 Premium. In addition, there will also be a Launch Edition which will be based on the 3.0 Premium grade.

Look forward to an exhilarating blend of power…

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Be Ready for the Busy Holiday Travel Season

 


The busy holiday travel season is upon us and this year, AAA is forecasting that more than one-third of Americans will be traveling for the season, which is an increase of 4.4% over last year. The biggest increase in travel since AAA has been tracking the statistic, starting back in 2001.

The majority of travelers will be doing so by vehicle and it’s expected that most drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion prior to the actual holiday week, starting on Wednesday, December 19, as both regular commuters and holiday travelers mix together on the roadways. The…

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2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

 


The 2020 Toyota Corolla was already big news for 2019. The Corolla has seen a complete bumper-to-bumper, fully encompassing transformation.  But wait, there’s more! In addition to these massive changes, there’s also going to be a new hybrid Toyota Corolla model introduced that achieves at least 50 mpg combined fuel economy (projected). That makes the 2020 Corolla Hybrid the most fuel-efficient model to ever wear the model name.

 The newly updated design isn’t the only incredible thing about the Corolla Hybrid. This high-efficiency model adapts the latest Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive from the new-generation Prius, already proven…

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Fall Service Tips

 


With the busy summer months behind us, fall is here. We are well aware that you have been putting off taking care of your vehicle. But now that it’s here, you should still take care of your car for the autumn weather. (Yes, even though it’s Florida.) Here are our top 5 tips for taking care of your car the best way possible for the season:

Check Tire Pressure: With the cooler weather, your tire pressure can dip. Tires can lose one pound of pressure for every drop of 10 degrees. That means you need to make sure…

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We often hear the question of “What is the difference between Conventional, Full, and Semi-Synthetic Oil? What type of oil change is really necessary to get anyway? And cost wise, which one is most effective? If you don’t know what the difference is between synthetic blend oils and full synthetic oil, we are here to assist.

First things first, motor oils aren’t created equal. A synthetic oil typically outperform conventional oil.

Full synthetic oil is far superior to conventional oil due to its longevity. Full synthetic oil also won’t break down when it faces hot temperatures from the engine or from the weather outside. You know….like the hot temperatures that we see here in Florida. So, here, you’ll want to have full synthetic oil in your vehicle so it doesn’t break down that quickly.

Now synthetic blend oil is kind of like a hybrid of both conventional oil and full synthetic oil. The two oils are basically mixed together so that you’ll have oil that is a little bit better than conventional oil. You may choose to purchase synthetic blend oil for your oil change because it is cheaper than full synthetic oil. Plus it still has more longevity than conventional oil.

Most vehicles, nowadays actually take a synthetic oil to run. Many of the newer cars have high-performance engines in them. Hence the need for a synthetic oil.

Overall, you should purchase full synthetic oil if you don’t mind paying a little more for it. Synthetic oil creates less resistance inside of a car’s engine which means you’ll have better engine efficiency and horsepower. As a result, you’ll end up using less gas in your vehicle and promote a better fuel economy. Who doesn’t like using less gas….means more money in your pocket overall!

So, while it can be confusing, it really is it important to know what type of oil your car’s manufacturer recommends for your vehicle because it will help prolong the functionality and the lifespan of the engine.

Want to know which type of motor oil is right for your vehicle? Make sure to talk with our skilled and certified technicians at Courtesy Toyota of Brandon. Also, we always offer money saving coupons on our site for oil changes and you can find them here. Schedule your appointment with our easy to use scheduler today.  We look forward to taking care of your vehicle’s oil change needs at our service department.


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