Do I need to get my oil change done at a toyota dealer or can I go elsewhere?

Asked by May 30, 2013 at 11:45 AM about the 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

45

You can go anywhere / do it yourself. I highly recommend synthetic oil, it just seems to run smoother and be more reliable. It will cost a little more but you can run it for twice as long. Just check your owners manual for the type of oil you need. Most 20 minute oil change places have all common oils, but I have to call ahead for 5W20 synthetic.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
1,075

If you're still under warranty I would take somewhere that will give you a record of having it done. If you have any problems, then you can prove you kept up on proper maintenance while making a warranty claim.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Does changing the size of a muffler affect the mpg of the vehicle? 4 answers

    Can someone help out this Navy Vet? Have a 2006 Toyota Rav 4 Sport [ 4 cylinder automatic]. Noticed [heard] a sound emitting from my stock muffler and after inspecting it, noticed hot air blowing o...

    2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What do I do when I lose my TOYOTA RAV4 2004 keys? 13 answers

    Went to a party, got drunk, lost my keys and no spares. I have already tried taking the keyhole to a key smith and getting a new key, but the key cannot turn the car on. Help. What can I do to fix t...

    2004 Toyota RAV4 Base 4WD

    -

    General

  • Who posts price drops for car gurus listings from dealers? I think the dealership is trying to bluff us. 1 answer

    Price drop Reduced by $4,486 $24,520 Jul 16 $20,034 Today This is what got our attention and I contacted the dealership - Larry Miller in Phoenix. The internet mgr said this in not the right price...

    2013 Toyota RAV4 LE

    -

    Shopping & Pricing

  • oil leak 11 answers

    i have an oil leak on a 1997 camry 4 banger 2.2 l. it isn't coming from the valve cover gasket or the oil pan. looks like the oil is commlng from the upper back side side of the engine. what else is ...

    1997 Toyota Camry

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why the sudden drop in our 2012 Prius gas mileage? 18 answers

    The MPG on our Prius recently dropped from 52 to 44. The drop occurred shortly after we took the car to a dealer for the software related recall fix.

    2012 Toyota Prius Three

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Toyota RAV4 Questions

Toyota RAV4 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,690
#2 Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell
Reputation 1,100
#3 DODGE426
DODGE426
Reputation 740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
896 Great Deals out of 61,171 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Highlander
345 Great Deals out of 24,768 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota Camry
1,006 Great Deals out of 90,918 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Rogue
528 Great Deals out of 75,181 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota Corolla
783 Great Deals out of 73,832 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
254 Great Deals out of 20,494 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Escape
1,396 Great Deals out of 93,564 listings starting at $1,250
Used Subaru Forester
359 Great Deals out of 29,339 listings starting at $1,750
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,286 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Tacoma
544 Great Deals out of 40,814 listings starting at $2,495
Used Mazda CX-5
184 Great Deals out of 24,589 listings starting at $7,500
Used Honda Pilot
381 Great Deals out of 21,194 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,604 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Murano
314 Great Deals out of 26,504 listings starting at $1,499
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
290 Great Deals out of 20,321 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 49,624 listings starting at $20,401
2016 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
130 Great Deals out of 3,300 listings starting at $15,982
2015 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 4,416 listings starting at $10,900
2014 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
205 Great Deals out of 5,434 listings starting at $11,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.