Toyota’s Avalon is a full-size sedan with plenty of room for five passengers and their luggage. It has a powerful V6 engine that provides excellent acceleration and great fuel efficiency. This article will show you how to change your 2007 Toyota Avalon’s oil in less than an hour!
2007 Toyota Avalon Oil Change Guide [hide]
2007 Toyota Avalon Oil Type
The best type of oil to use in your 2007 Avalon is one that has been designed for the specific model you have. Some types are specifically formulated for gasoline engines, while others will work better with diesel motors.
Whatever kind of engine you have under the hood, make sure that it’s compatible with whatever brand or blend of motor oils you choose before buying a large amount.
Toyota recommends using engine oil “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” of viscosity SAE 5W-30 or SAE 10W-30. However, SAE
5W-30 is the best choice for good fuel economy and good starting in cold weather.
The oil capacity with filter is 6.1 quarts (6.4 liters), and without a filter is 5.7 quarts (6.0 liters).
SPECIFICATION OF OIL
Use Toyota-approved “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” or equivalent to satisfy the grade and viscosity said above.
Recommended oil type is:
- API Certified
- SAE Viscosity grade of 5W/30 or 10W/30.
Use oil labeled as “Energy Conserving” if the vehicle is mainly operated in cold areas.
You can use oil from this list of brands to change your engine oil in 2007 Toyota Avalon:
Toyota Genuine Motor Oil or equivalent is recommended in 2007 Toyota Avalon. If you are not sure about the type of engine oil your car uses, consult at the store where you purchase it from or check with your owner’s manual. It will be written under the “Engine Oil” section.
2007 Toyota Avalon Oil Change Intervals
The 2007 Avalon has different oil change intervals depending on the engine type. For the V-type, gasoline engine, the interval is every 6000 miles or every six months, whichever comes first.
For the I-type, hybrid engine, the interval is every 10000 miles or every twelve months, whichever comes first.
Be sure to check your Owner’s Manual for the specific oil change intervals for your vehicle.
Best Oil for 2007 Toyota Avalon
There are many opinions on what the best oil is for a 2007 Toyota Avalon. Some people swear by synthetic oil, while others think that regular old petroleum-based oil works just fine.
The truth is that there isn’t necessarily one “best” type of oil for your car – it depends on the specific make and model, as well as your driving habits.
However, most mechanics will tell you that using high-quality synthetic oil is usually your best bet when it comes to extending the life of your engine.
Oil (By Manufacturer) – Toyota recommends using “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” SAE 5W-30 or SAE 10W-30.
Oil (Our Choice) – Mobil 1 Extended Performance Extended Performance 5W-30 Motor Oil. Mobil 1 Extended Performance full synthetic motor oil 5W-30 is designed to help extend engine life for vehicles of all ages and contains a proprietary blend that protects for up to 20,000 miles between oil changes. Its uniform synthetic oil molecules reduce friction, helping to prevent deposits and sludge buildup. This technologically advanced formulation provides excellent internal engine heat protection and low-temperature protection (to -30 degrees Fahrenheit), supporting quick cold-weather starting and ultra-fast protection. Mobil 1 Extended Performance meets ILSAC GF-6 standards to help provide low-speed pre-ignition (LSPI) and timing chain wear protection while keeping your engine clean and helping to improve your fuel economy.
How to Change Oil By Yourself – Step by Step
This is a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the entire process.
The first is to gather all of the necessary materials. You will need an oil pan, funnel, new oil filter, and six quarts of motor oil. The type of motor oil that you use is up to you, but it must meet the requirements specified in your owner’s manual.
STEP 1: PREP
The next step is to jack up the car and place it on jack stands. Make sure that the vehicle is stable before proceeding any further.
STEP 2: REMOVE THE COVER
Once the car is in position, remove the wheel cover and locate the drain plug at the base of the oil pan. Once you have located it, place a small drain bucket under it to catch the old fluid.
Using an adjustable wrench or socket, loosen and remove the plug completely from its housing.
STEP 3: DRAINING THE OIL
Allow all of the old oil to drain down into your bucket.
STEP 4: PUT BACK THE DRAIN PLUG
Before replacing the drain plug with a new one.
STEP 5: REPLACE THE OIL FILTER
You will need either ratchet extensions (or universal joint) for this step as well as some clean rags to wipe away any spillage that may occur during the removal of the filter cover cap. After locating it on top of the engine compartment next to the radiator hose assembly fan shroud; use a rag and make sure not to allow dirt to fall inside the exposed area used later in filtering process – if necessary repeat the procedure more once until the entire area is cleaned off.
Now use your ratchet and extensions to remove the oil filter housing cap by turning it counterclockwise. Once it is off, use your clean rag to wipe away any old fluid that may be on the threads of the new oil filter before installing it .
Screw the new filter in by hand until it is tight, being careful not to cross-thread it.
STEP 6: ADD THE NEW OIL
The next step is to fill up the engine with new oil.
Pour six quarts of motor oil into your funnel, making sure to pour it directly into the engine’s filler neck. Replace the filler cap and start up the car. Let it idle for a few minutes so that the new oil can circulate throughout the system. Shut off the car and check the oil level by removing the filler cap. Add more oil if necessary, being careful not to overfill it.
Replace the wheel cover and lower the car back down to the ground. Congratulations! You have just changed your own oil.