The Toyota Yaris IA is a car that was manufactured in 2016. It’s small, economical, and perfect for those who are looking for a commuter vehicle. One of the most important things you need to do as an owner of this vehicle is to change the oil on time at your local mechanic or dealership. This article will help walk you through what needs to be done when it’s time for an oil change!
2017 Toyota Yaris IA Oil Change Guide [hide]
2017 Toyota Yaris IA Oil Type
The 2017 Toyota Yaris IA uses a conventional oil type.
You can use any brand of oil that meets the required specifications, but some brands may be better than others.
Then this chapter will give you information about which kind of oil is preferred for your vehicle and why it should be used in specific circumstances.
Only use motor oil “Toyota Genuine Motor oil” of viscosity SAE 0W-20 to achieve optimum fuel economy.
Oil with this trademark symbol conforms to the current engine and emission system protection standards and fuel economy requirements of the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers.
The oil capacity with filter replacement is 4.4 quarts (4.2 liters) whereas, without filter replacement, the capacity is 4.1 quarts (3.9 liters).
SPECIFICATION OF OIL
Toyota recommends using oil that meets Toyota Genuine Oil Specifications.
It is not suggested to use oils that do not meet the above requirements (non-genuine), as it may cause problems in your vehicle.
This vehicle requires oil of an API classification of SG or higher, preferably SH/SJ. This is the only requirement for a 2017 Toyota Yaris IA. Using other oils may cause damage to your engine.
If you are looking for the oil to use in your 2017 Toyota Yaris IA, we recommend using engine oils the next brands:
- Mobil 1
2017 Toyota Yaris IA Oil Change Intervals
The 2017 Toyota Yaris IA oil change intervals are every 5000 miles or six months.
However, if you drive less than 12,000 miles per year the recommended oil change interval is every 6000 – 7000 miles.
To determine when your next oil change should be scheduled follow these simple tips:
– keep a maintenance log of all maintenances and repairs on your vehicle.
This will help you easily remember how many times it has been since your last service or repair in addition to helping remind you that an inspection or service is due soon! Keep up with this record in a notebook for easy reference in case anything happens while driving down the road!
Best Oil for 2017 Toyota Yaris IA
The 2017 Toyota Yaris IA comes with a high-performance engine that requires the best oil to keep it working well. The car uses synthetic motor oils, which are more expensive than conventional types of oil but last longer.
Oil (By Manufacturer) – Toyota recommends using “Toyota Genuine Motor Oil” of viscosity SAE 0W-20.
Oil (Our Choice) – Castrol Edge Bio-Synthetic 0W-20 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil. Castrol EDGE BIO-SYNTHETIC is Eco-Engineered to combine Fluid TITANIUM Technology with the natural lubricating properties of plants. Made with 25% plant based oil, Castrol EDGE BIO-SYNTHETIC is both Titanium strong and renewable. Castrol EDGE Bio-Synthetic gives you the confidence to demand maximum engine performance from today’s modern, sports, performance and luxury vehicles requiring a high level of protection.
How to Change Oil By Yourself – Step by Step
Before you get started, make sure you have all the necessary equipment.
You will need a drain pan, funnel, oil filter wrench and new oil. You should also have an old towel or two on hand to clean up any spills during the process.
STEP 1: PREP
Jack up your car and place the drain pan underneath it.
This is the most important step in changing the oil by yourself since you do not want to make a mess of things and spill dirty engine oil all over the place (including on yourself). You should jack up your car using either an actual jack or wheel ramp, making sure that they are level with the ground before putting them under your tires/wheels.
Once everything is nice and safe, put down whatever material you were planning on having underneath your vehicle (you may need towels if there aren’t any mats around) then remove all items attached to the undercarriage of your car (e.g., plastic trim, spare tire cover, etc.) and place them to the side in a safe area away from where you will be working.
STEP 2: REMOVE THE COVER
Open the hood of your car. The oil cap is on top of the engine, right behind the main cover. Loosen it with a wrench and remove it by turning counter-clockwise.
Place it in an open container or rag to prevent any debris from entering into the motor when you are tipping over the old oil out.
STEP 3: DRAINING THE OIL
Once you have removed the oil cap, start draining the old oil. Allow it to drain for about five minutes so that all of the fresh new motor oil can seep down into your car engine.
STEP 4: PUT BACK THE DRAIN PLUG
After five minutes, replace the oil plug and tighten it securely. Use a wrench to make sure that it is as tight as possible.
STEP 5: REPLACE THE OIL FILTER
Now that you have emptied out all of the oil, it is time to replace an old filter.
The 2017 Toyota Yaris IA Oil Filter is located on top of the engine block right next to the main cover cap. Use pliers or an adjustable wrench and remove it carefully.
Insert your new filter into its place by twisting until it clicks securely into position. You can tighten this with either your hand or another wrench if necessary just be extra careful not to break any parts while tightening too much so as to avoid leaks!
STEP 6: ADD THE NEW OIL
The 2017 Toyota Yaris IA takes about five quarts of oil for an oil change.
Pour the new motor oil into your engine through the funnel that came with your car, but be sure to pour it slowly so you do not overflow and waste some!
After adding in all of the fresh new motor oil, put on a pair of gloves and tighten up both plugs by hand again just to make certain they are nice and tight.
Which will help prevent leaks or spills when driving around town! Then give everything another once over using pliers before you start up your car.
Take it out for a quick spin just to get things circulating nicely inside while enjoying what is you did this job yourself!