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What kind of oil does a 2020 Toyota Camry use?

Which Oil to Put in Your 2020 Camry

While we always recommend that you bring in your vehicle for regular servicing and check-ups, we respect and support the DIY home mechanic. One of the more basic car maintenance skills that people tend to learn when getting into cars and car care is changing the oil in a vehicle. If you go to the automotive section of your local department store, you’ll be greeted by a full wall of oils, all with different names and designations. None of them tell you which oil goes in which vehicle.

So, what kind of oil does a 2020 Toyota Camry use?


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Oil draining from oil panWhich oil goes in my Camry?

The 2020 Toyota Camry takes 0W-20 synthetic oil. Toyota has an additive that’s added to their OEM oil, which can be purchased a Toyota dealership. However, any 0W-20 synthetic oil that is ILSAC-certified will work. In the event that you are unable to find 0W-20 synthetic oil, 5W-30 mineral oil will work. However, it must be switched out the 0W-20 synthetic oil at the next oil change.

How often should I change the oil in my Camry?

The exact service intervals are listed in the owner’s manual for your Camry. For the vast majority of synthetic oil cases though, the interval is every 10,000-miles/12-months*. Older Camry models that use 5W-30 mineral oil have an interval of 5,000-miles/6-months. Other maintenance, like tire rotation and fluid adjustments, should still be performed every 5,000-miles/6-months, even in vehicles with a 10,000-mile/12-month oil change interval.

*Making consistent short trips (i.e. city-only driving) in temperatures under 32°F/0°C or excessive idling changes this interval to 5,000-miles/6-months per Toyota guidelines.

Where to have my oil changed in Palatine, IL?

Here at Arlington Toyota we employ master technicians. They are Toyota-certified and have access to specialized equipment. We offer a wide range of services, from oil changes and wheel alignment to major mechanical repairs and body work. We can order genuine OEM parts and install them for you.