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What kind of oil does the 2018 Toyota Camry take?

2018 Toyota Camry recommended oil type by engine 

In pretty much every area, from interior tech savviness to power and performance under the hood, the Toyota Camry family has been a frontrunner. Any goals you have for the daily drive are sure to be achieved with this sedan legend, but it’s only able to run at its best when you have the right oil inside. It can be hard to know which kind is right for your engine, as each motor is different. However, we’ve got your answer right here if you’re looking to swap out your oil by yourself. Check out the 2018 Toyota Camry recommended oil type by engine with us today! 

2018 Toyota Camry 2.5-liter Inline 4 oil type 

According to the official 2018 Toyota Camry owner’s manual, you should be aiming to put SAE 0W-16 viscosity oil inside your engine. This is due to the way this oil is made, which helps you get optimal performance when you’re starting your engine in cold temperatures, performing at high speeds and all else. If SAE 0W-16 is not available, however, you’re safe using higher level fluids such as SAE 0W-20 oil inside.

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2018 Toyota Camry 3.5-liter V6 oil type 

The 2018 Camry also comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine on higher trims, and because of its unique configuration and more power displaced, you’ll need a stronger oil type to keep it moving. Owner’s manuals recommend SAE 0W-20 for this, though you can also use SAE 5W-20 in a pinch if need be. 

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Schedule service on your 2018 Toyota Camry in Palo Alto CA 

Of course, you don’t need to stress out if you can’t find the oil you need; we’re more than happy to get you taken care of here at Toyota Palo Alto. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our service bay, and we’ll get you back out on the road as soon as possible with your Camry performing the way that it’s meant to!