1997 Toyota Camry Oil Change

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1997 Camry

Help your 1997 Toyota Camry run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.

How Often to Change 1997 Toyota Camry Oil

Need more info about 1997 Toyota Camry oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Toyota recommends changing your 1997 Camry’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Camry in the above table. No matter the mileage, your Camry may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Toyota if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Toyota Camry. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Toyota Camry?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1997 Toyota Camry motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Toyota has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1997 Camry. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Camry's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your Camry by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Toyotas

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Toyota? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Toyota's recommendations to select the right  1997 Camry oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1997 Toyota Camry, defer to Toyota's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1997 Toyota Camry Oil Change

When it's time for a 1997 Toyota Camry oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Toyota vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1997 Camry oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your Camry’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

1997 Toyota Camry Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Toyota Camry motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Toyota Camry engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Toyota Camry oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Toyota Camry spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.