I just signed up to the forum, so please do let me know if I did something wrong in making this post here. I have been using this forum without creating an account for a few years now. I have a 2010 Toyota Camry v4 Gas engine with the following attributes: - 90k miles - Roughly 10k miles a year - Location: washington state. I live 10 miles from the ocean. They don't salt the roads often (maybe twice a year). Temperatures rarely dip below 25 during the winter lows. It's above freezing at most times of the year. - Usage pattern: Lots of city driving and city commuting, so lots of stop-and-go driving - Oil Change history: Manufacturer recommendation is 0w-20 ever 10k miles. I have been doing 0w-20 every 10k miles (a couple of times I might have gone to 11k miles but probably never exceeded that duration). I have always used Mobil 1 (120758) Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-20 (Advanced Fuel Economy) to get my oil changes since that is what the forum members recommend as a good oil for average driving patterns. I bring my own oil. Specifically, this one: https:/
However, now that I am past 75k miles, my dealership recommended that I switch to a high mileage "older vehicle" oil. I am considering the Mobil 1 high mileage oil ( https:/ www.amazon.com/ dp/ B00J00X5YO / ).
I have always been able to find a good deal on the Mobil1 I mentioned (around $26 for 5 quarts). However, I frequently see Castrol or Valvoline on sale for cheaper than that ($18 or so). Is it worth switching to those brands or should I stick to what has been working for me for years? If I see a great deal on Castrol or Valvoline 0w-20 for full synthetic, should I snap it up? I use the dealer recommended filter and let them install it.
Any advice is appreciated. www.walmart.com/ ip/ Mobil-1-High-Mileage-Motor-Oil-0W-20-5-qt/ 55502866