Do Hybrid Vehicles Need Oil Changes?
Are you on the search for a Lexus Hybrid model? O’Brien Lexus of Peoria is here to help. Not only will our expert team find the best performance luxury hybrid model for your lifestyle, but we’ll also ensure it’s well maintained and cared for.
Visit our dealership to learn more about servicing hybrid models, like scheduling oil changes.
Hybrid Vehicles and Oil
Oil changes are important to the safety and comfort of vehicles with internal combustion engines, but do hybrid models need them?
The short answer is yes.
That’s because hybrid vehicles have internal combustion engines, in addition to electric motors. Hybrid vehicles rely on a combination of power inputs, with some coming from a gasoline-powered engine and some from the battery and electric motor system. The presence of the internal combustion engine is what makes routine oil changes an essential part of hybrid vehicle maintenance.
The oil in your vehicle plays many important roles. It helps to keep the internal combustion engine cool and well-lubricated, which prevents overheating and the grinding or damaging of parts. It also collects the dirt and debris that can kick up from the road when driving, and prevents it from reaching the engine, saving you from costly repairs and replacements.
The regularity with which you’ll need to schedule an oil change for your Lexus hybrid vehicle will depend largely on what kind of oil you use, in addition to your environment and what kind of driving you do most. For example, vehicles with conventional oil will need an oil change every 5,000 miles, but those with synthetic oil every 10,000 miles.
Learn more about essential Lexus service tasks and find the best Lexus hybrid for the next great adventure right here at O’Brien Lexus of Peoria.