Hello,my wifes car uses 0w20 full synthetic oil and we have always used Mobil one and my ? is, can i use a off brand? the car has 150,000 miles and the miejer brand is a full 1/3 the price,just have been wondering.Thank You,Chris
As granny used to say if it ain’t broke don’t fix it as long as it work’s I would not change just to save few $$$ a year.
Compare what you spent on the car to how much you’ll save on the cheap oil. Is it really worth it?
Toyota says you can use any SN 0W20. For my 2012 Camry I buy full synthetic Mobil 1 or Pennzoil Platinum at Walmart. They don’t always have both in stock but they are less than $25 for a 5 quart jug. I buy them well before I need them and get rebates ranging from $8 to $13. I have not seen any kind of full synthetic oil for 1/3 of that. I buy the filters at the Toyota dealer around the corner from the Walmart for under $6.
Most oil is made by a few major distributors . If the oil meets the grade and specs it should be fine , I wouldnt skimp on the filters though . A lot of people use like Walmart oil without issues .