Q: Do i have to use synthetic oil in my bmw

asked by on August 11, 2017

Do i have to use synthectic oil in my bmw

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The manufacturer recommends 5w40 or 5w30 full synthetic oil only for your car’s engine. I would recommend only using full synthetic oils.

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