Q: Do I need to use synthetic oil in my car?

asked by on

I have 65000 miles on my car and I am out of free oil changes. Just wanted to know the right oil to put in my baby

My car has 65000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You can use a regular or synthetic oil as long as your vehicle does not specify it. You can look on your oil cap and it will detail the type of oil and weight to use. Your car does not call for any special oil as long as the oil container says API on the bottle and the weight is 5W30.

You can extend your oil changes by using synthetic oils. It is your choice. I prefer to use synthetic oil for my own vehicles. My highest mileage vehicle has over 240,000 miles on it and never had an internal engine problem.

If you’d like to have your oil serviced, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can come to your home or office to change your oil at your own convenience.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Do I need to use synthetic oil in my car?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car died after battery, brake, and Check Engine light came on.

Hi there. When you get this combination of warning lights and symptoms it is typically the result of a battery that has failed. If the battery voltage gets low enough then the check engine light and the brake light can...

Q: I am having an issue with a 2011 Aveo where it loses power accelerating and braking/slowing down. The hard part is this is really

The possible causes of this intermittent loss of power include a faulty oxygen sensor, weak fuel pump and/or clogged filter, vacuum leaks, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or chain is worn or skipped, blocked exhaust...

Q: When I go to get gas, the nozzle don't fill my tank stops around 3/4 full

It is very likely that your vent tube on the fuel tank is clogged. This vent tube goes from the top of the fuel tank to the top of the filler neck right next to where you stick the pump...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...