Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Motor oil.

asked by on

I want to know if the engine in my car is made to use synthetic oil.

My car has 26681 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You may use synthetic oil in your vehicle w...

You may use synthetic oil in your vehicle with no issues. Be sure to use the correct viscosity rating your vehicle requires. Refer to your owners manual, or sometimes it will be located on the oil fill cap or dipstick. If you need help with the oil change, a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to perform the oil change for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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: Do i have to buy new engine if water rusty in plugs and car won't start..

It is very common for the cylinder head gasket on these engines to leak oil and coolant. You may have to replace the cylinder head if it is damaged. If you have water mixed in the engine oil, then...

Q: Battery light coming and and assisted steering fault on dash and abs amber light

Hi there. It sounds like you have a failed alternator. The alternator is used to maintain the battery charge and provide electrical support to the electrical system. Its output can vary depending on the electrical load placed on the system;...

Q: How do I use the turn signals

The turn signals are important safety features that alert your surroundings of your intention to make a turn. To signal a right turn, pull the Turn Signal lever all the way up, until it locks into place. To signal a...

Related articles

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.