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Q: Motor oil.

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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.

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