Q: Should I change my oil before going on a long road trip?

asked by on November 08, 2016

I have a 2008 BMW 650i that I have had begaining 2010, I have 42,250 mi on it. I'm taking a trip that will be 1500 mi RT. Last service@ 33000mi. Should I change oil now or when I return? My Service Display say's all system and levels OK. Please advise. Thanks, Frank

My car has 42225 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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