Q: should i use full synthetic oil

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SHOULD I USE FULL SYNTHETIC OIL

My car has 50000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You should use the oil as recommended in the owner’s manual. If the owner’s manual recommends full synthetic, then that is the way to go. But In my experience, I haven’t seen any benefit in terms of longer engine life in cars run exclusively on synthetic. My one caveat is that if you use mineral based oils, you need to be diligent about your oil change intervals. If you are bad about getting your oil changed on time, the synthetics will keep your engine cleaner longer. To schedule an oil service, contact YourMechanic. They can send a technician to your home or office to change your oil right there on the spot.

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