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Q: What type of oil do I use in my altima

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What type of oil do I use in my altima, 5w20 ?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: That’s a good question. I did some research...

That’s a good question. I did some research and it says 0W20. However, there is a small chance that my information is incorrect. Most vehicles, especially new ones, you can find the oil type on the oil fill cap. It will have SAE and the numbers will follow. I do believe your car uses 0W20 though. Another place that you can reference to would be your user owner manual under maintenance. If you still need help with your oil change, YourMechanic can send a certified mechanic to your location to do the maintenance job for you.

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