I have a 2012 Nissan Sentra. it cals for 5w30 in the book but car repair pllace says it needs to be a synthetic oit. Is this true?

Asked by Oct 01, 2016 at 01:06 PM about the 2012 Nissan Sentra 2.0 SR

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If your owner's manual says 5W-30 conventional oil then that's what should be in there. You can use synthetic oil but it's more expensive and you can't go back to conventional oil later. HTH. -Jim

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