How to find out what oil my car needs?

I just bought a used Camry from a private seller, but I don't know a thing about the car—especially for car maintenance. How can I find out what oil my car needs?

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Sounds like you found a good deal on a car!
You can generally find this information in the car owner’s manual, including the suggested oil for oil changes.
It’s important to use oil that is the right thickness for your engine to keep your engine running smoothly. It also might be recommended to use different oils based on the temperature of the climate in which the vehicle is located.
If you can’t find the owner’s manual, then you can identify which oil your car uses by doing a quick online search.
If you find that you’re stranded out on the road and need car maintenance, sign up for roadside assistance with Jerry. Jerry’s membership provides you with industry-leading roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline. To find out if you’re eligible, you can check the app or call one of our friendly agents. You may qualify for a special rate of $50 for your first year!
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Answered on Nov 09, 2021
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