1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D Oil Change

When to Change 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Mercedes-Benz recommends changing your 1988 190D’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 190D in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 190D may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mercedes-Benz recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mercedes-Benz 190D. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What’s the Right Type of Oil for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your 190D’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 190D engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to select the right  1988 190D oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D.

Where to Go for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D Oil Change

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 190D needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mercedes-Benz 190Ds. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1988 190D oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 190D today. Many stores are open late and on weekends for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 190D

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 190D engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 190D engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Mercedes-Benz 190D oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 190D exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Mercedes-Benz 190D Oil Changed

Help your 1988 190D engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!