1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E Oil Change Service

How Often to Get 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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.

Your 1986 300E’s oil should be changed according to Mercedes-Benz’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 300E may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mercedes-Benz if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercedes-Benz 300E. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mercedes-Benz 300E?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mercedes-Benz has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1986 300E. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 300E’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 300E by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 300E deserves the best. Consult Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to select the right  1986 300E 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are champions. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mercedes-Benz 300E

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 300E needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 300E’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300Es. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 300E today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 300E engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Mercedes-Benz 300E engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mercedes-Benz 300E oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 exhaust smoke gray or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Mercedes-Benz 300E

Give your 300E’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.