1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E Oil Change Service

When to Change 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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 1988 300E’s oil should be changed according to Mercedes-Benz’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 300E in the above table. Outside of Mercedes-Benz-recommended oil change intervals, your 300E may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mercedes-Benz 300E. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak 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 1988 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 1988 300E. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your 300E’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 300E by taking into account your driving preferences, 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? We carry the best because your 300E deserves the best. Consult Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to select the right  1988 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. 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 in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E, defer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E Oil Change

When the time for your 300E’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mercedes-Benz 300E oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 300E’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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 300E

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 300E engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 300E engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mercedes-Benz 300E oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly 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. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get Your Mercedes-Benz 300E Oil Changed

Help your 1988 300E engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!