1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Oil Change Service

How Often to Change 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Mercedes-Benz recommends changing your 1986 300SDL’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 300SDL in the above table. Outside of Mercedes-Benz-recommended oil change intervals, your 300SDL may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL. 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 300SDL?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your 300SDL's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and 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 rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 300SDL by considering your driving preferences, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercedes-Benz? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mercedes-Benz 300SDL oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There's a reason we carry these motor oil 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. 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 specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working 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 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL, defer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations.

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

When the time for your 300SDL’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mercedes-Benz 300SDLs. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDLs. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 300SDL's engine. 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 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mercedes-Benz 300SDL? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Mercedes-Benz 300SDL engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Mercedes-Benz oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 300SDL exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL

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