Oil Changes for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL

How Often to Change 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL’s oil changed? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 1988 300SEL’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 300SEL in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 300SEL 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 vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of 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 go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mercedes-Benz has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL vehicles. 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, an auto technician will change your 300SEL’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 300SEL by considering 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 stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to select the right  1988 300SEL 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 proven winners. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And 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. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

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

When it's time for a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 300SEL’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1988 300SEL oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 300SEL'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.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 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 excess heat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL engine to fail. 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. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 300SEL exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. 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 old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1988 300SEL

Help your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.