1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Oil Change

How Often to Change 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 1989 300SEL’s oil should be changed according to Mercedes-Benz’s recommended oil change 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 engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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 Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mercedes-Benz 300SEL?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1989 300SEL. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside 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 the rest of your car’s 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 habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercedes-Benz? Your 300SEL engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to select the right  1989 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, 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. 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 overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Oil Change

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SELs. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 300SEL's engine. 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 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL

  • Should I check my Mercedes-Benz 300SEL motor oil level? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 300SEL exhaust smoke grayish or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of 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.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1989 300SEL

Help your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.