1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Oil Change

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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.”

Your 1990 300SL’s oil should be changed according to Mercedes-Benz’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 300SL in the above table. Your 300SL may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change 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 terrain, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mercedes-Benz 300SL. 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 300SL Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Mercedes-Benz has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 1990 300SL. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 300SL’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercedes-Benz? We carry the best because your 300SL deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mercedes-Benz 300SL 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. 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? 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 overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, defer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Oil Change

When the time for your 300SL’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 300SL’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1990 300SL oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 300SL's engine. 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.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Mercedes-Benz 300SL motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 300SL engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • 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 help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 300SL 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, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Help your 1990 300SL engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!