1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Oil Change

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1991 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. 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 1991 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. No matter the mileage, your 300SL may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Mercedes-Benz if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL?

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 1991 300SL. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your 300SL’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire 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

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 300SL engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: 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 champions. 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline 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 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Oil Change

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 300SL needs an oil change, 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 quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1991 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. 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.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 300SL engine? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and eventually lead to Mercedes-Benz 300SL engine failure. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mercedes-Benz 300SL oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of 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 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 caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Mercedes-Benz 300SL

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