1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Oil Change

How Often to Get 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Oil Changes

Need more info about 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 1983 300TD’s oil should be changed according to Mercedes-Benz’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 300TD in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 300TD may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mercedes-Benz recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercedes-Benz 300TD. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

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

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1983 300TD. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your 300TD’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important 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 300TD by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercedes-Benz? Your 300TD engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to select the right  1983 300TD 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 proven winners. 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] And 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Oil Change

When it's time for a 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 300TD’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1983 300TD oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 300TD today. 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.

1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD Oil Change Questions

  • Should I check my Mercedes-Benz 300TD motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 300TD engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • 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 figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 300TD spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? 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 the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1983 300TD

Help your 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.