1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Oil Change Service

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Maintenance Schedule

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

When to Change 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 300TE’s oil should be changed according to Mercedes-Benz’s recommended oil change intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 300TE may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, 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, frequent dusty roads, go off-roading a lot, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mercedes-Benz 300TE. 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 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1990 300TE. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your 300TE's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect 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 300TE by considering your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 300TE 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are proven winners. For example, 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 fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. Always refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE.

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

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 300TE 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’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Mercedes-Benz 300TE oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 300TE’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 300TE engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your 300TE’s 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 300TE oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 300TE exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1990 300TE

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