1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL Oil Change

1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know all about 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.

Mercedes-Benz recommends having your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Mercedes-Benz-recommended oil change intervals, your 350SDL may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, drive in dusty areas, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercedes-Benz 350SDL. 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 350SDL?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mercedes-Benz 350SDL. Mercedes-Benz has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 350SDL’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 350SDL by taking into account your driving habits, local climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 350SDL deserves 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 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL.

Where to Go for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL Oil Change

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 350SDL needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 350SDL’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDLs. Let the experts take care of your 350SDL’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 350SDL engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 350SDL engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Mercedes-Benz 350SDL oil at home? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 350SDL exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1990 350SDL

Help your 1990 350SDL engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!