Oil Changes for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mercedes-Benz 500SL’s oil changed? 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.”

Mercedes-Benz recommends having your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 500SL in the above table. Your 500SL may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle 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 long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mercedes-Benz 500SL. 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 500SL Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mercedes-Benz has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1990 500SL. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 500SL’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 500SL by taking into account your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 500SL engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mercedes-Benz 500SL 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 tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] And Pennzoil? Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is fortified to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, defer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations.

Where to Go for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Oil Change

When the time for your 500SL’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mercedes-Benz 500SLs. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1990 500SL oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 500SL's engine. 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.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mercedes-Benz 500SL? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 500SL engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Mercedes-Benz 500SL oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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 it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 500SL spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1990 500SL

Help your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.