1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Oil Change

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Engine Oil

Need more info about 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 1991 500SL’s oil should be changed according to Mercedes-Benz’s recommended oil change 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 engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mercedes-Benz 500SL. 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1991 500SL. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your 500SL’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 500SL by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. 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? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mercedes-Benz 500SL

When the time for your 500SL’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. 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 oil at the right price. To find out how much a 1991 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.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mercedes-Benz 500SL? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz 500SL engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Mercedes-Benz 500SL oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. 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? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1991 500SL

Help your 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.