Oil Changes for 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

How Often to Change 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. 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 changing your 1987 560SEC’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your 560SEC 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 excess vehicle 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 go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Mercedes-Benz 560SEC?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Mercedes-Benz has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 1987 560SEC. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your 560SEC's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 560SEC by taking into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 560SEC 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 champions. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] There's also 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. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Oil Change

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mercedes-Benz 560SECs. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SECs. Let the experts take care of your 560SEC’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 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 560SEC engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these components can grind against each other, generate excess heat, and cause your 560SEC’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 oil on my own? 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 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 560SEC exhaust smoke grayish or blue? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Oil Changed

Help your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.