Oil Changes for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

How Often to Get 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL’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. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Mercedes-Benz recommends changing your 1986 560SEL’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 560SEL in the above table. Your 560SEL 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 an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Mercedes-Benz recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL. 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 560SEL?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best motor oil for your 1986 560SEL. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your 560SEL’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 560SEL by taking into account your driving habits, 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? We carry the best because your 560SEL deserves the best. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 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. 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 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. 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 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

When it's time for a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL oil change, you’ll know where to get it. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 560SEL’s engine. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your 560SEL’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.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, overheat, and cause your 560SEL’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 560SEL 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 professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL exhaust smoke grayish 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, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1986 560SEL

Give your 560SEL’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.