Oil Changes for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

How Often to Change 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Oil

Need more info about 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond 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 changing your 1988 560SEL’s oil at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your 560SEL may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear engine knocking, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

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

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1988 560SEL. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, regulate 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 perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your 560SEL by considering your driving habits, and 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. Consult Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to select the right  1988 560SEL oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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 tested and trusted. For example, 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] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL.

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

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 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 560SELs. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1988 560SEL oil change costs, call ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 560SEL's engine. 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

  • What can low oil do to my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL engine? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your 560SEL’s 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 560SEL 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. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, damaged piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Oil Changed

Help your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.