1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Oil Change Service

1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Mercedes-Benz recommends changing your 1990 560SEL’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your 560SEL may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or see an excess amount of 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. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL. Mercedes-Benz has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 1990 560SEL. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During your oil change service, a technician will change your 560SEL's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercedes-Benz? Your 560SEL 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 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 tested and trusted. For instance, 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] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to survive the toughest working 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 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

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

The next time your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 560SEL’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SELs. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 560SEL 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.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL motor oil level? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, 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 your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. 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 exhaust smoke gray 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. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 1990 560SEL

Help your 1990 560SEL engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!