Oil Changes for 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280

1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Engine Oil

Need more info about 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 oil changes? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than 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 having your 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. No matter the mileage, your C280 may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, 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 drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Mercedes-Benz C280. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Mercedes-Benz C280 Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 vehicles. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your C280's oil, replace and recycle your used oil and oil filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your C280 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? 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 C280 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's a reason we carry these motor oil 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] 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 withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Mercedes-Benz C280

When the time for your C280’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your C280’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. To find out how much a 1998 C280 oil change costs, call ahead. Let the experts take care of your C280’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.

1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 Oil Change Q&A

  • Should I check my Mercedes-Benz C280 motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Mercedes-Benz C280 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 changed professionally can not only reduce 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? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Mercedes-Benz C280 Oil Changed

Help your 1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.