2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Oil Change Service

2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just 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 2012 C300’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your C300 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, 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. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Mercedes-Benz C300. 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 C300?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Mercedes-Benz has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2012 C300. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, a technician will change your C300's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your C300 by considering your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Mercedes-Benzs

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Mercedes-Benz? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Consult Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to select the right  2012 C300 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's a reason we carry these motor oil brands. They are champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest 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 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300, refer to Mercedes-Benz's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Mercedes-Benz C300 Oil Change

When the time for your C300’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Mercedes-Benz C300s. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. To find out how much a 2012 C300 oil change costs, call ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your C300 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.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Mercedes-Benz C300? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your C300’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 C300 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. 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 C300 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 C300 Oil Changed

Help your 2012 C300 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!