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Oil Changes and Your Mercedes-Benz

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Let’s talk about your Mercedes-Benz and its oil changes. It is important to get the oil changed when it needs it. Regular oil changes protect the engine and extend its life. If you think about the oil as the blood in the engine, you understand how crucial it is. A Mercedes without motor oil in the engine can die sooner than 30 minutes. As such, plan to have your oil changed regularly at our shop.

Synthetic Oil

If you look in the owner’s manual, chances are synthetic motor oil is recommended for your Mercedes-Benz. The nice thing about this oil is it doesn’t need to be changed as often as conventional oil needs to be changed. In most cases, synthetic oil should be changed every 5,000 miles. This gives you 2,000 miles more than conventional oil.

This being said, some makes and models can go as long as 10,000 miles or 15,000 miles between oil changes. Check your owner’s manual to see what Mercedes says about your model. Synthetic motor oil is manufactured in laboratories to contain additives that protect engines better than conventional oil. This works well if your Mercedes is a high-performance vehicle.

Conventional Oil

If you drive an older Mercedes, you may use conventional oil. The nice thing about conventional oil is it has been used for over 100 years. You can’t have more confidence in an oil type than that. Conventional oil needs to be changed every 3,000 miles, so you will need to bring your Mercedes to our shop more often to have the oil changed.

When you think about the fact that you are protecting your Mercedes engine, however, it isn’t much of a sacrifice to have the oil changed this often. In addition, conventional oil will save you money over synthetic oil.

Oil Filter

Finally, the Mercedes’ oil filter is changed when the oil is changed. A clean oil filter is crucial to protecting the Mercedes’ engine. If the oil filter gets dirty and clogged, you may start to have one or more of the following problems:

  • * Sluggish engine performance
  • * Poor fuel efficiency
  • * Reduced oil circulation
  • * Reduced oil pressure
  • * Increase hydrocarbons
  • * Grinding or growling noises

Unfortunately, the latter is an indication that there isn’t any oil circulating through the engine. As we mentioned above, this can kill the engine very quickly.
As such, bring your Mercedes to our shop if it is overdue for an oil change. We will change the oil and the oil filter.

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