What Type of Oil is Best for Your Mercedes-Benz?

Mercedes-Benz Oil Change

Your new vehicle comes with a recommended service schedule that tells you how often to schedule Mercedes-Benz oil replacement. But as a luxury vehicle, does your Mercedes-Benz need special oil? Can a Mercedes-Benz use any oil, and will conventional oil damage your engine?

 

 

The good news is that your luxury vehicle will run just fine on any type of oil, but synthetic oil can keep your engine running cleaner and enhance the performance of turbocharged engines. If you drive a vehicle with higher mileage, we do recommend that you use special high-mileage oil.

In the guide below, we cover everything that Irvine drivers need to know about Mercedes-Benz oil types.

 

Can a Mercedes-Benz Use Any Oil?

What type of oil does a Mercedes-Benz use: conventional, synthetic, or a synthetic blend? It depends on several factors. Synthetic oil costs more because it is better at preventing buildup in the oil and on the engine parts, which reduces friction and controls the engine temperature. You’ll pay more for synthetic oil, but that investment pays off later because you can go longer between Mercedes-Benz oil replacement services—up to 15,000 miles.

The other key benefit of synthetic oil is that it’s better at regulating the temperature of high-performance engines, which often operate at a higher temperature.

All of that said, a Mercedes-Benz can’t use just any oil. You must buy oil with proper viscosity to coat the moving parts of your engine and properly protect them from friction. Either of these oil grades will work: 

  • 5W-20
  • 5W-30

It’s easy to order your Mercedes-Benz oil replacement supplies online through Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch!

Does Your Mercedes-Benz Need Special Oil?

Does your Mercedes-Benz model need special oil? It depends on your preferences and on the age of your vehicle, but our service center technicians can help you to decide what’s right for your driving needs in Irvine. Once again, you have several options when choosing a replacement oil type for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle:

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Oil Type – 5W-20/5W-30 conventional, synthetic, synthetic blend, or high-mileage
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Oil Type – 5W-20/5W-30 conventional, synthetic, synthetic blend, or high-mileage
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Oil Type – 5W-20/5W-30 conventional, synthetic, synthetic blend, or high-mileage
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB Oil Type – 5W-20/5W-30 conventional, synthetic, synthetic blend, or high-mileage

 

Schedule Mercedes-Benz Oil Replacement Service in Foothill Ranch 

Is your vehicle due for Mercedes-Benz oil replacement? If you’re in the Orange County and Trabuco Canyon areas, you can rely on Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch for the care and attention that your luxury vehicle requires. We’re happy to answer any questions about what type of oil your Mercedes-Benz should use! Contact us or take a look at our Mercedes-Benz Service Guide for more info today.

 

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