How Often Should You Change Your Oil?

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A Mercedes-Benz vehicle is a precision machine, and like every automobile, regular oil replacement is required to keep your model functioning as it should. How often should you change your oil if you drive a Mercedes-Benz? Service A* and Service B* appointments both include an oil replacement and an oil filter replacement**, and you can count on your ASSYST Plus service system to tell you when it’s time to schedule service.  In general, you’ll schedule Mercedes-Benz Service A or Service B once every 10,000 miles, or roughly once per year; this is your Mercedes-Benz oil service interval.



Oil Change Frequency Guidelines

The 3,000-mile recommendation may have been applicable years ago, but today’s vehicles have been manufactured to run cleaner and more efficiently than ever before. Using synthetic oil in your vehicle allows for longer and longer gaps between oil replacement appointments, and leaves you with more money in your pocket. As a result you really only need to schedule Mercedes-Benz oil service once per year.

How often do you change the oil in the Mercedes-Benz you actually drive? Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  • All Mercedes-Benz vehicles manufactured after 2010 require their drivers to use synthetic oil. So, if you drive a recently-manufactured model, you can stick to your regularly scheduled Service A and Service B appointments with confidence.
  • However, if you drive an older Mercedes-Benz vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz oil change interval of 5,000 to 7,500 miles is likely more appropriate***.

Mercedes-Benz Oil Replacement: Frequently Asked Questions

  • How often should I change my oil if I only drive my Mercedes-Benz occasionally? 
    • Since oil breaks down when it isn’t being used, you’ll want to schedule Mercedes-Benz oil replacement at least once a year, or twice if you use your vehicle for towing or high-performance track driving when you take it out.
  • How often should I change my oil if I like to take my vehicle off-road, or engage in sport driving near Mayfield or Cleveland? 
    • Since pushing the limits of your vehicle’s capabilities can generate significant wear and tear, it’s appropriate to adjust your Mercedes-Benz oil service interval and bring your model in for service more often.
  • Can I perform Mercedes-Benz oil replacement at home? 
    • Since you’ll usually have your oil changed as part of Service A or Service B, you’ll only need to change your oil at home if you’re doing so more often than most drivers. Pick up everything you need at our Mercedes-Benz parts department.

Schedule Your Oil Replacement at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford

Is it time to bring your vehicle in for oil replacement? Schedule service at our Bedford service center. We’re just a short drive from Beachwood, and we know exactly what your Mercedes-Benz needs. Still doing research about DIY car care? Find out what to do if you notice a car battery leaking or learn how to check your transmission fluid at home. Figure out how to check the oil level in your Mercedes-Benz vehicle at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford.

*2009 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles only. Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory-required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory-required services and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle’s year and model.
**Oil and filter change is the base advertised service component. Additional services as determined by your vehicle’s ASSYST Plus system, which calculates service needs based on your driving habits, time, mileage and environmental conditions, may increase service cost.
***Oil Change is for Mercedes-Benz vehicles from model year 2008 or earlier. For model year 2009 and after, oil replacement is carried out as part of Mercedes-Benz Service A and Service B.

 

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