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How often should I change my oil?

When should I change the oil in my Mercedes-Benz?

Oil changes are one of the most common maintenance routines for automobiles. Failing to change the oil can have some bad consequences, especially if you’re driving a high-performance machine like a Mercedes-Benz. With that in mind, when should you change the oil in your Mercedes-Benz? Read on to find out!

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How often should I change my oil?

It used to be recommended that you change the oil in your vehicle every 3,000 miles. However, with advancements made in our engines and with more responsible driving habits, you can usually go a lot longer in between oil changes. With conventional motor oil, experts suggest changing it every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Ere on the lower side if you put on most of your miles in the city or in extreme hot or cold temperatures. For Mercedes-Benz drivers, though, that number changes to about 10,000 miles. Why is that? Mercedes-Benz vehicles all use synthetic motor oil, which lasts longer than the conventional stuff and is of higher quality. Because of that, you won’t need to schedule oil changes nearly as frequently.

It’s important to keep your vehicle well maintained to avoid unnecessary damage caused by neglect. This is an even bigger deal if you’re driving a luxury vehicle like a Mercedes-Benz because maintenance will likely cost more. If you’d like to schedule an oil change or some other maintenance service on your Mercedes-Benz, get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert!