Regular synthetic oil replacements are key to keeping your Mercedes-Benz in tip-top shape. Oil helps keep your vehicle’s engine cool, lubricated, and clean, so you can enjoy the exhilarating performance you’ve come to know and love.
If you’re looking for a reliable service center for your next synthetic motor oil replacement near Scarborough, Saco, or Portland, ME, Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough is here for you. Our technicians have the expertise you can count on.
Synthetic motor oil replacement is part of Mercedes-Benz Service A and Service B.* That means you’ll need to schedule a replacement every 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes first, depending on your driving style.
You should also stay on the lookout for potential warning signs that could signify it's time for a synthetic motor oil replacement. This includes:
Did you notice a spot in your driveway? If you have an oil leak, there could be a few reasons behind that. It could be time for a synthetic oil replacement. However, there could also be a more complex issue. For example, a degraded engine gasket or a cracked oil pan could be to blame.
To tell if your vehicle has a synthetic oil leak, check for puddles near the front of your Mercedes-Benz where the engine is located. Blot the puddle with a dry paper towel or cloth and inspect the color. If it's brown or yellow, that indicates synthetic oil. You can also use the dipstick to inspect your engine’s synthetic oil levels.
Schedule a service appointment to have it diagnosed.
You can get a synthetic oil replacement at our service center with or without an appointment. In most cases, our technicians can complete the job in 60 minutes or less. We only use synthetic motor oil because it’s proven to provide optimal performance and protection for your engine.
As part of Service A or Service B, our technicians will also perform several other inspections during this time.* Once they replace your oil filter and synthetic motor oil and reset the maintenance counter, they may also examine:
Before you schedule a service appointment online, check out our list of service and parts specials. There may be one available to further streamline your maintenance visit.
Earlier, we mentioned synthetic oil offers better protection for your engine. But why is that?
Synthetic oil is conventional oil that’s been chemically compounded. Because it’s been altered to work more efficiently in your Mercedes-Benz, it will lubricate your engine better, which will help its performance. Synthetic oil replacements also help keep other critical components of your Mercedes-Benz in working order. Your engine should be cleaner as well, as synthetic oil is less likely to form sludge, making it easier to clean.
For example, your engine works directly with your fuel system. A properly lubricated engine means that your fuel system should continue to perform at a high level. If you notice a dip in your vehicle’s fuel economy, that may mean that a synthetic oil replacement is necessary.
Another benefit of synthetic oil is that it helps regulate temperatures under the hood, which means it can help prevent the engine from overheating. In the winter months, synthetic oil will flow quickly, so your Mercedes-Benz will warm up faster.
Depending on your vehicle’s age, you can still use conventional oil, but it's recommended you use synthetic oil.
Are you interested in working on your Mercedes-Benz at home? Stop by our parts center. We have tons of genuine Mercedes-Benz parts designed to help it last longer between service visits. Additionally, we carry the synthetic oils you need to perform a synthetic oil replacement. A parts center specialist will be on hand to assist you with your order.
Can’t make it in to visit us? Order parts online in just a few minutes by completing our order form.
Now that you know where to go when your Mercedes-Benz needs a synthetic oil replacement near Scarborough, Saco, or Portland, Maine, you’ll have more confidence next time your vehicle hits that 10,000-mile marker.
Schedule a service appointment at Mercedes-Benz of Scarborough today!
* 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. For 2009 models and newer only.