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What Does Mercedes-Benz Oil Service Include?

You can expect the service center at Mercedes-Benz of Marin to do the following when you come to us for oil service:

  • Complete a Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement* for model years 2009 and newer as a component of Mercedes-Benz Service A or Mercedes-Benz Service B
  • Complete an oil change for model years 2008 and older (when not part of Service A/B)
  • Complete Oil Filter Replacement* using genuine parts
  • Recycle the old filter

Learn more about Mercedes-Benz oil service below, along with its role in the Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedule.

Synthetic Oil vs. Regular Oil: How Do They Compare?

You may be wondering, “What is synthetic oil?” Synthetic oil is created from a base oil, powder additives, and a carrier oil that ensures the additives are evenly distributed. It’s made from refined crude oil — much like standard motor oil. However, the refinement processes for synthetic and regular oils are different. Synthetic oil is refined, distilled, and purified, as well as broken down at the molecular level. For this reason, it offers a few benefits to San Francisco drivers that regular oil doesn’t:

  • Reduced friction due to smaller molecule sizes
  • Fewer deposits
  • Additives that lead to cleaner engine operation
  • Better performance in warm or cold weather
  • Fewer impurities

Synthetic Engine Oils for Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

Which synthetic oils are appropriate for Mercedes-Benz vehicles? You’ll want to check your owner’s manual and speak with a certified technician to double-check, but generally, the following oils are ideal:

Sheet 229.1:

  • Mobil 1 Tri-Synthetic Formula 15w-50
  • Mobil 1 Tri-Synthetic Formula 0w-40
  • Castrol Syntec 5w-50
  • Castrol Syntec 10W-40
  • Quaker State Full Synthetic European Formula 5w-40
  • Pennzoil Synthetic European 5w-40
  • 76 Pure Synthetic Motor Oil 5w-40
  • Valvoline Synpower Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5w-40

Sheet 229.3:

  • Shell Helix Ultra 5w-30
  • Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40
  • Castrol TXT Softec Plus 5w-30
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Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement Frequency

How often is oil service needed for a Mercedes-Benz? Mercedes-Benz Service A** and Service B** intervals include Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement and Oil Filter Replacement. You don’t have to stress about marking down the miles and months since your last service — just keep up with these intervals. Your car’s Flexible Service System will alert you when Service A^ (every 10,000 miles/1 year) and Service B^ (every 20,000 miles/2 years) are due.

Follow Your Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Schedule with Mercedes-Benz of Marin!

Could your vehicle do with a Mercedes-Benz Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement? Our team can keep your car’s engine running optimally. Our certified technicians specialize in Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG® vehicles, so you can rest assured that your car is in capable hands! Schedule an appointment at Mercedes-Benz of Marin near Novato and Oakland.

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*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.

**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.

^Services and pricing for Service A/Service B may vary due to your driving habits, mileage, and local environmental conditions. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for additional details and general guidelines for your vehicle’s year and model.

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540 Francisco Blvd. W,
San Rafael, CA, 94901 United States
(415) 233-6509
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