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The oil change is a crucial procedure that should be performed regularly on every car — but it’s especially important for the refined drive and thrilling performance of a Mercedes-Benz. Find out below why it’s best to have the oil on your car changed regularly, on-time and by an authorized dealership technician. We want you to have all the information you need to take the very best care of your prized Mercedes-Benz at MB of Temecula.
How often should you have the oil changed on your particular Mercedes-Benz model? Consult your owner’s manual or just give the experts in our service center a call. We’re always glad to help with any questions you might have.
Every Mercedes-Benz comes with a new car warranty, protecting you from incurring the costs of a manufacturing defect. In the unlikely event that anything goes wrong on your car through no fault of your own during the warranty period, Mercedes-Benz will fix it at no cost to you.
However, during the warranty period, it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance items. This will include regular oil changes. Failure to have the oil regularly changed and replaced with the correct engine oil recommended by Mercedes-Benz could void your new car warranty. That’s because changing the oil at the mileage intervals recommended by Mercedes-Benz is crucial for keeping your engine in top shape. With routine maintenance carried out by the experts in our service center, we’ll ensure your warranty is maintained so you stay protected from unnecessary repair costs.
Modern Mercedes-Benz engines are incredibly sophisticated. They have more intricate moving parts, more advanced engineering and they can rotate at higher speeds than ever before! That means the oil that protects them is even more important.
Moving parts like the crankshaft and camshafts, valves and pistons, as well as variable valve timing and lift systems need to be lubricated as they rapidly spin and slide up against other metal parts. Over time, the oil in the engine begins to break down. It eventually begins to lose its lubricating properties, which could lead to internal engine damage. Furthermore, as oil breaks down, sludge can form inside which can gum up the engine’s internals. To prevent this damage, simply have the oil regularly changed!
An oil change service doesn’t just replace the oil itself. We’ll also replace the oil filter, which helps filter out debris that may collect in the engine.
Furthermore, as engines age, small pieces of debris can collect deep inside the engine — but, thanks to the engine oil, they don’t do any damage. Any dirt or dust inside the engine that does manage to avoid the oil filter is held in suspension inside the oil. This keeps any particulate from causing damage to the engine’s internals. Regularly changing the oil and filter keeps your engine cleaner. So it performs better. And lasts longer, too. Regularly changing the oil in your engine helps prevent wear and other damage that can lead to costly repairs down the road.
Changing the oil on a sophisticated Mercedes-Benz is a bit more involved than changing the oil on an everyday commuter car. To ensure there’s no sludge or debris in the engine, and to ensure all the old oil is extracted, an authorized Mercedes-Benz service center like ours at MB of Temecula will use a special vacuum extractor to remove any traces of old oil. In an ordinary car, letting the oil simply drain out through the drain plug is sufficient — but not for a Mercedes. The local franchise quick lube place or corner garage may lack the advanced tools required to perform this service properly on your Mercedes-Benz. That’s just one more reason why the best care for your Mercedes-Benz is at an authorized service center like ours!