Oil is a necessary addition to your car’s engine – it both cools and lubricates the engine. This maintains the engine’s efficiency as well as ensuring long-term engine function within your Mercedes-Benz.
With this is mind, checking your car’s oil and having it changed regularly is a vital part of routine car maintenance.
Modern Mercedes-Benz cars generally recommend having the oil changed every 10,000 miles. This is typically done as part of the routine service of the car but you should always check that is has been completed. If it hasn’t been, or you think your car may require an additional oil change, this is a job most garages will be able to do for you.
Average price for a Mercedes-Benz: £101
The Autobutler price estimator shows the average price of Mercedes-Benz oil change. This figure is calculated from actual prices charged for this job on Mercedes-Benz cars through Autobutler recently.
With the knowledge of the figure from the price estimator in mind, you can also receive a personalised quote for your own oil change job. The fastest and easiest way to do this is to fill in a few simple details and within 24 hours, three professional local garages will provide quotes. All that’s left is for you to pick the one that best suits your needs.
Since their founding in 1926 in Stuttgart in Germany, Mercedes Benz has grown to be one of the leading manufacturers of luxury automobiles in the world.
Offering a full range of models from their SUV G-Class to their A-Class Hatchback, Mercedes has become identifiable with both quality and durability.
The Mercedes C-Class has recently been named the 2015 World Car of the Year, the first time in the award’s history that a Mercedes has been awarded the accolade.
How is the cost of an oil change broken down?
Like most car repair and maintenance jobs, labour hours make up the majority of the fees involved with an oil change.
Extra costs include the purchase of the oil itself and possibly oil filters if they are required at the same time.
The cost for the entire job can vary from garage to garage so it’s always better to have a few quotes to compare – also be sure to compare them to the price estimator figure.
How do I know if my vehicle requires an oil change?
A ‘Check Oil’ light (or similar) is fitted to most modern cars to let you know when your oil needs attention. This light should prompt you to check the level of the oil in your car, topping it up if necessary, and to check if an oil change is due. An oil change is recommended every 10,000 miles and top up of oil should be done routinely.
There are some extra signs that you Mercedes-Benz requires an oil change.
Firstly, the appearance of the oil when you check the levels. New oil is light brown in colour and smooth in texture, older oil is darker and can become grainy.
You may also notice a shudder or strange noise when you start your car, this could indicate that the engine is not being well lubricated by oil. If you notice any of these things then your car may be in need on an oil change and you should take it to a professional as soon as possible to discuss it with them further.