When Should I Get My Oil Replaced?

July 18th, 2018 by

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For years, the general rule for oil changes was to have them done every three months or 3,000 miles, but thanks to continuing advancements in engineering and technology, most manufacturers recommend changing oil every 5,000 miles.

Every vehicle is different, so referencing your owner’s manual will give you the most accurate oil change intervals based on make and model. When you’re ready to schedule service, contact the helpful team at the Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin service center.

Why are Oil Replacements Important?

Oil helps the intricate parts of your engine run smoothly, cutting down on friction between all the moving parts. Over time, this lubricant can run low or get dirty, making it less efficient. Waiting too long between oil changes can cause unnecessary engine heating, poor driving performance, and a decrease in efficiency, causing additional wear and tear.

How Do I Replace My Oil?

To change your own oil, you must:

  1. Find the right kind of oil for your vehicle
  2. Collect tools for the job
  3. Drain oil from the drain plug
  4. Tighten the drain plug
  5. Change the oil filter
  6. Add the proper amount of new oil
  7. Measure the oil level

Schedule Your Oil Replacement in Rocklin

If you don’t have the tools or time to replace your own oil, Rocklin drivers can easily schedule an auto service appointment at Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin. Take care of this crucial maintenance and keep your car running smoothly for years to come! Be sure to check out our service specials while you’re at it! If you have a Mercedes-Benz model that needs an oil change, please note that if its model year newer than 2009, you’ll need to request Service A or B*.


*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.


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