Synthetic Oil Change 101

Oil Change

You may be wondering, “What is synthetic oil?” Unlike conventional oil, synthetic motor oil is both refined and distilled, making it cleaner and more flexible. Synthetic oil adapts to the needs of today’s engines with ease; our certified service team uses it to keep our Chicago customers’ Mercedes-Benz vehicles performing reliably and efficiently in the following ways:

  • Cleans the engine by carrying impurities to the filter
  • Keeps internal temperatures reasonable, thus protecting parts
  • Promotes better performance in cold/hot weather
  • Lengthens the life of the engine

When to Replace Synthetic Oil?

Determining how often to change synthetic oil is easy; Mercedes-Benz follows the Flexible Service System (FSS), which includes Service A* and Service B.* After the first 10,000 miles, or 1 year, Service A** is recommended for your vehicle and covers oil service. Service B** is completed 10,000 miles, or 1 year, later, keeping you up to date with Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement.^

Which Synthetic Oil is Right for My Car?

One of many reasons to service with us is our unmatched knowledge of Mercedes-Benz. If you’re shopping for the best synthetic oil for your vehicle, we can help! During normal or express servicing, we utilize only approved synthetic oils, such as Mobil1, to coax the highest quality performance from your car.

Choose Synthetic Oil for All-Around Better Performance!

Schedule an oil change online, or call (312) 614-1217 to speak to a representative at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago directly. Our service center is located at 949 North Elston Avenue Suite 2 in Chicago, IL—a short journey from Oak Park.

*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 performed during 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.

^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.