Time for a Mercedes Oil Change?
Recommendations for Your Model
Mercedes is a luxury car model that inspires love and loyalty in its owners. This includes the weight of the motor oil when it’s affected by key temperature changes. Keeping their Mercede’s outside appearance is important to owners. However, keeping the internal systems functioning optimally is a big priority. A car is only as good as its oil. The type of oil you select does affect your Mercedes’ performance. There are oil types that are better for certain Mercedes models. It’s inevitable that your Mercedes will need an oil change. IMA Motorwerke has created a list of motor oils to help you choose the best one paired with your Mercedes.
Oil Weight and Viscosity
The thickness, or viscosity, is essential for the type of performance you want out of your Mercedes. Different viscosity indicated operating conditions, vehicle type, and weather conditions. On an oil bottle, the viscosity is indicated by an XW-XX. For example, if the oil reads 0W or 5W, it means a slow oil for a colder climate. If you live in an area with frequently freezing temperatures, this is the best choice for your Mercedes. The second set of numbers (XX) are the measure of how fast oil thins in hot temperatures. A reading of 20 will thin out faster than a 40. If you live in a hot climate, choose the 20.
Synthetic vs. Conventional
The two oil types will make a big difference for your vehicle. Conventional oil comes from crude oil, and synthetic oil derives from conventional oil. Synthetic oil is much smoother. Mercedes, the company itself, recommends using synthetic oil in your car. The complex engine system in your Mercedes runs better with a synthetic blend, especially for sporty and sedan models.
If you have questions when it’s time for your Mercedes for an oil change, call the experts at IMA Motorwerke in Chantilly, VA. We can help you make the right selection. We will evaluate the model of your Mercedes and make the correct recommendation.