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  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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How to Check Oil Level in a Mercedes-Benz

Check Oil Level
Mercedes-Benz Motor oil is vital to ensuring that your Mercedes-Benz vehicle continues to run smoothly on Mclean roads. That’s why it’s important that you always ensure there’s enough oil to protect and lubricate your Mercedes-Benz engine. Whether you’re going on short Great Falls adventures around town or long highway explorations, it’s best to check your oil level regularly. Not sure where to even begin? We’ve got you covered. Today, the service experts from Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner will help you answer, “Do you check oil with the car on or off?” and go over details on how to check your car oil!

Here’s How to Check the Oil Level in Your Mercedes-Benz in 4 Easy Steps

Before we help you answer, “Do you check oil with the car running?” and go over the Mercedes-Benz synthetic oil level check, we want to mention that many new Mercedes-Benz models have electronic oil monitors that don’t use traditional dipsticks. Accordingly, the first step to checking the oil level in your Mercedes-Benz is breaking out your owner’s manual. If you’re checking the oil manually in an older vehicle, you can just follow these steps:

  1. Park your vehicle on level ground and ensure the engine is turned off and cold.
  2. Open your car’s hood and locate the dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out of the engine bay. Wipe all the oil off so it’s clean.
  4. Put the dipstick all the way back as though you were going to leave it, then pull it out again and examine both sides to see what the oil level is.

Usually, dipsticks have two marks to indicate the oil level, or there may be a cross-hatched area. If during your Mercedes-Benz synthetic oil level check you notice that the oil level is between these marks, that indicates you have sufficient oil in your Mercedes-Benz engine. If it isn’t, you’ll need to contact our service center to add more engine oil or schedule Mercedes-Benz Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement service.

Important Tips Regarding Checking Your Mercedes-Benz Synthetic Oil Level

After reading about how to check the Mercedes-Benz synthetic oil level, are you wondering if you check the oil when the car is running? Or maybe you’re second-guessing whether you check the oil with the car on or off? Whatever questions you have, we’re here to help you answer them. So, do you check the oil when the car is running? The answer is no. You won’t want to check the oil when your car is running as it can cause issues and possibly even injuries.

Why Perform Mercedes-Benz Synthetic Oil Level Checks?

Mercedes-Benz Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement service* is an extremely important part of your car’s regular maintenance schedule. And while this service is generally recommended every 10,000 miles as part of Mercedes-Benz Service A** and Mercedes-Benz Service B**, it’s also a requirement to keep your vehicle running its best for years afterward***. That’s because Mercedes-Benz synthetic motor oil helps reduce engine friction, remove impurities during the combustion process, and so much more. So if you have any questions about if it’s time for this service or why it’s important, give us a call at (703) 448-2289.

Let the Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner Service Team Keep Your Car in Prime Condition

Let the service experts here at Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner near Chantilly walk you through the process of how to check car oil! Contact us today for additional information, and we’ll make sure your Mercedes-Benz maintenance & service needs are met! We’ll help you take a deeper look into why you should not check your oil when your car is running and touch on other maintenance advice. Explore our other service tips and tricks, like our guide to Mercedes-Benz Service A and Service B at Mercedes-Benz of Tysons Corner.

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*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.
**2009 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles only. 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 and pricing for 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.
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