1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Mercedes-Benz 260E

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your 260E. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Mercedes-Benz's recommendations, you invest in your 260E's long-term health and engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Mercedes-Benz 260E

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Mercedes-Benz 260E engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your 260E. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your 260E’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your 260E: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a Mercedes-Benz 260E Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1988 260E engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Mercedes-Benz, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1988 Mercedes-Benz 260Es

  • What happens if my Mercedes-Benz 260E spark plugs fail? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Mercedes-Benz’s recommendations.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Mercedes-Benz 260E? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Mercedes-Benz 260E. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my 260E engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

Maintenance for Your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 260E.

Repair Service for Your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E

Your Mercedes-Benz 260E runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E repairs below.

Schedule Your Mercedes-Benz 260E Tune-Up Service Appointment

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your 260E and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.