Suspension Service & Repair for 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD

Is It Time For 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your 300SD bounces, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your Mercedes-Benz 300SD’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Mercedes-Benz 300SD Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Mercedes-Benz up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Mercedes-Benz 300SD shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300SD suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 300SD Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Mercedes-Benz's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why should my Mercedes-Benz 300SD get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Mercedes-Benz intended.
  • Does my Mercedes-Benz 300SD power steering fluid need to be checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 300SD’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll follow Mercedes-Benz service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz 300SD Suspension Service

When your 1985 300SD’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Mercedes-Benz will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.