1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL?

What to Know About 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your 300SDL has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 300SDL maintenance. Just follow your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL maintenance schedule!

Mercedes-Benz knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 300SDL running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 300SDL. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL's engine run smoother. See Mercedes-Benz's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1987 300SDL in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL? We can help with that, too!

Maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL steering and suspension system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Mercedes-Benz 300SDL steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Mercedes-Benz 300SDL maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 300SDL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Mercedes-Benz 300SDL? You know your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Mercedes-Benz 300SDL need high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Mercedes-Benz? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL

Take care of your Mercedes-Benz 300SDL and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.