1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Tune-Up & Engine Service

Enhance Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Performance with a Tune-Up

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 might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your 300SEL’s engine. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can lead to lower emission levels and better fuel economy. When you follow the guidelines specified by Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you can rest assured you’re investing in your 300SEL’s long-term engine performance.

Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Engine Tune-Up Services

The Firestone Complete Auto Care location in your community offers several Mercedes-Benz 300SEL engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your 300SEL. 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 300SEL’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your 300SEL can determine what kind of service it needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL

Schedule your next 1988 300SEL engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, knocking noises in the engine, or a lit up check engine light on your dashboard.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Questions About 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Engine Tune-Ups

  • What happens if my Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 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 should I do if I see leaks under my 300SEL? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL. 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.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Mercedes-Benz 300SEL engine than others? Hard stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Maintenance

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repair Service for Your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL

Your Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 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 300SEL repairs below.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz 300SEL Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your 300SEL and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.