1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Maintenance Schedule

1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL?

What to Know About 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Mercedes-Benz 300SL, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your 300SL could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 300SL maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mercedes-Benz, your vehicle manufacturer. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 300SL running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL problems in the future.

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

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 300SL’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL? In general, car batteries only last three to 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 300SL battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! 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 300SL won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL engine. See Mercedes-Benz's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1990 300SL in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. 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 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL? We can help with that, too!

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mercedes-Benz 300SL can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Mercedes-Benz 300SL suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Mercedes-Benz 300SL's steering and suspension system.

If you fall behind on routine Mercedes-Benz 300SL maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Mercedes-Benz 300SL’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Mercedes-Benz 300SL? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL maintenance.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Mercedes-Benz today.

Take an active role in maintaining your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 300SL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mercedes-Benz 300SL alignment checked? You know your Mercedes-Benz 300SL 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 should I switch my Mercedes-Benz 300SL to high mileage oil? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Mercedes-Benz 300SL engines.
  •  Why are my Mercedes-Benz dashboard lights on? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mercedes-Benz 300SL 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 300SL

Your Mercedes-Benz 300SL isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.