1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE Suspension Service & Repair

When To Get 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your 380SE bounces, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shocks, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your 380SE steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Mercedes-Benz 380SE

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation can all point to issues with your Mercedes-Benz 380SE shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1984 380SE Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Mercedes-Benz's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Mercedes-Benz 380SE? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Mercedes-Benz 380SE 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 380SE is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz 380SE Suspension Service

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SE. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercedes-Benz will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.