Suspension Service & Repair for 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Is It Time For 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your 380SL feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis parts, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Mercedes-Benz 380SL suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Mercedes-Benz 380SL Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL shock and strut replacement since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Mercedes-Benz 380SL shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your 380SL’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1985 380SL Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mercedes-Benz's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also help you notice when you need new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Mercedes-Benz 380SL? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Mercedes-Benz intended.
  • When should I have my Mercedes-Benz 380SL power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 380SL’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercedes-Benz will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.