1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Scheduled Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

How often should I service my 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL?

Your Guide to 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL and it'll take care of you. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 420SEL has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 420SEL, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mercedes-Benz, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of 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 420SEL running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 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 420SEL. 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 420SEL? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 420SEL) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1987 420SEL. 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. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL.

Routine upkeep for your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL suspension and steering 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. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Mercedes-Benz 420SEL steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 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 420SEL’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 420SEL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Mercedes-Benz 420SEL? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1987 420SEL is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Mercedes-Benz 420SEL need 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 420SEL engines.
  • Can Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 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.

Get Work Done on Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.