1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Radiator Service

When Does My 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Radiator Need Service?

Not sure what a radiator does? That makes it difficult to know when to have your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL radiator serviced, but it's still extremely important. As part of your car’s cooling system, your radiator helps keep engine temperature regulated. So, what happens when the radiator isn’t working quite like it should? You guessed it – your engine overheats, and it may even break down completely.

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL is crucial to keep your engine in the best possible shape for years to come. To keep your radiator functioning, Mercedes-Benz recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but you can also take note of any signs your radiator is going bad. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown if you notice a low coolant light or higher-than-normal engine temperatures on your dashboard, or if you spot coolant leaks coming from your car. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check at the first sign of one of these issues.

Radiator Repair Service for Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

What’s included in a radiator repair service? At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL cooling system. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks.

If your radiator is acting up, odds are good that your water pump needs to be checked for proper function, too. Some services for your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL engine can wait, but the water pump is one part that you'll want to have repaired or replaced as soon as you discover a problem with it. This pump ensures that coolant is always flowing through the radiator, hoses, and engine. Without it, your engine won't maintain its optimal temperature. Let our technicians examine your radiator pumps and hoses to ensure everything is operating as it should. If you’re about to lose your cool over a too-hot engine, rest assured that your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Every job we do is backed by our Triple Promise: Fixed Right, Priced Right, Right on Time.

Questions About Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Radiators

Wondering how to make your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL radiator last as long as possible? Read on for answers to common questions, and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care when your engine shows any signs of a faulty radiator.

  • Why is the coolant light on my Mercedes-Benz dashboard on? Your engine might be about to overheat. If your low coolant light is on, pull over in a safe area and wait for your engine temperature to go down. Once it’s safe to do so, bring your car to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to have the coolant system inspected.
  • What are the puddles in my driveway or garage floor? Don’t ignore puddles on your driveway or garage floor. If you see a green, bright orange, or pink fluid puddling under your car (it might be sticky, too), it could be antifreeze that’s leaking out of the engine. Antifreeze has a sweet, attractive smell to cats and dogs (and it’s highly toxic to them), so look out for your pets! Repair any leaks as soon as possible, then carefully wash away any remaining fluid that’s left behind on the driveway or garage floor.
  • When should my Mercedes-Benz 420SEL radiator be cleaned? It could be a good idea to have your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL radiator cleaned out a couple of times a year, maybe at the same time as a tire rotation or oil change.

Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Radiator Services

Are rising engine temperatures causing rising stress levels for you? Cool it! Schedule your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL radiator service or repair today.