1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Flat Tire Repair Service

Get Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Tire Repaired

City populations are exploding. Roads are expanding. It seems construction is everywhere these days! That means more tire-damaging road debris and flat tires. If the road has been rough on your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL tires, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. To start, we’ll consider the location of tire damage, the type of issue, the size and scope of the damage, and the amount of wear on your tires.

If a repair on your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL tire is feasible and safe, we'll follow three basic steps to repair it: (1) Separate the tire from the vehicle wheel, (2) fill the puncture to keep the moisture out, and (3) re-seal the inside lining of your tire so that air won’t escape.

When Is It Time for Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Tire Replacement?

Sometimes, 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL tire damage calls for more than a repair. Even if your tire damage is minor, if your tires have less than 2/32nd inch of tread remaining, a repair isn’t possible (or safe). Tires with this tread depth or less are no longer safe, so it’s time to replace the damaged tire. Other tire damage that can't be safely repaired includes a puncture in the tire that is ¼ inch or greater in diameter; a puncture that lies outside the tire tread area; a tire with two or more punctures that are less than 16 inches away from each other; and a tire with cuts or tread separation.

Sometimes, it's in your best interest to buy one, two, or four new tires depending on Mercedes-Benz's recommendation. For vehicles with AWD, manufacturers recommend replacing all four tires simultaneously. This is because the AWD system can only function optimally when all tires are uniform. However, this may not be necessary if your remaining three tires are new. You might be able to replace one tire as long as it's the same brand, type, and size as the other three. Your tire technician can help you decide how many tires to replace and the kind of tire to purchase.

Tire Inspection Services for Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

A flat tire is a surefire sign of tire damage, but other indicators of tire issues aren’t so easy to spot. Bent tire rims, bulging tire sidewalls, leaks under your car, or noise from your exhaust system can all point to tire-related damage that should be addressed quickly. Stay ahead of potentially dangerous tire issues. Bring your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL in for a tire inspection.

Frequently Asked Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Tire Repair Questions

  • Can I drive my Mercedes-Benz on a flat tire? Driving on a flat or underinflated tire can put extra stress on your wheels and alignment. While it’s sometimes necessary to drive a short distance on a flat tire to get to a safe place, don’t take any other trips in your 420SEL until you can have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Mercedes-Benz's flat tire? A temporary sealant may be able to help you get to a repair location safely. But temporary or emergency sealants could possibly damage TPMS sensors, and in some cases may even void the warranty on your Bridgestone or Firestone tires. If your tire needs extensive repair, sealant can add time and labor costs to the process.
  • Can’t I just keep my spare tire on for a while? Don't rely on your spare tire for too long. Your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL may come equipped with a compact spare tire. A spare is different than an everyday tire and is only designed to be driven a certain number of miles at lower speeds.

Get the Repairs Your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Needs

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL repairs.

Quick and Convenient Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Tire Service

It’s best to introduce yourself to new roads with a firm grip. Find the best tires for your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL at Firestone Complete Auto Care, and schedule your installation appointment online in minutes.