1988 420SEL Mercedes-Benz Steering & Suspension Services

Is It Time For 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your 420SEL bounces, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your 420SEL suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your 420SEL steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

Your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. 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 components work together to limit vibration and keep your Mercedes-Benz up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Mercedes-Benz 420SEL shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 420SEL Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 420SEL's steering and suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Mercedes-Benz 420SEL? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • Does my Mercedes-Benz 420SEL power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your 420SEL is low on power steering fluid, we’ll top it off per Mercedes-Benz's guidelines to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

When your 1988 420SEL’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Mercedes-Benz will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.