1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Maintenance Schedule

1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL?

Here’s Why 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 420SEL could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 420SEL maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 420SEL running for longer, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 420SEL’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 420SEL may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL running newer, longer. To learn how often Mercedes-Benz recommends you have the oil changed in your 1989 420SEL, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Mercedes-Benz 420SEL suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mercedes-Benz 420SEL maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. 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’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1989 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.

1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 420SEL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mercedes-Benz 420SEL alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Mercedes-Benz 420SEL to 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Mercedes-Benz? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Mercedes-Benz 420SEL maintenance appointment today.