1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance for Your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

What is the maintenance schedule for the 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL?

What to Know About 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your 500SEL has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 500SEL maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL maintenance schedule!

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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 500SEL's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL problems in the future.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 500SEL. 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.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 500SEL may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL battery, and so can frequent short drives. Sure, you could wait until your battery is completely dead, but it’s a much wiser decision to replace it before you need to. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 500SEL) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 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 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL engine. To learn how often Mercedes-Benz recommends you have the oil changed in your 1985 500SEL, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. 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 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL.

Maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL steering and suspension 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, provide the appropriate Mercedes-Benz 500SEL steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Mercedes-Benz 500SEL services, 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mercedes-Benz 500SEL cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL radiator in need of replacement? We got it. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL maintenance.

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

1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL Maintenance Q&A

Take an active role in maintaining your 1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 500SEL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 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 500SEL to high mileage oil? If your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  •  Why are my Mercedes-Benz dashboard lights on? 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 500SEL to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz 500SEL

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Mercedes-Benz 500SEL maintenance appointment today.