1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Scheduled Maintenance

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Maintenance Schedule

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL?

Your Guide to 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Mercedes-Benz 500SL, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 500SL could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine 500SL maintenance. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL!

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, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 500SL's life, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL problems in the future.

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

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 500SL’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 500SL may need a replacement battery sooner. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Mercedes-Benz 500SL battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 500SL) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can help your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL's engine run smoother. To learn how often Mercedes-Benz recommends you have the oil changed in your 1990 500SL, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL.

Routine upkeep for your Mercedes-Benz 500SL suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Mercedes-Benz 500SL 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. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Mercedes-Benz 500SL's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mercedes-Benz 500SL maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Mercedes-Benz 500SL engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is your Mercedes-Benz 500SL radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL maintenance.

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Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 500SL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mercedes-Benz 500SL alignment checked? You know your Mercedes-Benz 500SL better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Mercedes-Benz 500SL 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 500SL engines.
  •  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 500SL to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Get Work Done on Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.