1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Suspension Service & Repair

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Maintenance and Service Schedule

When does Mercedes-Benz recommend steering and suspension service for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SLs?

When To Get 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Suspension Service

During the first few years you had your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Perhaps your 500SL feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL, bring it in for steering and suspension services. We'll pinpoint the problem.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock absorbers, springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your 500SL suspension system needs repair, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If your 500SL steering or suspension system requires replacement parts, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there's no set schedule for 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL shock and strut replacement since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Mercedes-Benz 500SL shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL suspension shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1990 500SL Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mercedes-Benz's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Mercedes-Benz 500SL? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Mercedes-Benz intended.
  • Does my Mercedes-Benz 500SL 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 power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow Mercedes-Benz service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL

When your 1990 500SL’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.