1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Tune-Up & Engine Service

Tune-Ups to Help Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you want your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL’s engine to last for a long time. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your 500SL’s engine. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you follow the guidelines specified by Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you can rest assured you’re investing in your 500SL’s long-term engine performance.

Routine Engine Tune-Up Service for Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Mercedes-Benz 500SL engine tune-up services. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your 500SL. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your 500SL. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your 500SL can determine what kind of service it needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a Mercedes-Benz 500SL Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1990 500SL engine tune-up. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Mercedes-Benz’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Check with a teammate at Firestone Complete Auto Care for complete terms and conditions regarding warranties.

Questions About 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Engine Tune-Ups

  • When should Mercedes-Benz 500SL spark plugs be replaced? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my 500SL? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Mercedes-Benz 500SL engine than others? You can make your driving habits more engine-friendly. Hard starts and stops can increase the stress on engine parts, especially over many years. Boost your fuel economy and care for your engine by using gradual, smooth starts and stops instead.

Maintenance for Your 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Mercedes-Benz 500SL so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Repair

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Schedule an Appointment for Your Mercedes-Benz 500SL Tune-Up

Tune in to tune up. Listen to your 500SL and schedule an engine tune-up at the first strange squeak, clunk, or click. Make an appointment today.