1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

How often should I service my 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC?

Here’s Why 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, your 560SEC 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. Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 560SEC, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mercedes-Benz, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; 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 560SEC's life, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC problems later.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Running Newer, Longer

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC for factory-recommended routine maintenance and an expert technician will begin by performing 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. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 560SEC's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 560SEC 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 560SEC battery. 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 560SEC) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 1986 560SEC. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Mercedes-Benz 560SEC steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Mercedes-Benz 560SEC services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). 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 560SEC’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC radiator in need of replacement? We got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC maintenance and repairs.

So visit us regularly, or visit us urgently. Many locations are open on weekends and in the evening.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 560SEC maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mercedes-Benz 560SEC alignment checked? You know your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 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 560SEC to high mileage oil? If your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 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 560SEC to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.