1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it might be time to change your ways, especially if you drive a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC. Periodic tune-ups can bring more power back to your 560SEC’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 take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Mercedes-Benz, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 560SEC’s engine running smoother, longer.

Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. The standard Firestone Tune-Up includes new spark plugs (and installation!), a thorough inspection of engine components, and a lifetime parts warranty*. The second service focuses on your 560SEC's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your 560SEC’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your 560SEC: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Ask one of our technicians what your vehicle needs, based on your driving habits and your car’s current condition.

Where to Get a Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Tune-Up

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1986 560SEC engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Mercedes-Benz, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

Questions About 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Engine Tune-Ups

  • Will it hurt my Mercedes-Benz 560SEC to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Mercedes-Benz 560SEC mean? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • Are some driving habits better for my Mercedes-Benz 560SEC engine than others? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

Proactive Maintenance - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

Take care of your vehicle and it'll take care of you. Click on a service below to learn more about properly maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC.

Repair Service for Your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC repairs below.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Tune-Up

Keep your 560SEC running newer, longer. Schedule an engine tune-up as soon as you notice your engine running differently. Make your appointment today.