1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune Into Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEC

Is it tune-up time? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it might be time to change your ways, particularly if you want to keep your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC in tip-top shape. 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 get routine engine tune-ups based on Mercedes-Benz's recommendations, you can rest assured you’re investing in your 560SEC’s long-term engine performance.

Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Engine Tune-Up Services

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Mercedes-Benz 560SEC engine tune-up services. 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 goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall 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. 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 560SEC Tune-Up

Schedule your next 1988 560SEC engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. 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: decreased gas mileage, "rough" idling or stalling when stopped, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

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

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • What happens if my Mercedes-Benz 560SEC spark plugs fail? 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 stops and starts can lead to premature wear on your engine’s components. Lighten up that lead foot and opt for steady, fluid starts and stops instead. Your engine (and your passengers!) will thank you.

Maintenance for Your 1988 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.

Repairs on Your 1988 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC repairs below.

Schedule 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.