1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL?

Your Guide to 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Scheduled Maintenance

You want your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your 560SEL. 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 560SEL, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz themselves. 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; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like 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 560SEL's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL problems in the future.

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

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 560SEL. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. 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 560SEL 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 560SEL) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL engine. To learn how often Mercedes-Benz recommends you have the oil changed in your 1986 560SEL, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 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! Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Mercedes-Benz 560SEL steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Mercedes-Benz 560SEL services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Don’t sweat it, though! Our technicians can take care of those issues, too. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we have what it takes to provide top-notch service for your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL engine heating and cooling systems, as well as your air conditioning. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL? We’ve got your back. 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 560SEL maintenance and repairs.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL. Get answers to everyday maintenance questions and take better care of your Mercedes-Benz today.

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL? If your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 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!
  • Can Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning lights wait? 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 560SEL to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

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