Radiator Service & Repair for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

When to Service Your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Cooling System

It can be tough to know when to have your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL radiator serviced if you don't know what it does, but it’s vital to know what to look for. As part of your car’s cooling system, your radiator helps keep engine temperature regulated. When the radiator isn't working properly, your engine can overheat and potentially break down.

Regular, proactive service on the radiator in your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. Mercedes-Benz recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain intervals, but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. Your radiator could be close to causing an engine breakdown if you see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check at the first sign of one of these issues.

Radiator Repair Service for Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

What’s included in a radiator repair service? When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks.

Issues with your radiator often coincide with a malfunctioning water pump. The water pump is one part on your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL engine that needs to be addressed ASAP once an issue is identified. This pump ensures that coolant is always flowing through the radiator, hoses, and engine. If it’s not working well (or at all), your engine can easily overheat. Our technicians can take a look at your radiator’s components to help you stay ahead of any potential engine problems. From the heater core to the radiator cap, we’re here to give your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL the top-notch service it needs. Every job we do is backed by our Triple Promise: Fixed Right, Priced Right, Right on Time.

Common Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Radiator Questions

With regular maintenance and service as needed, you could extend the life of your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL radiator. Get answers to common radiator questions, and head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care as soon as you suspect a radiator issue.

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Mercedes-Benz? Your engine might be about to overheat. If your low coolant light is on, pull over in a safe area and wait for your engine temperature to go down. Once it’s safe to do so, bring your car to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to have the coolant system inspected.
  • What are the puddles in my driveway or garage floor? Don’t ignore puddles on your driveway or garage floor. If you see a green, bright orange, or pink fluid puddling under your car (it might be sticky, too), it could be antifreeze that’s leaking out of the engine. Antifreeze has a sweet, attractive smell to cats and dogs (and it’s highly toxic to them), so look out for your pets! Repair any leaks as soon as possible, then carefully wash away any remaining fluid that’s left behind on the driveway or garage floor.
  • Do Mercedes-Benz 560SEL radiators need to be cleaned? It could be a good idea to have your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL radiator cleaned out a couple of times a year, maybe at the same time as a tire rotation or oil change.

Service Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Radiator

Are rising engine temperatures causing rising stress levels for you? Cool it! Schedule your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL radiator service or repair today.