Suspension Service & Repair for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

Does Your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your 560SEL bounces, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your 560SEL suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If parts of your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Mercedes-Benz up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Mercedes-Benz 560SEL shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your 560SEL’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 560SEL Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 560SEL's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we can fill it per Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercedes-Benz will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.