Tire Repair for Your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

Get Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Tire Repaired

Cities are growing. New roads and buildings are springing up. It seems construction is everywhere these days! New progress is exciting, but the road debris it leaves behind may mean trouble for your tires. Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL needs flat tire repair or inspection. There’s a chance your tire could be plugged and patched (rather than replaced). Our technicians can inspect your tire and let you know if it is safe to repair. To start, we’ll consider the location of tire damage, the type of issue, the size and scope of the damage, and the amount of wear on your tires.

If we determine that your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL tire can be safely repaired, we'll follow three basic steps to repair it: (1) Separate the tire from the vehicle wheel, (2) fill in the area that’s been punctured to prevent damage from moisture, and (3) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Tire Replacement

Unfortunately, some 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL tire damage can’t be effectively repaired. Even if your tire damage is minor, if your tires have less than 2/32nd inch of tread remaining, a repair isn’t possible (or safe). At this tread depth, the tire is worn out and must be replaced. Some tire issues are easy and straightforward to repair, but other kinds of tire damage can’t be properly repaired. Tire damage that can’t be repaired effectively include a puncture in the tire that is ¼ inch or greater in diameter; a puncture in the tire sidewall (or anywhere else that’s not within the tread area); a tire with two or more punctures that are less than 16 inches away from each other; and major cuts or separated treads.

Depending on what Mercedes-Benz recommends for your car, you’ll want to consider purchasing one new tire, two new tires, or a new full set. For vehicles with AWD, manufacturers recommend replacing all four tires simultaneously. This is because the AWD system can only function optimally when all tires are uniform. Just replaced your tires and only one is damaged? You may not need to buy another new full set after all. It’s possible that you will only need to replace the tire that’s damaged – just make sure it’s the same size, type, and brand as the rest of your tires. Still not sure how many tires to replace or what kind to buy? A trained tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care is ready and waiting to answer your questions.

Tire Inspection Services for Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

A flat tire is a surefire sign of tire damage, but other indicators of tire issues aren’t so easy to spot. Tire damage can also show itself through subtle symptoms, like dents in your wheel rims, excessive noise coming from the exhaust system, bumps or bulges in tire sidewalls, or even leaks underneath the car. Stay ahead of potentially dangerous tire issues. Bring your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL in for a tire inspection.

Frequently Asked Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Tire Repair Questions

  • Can I drive my Mercedes-Benz on a flat tire? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your 560SEL engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Mercedes-Benz's flat tire? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL to Firestone Complete Auto Care, but don’t count on them to keep you on the road for very long. Using a temporary sealant may also void a Bridgestone or Firestone tire warranty.
  • How long can I drive my Mercedes-Benz on a spare tire? While this sounds great in theory, keep in mind that most spare tires are not designed for distance or speed. The compact spare tire that most likely sits inside your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL is intended for only a few days of use, so don’t use it as a substitute for getting your tire repaired.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Repair

Your car takes care of you, and we’ll take care of your car. When it’s time for a replacement part or repair for your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL, we’re ready to help. Check out more info below about 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL repairs.

Quick and Convenient Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Tire Service

It’s best to introduce yourself to new roads with a firm grip. Find the best tires for your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL at Firestone Complete Auto Care, and schedule your installation appointment online in minutes.