1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance for Your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL?

Here’s Why 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your 560SEL has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. 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. Just follow your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL maintenance schedule!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz themselves. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 560SEL perform better, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL for factory-recommended routine maintenance and our technicians will jump right in 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. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 560SEL’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Could your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 560SEL may need a replacement battery sooner. 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL engine. To learn how often Mercedes-Benz recommends you have the oil changed in your 1988 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. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. Not sure what type of oil to use for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL? We can help with that, too!

Routine upkeep for your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL suspension and steering system can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide Mercedes-Benz 560SEL steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Components within your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you fall behind on routine Mercedes-Benz 560SEL maintenance (or worse, don’t do it at all!), 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. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mercedes-Benz 560SEL cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL radiator in need of replacement? 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 spot for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL maintenance.

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Stay ahead of maintenance for your 1988 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 560SEL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Mercedes-Benz 560SEL alignment checked? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1988 560SEL is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Mercedes-Benz 560SEL to high mileage oil? 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? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz 560SEL

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Mercedes-Benz 560SEL maintenance appointment today.