1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Maintenance

Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Take care of your Mercedes-Benz 560SL and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL?

What to Know About 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Mercedes-Benz 560SL, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 560SL has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 560SL maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL!

Mercedes-Benz knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. 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. Keeping up with routine service appointments is a great way to keep your 560SL running for longer, keep you safer on the road, and prevent common 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL problems.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your 560SL's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL? In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall life expectancy of your Mercedes-Benz 560SL battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 560SL) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL engine. See Mercedes-Benz's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1986 560SL in the chart at the top of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Mercedes-Benz 560SL can improve ride comfort and help you maintain control of your vehicle. Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide Mercedes-Benz 560SL steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. Prevent damage or premature wear and tear on your Mercedes-Benz 560SL's steering system with regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Mercedes-Benz 560SL services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Mercedes-Benz 560SL cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Mercedes-Benz 560SL radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL maintenance.

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Maintenance Q&A

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

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Mercedes-Benz 560SL? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 1986 560SL is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Mercedes-Benz 560SL? Got 75,000+ miles on the odometer? Consider high mileage motor oil. High mileage oil is formulated to address the specific problems encountered by high mileage vehicles, or those with more than 75,000 miles. It can help reduce oil consumption, smoke, and emissions from older Mercedes-Benz 560SL engines.
  •  Why are my Mercedes-Benz dashboard lights on? 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 560SL, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light