1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Suspension Service & Repair

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

When you first drove your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your 560SL bounces, sways to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

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, shock absorbers, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your 560SL suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Mercedes-Benz 560SL’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Mercedes-Benz 560SL Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL suspension system. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. 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 560SL’s shocks and struts replaced since many things can influence the wear rate and severity of the wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Mercedes-Benz 560SL shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 560SL Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my 560SL's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Mercedes-Benz 560SL? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When should I have my Mercedes-Benz 560SL power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your 560SL is low on power steering fluid, we can fill it per Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz 560SL Steering & Suspension Services

When your 1986 560SL’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Mercedes-Benz will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.