1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Tune-Up & Engine Service

Enhance Mercedes-Benz 560SL Performance with a Tune-Up

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you usually wait until your car has an issue to take it in for service, it could be time for a new way of doing things, particularly if you want to keep your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 560SL’s power on the road. They're designed to help your engine start easier and run more efficiently, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you follow the guidelines specified by Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle’s tune-up schedule, you’re taking vital steps toward keeping your 560SL’s engine running smoother, longer.

Engine Tune-Up for Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Mercedes-Benz 560SL engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. The second service focuses on your 560SL's filters, specifically replacing the air filter and fuel filter. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your 560SL. This can improve your fuel system’s performance (and therefore, your engine’s performance). Keep in mind that your 560SL's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. A one-size-fits-all engine tune-up procedure doesn’t necessarily exist. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where Should I Go for My Mercedes-Benz 560SL Tune-Up?

Schedule your next 1986 560SL engine tune-up service at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Follow Mercedes-Benz's recommended maintenance schedule or book an appointment as soon as you notice one of the following: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • Will it hurt my Mercedes-Benz 560SL to drive with old spark plugs? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What does a puddle underneath my Mercedes-Benz 560SL mean? Puddles could indicate an oil leak, coolant leak, or brake fluid leak– all of which can critically hurt your engine. Have your engine inspected as soon as you spot a pool of liquid in your usual parking spot.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my 560SL engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

Maintenance for Your 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Mercedes-Benz 560SL to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Repair

Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL runs best when it’s well cared for. Make sure it’s always in tip-top shape with repairs from Firestone Complete Auto Care. Learn more about 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL repairs below.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz 560SL Tune-Up

If your 560SL is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.