1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Maintenance

Maintenance for Your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

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

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

You want your Mercedes-Benz 560SL to last as long as possible. With proactive maintenance, your 560SL 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. There's no need to guess when it's time to get 560SL maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Mercedes-Benz, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 560SL perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Mercedes-Benz 560SL Maintenance Needs

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 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. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 560SL. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 560SL may need a replacement battery sooner. 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 could quickly go from being a trusty ride to a source of stress in a matter of minutes.

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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL engine. See Mercedes-Benz's recommendations for oil change intervals for your 1988 560SL in the chart at the top of this page. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL.

Maintaining your Mercedes-Benz 560SL steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Mercedes-Benz 560SL steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Mercedes-Benz 560SL's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Mercedes-Benz 560SL services, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 got it. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Get answers to common Mercedes-Benz 560SL maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Mercedes-Benz 560SL? You know your Mercedes-Benz 560SL better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When should I switch my Mercedes-Benz 560SL to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Mercedes-Benz 560SL? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Mercedes-Benz dashboard warning lights wait? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Mercedes-Benz 560SL in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Get Top-Notch Mercedes-Benz 560SL Maintenance Service

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