1988 560SL Mercedes-Benz Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Now, however, things are starting to feel a little rough. Maybe your 560SL bounces, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, wheel bearings, and power steering system parts. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your 560SL suspension system needs repair, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Mercedes-Benz 560SL suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL suspension system. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 560SL’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Mercedes-Benz 560SL shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL’s shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1988 560SL Steering & Suspension Questions

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mercedes-Benz's 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. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mercedes-Benz 560SL? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Mercedes-Benz intended.
  • When does Mercedes-Benz 560SL power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your 560SL’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Mercedes-Benz's recommendations to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz 560SL Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercedes-Benz will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.