1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL Run Better

Is your engine overdue for a tune-up? If you tend to ignore your car until something goes wrong, it could be time for a new way of doing things, especially if you want your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL’s engine to last for a long time. Routine engine tune-ups can bring power back to your 560SL. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, which can mean better fuel economy (a win for you) and lower emissions (a win for the environment). When you get routine engine tune-ups based on Mercedes-Benz's recommendations, you invest in your 560SL's long-term health and engine performance.

Engine Tune-Up for Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. 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*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your 560SL. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your 560SL’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. The result? Restored fuel system performance. Keep in mind that your 560SL's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your next 1988 560SL engine tune-up. Consult your vehicle’s recommended service schedule from Mercedes-Benz, or make a service appointment if you notice any of these symptoms from your engine: shaking while the engine is idling, poor fuel economy, engine knocking, or an illuminated check engine light.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SLs

  • When should Mercedes-Benz 560SL spark plugs be replaced? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Without the spark of electricity created by spark plugs, your engine doesn’t have the combustion it needs to start — which could leave you stranded on the road. Always replace your spark plugs on time based on Mercedes-Benz’s recommendations.
  • 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.
  • Are hard starts and stops bad for my Mercedes-Benz 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.

Proactive Maintenance - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Stay ahead of any potential issues with your Mercedes-Benz 560SL so your car can keep pace with life! Learn more about proper maintenance for your vehicle below.

1988 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 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL repairs below.

Schedule Your Mercedes-Benz 560SL Tune-Up Service Appointment

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.