1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280

Not sure when or if your Mercedes-Benz C280’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Is It Time For 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your C280 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 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Mercedes-Benz C280’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Mercedes-Benz C280 Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280’s suspension. 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. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your C280’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or an unusual rocking sensation could all be signs of worn Mercedes-Benz C280 shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your C280’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1996 C280 Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Mercedes-Benz's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mercedes-Benz C280? 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 the tires connect with the road how Mercedes-Benz intended.
  • When does Mercedes-Benz C280 power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your C280’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Mercedes-Benz's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz C280 Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1996 Mercedes-Benz C280. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercedes-Benz will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.