Suspension Service & Repair for 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280

Is the steering and suspension system in your Mercedes-Benz C280 due for service yet?

Does Your 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first drove your 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Perhaps your C280 feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis parts, axle 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 explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If parts of your Mercedes-Benz C280 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.

Mercedes-Benz C280 Replacement Shocks & Struts

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your C280’s shocks and struts since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Mercedes-Benz C280 shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

Questions About 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 Steering & Suspension

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my C280's steering and suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A tire that doesn't have an adequate amount of tread can't grip the road or function as well as the manufacturer intended.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mercedes-Benz C280? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Mercedes-Benz C280 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 C280’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Mercedes-Benz's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Mercedes-Benz C280

When your 1997 C280’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Mercedes-Benz will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.