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Your car or truck is an investment due to its great performance and terrific style, and to have it humming in its best shape you'll want the best in high-quality parts and accessories. Drivers who pick a Mercedes recognize that reliability and style are well worth preserving; outstanding parts and accessories will keep your car or truck in top shape. When they want performance and enduring design consumers seek out the innovation that goes into every Mercedes vehicle. Quality Mercedes S500 Shocks dissipate energy from irregularities in the street to provide a smoother drive. The task of the shock absorbers is to reduce up-and-down movement resulting from dips in the street and the suspension system. Located between the suspension and the frame of the car or truck, this component reduces the bouncing motion of the vehicle. Excellent parts from a quality source are always the best method to fix up a vehicle. Depend on our live automotive technology professionals to help you make an order of quality vehicle parts so you obtain an accurate order each and every time you shop with us.
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What do my Mercedes SL500 shocks do for my car?
Your Mercedes SL500 shocks have two important jobs. First, they control the movement of your car's suspension and springs by damping the impact of road bumps and vehicle vibrations. Second, they make sure that your tires are in contact with the road. Tire contact with the road is essential for maintaining movement control and stopping ability. (You can't control an airborne car, no matter what you have seen on TV!)
How do they do this? When your car moves over a bump, for example, the springs in your suspension are compressed. The shocks (mounted to the side or inside the springs, depending on the car model) provide resistance when the spring starts to decompress.
If you could see inside your Mercedes SL500 shocks, you would see pistons that move up and down inside an oil filled tube in concert with the motion of your springs. Oil inside the piston is forced through microscopic holes and valves, and this provides the necessary resistance to the spring's movement. That resistance turns kinetic energy into heat. Your shocks get warm, your wheels stay on the road and you stay in control of your car.
When do I need to replace my Mercedes SL500 shocks?
Mercedes SL500 shocks are built to handle a tough job with precision and durability. However, they can and do wear out. Replacing them after 80,000 -100,000 miles is not a bad idea (or 60,000 miles if you have been driving under extreme conditions).
Signs that you may need to replace your Mercedes SL500 shocks include things like nosediving (your car's front end dives down to the pavement when you apply the brakes) or squats (your car's rear drops down as you accelerate). If your car sways or shifts from side to side in good weather and is difficult to control, your shocks need to be checked immediately before it adversely affects your braking system. Excessive bouncing down the road is another sign that your shocks need to be replaced, and leaks near your tires may be piston or hydraulic fluid from your shocks. A less common sign is one tire that is visibly lower than the rest, and it's not because the tire is flat.
Worn out shocks don't just take the fun out of driving. They also increase your stopping distance and keep your ABS system from optimal performance. If you notice any of these signs, replace your Mercedes SL500 shocks immediately.
Is it expensive to replace my Mercedes SL500 shocks?
Depending on where you take your car, the cost to replace your Mercedes SL500 shocks could be anywhere from $545 to $875. Labor costs would be in the $245 to $310 dollar range. In general, a dealership will charge you more than an independent mechanic.
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Shocks available for the following Mercedes S500 years: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94. This part is also sometimes called Mercedes S500 Shock Absorber. We stock shocks parts for most Mercedes models including E320, ML350, ML320, GL450, E500, E350, C230, R350, CLK320, SLK230, E430, C280, ML500, 300D, ML430, CLK430, C240, C300, 560SL, E55 AMG, E300, 300SD, S420, GL320, S320, ML55 AMG, 420SEL, SL500, 380SL, CLS500, 240D, 190E, CLS550, 450SL, 300E, GL550, 300TD, 280SE, Sprinter 2500 and G500.