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The sleek looks and reliable performance of the Mercedes make errand running fun and satisfying. When consumers want the optimal in lavishness, innovation and dependability they put their money on Mercedes. Does it make any sense to fork over a big payment for a great, luxurious car, only to skimp on new aftermarket or OEM car parts? Comfort-focused cars including your plush Mercedes SL500 are manufactured to be used gently and then always given needed repairs. To preserve the luxury and comfort you chose with your Mercedes SL500, it's crucial to use only the best names in high-value car parts. The Mercedes in your carport was made using the best care and craftsmanship; it ought to get new replacement parts of a similar high level of quality. People who thrill over performance vehicles know that nothing is more important than having the most outstanding replacement parts for your car. Invest in your Mercedes' systems by buying the finest in quality engine components. Mercedes SL500 Shocks work as heavy springs which look similar to pistons, passing fluid from chamber to chamber which softens jolts from the road. Solid Mercedes SL500 Shocks give you enhanced suspension stability and augment the handling of the vehicle. Shock absorbers are found in two basic forms: spring-based shock absorbers which contain leaf springs, and torsion shock absorbers which rely on a torsion spring. Servicing a car or truck with OEM quality parts is the best investment, time after time. When there are any questions about our parts or accessories, our customer support team members are available to you via e-mail or telephone. If there are any concerns about our parts, our customer service specialists can be reached by telephone or by e-mail - with our standard first-rate customer service!
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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.
If you wish to save the labor costs of replacing Mercedes SL500 shocks (and some of the parts cost, too), PartsGeek has the standard and performance shocks you want available right now.
Shocks available for the following Mercedes SL500 years: 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 04, 03, 02, 01, 00, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94. This part is also sometimes called Mercedes SL500 Shock Absorber. We stock shocks parts for most Mercedes models including E320, ML350, ML320, GL450, E500, E350, C230, S500, R350, CLK320, SLK230, C280, E430, ML500, 300D, ML430, CLK430, C240, 560SL, E55 AMG, E300, 300SD, S420, GL320, C300, S320, ML55 AMG, 420SEL, 380SL, CLS500, 240D, 190E, 450SL, CLS550, GL550, 300E, Sprinter 2500, 300TD, 280SE and GLK350.