Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Service Guide

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Service Guide

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The Mercedes-Benz SLS is a wonderful car to both drive and own. With proper care and maintenance, the Mercedes-Benz SLS can be either a weekend racer or even a daily driven supercar. GI Automotive offers extremely competitive part resourcing, and Mercedes-Benz trained mechanics to keep your SLS in top shape.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a two door coupe sports car that is the spiritual successor to the coveted Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. The SLS AMG was produced between the years of 2010 though 2014, succeeding the Mercedes-Benz SLR. The name SLS stands for “Super Light Sport” and was the first vehicle entirely designed and built from scratch by AMG. The SLS debuted a 6.2 Liter M159 V8 engine which was able to produce 563 bhp and was at the time “the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated production series engine.” An electric version of the car also began production in 2012 but was retired in 2014 as well with the introduction of the AMG GT. While the SLS featured the Gullwing doors, Mercedes-Benz also produced an SLS roadster that had conventional doors. There were four models of the SLS AMG that were produced including the SLS AMG, the SLS AMG GT, the SLS AMG Coupe Black Series, and the SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive. Only the SLS AMG and SLS AMG GT also had roadster models produced with them. The SLS AMG featured a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission reaches 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 196 miles per hour.

The below Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Service Guideprovides a recommended maintenance schedule allowing SLS AMG owners an opportunity to maintain their unique German supercar in the best condition as possible. Preventative maintenance is key in extending the longevity of the vehicle, as well as avoiding any costly repairs from neglect.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Service Guide Interior

Engine, Oil, Transmission, Clutch 

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG features only one single option when it comes to the transmission of the vehicle. This option is the 7-speed dual clutch semi-automatic transmission. The SLS has selectable driving modes including “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport Plus), “C” (Controlled Efficiency), and finally “M” (Manual) allowing the driver to change gears using the shifter or paddle shifter present behind the steering wheel. The SLS AMG also features a dry-sump lubrication system to handle the car’s high cornering speeds.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Service Guide Oil Filter

Brakes, Rotors, Pads, Fluids 

Tires are a very important aspect that owners tend to overlook. The difference between a car with proper tires and a car with cheap tires is enormous.

Acceleration, braking, handling, and even ride quality is affected by the type of tire on the car. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG comes on a stock tire size of;

FRONT TIRES: 265/35R19

REAR TIRES: 335/30R20

Tire wear can vary greatly on how the vehicle is driven, however, other factors such as suspension geometry, tire pressures and driving environment can also affect tire wear.

GI Automotive has a wide selection of tires that fit the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and we would be happy to consult on the perfect one for your driving needs.

Suspension geometry and set-up is a crucial aspect in regards to not only tire wear, but how the car behaves while driving.

Regular alignment checks will help keep the tire wearing even and keep the car behaving as the superb engineers in Germany intended it to.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Service Guide recommends that camber, caster, toe, and height be adjusted to OEM spec, or a custom specification if necessary.

The suspension should also be inspected annually for any leaks, cracks, or play. The active suspension should be checked for calibration and proper operation as well. This also includes a physical inspection of the springs and dampers.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Service Guide Coilover Kit

Other aspects that many SLS AMG collectors or buyers overlook is that most of the high-performance rubber components (brushings, hoses, brake & vacuum lines, coolant & heating hoses) start to degrade naturally after 10 years. This happens even if a SLS AMG was sitting in proper storage. It’s prudent that you have a full inspection done on the car in order to closely look for any signs of rubber degrading that might fail while driving. Any hoses or brushings that might look slightly worn will fail sooner than you think after the 10-year period.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Service Guide Recommends These Maintenance Intervals (2015 Model):

Tire rotation every 5,000 Miles

At 10,000 Miles or 1 Year:

Engine – oil and filter change

Check catch, safety catch and hinges on engine hood for proper operation

Clean visible area of water deflector

Reset maintenance service indicator in instrument cluster

Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear

Correct tire inflation pressure

Check underbody protection. In the event of damage, refinish underbody protection with separate work order

Check coolant level

Check fluid for brake system

Check fluid for power steering

Check fluid for windshield washer system

Replace wiper blades

Replace combination filter

Check horn, high beam flasher, hazard warning lamps, turn signals

Check warning/indicator lamps, illumination and interior lighting/exterior lighting

Check trunk lighting

Check battery condition (starter battery)

Check windshield washer and headlamp cleaning system

Clean and lubricate soft top seals

Inspect tires for damage, measure tread depth

Check TIREFIT sealant expiration date

Activate Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Visually check brake system components, lines, hoses, calipers

Check thickness of brake pads and disks, front and rear wheels removed

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Service Guide Brake Rotars

At 20,000 Miles or 2 Years:

Repeat same process as 10,000 miles

Check condition of poly-V-belt

Replace brake fluid

Leakage – Major components: Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components. In the event of leakage, determine cause and perform repair with separate work order

Visually inspect condition of front axle ball joints, rubber boots

Visually inspect condition of rear axle ball joints, rubber boots

Visually inspect condition of steering mechanical components, rubber boots

Check parking brake

Chassis and load-bearing body components: Check for damage and corrosion

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Service Guide Wiring Harness

At 30,000 Miles or 3 Years:

Repeat same process as 10,000 miles

At 40,000 Miles or 4 Years:

Repeat same process as 20,000 miles

At 50,000 Miles or 5 Years:

Repeat same process as 10,000 miles

At 60,000 Miles or 6 Years:

Repeat same process as 20,000 miles

Replace spark plugs

Check seat belts and buckles for signs of external damage and proper function

Check bodywork for paint work damage

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Service Guide Spark Plugs

At 70,000 Miles or 7 Years:

Repeat same process as 10,000 miles

At 80,000 Miles or 8 Years:

Repeat same process as 20,000 miles

At 90,000 Miles or 9 Years:

Repeat same process as 10,000 miles

At 100,000 Miles or 10 Years:

Repeat same process as 20,000 miles

At 110,000 Miles or 11 Years:

Repeat same process as 10,000 miles

At 120,000 Miles or 12 Years:

Repeat same process as 60,000 miles

At 130,000 Miles or 13 Years:

Repeat same process as 10,000 miles

At 140,000 Miles or 14 Years:

Repeat same process as 20,000 miles

At 150,000 Miles or 15 Years:

Repeat same process as 10,000 miles

Replace fuel filter

Replace coolant

For High-Mileage Service at 160,000 miles or 16 Years:

Repeat same process as 20,000 miles

For High-Mileage Service at 170,000 miles or 17 Years:

Repeat same process as 20,000 miles

For High-Mileage Service at 180,000 miles or 18 Years:

Repeat same process as 20,000 miles

Every 40,000 Miles: Make sure to replace air filter

Every 60,000 Miles: Make sure to replace spark plugs

Every 150,000 Miles: make sure to replace fuel filter and coolant

In order to make sure that all components are working as they should, the vehicle owner needs to get a visual inspection of the entire vehicle during each service. This includes inspecting for any leaks or accelerated wear and tear.

Note that the Mercedes-Benz SLS Service Guide is recommending these tips if the car is driven regularly on public roads. If the vehicle is tracked, wear and tear will be accelerated and should be serviced earlier and more frequently than the schedule outlined above.

Contact us for a quote or come visit us to experience our professional service and competitive part pricing for all your SLS AMG needs.

 

 

 

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