SLSHOPS: Under Body Check
No classic Mercedes-Benz is safe from rust and corrosion, and the SL is no exception. Despite excellent build quality, time and the elements can get to an SL. This check gives a complete appraisal of the underbody condition of your car, looking for rot, rust and degradation and establishing what needs to be done to rectify the situation.
Why do I need it?
Rust and corrosion are two words that no classic car owner wants to hear. Understanding the extent of the problem is the first step to. The main questions we intend to answer with this check are ‘is there rust’, ‘where is the rust’, ‘how bad is the rust’ and ‘what is it going to take to fix it?’
What does it do for the car?
Understanding if there is corrosion hiding beneath your car is key to the future of the vehicle. Without knowing that the structure of the car is sound there is little point investing money in other areas. This check is designed to be a traffic light that prevents unnecessary work being undertaken before the chassis and structure are sound.
What does it do for me?
Our under body check is designed to give a full report on the integrity of a car, covering the all-important metalwork and mounting points from front to back. This suits all types of car as often the worst corrosion is hidden, away from the usual areas you might come across during day-to-day cleaning and maintenance. Many customers use an underbody check to help answer the ‘fix it or sell it’ question. Where your car goes next is down to you – whether we embark on a program to get it MOT ready or show ready is entirely your choice; the aim is to arm you with the right information to make an informed decision.
SLSHOP’s Sam Bailey explains what an SLSHOP Health Check is all about, what it achieves and what areas it covers. Does your SL need a health check?
Why Choose SLSHOP?
As Europe’s leading SL specialist more than 10,000 SLs have passed through our workshops and showroom. The level of knowledge possessed by our technical department is unsurpassed, and with our service team living and breathing on the sharp edge of the market, there can be no better place to go for advice and guidance for you and your SL.
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