Top tips for Mercedes maintenance
Mercedes maintenance tips
Mercedes-Benz is a premium manufacturer that designs quality and reliable cars. They are also built with features that pay an enormous amount of attention to safety, ensuring that the driver and passengers are as protected as possible.
Your Mercedes looks after you, so it is only fair that you return the favour and care for it to ensure it continues to run dependably and reliably. On top of MOTs and regular servicing, there are a few things every owner should do on their Mercedes.
Check your oil levels
This is a vital task that every car owner should carry out regularly. Make sure your engine is at normal operating temperature but has been switched off for approximately 5 minutes, this gives the oil a chance to get out of the engine and down into the reservoir. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean, slide it back into the tube then remove and check where oil goes up to on the stick. It should reach up to between the MIN and MAX markers.
Remember: make sure your Mercedes is parked on a level surface!
Keep it clean
Everyone wants their car to look clean so most will often clean the interior, windows and paintwork, but not many will take care to clean off the underside of their vehicle. This is important, especially in winter, to get rid of road muck that sticks to the bottom of the car as it can corrode and damage metal.
Maintain and check the cooling system
A very important part of your car that ensures your engine remains at a regular temperature and doesn’t overheat. Filling up the system with a 50/50 mix of coolant and water will keep it in good health and prevent deposits building up inside that can lead to disastrous corrosion. Most Mercedes will have a way to check the coolant level and temperature on your dashboard, it must be below 70C!
Listen and feel when you’re driving
This is a bit more of an abstract one, but can be hugely important! If you’re driving and hear a strange noise or the car feels like it is reacting strangely, there could be something wrong. If a noise persists or it continues to drive oddly, you should contact a mechanic sooner rather than later to help identify exactly what is causing the issue.
Check tyre tread and pressure
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again…tyres are one of the most important aspects of your car. Being the only point of contact between you and the road, they are responsible for keeping you going forward and stopping you safely. Check that the tread will give you enough grip on the road and make sure they are all inflated to the recommended pressure.