Mercedes Benz service can easily be avoided if the maintenance of the car is done at regular intervals. A monthly Maintenance check on your Benz is a great way to keep bigger costlier repairs at bay. Since most cars these days can go 30,000 miles with out a tune up and full service stations don’t really exist anymore this day and age here are some helpful tips that can help you to avoid getting stranded as well as possibly seeing a potential problem with your MB before it gets costly.
Probably the most vital part of any Mercedes maintenance program is to check the vital fluids of your car. Before you start checking fluids its a good idea to pull the owners manual and find out what specifications the owners manual recommends during a Mercedes service. These way if any fluids need topping off you can use the proper fluids. In most cases you can use something that is not recommended by the owners manual however this could cause problems long term. We recommend you stick to the owners manual recommendations.
When checking fluids you want to make sure you check the motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid and coolant levels. If any are low you want to top them off. Also be aware that if vital fluids are missing there is likely a problem. The only fluids that are supposed to be in need of replenishment in a perfectly functioning MB is the gasoline and wiper fluid. If you are needing to top off fluids other then that it is likely time service your Mercedes Benz. So you see missing fluids are a warning sign for a greater problem that might require maintenance of your Mercedes Benz.
When you are doing an inspection of your vehicle you might also want to take a look at the belts and hoses on your Benz. Check to see if they look brittle or dry rotted. If you see cracks you will likely need to replace them before they leave you stranded. Belts usually dry rot or stretch to wear they squeal when you are driving. These are signs that the belts might need to be changed.
When it comes to maintenance of you vehicle we recommend that you find a local foreign car repair shop that specializes in European Imports. the basics you can do yourself but you will find out rather quickly that today’s modern import cars are complicated machines that require special tools and knowledge in order to do a repair or even to service the vehicle. Especially luxury vehicles like Mercedes Benz have many sensors and electronics that need to be reset even when you do something simple like changing the oil.
Mercedes Maintenance should be done buy a qualified mechanic. I would recommend you find a local foreign car repair shop in your area that you can have your vehicle serviced at on a regular basis.
However just checking some basics like fluids, belts and hoses can help you avoid an even costlier problem down the road. Much like most things if you can find and resolve a problem before it gets really bad it will cost you less in the long run. Most problems will lead to other problems so the problem will be compounded.
If you would like some advice from a Mercedes mechanic in regards to your Benz please contact us and we will try and help answer your questions.
Today’s European Cars is conveniently located in Houston TX just west of the Galleria, and service mainly the Memorial, West University, Mid Town, Heights, Sugarland and Bellaire areas.