5 Regular Maintenance Tips For Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Tips

As a car owner, you'll need to provide a high level of care to the vehicle to ensure it continues to operate well and doesn't require major repairs over time. For those who drive a Mercedes-Benz, there are a few specific maintenance tips to follow to increase the lifespan of the vehicle and allow it to run efficiently. If you want to maintain your car correctly, there are a few regular maintenance tips to keep in mind.

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Tips
  1. Maintain a Good Battery Connection
    Your car can continue to run smoothly if there's a good battery connection to ensure the vehicle can continue to start. You'll need to start by removing the battery terminals and clean the posts with the use of a professional product, although using soda will also work well. Remove the cleaning product with water and thoroughly dry the posts. You can complete the process by replacing the battery terminals.

  2. Inspect the Brake Pads
    Read your Mercedes-Benz owner's manual to determine when your brakes need to be replaced, which is typically every 20,000 miles. The brakes may need to be replaced more often if you drive more on roads rather than highways.

  3. Keep Your Tires in Shape
    The tires need to be kept in excellent condition to reduce the risk of a collision while spending time on the road. You'll need to keep the tires inflated by reading the owner's manual to determine the suggested tire pressure and by using a gauge each month. Tires that are underinflated can increase your risk of a collision by three times. Rotating the tires is also necessary when you change the oil or every 6,000 miles. Checking the alignment is also a step to caring for the tires, which can lead to uneven tread if it's not corrected.

  4. Change the Oil
    The oil is considered to be the blood of the engine and needs to be topped off frequently to ensure that potential issues are avoided. Use the dipstick to measure how much oil needs to be added and change the oil every 10,000 miles. The color of the oil shouldn't be black, which is a sign that it needs to be replaced. Engine oil has an amber color shade but can become black over time due to contaminants, added chemicals, and heat. Some Mercedes-Benz vehicles require synthetic oil to be used, which makes it necessary to read the owner's manual in advance.
    Checking the coolant level is also necessary to ensure that the heat that is generated from the engine is removed to avoid potential issues. The owner's manual can guide you in the right direction to determine where the coolant is located when performing an inspection.

  5. Inspect the Drive Belts
    The drive belts are an important component of Mercedes-Benz engines because they generate power by transferring it from the crankshaft to the alternator, steering pump, air conditioning compressor, and water pump. The serpentine belt will need to be replaced every 40,000 miles after visually inspecting them. Replacing the drive belts will avoid costly repairs and can also reduce your maintenance costs. You can remove it and view how it wraps around the pulley. Pulleys that are noisy or loose will need to be replaced. Line up the belt ribs in the grooves of the pulley to ensure that the belt is placed on it correctly.




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