Useful Tips to Increase the Lifespan of Your Mercedes
A Mercedes Benz is unlike most other cars and the higher price to purchase one is an investment. The high quality of the internal parts and craftsmanship mean that the car has been built to last longer than an ordinary car. Mercedes servicing should still be regular, however they are often able to go much longer than other brands without servicing. That being said, you want your car to be working well to avoid expensive repairs and damage. So here are some useful tips to increase the lifespan of your Mercedes.
Signs for a Service
- Hoses – The hoses must be replaced when they begin to look fat and spongy.
- Belts – If you notice nicks or cracks in the belts then they need to be replaced.
- Fluids – All fluids need to be at the right level such as oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, water etc. Oil in a Mercedes should usually be changed yearly or every 10,000 miles.
- Filters – The oil filter should be changed regularly for optimum engine performance and the air filter should be cleaned.
- Tyres – The tyres should be replaced when the tread looks or feels low. Air pressure should be checked regularly, as low tyre pressure will create more friction and use more fuel.
- Spark Plugs – The spark plugs usually need servicing after 90,000 miles, however they should be checked more often than this.
- Lights – Check that the head lights, tail lights, turn signals, reverse lights, hazard lights and brake lights are all working, if not they need to be serviced as soon as possible.