4 Facts Every Mercedes Owner Should Know
Everybody wants to keep their ride running longer, keep the headaches and hassles at bay and save themselves a fortune when it comes to the care and maintenance of their Mercedes. We have listed some of the facts to achieve all the aspects mentioned above. Thank us later.
- Know what oil and filter you should use
The suggested oil interval of the Mercedes Benz is 10,000 miles. This only holds true if you are using the needed oil and filter type. Mercedes Benz uses the oil named Mobil1 0W40. You will also require a fleece oil filter that can keep doing its job for 10,000 miles. Be aware if you are changing the 10k mile oil and using the oils that aren’t meant to protect your Mercedes Benz engine for a long period of time, you can serious engine issues like sludge buildup and premature wear.
- The battery is the most important part of your car
Mercedes Benz is equipped with state of the art equipment and electronics. Hence they are deemed sensitive when it comes to the battery voltage. Batteries older than 5 years old are unable to hold the needed charge and doesn’t offer the needed electricity. Even if your car is working properly, many systems and control units of your vehicle could malfunction because of the battery age. Save yourself a fortune by purchasing a replacement battery and getting it replaced in every 4 to 5 years.
- Know why the check engine light is on.
If your check engine light is on, don’t neglect it. Just because your car is operating fine, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be concerned about the Service Engine Light warning. Don’t panic if the check engine light goes on while driving. Mercedes dealership recommends you to troubleshoot your check engine light by your own means.
- Know how to sync windows and sunroof
After the replacement of the battery or if the car battery is defunct, you will find that the sunroof and windows don’t work with one touch anymore. The window or the sunroof will only shift a few inches. To fix this, resync the windows and the sunroof. Do this by closing the window entirely. Once it is, don’t release the switch but keep pressing the window switch button for another 5 seconds until you hear a click sound. Do the same process for the sunroof.