Common issues with Mercedes-Benz autos:
Oil leaks from the oil filter housing seal.
When the Mercedes oil filter is changed, make sure that the oil filter housing seal is in good shape. The resulting consequences from a damaged oil filter housing gasket can be quite severe. Noticing the signs that this gasket is damaged is the best way to keep your car from experiencing damage due to a lack of oil.
Mercedes control Arms (suspension) service & maintenance.
With age and mileage, critical suspension components such as Mercedes control arm bushings begin to wear and lose their effectiveness. Over time, your Mercedes will lose some of its key handling characteristics. The control arm bushings on your Mercedes take most of the force during braking, cornering and heavy acceleration. As a driver, you may begin to hear “creaking” noises and/or notice front-end vibrations or shimmying, when going over road humps or hitting pot-holes. These are indicators that your Mercedes-Benz’s suspension needs attention.
When it comes to Mercedes brakes, you need to find out the problem BEFORE replacing parts. Sometimes this is harder than it sounds. Some owners attempt to diagnose and repair the problem on their own. Brake issues are, however, a safety concern and should be addressed by an expert. Furthermore, a professional garage with Mercedes-Benz experience will be able to tell you whether or not these repairs could be covered under warranty.
Good to Know for Mercedes-Benz owners
Good to Know how Expensive Mercedes Replacement Keys are! Keys to your Mercedes are very expensive to replace. Replacement keys can range from $300.00 to $500.00. It’s smart to place a protective case on your key fob. (You will find lots of silicone smart key fob covers for Mercedes-Benz on Amazon.) If the buttons on your key fob are already worn out, you can replace just the shell and save your key.
Good to Know how to Synchronize Mercedes Windows, Sunroof. After your battery dies and it’s been replaced, you might notice that the sunroof and the windows no longer operate with just one touch. If this happens, you need to re-synchronize the windows and the sunroof. You can do this yourself. First, move the window all the way up. When the window gets to the closed position, don’t release the switch but continue to press the window switch button for another 5 seconds until you hear a click. Follow the same procedure to restore the sunroof.
Good to Know how to Check Mercedes Engine Oil Levels. In many Mercedes-Benz models, there will be a dipstick that you can use to measure the oil level. However, in other models the dipstick was omitted. Models starting in 2000 allow you to measure the oil level from your instrument cluster. For the specific instructions for your Mercedes-Benz model, read your owner’s manual. If you don’t have an owner’s manual you can download PDF copies. Download here
Good to Know a good mechanic. Your car is an expensive investment, and you want to be sure it’s in the right hands. In San Antonio, Eurasian Auto Repair is your dealer alternative for all Mercedes-Benz service and repair.
And for our Mercedes aficionados, some Mercedes-Benz trivia
In 1886, Karl Benz was awarded a German patent for the invention of the first automobile. The patent was issued for a “vehicle with gas or petroleum drive machine”, also known as the Motorwagen. This venture was actually financed by his wife, Bertha. But because Bertha was a married woman, she was not allowed to apply for the patent and it was credited to Karl Benz.
The first slogan Mercedes-Benz used was “A Replacement for the Horse”. Today Mercedes-Benz operates under the slogan “The Best or Nothing”.
The logo for Mercedes-Benz is a three pointed star. It was designed by Gottlieb Daimler for who the star symbolized the attribute of class and perfection. The meaning of the three-pointed star is that each point of the star stood for the Mercedes’s dominance over land, air and sea.