Mercedes-Benz is arguably one of the most reliable performance vehicles to hit the road. However, their electromechanical parts require consistent maintenance to perform at peak levels. Owning a luxury vehicle is a huge responsibility, but its longevity is unmatched when thoroughly cared for. While tune-up maybe an outdated term, it's the perfect opportunity to have preventative maintenance completed for maximum engine efficiency. It's essential to be aware of any abnormalities and get them fixed right away to prevent damage. Tune-ups allow your vehicle to be thoroughly inspected to fix small problems before they turn into big ones. If you haven't scheduled maintenance in a while, below are three common signs, it's time for a tune-up.
The brakes feel spongy.
A spongy brake pedal should be inspected right away because your vehicle will struggle to come to a complete stop. If this isn't addressed right away, it can make your drive more dangerous. A spongy brake pedal can indicate that there may be air in the brake lines, and this can be fixed by bleeding the brakes. In some cases, a spongy brake pedal can mean that your Mercedes brake fluid is either old or low; a brake flush may be needed. These services, including an inspection, can take place during a tune-up to prevent additional damage.
Your vehicle is struggling to accelerate.
Mercedes-Benz is known for its excellent performance and high speeds. If you suddenly notice that your vehicle is accelerating slower than usual, it may be time for a tune-up. A dirty engine filter can be the culprit. Engine filters should be replaced about once a year, depending on your driving conditions, and are relatively easy to replace.
The tires are wearing unevenly.
Your vehicle's tire tread is directly correlated to how much contact it makes with the road. Tire performance is essential for safe braking, especially during bad weather. Your Mercedes tire tread is designed to wear evenly. If the tire tread is worn primarily in the center or on the sides, it may be time for a wheel alignment. If your wheels are out of alignment, the tires will wear faster. You'll notice that your vehicle will struggle to remain straight even if you take your hands off of the steering wheel. It's best to have your vehicle brought in because our shop has special equipment designed for Mercedes to adjust accordingly.
Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Maintenance Service in Los Angeles, CA
A tune-up is your opportunity to have your Mercedes essential fluids topped-off, and the oil changed. A bump to bumper, comprehensive inspection keeps your vehicle in its best working condition. Your engine filter and cabin filter are replaced to boost engine performance. A tune-up is the opportunity to ensure your Mercedes stays in top shape while also diagnosing any new problems that may arise.
If you notice any of the above signs, Jeff's Mercedes Auto Service has automotive experts who can help. With over 30 years of experience, we have reliable ASE Certified Technicians with hi-tech equipment who are ready to help.
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