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Yearly Archives: 2022

Summer Road Trip Tips - Jeff’s Mercedes Auto Service

Summer Road Trip Tips - Jeff’s Mercedes Auto Service

Now that summer is around the corner, many of you are finalizing your vacation plans. If you are planning to take your Mercedes on the road this summer, it is important that you proceed with safety and care.   Before setting out on your summer adventures, it is essential to make sure your car is running properly. The team at Jeff's Mercedes Auto Service has some useful tips to make your trip stress-free. Please make sure you test the following before embarking on your getaway. Cooling System – It can get quite hot in the summer, so it's especially important that your car doesn't overheat after extensive driving. Sometimes, we may recommend a coolant flush beforehand to ensure your engine gets enough coolant. Battery – A dead battery often catches drivers off guard. Your battery is used not just to start your car but to run your A/C, radio, power windows, electronic chargers, and more. A battery test can give you peace of mind that your battery can keep ... read more

Tips to Keep Your Mercedes-Benz Clean & Organized

Tips to Keep Your Mercedes-Benz Clean & Organized

It can be rather difficult to keep the inside of your Mercedes-Benz organized. This problem is compounded if you happen to have children. No matter how hard you try to keep your car free of clutter, it seems like the battle never ends. If you struggle to find anything in your car when you need it the most, continue reading to discover some tried and tested to keep get better organized. Make Cleaning a Habit If you want to keep your car free of trash, you must make it a habit to clean the inside of your car at least once a week. This does not have to take a lot of time. While you might want to do a deep clean every month or so, vacuuming and dusting the inside of the car only takes 10-15 minutes of your time. The difference it will make in how good you feel while driving is immense. Focus on the Center Console If you are one of those drivers who just throws everything they have in the center console, you will have trouble finding anything in a matter of weeks. Take some time to orga ... read more

5 Maintenance Items to Take Care of This Spring

5 Maintenance Items to Take Care of This Spring

With every new season comes a new list of must-have maintenance items. The team at Jeff's Mercedes Auto Service is always looking out for you and your Benz. We've created this checklist for everything you may need for your car this spring. Oil and Filter Change - It's always a good idea to change your oil, no matter the season. This will ensure your engine runs healthy all spring. Battery Test - Testing your battery will help you determine whether you need it replaced soon or not. Check Tire Pressure & Tread - Tire health and safety are vital, which is why you should regularly check your tires for proper inflation and even wear. The warmer weather may cause your tires to expand, so please adjust their psi if necessary. Replace Windshield Wiper Blades - These should be replaced every 6 months to 1 year. If it has been a while since you changed them out, please do so. Clean and Test your Vehicle Lights - Even though daylight savings may have just started, you're ... read more

5 Reasons Why Your Mercedes-Benz Heater is Blowing Cool Air

5 Reasons Why Your Mercedes-Benz Heater is Blowing Cool Air

On those chilly, Los Angeles mornings and nights, you're going to want your car heater to warm you up. When your vehicle's cooling system stops working, you may notice that there's little to no heat coming from the vents, foggy windows, and coolant leaks around. At Jeff's Mercedes Auto Service, we can help you regain control of your Mercedes-Benz cabin temperature. No matter what time of year it is, you should be driving comfortably in such a luxurious car. Common Causes for Car Heater Problems in Mercedes-Benz Low Coolant Your Benz uses coolant to keep your engine at a tolerable temperature. When you have your heater turned on, the coolant works within the heater core to deliver the engine's warm air through your vents. If your car is low on this fluid, often due to a leak, it won't be able to reach the heater core at all. Problems with the Heater Core Speaking of the heater core, it may be the cause of no heat. This part has tubes that move the coolant ar ... read more

Top 3 Commonly Asked About Check Engine Lights

Top 3 Commonly Asked About Check Engine Lights

Question #1 - Can I Continue Driving With the Check Engine Light On? A lit check engine light could represent something very minuscule, like a loose gas gap in some scenarios. In this case, it would have no impact on your vehicle performance. However, if your check engine light is on, you should try to get it to an auto repair shop as soon as you can to avoid engine damage. Driving should be limited until you get to the service facility.  Question #2 - What Does a Flashing Check Engine Light On? A flashing check engine light has a different meaning than a steady check engine light. A blinking indicator may suggest you have engine problems that are very severe and sometimes beyond repair. If your check engine light is flashing, you should stop driving immediately. Please pull over to a safe spot and call for a tow to the auto repair shop. If you continue to drive and strain your engine, it will result in irreversible impairments. Question #3 - How Do I Turn Off the Check Engine ... read more