Mercedes Summer Care Tips

Summer Care Tips for Your Mercedes-Benz

by techplusaadmin May 19, 2018

Every car owner knows that it’s important to have their car serviced before the winter months come up, but what about the summer? If summer is nearly as brutal on our cars as it is on us, then it’s fair to say that your car could benefit from some early preparation. In this article, we’ll provide you with a brief summer checklist of things you should attend to in your Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

Why it’s important to get your Mercedes ready for the summer

Although Mercedes-Benz cars are known for their luxury and performance, no car is immune to the extreme weather conditions that occur during the summer months of the year. The summer seasons pose specific issues for car owners. In some areas, temperatures can reach over one hundred degrees, which can wreak havoc on engines and other car components, often leading to overheating and other performance problems. Taking the necessary precautions to safeguard your car from damage during the summer is an important step to take, as it can save you tons of money in expensive repairs, and it can help keep your car reliable, durable, and retain its value.

A summer care checklist for your Mercedes:

This summer checklist for your Mercedes includes a few of the basic areas that you should attend to before the summer months hit. Preparing you car for the summer season can be a rather simple process and can be performed usually all in one day; however, it’s important to also consult with your Mercedes specialist on what specific types of services may benefit your car in particular. Here are a few things to check off your summer auto care list:

Tire health

Tire health plays a huge role in vehicle performance and safety. Keeping your tires in good condition has many salient benefits, such as improved fuel efficiency and decreased suspension component wear. Here are a few of the things you should attend to in your tires before you hit the road for summer:
o Rotation
o Alignment
o Balance
o Pressure fill

Cooling system

We mentioned that during the summer months the potential for engine overheating is especially high—well, we weren’t kidding! During the summer, materials that parts are made of tend to warp, wear, and crack due to the high temperatures and fluctuating humidity. This leads to coolant leaks, which can be problematic for engine performance, to say the least. Here are a few things to attend to in the cooling system:
o Inspections
o Replacements – hoses, valves, etc.
o Servicing – check radiator fluid, keep extra in your car!

Fluid care

Besides the coolant/radiator fluid that your engine requires to regulate its temperature properly, it’s also important to check out your car’s other important fluids. We’ll get to engine oil in a moment, but your Mercedes specialist should be sure to attend to each of these fluids to check for quality and level:
o Brake fluid
o Transmission fluid
o Power steering fluid
o Windshield washer fluid

Oil care

Engine oil care is perhaps one of the most important ongoing automotive maintenance tasks. It keeps the various components of your engine well lubricated and working smoothly so that no excess friction is created—as this will only build up more heat. Inspecting the oil is important too, as the quality of the oil can indicate if there is another issue going on with your engine.
o Inspection of oil
o Oil & filter change

Cabin cooling system

Of course, a summer checklist wouldn’t be complete without giving some attention to your Mercedes’ air conditioning system. If you’ve ever stepped into a hot car with leather seats during the summer while wearing shorts, then you know the pain of a car without working air conditioning. Here are some things that you should have checked in your cabin cooling system before the summer months creep up on you:
o Wiring
o Air filter
o Refrigerant

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG 6.3Here at Tech Plus Automotive in Scottsdale, AZ, we have seen first-hand the toll that the summer months can take on even the most well-engineered vehicles if they aren’t adequately prepared. We take the time to perform a thorough summer check-up for each of our clients to best prepare them for the inevitable heat. To schedule an inspection for your Mercedes car, please contact us today.