How To Extend Life of Mercedes-Benz Vehicle
Whether you just purchased your first new Mercedes-Benz or you have been babying your SL-Class for 40 years, depreciation is one of the scariest words to a Mercedes-Benz owner. For many of us, owning a Mercedes-Benz is more than just a means of getting to work in the morning. It is an investment that, with proper care, can even be profitable over time. If you want to know how to extend the life of your Mercedes-Benz vehicle, here are a few inexpensive tips to keep you on the road longer.
Will Driving Less Increase Life of Vehicle?
If you need your car ever day, this may not be feasible. However, the more you can avoid driving, the more value your Mercedes-Benz will retain. The car may still depreciate, but in the automotive world, miles are more expensive than years. If you live in a cold climate, it is also notable to drive slow while your car warms up. This can protect your engine from seizing parts.
Proper Way To Clean Mercedes-Benz
Washing your car is very important. This includes the exterior, interior, and even the engine. You should be washing your car about twice a month if you drive it regularly. If you use a drive-through car wash, make sure you pick an option with an underbody spray, because this will help get dirt or salt out from underneath your car, where you can’t see it. As for the engine, every couple of months it is a good idea to wipe down the engine as best as you can. It is little things like this that help cars retain value over many years of operation.
When To Use The Parking Break
One thing that people don’t realize is that when a car is in park, the only thing holding it there is the transmission. You can take this work load off the expensive transmission by applying the inexpensive parking brake. That is what it’s there for after all!
Regular Mercedes-Benz Maintenance
Above everything else, regular maintenance is so important when you want to extend the life of your Mercedes-Benz. Here at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead, we offer A services and B services, recommended by Mercedes-Benz. The A service should be completed every 10,000 miles or so. This consists of fluid checks and changes, brake inspection, and filter replacements. Then, every 2 years or 20,000 miles, a B service should be completed. This consists of a more in-depth inspection and can catch problems before they happen. If you would like to get your Mercedes-Benz back on the right foot, bring it to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today for an A or B service. We will help you make sure your car is in the best shape of its life!