Summer Maintenance Checklist
Oil and Oil Filter Change: An oil change is particularly vital, especially if your last oil change was a while ago. Intense weather conditions of any kind, cold or hot temps or wet weather can put some extra demands on your engine’s oil and oil filter. The oil in your Mercedes engine is working to keep all the parts lubricated and if it is full of debris or is just simply old it cannot do its job effectively, which impacts the performance of your engine. A clean oil filter can clear out debris and cleaner oil allows for a better performing engine.
Check on all Other Fluid Levels: There are quite a few other fluids running through your engine and weather changes and conditions can impact them as well. Seasonal weather changes can impact the levels of your windshield wiper fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid. Your coolant fluid is incredibly important during the summer months to keep your engine working during high temperatures!
Monitor Tire Pressure: Just like with all the fluids we have talked about, temperature changes can also impact your Mercedes’ tire pressure. Make sure that your tires are all properly inflated according to the markings on the wall of the tire. Low tire air pressure can lead to many problems like reduced fuel economy, uneven wear, and even blowouts! This is also a great time to check on the condition of your tires’ tread with the penny test. If your tires don’t pass, it’s time for a new set!
A Brake Inspection: Your brakes are incredibly important all year round, and summer is a great time to check in on them after months of winter driving, getting out of the cold as fast as possible. We can do a routine inspection but if your brakes are making any weird noises or you can feel any weird vibrations, it is important to mention it to your service advisor.
Servicing Your Mercedes With Us
The Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville service department is here for you and your Mercedes model! No matter what make or model you are driving, our expert ASE certified technicians and mechanics are here to keep it running in tip-top shape. We always follow the guidelines put out by Mercedes-Benz and use genuine, high-quality Mercedes parts to ensure your model runs as it should. We can take care of all the summer maintenance items we just went over for you, just call our service department or fill out the form
on our website to book your next appointment!