Your Mercedes is probably your baby, as it should be. Even Pope Benedict XVI drove one. His Popemobile was based on a Merc ML. Naturally, you’re going to want to treat your Mercedes like it’s your baby. Here’s how you can do just that.
Check your oil – The most obvious and most important way to take care of your car is to check its oil properly. Park it on a level surface, turn the car off, and leave it off for about five minutes if it’s at a normal operating temperature. If the engine wasn’t, leave it off for about 30 minutes. This gives the oil the chance to drain out of the engine and into the reservoir. Once your car is ready to be checked, pull the dipstick out and wipe it off. Then, slowly slide it into the guide tube to the stop, and take it back out. If the level is between the MIN mark and the MAX mark, the oil level is right. If it’s not, you’re going to want to add some oil.
Use only original Mercedes parts – In the event that you need to replace anything on your Benz, you should only use original Mercedes Benz parts. Although aftermarket parts may be cheaper, they don’t work quite as well. Third-party manufacturers reverse engineer the parts and use the car’s specs to develop the replacement parts, which means that they’re not perfect replacements. Some might be even better, but in all odds, they’re likely worse, which is why you should only use original parts when working on your Mercedes.
Maintain proper tire pressure – After your brakes, your tires are the most important safety devices on your car, so you’re going to want them to be working as well as they possibly can. The wrong tire pressure will compromise your car’s ability to corner, brake and remain stable. Check to see what your car’s tire pressure should be, and make sure it stays that way.
If you have any questions about taking care of your Mercedes, feel free to share in the comments.