Seasonal variations are something that you have to cater for when you own a high end vehicle such as a Mercedes Benz. It is extremely important for you to get your Mercedes ready for the winter because:
- You need to cater for poor road conditions.
- Snow and sleet on the roads are going to put extra stress on your wheels and tires.
- Your engine will also need special fuel so that it performs wonderfully as always.
Here are the most important ways in which you can get your Mercedes Benz ready for winter.
You will need to check the Manual of your vehicle and ensure that you are using the recommended oil viscosity for your model. It is definitely advisable to use only the approved engine lubricants and oils. For instance, if your engine type is 112 then the approved oil viscosity range is 0W-30, 0W-40, 5W-30, 5W-40.
Experts recommend that it is advisable to keep your fuel tank completely filled up. This has an important benefit because it prevents moisture from forming in the fuel lines. Collected moisture can otherwise freeze in winter and cause multiple kinds of problems. It is also a good idea for you to have a full fuel tank because it will help tide you over in case you get stranded at some place – it will be your source of heating.
Changing your tires
In most places winter can be pretty severe so it stands to logic that you must invest in good quality snow tires and wheels for Mercedes and change them when it is time. You also need to check:
- The condition of the tires and wheels regularly.
- The air pressure of all tires including any spare tires that you may be carrying.
- The condition of the tread of the tires.
There are also a few important checks that you must conduct before the temperature drops significantly. These checks are:
- The condition of your brakes.
- Windshield wiper fluid.
- All your lights.
- Oil and lubricants and so on.
This will allow you to stock up, make replacements and changes well before winter commences.
During the cold season, a car’s battery loses a lot of power. It is therefore extremely important for you to check the performance of the battery and check whether it has adequate charge. Do ensure that the battery is completely charged and is in a well maintained condition as well.
Visit your mechanic
There are few checks that need professional expertise. It is therefore a good idea for you to take your car to your trusted Mercedes mechanic before the onset of winter. This will allow the mechanic to check exhaust systems, battery condition, fuel lines and various other components that need to be winter proof.
Here is an additional tip for you – put together an emergency kit that will see you through winter. This can include jumper cables, tow ropes, flashlights, shovels and even an extra cell phone charger! Anything that you think will be useful if you are stranded in snow somewhere can be put into your emergency kit.