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Start Planning Your Import Car Maintenance for the Winter Weather
November 17, 2017
Winter is coming and with it some of the year’s most stressful driving months. Brands like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz deliver unbeatable performance and deserve the best care available. Even if you don’t need Mercedes repair service right now, a checkup before winter is advised. Trained mechanics will look at several areas of your vehicle.
Before the road conditions get worse, it’s important to check your tires for both air pressure and tread depth. Well-inflated tires will gain more traction, and proper tire tread helps the car eat through the snow and slush. Snow tires help a great deal in snowy climates like Denver.
Cold temperatures can have an adverse effect on battery capacity and performance. A nearby Mercedes-Benz specialist can inspect your battery and cables to make sure they’re in top shape. They’ll look for things like fraying and corrosion and make sure the battery’s charge level and battery fluid level are adequate.
Belts and Hoses
Low temperatures make things more brittle, and belts and hoses are no exceptions. The belts and hoses in your car are much more likely to break during the winter. A trained mechanic can inspect your vehicle and make sure the parts are ready to survive the cold.
When snow and ice coat the roads, it can be hard to get traction. The lack of traction makes it more difficult to brake and increases the risk of accidents. Before conditions get bad, have your brakes inspected to make sure there’s no excessive wear, which would make stopping in the snow even harder.
Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Antifreeze protects the engine from becoming corroded by the cold. If the antifreeze level is too low in your vehicle, your engine is at risk. Visit a Mercedes-Benz specialist who can check the levels and recommend the best antifreeze for your car.
Oil gets thicker in the cold weather and can hurt the engine. A trusted Mercedes technician could help you find a thinner oil that will move faster in the cold. Even after changing to a thinner oil, it can help to run your car for a few minutes before driving.
Windshield Wipers and Fluid
Make sure your wiper blades are in excellent condition and are made to work on ice and snow. Ineffective windshield wiper blades can cause poor visibility. Ask your mechanic what you can do to prevent the fluid from freezing.
Mercedes Parts Denver
To cover these areas and much more, talk to the professionals at Paddock Imports. They are a leading source for Mercedes-Benz of Denver service, as well as Mercedes parts in Denver. There is no more trusted name in the Denver area when it comes to servicing German cars.