Winter is not renowned for its kindness on our automobiles. The plummeting temperatures, unforgiving frost and icy surfaces can cause havoc with our car’s performance and handling. Whether your car is struggling to start in the mornings or you have been unfortunate enough to fall victim to the winter road conditions, it’s no surprise that this time of the year is approached with caution.
The older your car, the likelihood is that it will be more prone to those little inconvenient breakdowns. Even the most respectable of car manufactures, such as the esteemed Mercedes Benz, can feel the force of Jack Frost’s fingertips.
Luxury, Style & Performance
Mercedes Benz is considered one of the pioneers of modern car transportation, a fore founder of the fast and luxurious. Whilst many will associate their three-pointed star badge with the corporate and commercial, Mercedes Benz has been influential in developing and advancing the evolution of the engine.
From their 1928 SSK racing car right through to their magnificent SLS AMG model, throughout history Mercedes Benz has been mapping and designing only the best in automobile luxury. Whether it is their business-encompassing saloons, their commercial vans right through to their family-friendly estates, the Mercedes Benz has symbolised the pinnacle of driving.
But low and behold, even the toughest of Mercedes Benz can be prone to mechanical and electrical fault. With the winter months still here, now may be the perfect time to get your Mercedes serviced by a specialist garage in preparation for, if the weather forecasts are correct, a freezing close to the winter months.
But what are some of the common problems found when dealing with Mercedes Benz breakdowns and repairs?
1. Electrical Problems
Topping the list appears to be problems to do with the electrical systems of Mercedes Benz. Obviously in the latest, newer models, the electrical systems are some of the most advanced around ensuring as luxurious a drive as possible. However, breaks in the circuit and frozen or missing parts are not uncommon and can often be quickly diagnosed and addressed using the latest in car diagnostic technology.
2. Service Those Brakes
In the hazardous winter conditions where visibility is poor, black ice is ripe and roads are slippy, your brakes can be all the difference when it comes to stopping in time. Mercedes Benz brakes are designed to be as effective as possible in all conditions but, with winter an unpredictable environment, it is always worth getting them serviced.
3. Engine & Engine Cooling
Mercedes Benz Engines are some of the most powerful machines around. Working at break-neck speeds, pistons, fuel and sparks explode into life when you turn on the ignition. Whilst Mercedes Benz are deemed as one of the most reliable manufactures around, a breakdown can be an eventuality. The powerful engine works at an incredibly fast rate and unsurprisingly, generates vast amounts of heat. A common problem, as with other cars, is the efficiency of the engine cooling system which, if unmanaged, can cause your engine to overheat.
Whilst we can’t always plan for those breakdowns, accidents and repairs, it is always worth allowing a reputable specialist-manufacturer mechanic take a look and the ins and outs of your car. That way, the only thing you have to worry about is ensuring you drive safe this winter. Remember; low speed, low revs and keep your distance from the car in front!
This post was written by Phil Warrington on behalf of Cars With Stars; a reputable and esteemed Mercedes Benz specialist garage with the facilities, knowledge and experience to carry out services and repairs.