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Car Care Tips for Mercedes-Benz Owners

Your Mercedes-Benz is a masterpiece and with all its amazing features, it is imperative that you take great care of it.

The following are a few tips to ensure that your luxury vehicle performs the way the manufacturer intended.

  • Keep checking your manual so you are abreast with your car’s maintenance schedule.
  • Ensure that you follow the maintenance schedule. There are good apps out there that can notify you when it’s time to bring your car to the mechanic.
  • Have the oil checked regularly.
  • Ensure that the cooling system is working properly. Have it checked by an ASE certified technician.
  • Avoid potholes and other hazards on the road that can cause heavy impact on your car’s components.
  • Check your brakes regularly or have it checked by a trusted mechanic.
  • Keep your vehicle clean inside and out.
  • Ensure that proper tire pressure is maintained.

Older Models

Your old Mercedes-Benz can last a very long time. In fact, some even say it can run forever with proper maintenance and repairs. There is no one formula for all Mercedes-Benz models but good technicians will know what to look for and what needs to be done if the car isn’t working properly. It is important to keep in mind though that you shouldn’t wait for your old Benz to breakdown before bringing it to our shop. For more information about Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedules, you can take a look at our summary here and please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly personnel to book an appointment.  We’d be happy to assist you with your car maintenance needs.

Mercedes B-class Electric Drive on its way out

Mercedes says goodbye to its B-class Electric Drive after five years in the market. The German automaker is reportedly dropping the model to focus on its electric vehicle efforts for the upcoming EQ lineup.

Rob Moran, Mercedes’ spokesman in the United States, confirmed this development and said in a statement that the model will be phased out soon. There is no news if there will be a replacement to the model.

Its assembly in Rastatt, Germany will be halted by the third quarter of this year as the manufacturing plant is being readied to produce Mercedes-Benz’ compact vehicles.

News about Mercedes saying bye-bye to the model won’t hurt other places though because the carmaker will continue to make diesel and gasoline-powered B-class hatchback models. Unfortunately, the said models are not sold in the United States.

The carmaker sold over 3,000 of the B-class Electric Drive since it launched a sale in December of 2013 but sales were slow due to the limited number of places in the US that encourage the use of zero-emission vehicles.

There is some good news though as Mercedes’ parent company Daimler AG announced that it is investing over $11 billion to manufacture 10 new electric vehicles. These EVs will be available by 2022.