Auto Service: Why You Need to Maintain Your Car

Welcome to my blog. My name is Ken. One day, I was driving home from work when the engine in my car failed. While I waited for the recovery truck to arrive, I realised I didn’t have a clue what went on underneath the bonnet of my car. I signed up for an auto service course at my local community college, so I could gain the skills I needed to properly maintain my car and repair it if something when wrong while I was on the road. I wanted to start a blog to pass on these skills to other people so that they can look after their automobiles.

When Should You Get Your Mercedes Serviced?


Whether you have a Mercedes or another vehicle, you need to get it serviced on a regular basis. Wondering when you should bring your vehicle in for a service? Here's a look at some guidelines:

Based on Mileage

If you drive your Mercedes or another vehicle a lot, consider setting up your service schedule based on your mileage. After driving a certain amount of kilometres, you simply call the Mercedes servicing centre and set up a check up for your vehicle. There, the technicians can change your oil, put in a new filter and replace spark plugs as needed. They can also look for other signs of trouble.

Based on Timing

However, if you don't drive your car a lot, you may not want to base your service schedule on mileage. Instead, you may want to base it on time. This is a good idea for people who have an expensive car such as a Mercedes and who only drive it once in awhile or on the weekends.

Remember, that even sitting in storage can put some wear and tear on your vehicle. The fluids may get stagnate and the battery may start to wear down. However, if you bring your car into the service centre every six months or every year—talk to your mechanic about what's right for your vehicle—the technician can check on everything and service the areas that need help.

Based on Signs of Trouble

In other cases, you may decide to service your vehicle when you see signs of trouble. For instance, if the brakes start squeaking, you know that it's time to have the pads replaced, or if the tyre treads look low, you know it's time to get new tyres. Similarly, you may want to look for bubbles in the paint. That is a sign that rust may be on the way and that you should have the auto body worked on.

However, this is not the best way to set up your service schedule. If you wait til you see signs of trouble, the issue may be advanced, and fixing it may take more time and money. In most cases, you save if you schedule your car for routine maintenance regardless of whether or not it's having trouble.

To learn more about when to service your vehicle, contact an expert. You may also want to set up services such as roadside assistance for extreme emergencies. For example, companies such as Mercedes offer roadside assistance programs for their drivers. If you get a flat tyre or a dead battery, you make the call, and the company sends someone out to help you.



29 July 2017