How To: Make Your Mercedes-Benz Last Longer

Published 2 months ago — by Lisa Federico

Read our tips on how to make your vehicle last longer
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Keeping your Mercedes-Benz in good condition so it lasts longer requires some effort. To ensure you don’t break down on the side of the road or miss any of life’s events, it’s important to keep it in the best shape possible. Here are some ways to extend the lifespan of your Mercedes-Benz:

  • Be proactive about maintenance and recommended service intervals.
  • Check for wear and tear on belts, bearing and other items. Also be aware of sounds and smells.
  • Rotate tires to keep them performing best.
  • Don’t drive aggressively and watch your driving habits.
  • Follow the owner’s manual for your particular model.
  • Keep clean/washed, as salt can cause corrosion (be sure to get an underbody spray to get salt off).
  • Address small issues before they become big issues and much more costly.
  • Keep a small fund on hand to cover unexpected vehicle expenses.
  • Become familiar with your vehicle so you can be the first line of defense.
  • Use OEM parts if possible.
  • Keep an emergency kit on-hand.
  • Protect against the elements by parking your car in the shade to protect it from the sun's harmful UV rays or in a garage from the extreme cold.

The #1 thing to remember for maintaining the lifespan of your Mercedes-Benz is to stay on top of routine maintenance. Regular check-ups to address issues promptly will save you money and also contribute to a safer and more reliable driving experience.

Finding a specialized, independent BMW technician can help save you money while making sure all the necessary repairs are being performed. Find a local, independent BMW repair shop today!