Mercedes-Benz of North Haven Spring Check Up
In order to make sure your vehicle is ready for summer, Mercedes-Benz of North Haven recommends a Spring Check Up, which includes a suite of car service checks and inspections.
Much like other car maintenance, keeping up with routine oil changes is crucial to ensuring your engine and its parts are able to function properly. Refer to your car’s owner’s manual to find the recommended oil change interval for your model. Come to us if it’s time for your vehicle to get some fresh engine oil and a new oil filter.
Are your tires in good condition? You can check by doing the coin test, where you insert a quarter into the tire grooves; if part of Washington’s head is covered, your tires have enough tread and you can still drive safely. It’s also important to check your tire pressure regularly and have your tires rotated to avoid too much wear on the front tires.
During the winter months, your vehicle is typically exposed to a variety of elements, including harsh cold temperatures, snow, ice, and road salt. The best way to remove any leftover salt or sludge from winter and prepare the exterior of your car for summer is to get a professional car wash or do an extensive wash on your own.
Alignment & Suspension
A car with properly aligned wheels and suspension is able to perform much more efficiently than one without precise alignment. Although there are many signs that point to improper alignment, it’s a good idea to have your wheel and suspension alignment checked annually. Spring is the perfect time to do so!
In order to make sure your brakes and surrounding components are functioning well, it’s crucial to have your brake system inspected annually. The last thing you want is to find out your brakes are in poor condition when you’re on your summer road trip. We recommend having them checked regularly so you can catch major issues before it’s too late.
Your car battery is responsible for supplying electric energy to a number of automotive features. Most importantly, it’s what allows your ignition to start. Having your vehicle’s battery condition tested regularly allows you to catch an underperforming battery and have it replaced before you find yourself stranded without any juice.
With warmer weather on the way, spring is the perfect time to make sure your car’s air conditioning system is working properly. Although the warm summer breeze might be enough to keep you comfortable on some days, you don’t want to be left without air conditioning in your vehicle when the first major heat wave hits.
Springtime means rain. Make sure your windshield wipers are in proper working condition so you are prepared for the rainy weather. If the rubber is wearing down or something isn’t working quite right, come to us, and we’ll take care of replacing your old windshield wipers with a brand new set.