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Get Your Mercedes-Benz Ready for the Summer

Get Your Mercedes-Benz Ready for the Summer

The hot summer weather is finally here, along with a higher volume of traffic. Most people tend to hit the roads more often in the summer months. This makes automotive maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz even more important during the summer. If you want to avoid breakdowns and accidents, follow these tips below: A/C - Summer isn’t summer without working air conditioning. Have a mechanic check out your Mercedes-Benz’s A/C system to ensure you’re good on refrigerant. Cooling System - Overheating is the top cause of summer vehicle breakdowns. To beat the heat, you will need to ensure your cooling system is in tip top shape. Get a coolant flush if you want to be extra cautious. Oil Change - You should always follow Mercedes-Benz’s specifications for oil change intervals. Running your engine with low or dirty oil can cause costly engine repairs down the line. Lights - Check to see if your headlights are working and lit properly.  Windshield Wipers - Summer ... read more

How to Drive Your Mercedes-Benz Safely on the Highway

How to Drive Your Mercedes-Benz Safely on the Highway

Driving on the highway can be a considerable risk to take with your Mercedes-Benz. There can be stopped traffic, stopped vehicles, and road obstacles like fallen objects, roadkill, and even potholes. For this reason, you must be prepared to take on any challenges on the road. For this month's blog, we will be giving you some advice on avoiding dangers and how to be safer when driving on the freeway.     When driving in Denver, CO, you never know when you might get into an accident. Vehicles of all sizes may fly past you at high speeds or be hidden in your Mercedes-Benz's blind spot. Here are some of the extra precautions you should take to drive safely on the highway: Avoid blind spots - Drivers with extra-large vehicles can sometimes miss others in their blind spots. Therefore, we do not recommend driving closely behind or next to a tractor-trailer. Also, don't forget to glance at your blind spots from time to time.  Be careful when merging - Mergin ... read more

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

Brake pads are the most important part of your car's brakes because they slow and stop your Mercedes-Benz when you apply pressure to the brake pedal. Like all brake components, brake pads are subject to wear and tear over time and need to be replaced at regular intervals in order to keep you safe while driving. Brake pads need replacing as soon as they begin to wear down. Worn out pads can lead to diminished performance, causing your brakes to drag or even squeal when you press on the pedal. What Exactly Are Brake Pads? Brake pads are a type of friction material that is located on top of your car's braking system rotors. When you apply pressure to your vehicle's brake pedal, the discs contact these pads, slowing down or stopping your car. Breakdown of the Braking Process The braking process is a three-step process. First, your foot presses down on your brake pedal. Next, hydraulic pressure builds up in your brake system until it reaches a point where your wheels are for ... read more

How to Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz's Sunroof

How to Maintain Your Mercedes-Benz's Sunroof

It's quite impressive how you can drive with the sun on your all with a push of a button. Sunroofs and moonroofs are becoming more popular in vehicles today because they make your drives more pleasant in the warmer seasons. Just because they're considered an add-on doesn't mean that your Mercedes-Benz's sunroof maintenance should be neglected. Without proper care, your sunroof can break down and leak. Here are some of our top tips on how to take care of your Mercedes-Benz's sunroof: Don't Miss It When Washing Your Car Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can cling onto the seals and surfaces of your sunroof. Practice good cleaning habits by ensuring your sunroof gets a scrub every time you wash your car. You can also apply a small lube to the moving parts as a finishing touch. Detail It You should do a detailed cleaning of your sunroof once a year. This includes cleaning the trough, clearing out the drain tube, and checking for leaks. Keep An ... read more

How to Drive Safely in Denver During the Winter

How to Drive Safely in Denver During the Winter

As most of you may know, Denver is no stranger to snow. Even with some snow flurries, drivers in Denver and surrounding areas need to be extra attentive and cautious of the road conditions. To help you stay safe this winter, MCBlinic Inc wants to help winterize your vehicle. We also want to share our top tips on combating winter driving! Tip #1: Have Winter Maintenance Done Just because it's freezing outside shouldn't give you an excuse to put off your maintenance items. Please remember to check off the essentials: Tire rotation Battery test Radiator flush Oil change Light tests Wiper blade change & more!  Tip #2: Store an Emergency Kit with Winter Essentials You should always come prepared whenever you get behind the wheel. To ensure you don't encounter a breakdown this season, here are some must-haves to store inside your car:  Jumper cables Phone charger First aid kit Multi-tools or a collection of simple tools An extra bottle of wiper fluid ... read more

Why Is the Heating System in My Mercedes-Benz Not Working?

Why Is the Heating System in My Mercedes-Benz Not Working?

 As the temperatures drop, you will rely on the heater and defrosters every day to get around in your Mercedes Benz. A leak within the cooling/heating system can make your daily commute in the winter troublesome and uncomfortable. If you experience the following signs, you most likely need to service your car's heating/cooling system.  Musty Odor If the inside of your Mercedes-Benz starts smelling humidor off, you may have a coolant leak somewhere within the system. You should check by walking around your vehicle or looking under the hood. A mechanic at MBClinic can help you inspect it as well. Steam Coming From the Engine If you have smoke coming from the hood, you most definitely have a coolant leak. If you do not take your Mercedes-Benz to get serviced right away, your engine may overheat and blow. Cloudy Windshield If your defrosters seem like it's never kicking in, you may have a defect in your heating system. The defroster will not function when you have a ... read more

How to Prepare Your Car for the Winter

How to Prepare Your Car for the Winter

With winter steadily approaching, it's crucial to make sure your car is ready to weather any type of storm you encounter. With temperatures dropping, it's important to make sure your vehicle is properly serviced to keep you and your passengers safe. There are certain things you want to check in your vehicle to make sure it's safe for any type of weather - this article will help you figure out what needs servicing and when.   Inspect Your Battery Batteries typically have a lifespan of about five years. Because of this, it's important that it's one of the first things checked when you have your car serviced. If you are on the tail-end of your battery's lifespan, you could find yourself in a very difficult situation should it fail in the cold. It will give you peace of mind knowing that your battery is in great shape before the winter season hits.   Ensure Your Engine Coolant is Full When you're topping up your ... read more

Car Washing Tips for Your Mercedes-Benz

Car Washing Tips for Your Mercedes-Benz

If you own a Mercedes-Benz, you're already lucky as is; but if you have a driveway, you're even more fortunate. Without a doubt, you should be taking advantage of the opportunity and hand-wash your car at your convenience. Here are some of our top tips on how to perfect your car wash! Always use a microfiber cloth. Using a scratchy t-shirt or coarse rag to scrub on your Mercedes-Benz is every enthusiast's worst nightmare; they can put scratches on your vehicle, so avoid anything other than microfiber if you can.  Use the two-bucket approach. The technique does matter when you wash your car. You should keep one bucket for the dirty soap and water and the other for clean and clear water. Using this system can ensure that you aren't reapplying dirt and grime onto your Mercedes-Benz from the dirty bucket of water. Don't forget about the interior. You might be tempted to stop after cleaning the outside of your car, but the inside is just as important. Over time ... read more

How to Prolong Your Windshield Wipers Between Each Change

How to Prolong Your Windshield Wipers Between Each Change

Windshield wipers are an essential part of our Mercedes-Benz; however, their owners often overlook them. Wiper blades ensure your safety by helping you see clearly when you drive in rain, snow, or fog. But, wipers can be very disturbing after they've lost their effectiveness. This is why you must stay on top of when these blades need to be replaced. Some symptoms of aging wipers include skittering, streaking, or squeaking. Ultimately, your wipers will end up impairing your vision instead of helping it if you leave them for too long. Experts recommend that you should swap them out every six months to a year. You can elongate the intervals by taking care of your wipers and following these tips: Clean your windshield! Wiping your windscreen regularly will eliminate any debris present on that glass surface that could stick to your wiper blades.  Clean your wipers. The more you use your wipers, the more it will collect dust and dirt. You can wipe the rubber parts to preserve the ... read more

Common FAQs on Mercedes Benz Spark Plugs

Common FAQs on Mercedes Benz Spark Plugs

Q1: What Do Spark Plugs Do? A1: Spark plugs, as the name implies, are little metallic pieces that provide the initial spark that starts the engine's combustion process. You need functional spark plugs to start your Mercedes Benz. A healthy set of spark plugs are necessary to keep the motor running correctly and efficiently. Still, over time, unburnt gas and oil can lead to an accumulation of rubble and residue that will make it more troublesome to start your vehicle. When this happens, you should replace them as soon as possible.   Q2: When Should You Replace Spark Plugs? A2: Keeping up with your vehicle's maintenance is not as hard as you think. Spark plugs are a vital part of your vehicle maintenance, even though it is not done as often as your oil changes and tire rotations. Generally speaking, spark plugs will usually last for 100,000 to 120,000 miles. However, you can also check your Mercedes Benz's owner's manual for an exact interval number.   Q ... read more

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