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 Eye Out for Unusual Signs

Besides frequently cleaning your sunroof or moonroof, knowing what signs to look for when things go wrong is essential. Below are some signs that indicate you need sunroof or moonroof repair:

  • Slow or sticky movement between opening and closing
  • Cracks in the gears
  • Built-up debris 
  • Odd sounds (scraping, popping, squeaking, etc.)


Maintenance is vital in preserving your Mercedes-Benz, including your sunroof. MBClinic Inc is the trusted source for auto maintenance and repairs. Please call or visit our Mercedes-Benz specialists today if you have issues with your sunroof.