Common Mercedes-Benz Repairs
Mind Your Mercedes-Benz
If you purchased a Mercedes-Benz, you already know that it’s a great car line. After all, that’s why you bought it. Right? However, as with any manufacturer, some issues are more commonly reported than others for vehicles produced by this company. This is to be expected. You just need to be mindful so that you can better take care of your car. At Auto Stop Elite in Vienna, Virginia, we can help you head off potential problems with preventive maintenance services as well as help you get a timely handle on any trouble that does develop. As a bonus, you won’t even have to spend the extra minutes or fuel to drive toward the city to a dealership.
Frequently Reported Repairs
Although it’s not exactly a “repair,” your luxury model will need periodic maintenance. The manufacturer calls these Service A and Service B, providing a timeline for each. What you will notice is that a reminder light illuminates to let you know when it’s time for service. A technician will reset the maintenance minder. Other issues, however, are actual repairs, and it’s to your benefit to address them as they occur. For example, your check engine light may come on. See if the gas cap is loose. If that doesn’t remedy the problem, let us connect your car to the OBD-II reader to obtain a code and make a diagnosis. A solid lamp indicates a need for a visit, but a flashing light that doesn’t stop or turn steady requires immediate attention. Older models (of any make) are more susceptible to developing fluid leaks. If coolant, oil, or power steering fluid are escaping, we’ll need to find and correct the source of the problem. Some drivers have also reported suspension noise. This often stems from worn control and thrust arm bushings, no surprise since they take a lot of force as you maneuver your vehicle. You may have a bad flex disk if you notice a pulsing sensation while braking or steering wheel shimmy. That’s the part that connects the driveshaft, differential, and transmission shaft. We can check it out to see if this is the problem or if you’re experiencing the signal for another repair need. Power window regulators are known sometimes to fail, too. You may notice a crunchy noise or glass that doesn’t move at all. Try shifting all four window controls to the “up” position, holding for about 10 seconds. This will sometimes trigger a reset. If it doesn’t, we’ll need to check your power window regulator.
Local Car, Local Repair
Even though you own a German car, you live and drive locally. Auto Stop Elite offers local repair for your local vehicle. Should you decide to take an extended drive, you can feel confident knowing that a nationwide 36-month/36,000-mile warranty backs our work.