From Long Lake MI to Rapid City MI, Cadillac MI to Traverse City, we all know how much damage winter conditions can do to a vehicle that's not fully prepared. That's why we put together these handy tips of what needs checking before the season sets in completely.

  • Consider purchasing a set of winter or snow tires, and mounting them on inexpensive steel wheels. Not only will your Mercedes-Benz vehicle enjoy optimal traction in the snow, but it's easy to switch sets of tires to suit the season -- and you save your expensive rims from the wear and tear that hidden rocks and road salt can hand out.
  • Examine your oil and other important fluids, such as washer fluid and coolant/antifreeze. Change them if needed, and make sure to keep them topped off on a regular basis. Cold temperatures slow viscosity, so it's essential to have fresh fluids in order to keep your engine in top running condition.
  • Closely inspect your battery, electrical wiring, and spark plugs. Obviously the last thing you want it to be stranded on a dark country road at night, and winter weather can wreak havoc on a weakened battery.
  • Make sure that all of your vehicle lights are working properly, including your brake lights. This is the perfect time to replace any bulbs that are dim or burned out.

If you want to be absolutely sure that your vehicle is ready for all that winter brings with it, schedule an appointment with the experts in our Mercedes-Benz Service Center. They'll give your sedan or SUV a thorough examination, making sure that everything is in ideal condition. We look forward to serving you!

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