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Take a Road Trip with Your Mercedes-Benz this Summer

Instead of flying to your destinations this year, we recommend taking a road trip with your Mercedes-Benz. Not only can this help you save money, but it can also help keep you and your travels continue to practice social distancing practices. Before you go on your trip, you need to make sure that your Mercedes-Benz is ready to take the trip. There are four areas you should check before a road trip, whether it’s a long or short trip: fluids, tires, general maintenance, and cleaning. Make sure you check these areas at a decent time frame before your trip so you can schedule an appointment.

Fluids

There are six essential fluids that you need to check before your trip: oil, radiator fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield. If you notice that any of these fluids are low, be sure to fill them to the appropriate levels. Additionally, if any of the fluids are dirty or if you are close to the next interval, get them changed.

Tires

If you want to reach your destination without ruining fuel efficiency or don’t want to end up stranded on the side of road, check your tires. Ensure that your tires are at the correct psi levels making sure that they are not overinflated or underinflated. Get your tires rotated and balanced so that you can enjoy a smooth ride. If your tires are bald, be sure to get a new set before your trip.

General Maintenance

Our cars have many parts to ensure that it runs smoothly and efficiently. Make sure that your brake pads are not too thin so that you can safely brake. Check your air filters for dust, debris, and bugs because they can impact engine performance if they are clogged. If one of your headlights or taillights are out, you not only have less visibility, but you also run the risk of getting a ticket. Check all belts and hoses to ensure they are connected, cracked, or leaking.

Cleaning

Road trips means you’ll be in your vehicle longer than usual. This means you’ll need to clean your vehicle to make it as comfortable as possible. Organize everything so you know where to find things while on the road. Put a bin or plastic bag into the cabin area to have as a makeshift trash can. Don’t forget to wash the exterior as well to avoid ruining the paint.

2020 MB E 450 Coupe front driving on curved road
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