If you are the proud owner of a Mercedes, you likely baby your vehicle by caring for it each and every day. By the same token, buying and maintaining such a fine European automobile isn’t cheap, and you may find yourself trying to cut corners by doing a DIY fix or taking it to the corner mechanic.
This is a big mistake. You spent a lot of money to become a Mercedes owner, so it stands to reason you should protect your investment by keeping up with regular service and maintenance and getting repairs done by a certified mechanic who specializes in Mercedes vehicles.
Here are the top five things Mercedes owners should leave to the pros.
1. Windshield Cracks
Got a crack or pit in your windshield? Your first thought to save money and time may be to pick up a DIY kit to repair a small chip or crack. But when the damage is that noticeable, there’s nothing you can do to properly fix it without risking further damage. You may be missing tiny hairline cracks that you can’t readily see but are there nonetheless. Leaving them unchecked can compromise the integrity of your windshield – a safety risk you should never take.
2. Transmission Issues
Transmission issues of any kind should be left to the professionals. This is an expensive component of your vehicle, one with many moving parts that you shouldn’t attempt to tinker with without the proper training. Even if just replacing the fluid, a professional mechanic should be consulted. They should also be consulted if you experience the following:
- Strange noises
- Check engine light
- Lack of movement
3. Sound System Upgrades
When it’s time to upgrade your sound system, take it to a professional like Hance’s European, where our mechanics have the know-how and experience on upgrading sound systems specific to Mercedes. With so many wires involved, it’s easy to overlook something or make a mistake which could lead to an unfortunate electrical fire or short.
4. Engine Diagnostics
Yes, you can buy gadgets that will switch off those annoying “maintenance required” or “check engine” lights, but this does nothing to get at the root cause of the problem. And when you ignore those lights, it just makes the matter worse. This damage can continue unchecked behind the scenes, compromising your safety and the integrity of the system, leading to more costly repairs later on. When you see the check engine light come on, make an appointment with a Mercedes mechanic who is trained in engine diagnostics and repairs.
5. Fuel Pump Replacement
The fuel pump takes precision to install, replace or fix. If you take on this complex job yourself, or bring it to someone who’s not properly trained, you could total your Mercedes from the inside out.
Contact Hance’s European in Dallas
Got issues with your Mercedes? Don’t trust its care to just anybody. Make an appointment with Hance’s European in Dallas. Contact us at 214-761-5975. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for your convenience.