How to Check Tire Pressure on Your Mercedes-Benz

December 4th, 2018 by

Closeup of CLA coupe tire

Cold weather or a puncture from debris on the road can cause sudden low tire pressure. Low tire pressure puts the safety and performance of your vehicle at risk, so it’s crucial to check your tire pressure with the Mercedes-Benz Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The feature is easy to use; for the most part, you can check the tire pressure levels from the inside of your vehicle! Learn how to check tire pressure on your Mercedes-Benz with help from the team at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago.

When to Check Tire Pressure on Your Mercedes-Benz

How often should you inspect your tire pressure levels using the Tire Pressure Monitoring System? In general, you should check your tire pressure every month or two. However, during harsh Chicago winters, you should check your tire pressure more frequently. It’s also important to monitor the tire pressure lights on your dashboard, as the TPMS will turn on its warning light if your tire pressure levels are too high or too low.

How to Use the Mercedes-Benz Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Has your tire pressure warning light turned on, or are you simply curious of your tire pressure levels? Follow the steps below to learn how to check your tire pressure using the Tire Pressure Monitoring System:

  1. Press the left or right arrow buttons on the steering wheel. Keep pressing until you reach the “Service” menu.
  2. Once you reach the “Service” menu, push the buttons with the up or down arrows until you reach the “Tire Pressure” option. Press “OK.” The tire pressure levels of each tire will be displayed here.
  3. If the tire pressure levels are too low or too high, double check your tire pressure using a hand-held pressure gauge. Then adjust your tires accordingly. The recommended pressure levels are posted on a label inside of the car’s fuel door.
  4. After you adjust the pressure in your tires, check the “Tire Pressure” display once more to confirm your tires are filled to the correct levels. If everything looks correct, press the down arrow on the steering wheel and press “OK.” This will restart the Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Service Your Tires at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago

If your tires’ pressure levels are low, you can contact us or visit our tire center in Chicago where one of our team members can fill them for you! Need another type of service for your tires? Our certified technicians are equipped to handle a wide variety of service needs, including tire rotation, tire repair, and much more!