Winter is Here! Have You Prepared Your Mercedes-Benz?

GLS driving after snowfall

Chicagoans take nothing for granted when it comes to winter weather; we know it can jump from a pleasant, 50-degree week, to two feet of snow seemingly out of nowhere. If preparing your Mercedes-Benz for winter has slipped your mind, there’s still time to schedule recommended maintenance and ensure your vehicle is ready to brave the elements. The service center at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago has appointments available to help you prepare for the long, cold months ahead.

Boost Traction and Grip

Many drivers in Chicago choose a Mercedes-Benz that’s equipped with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive to enhance their vehicle’s traction and stability on slippery roads. This system is uniquely designed by Mercedes-Benz for optimal performance, and should be inspected by a Master Certified Mercedes-Benz Technician to ensure it’s in proper working order. Also important is keeping proper air pressure in your tires. Cold air shrinks, and your tires can go low or even flat if there is a sudden drop in air temperature. Schedule an inspection to ensure the treads on your tires are sufficient for a Chicago or Oak Park winter, and check your tire pressure weekly or whenever your tires look low.

Inspect All Parts

In addition to having your tires inspected, the technicians at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago have a full list of items to inspect for wear and tear. Items like your windshield wipers, belts, and filters should have a keen eye take a look to make sure they’re in good operating condition and will effectively work all winter long.

Check Your Fluids!

The Flexible Service System (FSS) on your vehicle alerts you when oil is low or when it’s otherwise time for service, but the bitter cold of a Chicago winter can cause extra stress on your engine’s parts and fluids. Fluids like engine oil, coolant, brake system fluid, and windshield wiper fluid are all vital components to safe and proper driving, so they need to be checked and topped off if low. It’s a good idea to carry an extra bottle of wiper fluid and engine oil in your trunk during the winter, just in case there’s an issue and you need to fill up again before the season is over.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago

Winter has arrived! Is your Mercedes-Benz ready? We want the answer to be a resounding “yes”, so you can enjoy the season with excellent traction and the same high-performance you expect from your vehicle year-round. To ensure your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is inspected and prepared for the icy weather ahead, head to the service center at Mercedes-Benz of Chicago near the Downtown Loop for a winter readiness check. You can schedule an appointment online, or give us a call at (773) 993-1514.