Monitor and maintain proper tire pressure values as indicated on the fuel filler door.
Check the inflation pressure in all your tires, including the spare, before going on long trips and at least once a month. The best time for your check is in the morning, after the vehicle hasn’t been used for several hours or days.
At least once a month, check to see how your tires are wearing.
Bring your car into Alex Rodriguez for tire balancing, alignment, replacement and other services that will extend the life of your tires.
NOTE: Sport tires, wheels and other high speed-rated tires provide substantially increased tread wear and reduced ride comfort when compared to H-rated tires.WARNING: Do not drive on a damaged tire or wheel. Also, note that tires, including sport tires, should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread. See your Operator’s Manual for recommendations regarding the tread depth at which tires should be replaced.
In Mercedes-Benz Model Year Vehicles later than 1997, an empty gas tank will prompt the vehicle to switch to “limp home” (emergency operations) mode. Once you refill the fuel tank, turn off and restart the engine three or four times to cancel the “limp home” mode.Next, check the fuel cap.
It should screw on freely until you hear it click. If that was the problem, the check engine light should go off after a few starts. If the light does not go off, bring your car as soon as possible to Mercedes-Benz Clear Lake for an inspection. We use an onboard diagnostic connector to link to your vehicle to our service center’s diagnostic system. The result: an accurate assessment of your vehicle.
The check engine light may illuminate as a result of several things:
A loss of pressure in the fuel system, a leaky fuel system, or a malfunction in the fuel management system, the ignition system or emission control system. It can also illuminate if there is no fuel in the gas tank. No matter what the diagnosis, you can rest assured that our highly trained specialists will provide the highest quality care and service to your vehicle.
If the paintwork is severely dulled or damaged, or has fine scratches or industrial deposits on the surface, consult with the service team at Mercedes-Benz Clear Lake for a thorough assessment of your options.