Although winters in Kentucky are more manageable compared to others, it’s still important for us to prepare our Mercedes-Benz vehicles for the winter. Even with their unique and durable design, a Mercedes-Benz can still break down and fail in a Kentucky winter if the owner isn’t adequately prepared. How can you make sure that doesn’t happen? Well, if you follow these three winter maintenance tips, you and your Mercedes-Benz are guaranteed to make it through the winter unscathed!
In other states like Colorado and Minnesota, winter tires may be heavily recommended for your vehicle. Fortunately for Kentucky residents, our winters don’t get nearly as bad and winter tires may not be necessary (but if you’re interested, see what winter tires work best with your Mercedes-Benz vehicle!). With that said, it’s still important to have your tires checked and replaced if they are old and worn out. Although we don’t get as much snow, we do still experience a lot of ice and your Mercedes-Benz could get into trouble if it’s driving over icy roads with bad tires.
Out of all the components that suffer in the winter, nothing struggles more than your vehicle’s battery. Although a battery suffers in both extreme conditions, it’s during the winter where the symptoms are the most noticeable. If you’re curious as to how it happens, check out Advanced Auto Parts’ article on Why Car Batteries Die in The Winter.
To make sure your battery is prepared for the winter, make sure you visit our shop! Our technicians can quickly determine the current condition of your battery and if you’ll need a new one. Although purchasing and replacing a battery can be a bit inconvenient, nothing would be worse than having your vehicle breakdown on the side of the road in the winter.
The next time you’re hanging out at home, think about building an emergency kit for your Mercedes-Benz this winter. Some common things to include is an extra gas tank, jumper cables, first aid supplies, a spare tire, and some tools. Although these things may take up some space in your vehicle, it’s good to be prepared if the worst were to happen to your vehicle. Also, make sure that spare tire that you’re using is similar to the other tires on your vehicle and works within Mercedes-Benz safety standards!