Mercedes Benz 230 Maintenance Tips: How to Keep Your Windshield Clean All the Time
For all the features that a Mercedes car offers, it is still up to you to maintain its great condition. And with your Mercedes Benz 230, even the simplest maintenance steps will result to great things. For one, you will preserve the beauty of your car. Aside from that, proper maintenance will enable you to keep your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently for a long time. Taking care of the car's windshield is one of the simple ways to keep your car looking good as well as avoid unnecessary road mishaps. A clean windshield will let you see the road even on extreme driving and weather conditions. Here are some tips on how you can keep your windshield clean all the time:
- Always inspect your windshield wiper blades.
You should always be aware of the condition of your Mercedes Benz 230's wiper blades; the same way you are aware of what's going on in the engine. Car safety is as important as performance. And when you can't see the road clearly, you are at risk. It is important that your wiper blades are functioning properly all the time since it's responsible for giving you unobstructed view of the road. When you notice that the blades are starting to smear and blur your windshield, it's time to check on those blades as they might be either worn or dirty. Inspect the blades to determine whether they just need a good cleaning or replacement. It is recommended that you wipe the blades clean at least every three months to prevent dirt and grime from accumulating. You can also apply a rubber protectant to the rubber blades at least twice a year. Annual replacement of the wiper blades is recommended for best performance.
- Keep tabs on the windshield washer and top up regularly.
Even if you have a fresh set of wiper blades, they will be useless if you are not using the correct windshield washer fluid. Keep in mind that summer and winter driving have different washer fluid requirements. Check with your auto shop on which one you should get. Maintaining the fluid level is also necessary in windshield washer maintenance. The reservoir should be filled to the correct level at all times; check this especially before going on a long trip or driving in a bad weather. You should also make sure that you are filling up the right reservoir. Some drivers mistake the coolant reservoir for the windshield wiper fluid reservoir. If you are going on a long trip, it would be wise to keep a spare container of washer fluid in the vehicle; you don't want to run out especially when it's snowing or raining heavily.
- Regularly inspect the windscreen for any signs of damage or ding.
It is important that you check the windshield for dings before they break. A small ding can grow bigger if it remained unnoticed. Driving means more vibration and this could cause a tiny spot on the windshield to expand into a big crack. When the weather is warmer and you turn on the air conditioning, the sudden change in temperature could cause stress onto the windshield and leads to a small ding, which can suddenly become a crack. Do not touch or attempt to repair a ding by yourself. Without special equipment and the right knowledge, you can only make the damage worse. As a temporary measure, you can put a tape on that ding until a windscreen specialist can take care of it permanently.