FAQs—Mercedes Benz 450SLC
I'm planning to take my Mercedes Benz 450SLC to a long drive this weekend. What should I do to make sure of a hassle-free travel?
There's quite a long list of auto parts you need to inspect before hitting the road for a long drive, so you have to set enough time for it. Prioritize the things that are needed in the performance and safety. See if you've got sufficient engine oil and ample amount of coolant in the overflow reservoir. Also include fluid levels for the differential, transmission, and the brakes. Speaking of brake fluid, make sure there's no trace of leak. Don't forget the pads. You have to inspect the battery as well. Moreover, check for any problematic gauges. And since it will be a long ride, check whether the tires are up for the challenge, including the spare.
The list goes on with windshield wipers because you'll surely need them for clear visibility. Prepare for the nights with lights all working properly. You may want to check the air conditioning system as well for a comfortable ride. And to be ready for any untoward incident, tidy your toolbox and remember all safe driving tips.
What should I know about replacing wires in the electrical system of my Mercedes Benz 450SLC?
Thin wires work for low current consumption, while thick wires handle high current-consuming devices. That is the simple principle to remember when replacing electrical wires. If thin wires are used for any device needing thick ones, expect the wires to overheat and burn. Fuse could also blow. Do not, in any case, endanger your life with wrong-sized wires, not even by using substandard ones.
Also remember that ancillary circuits, such as the window heater and other extra accessories, are wired to the ignition switch. The starting system, on the other hand, is directly connected to the battery due to very high current consumption. When reconnecting wires to the battery terminals, mind the polarity—red wire or pin to positive pole and black to negative. Incorrect installation will not allow any electricity to flow and can even cause damage.
I want to buy my Mercedes Benz 450SLC new power mirrors. What are my choices?
Do you need an upgrade for your side view mirrors or a downgrade? Manual mirrors and manual remote mirrors are fair enough if they are of high quality. But to level with the factory-installed side view mirrors of a Benz, you may choose from any of the different types of power mirrors. Options include heated, memory enabled, and signal. The latter is the most typical among the three. It has turn signals or directionals installed in the mirror housing or to the glass. Those memory-enabled mirrors, on the other hand, allow the seat, steering wheel, and the electric mirrors to adjust to the last known location. Meanwhile, heated mirrors are designed to melt snow. This feature allows you to prevent snow from covering your side view mirrors without having to go off your car. Remember, though, that heated power mirrors cannot replace non-heated ones or the other way around.