Preventive Maintenance Tips: Fluids to Always Check in Your Mercedes Benz C36 AMG
Driving a Mercedes Benz C36 AMG must be a source of joy and pride for you. And why not, Mercedes is known as a manufacturer of luxurious and powerful cars. But, no matter how elegant your car looks, it would be a total waste if you don't know how to take proper care of it. The best way to deal with your car's maintenance is to nip the problem in the bud—prevent the problems before they can happen. Sometimes, simple preventive measures can save you a lot of money as well as prolong the life of your vehicle. Fluid maintenance in your vehicles is among the simplest ways to keep your vehicle at its top shape. Below are some preventive maintenance tips that you can do for your car's fluids:
One of the most important fluids in your car is the motor or engine oil. It is not only responsible for lubricating the engine but also for cooling, cleaning, and protecting it. However, the engine oil cannot do all these alone; nearly half a pint of additives are added to a quart of oil to improve its ability to resist friction, heat, contamination, and oxidation. Now, if you often drive for short trips, this is hard on the oil because the engine doesn't have enough time to warm up to boil off the moisture that has accumulated inside the crankcase. The only way to get rid of the accumulated moisture, sludge, and acids in the engine is to change both the oil and the oil filter. The recommended interval for changing the oil and the filter depends on the use of vehicle and how it is driven. Consult your owner's manual.
Another very important fluid in your car is the coolant. It has antifreeze that performs three crucial jobs: prevents the coolant from freezing on cold weather, raises the boiling temperature of the coolant to prevent overheating on hot weather, and fights corrosion. Aside from the normal cooling maintenance procedure of checking the coolant level regularly, you should also make it a habit to check the strength and condition of the antifreeze. Most manufacturers and service shops recommend a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze. Straight water or straight antifreeze should never be used in the cooling system. It is still recommended that you change the coolant every two to three years depending on how severe your driving conditions are.
The transmission fluid is the liquid responsible for lubricating all the moving parts inside the Mercedes Benz C36 AMG's transmission system. If you have automatic transmission, this fluid also serves as coolant and a fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. But regardless of whether you have a manual or automatic transmission, you need to service the transmission fluid at the recommended interval—30,000 to 60,000 miles for manual and 60,000 to 100,000 miles for automatic transmission. You should also make sure that the fluid is always filled to the correct level. Not having enough transmission fluid in the system can cause failure in shifting or engaging gears.