FAQs—Mercedes Benz GLA250
Does the Mercedes Benz GLA250 drive well in the snow?
The Mercedes Benz GLA250 drives pretty well in the snow if it has a rear-wheel drive transmission. If your car doesn't have this and you drive in a snowy area, then you need to make it winter-ready before the season starts. Invest in a set of snow tires and keep an extra in case of emergency. When shopping for these, look for the snowflake on a mountain symbol, as this means the tires meet the industry standard for snow traction. Aside from the tires, you should also ensure you get good visibility. Keep the windshield clean and streak-free. Before the season starts, replace the windshield wiper blades if you haven't done so in the last six months. You should also add anti-icing fluid to the windshield washer system to keep the washing fluid from freezing in the reservoir and on the windshield. Other important maintenance includes double-checking the battery's charge and adding anti-freeze to the coolant.
How often should I change the brake fluid of my Mercedes Benz GLA250?
The recommended interval for replacing the brake fluid of the Mercedes Benz GLA250 is every 20,000 miles or every 2 years, whichever comes first. Before doing this, you must first bleed the brakes, then refill the brake system with an approved brake fluid, which is DOT 4. If you use fluids that are not approved according to the owner's manual or have already been used before, they might cause severe damage to the brake components which would result in failure. You may also want to do other brake work at the same time, such as replacing the brake pads and rotors. This way, you can avoid inconveniences and problems related to the brake system.
I noticed that the tire pressure warning of my Mercedes Benz GLA250 lights up, but only does so occasionally. What could this mean?
There are several reasons why the tire pressure warning lights up. First, your Mercedes Benz GLA250 might have a leaking tire. While it is normal for properly functioning tires to lose air pressure over time, a loss rate above 1 to 2 psi per month could trigger the tire pressure warning system. The recommended tire pressure found in your owner's manual and on the label inside the fuel door is for conditions when your car has been parked outside for at least an hour. To prevent any problems regarding this, you must check the pressure of each tire at least once a month and before a long drive instead of letting the tire pressure warning light up.
I noticed an "Anti-theft protection active" message on my Mercedes Benz GLA250 COMAND screen. Is this related to my car's anti-theft alarm?
This message is not related to your Mercedes Benz GLA250's anti-theft alarm. This message shows up when the COMAND unit performs a network check upon startup and did not detect the internal vehicle network. To temporarily remove the message, you can either press and hold down the COMAND power button for about ten seconds or until the message disappears, or you can restart your car. However, if this keeps happening, you might need to visit an authorized dealer to resolve this permanently.