Mercedes Benz S55 AMG: How to Keep It Running Smoothly
It's gorgeous, sleek, and intimidating. That's how you would usually look at a Mercedes Benz. With a luxury ride like this, you'd want to keep it looking spiff and sharp at all times. You'd also want it to run like a warrior on the road, making sure that the engine can churn up the needed power and speed and the vehicle can run to a smooth rhythm. To have this kind of performance, you have to make sure that your Mercedes Benz S55 AMG isn't starving on its most essential fluids. Here are some tips for preventive maintenance:
Don't let your engine run too low on motor oil. There should be enough lubricant going around the block to make sure that moving components won't be ruined by too much heat and friction. Look for a sign of leak if your Mercedes Benz seems to be losing oil a little too fast. But don't just track the oil level. You also have to check if the lubricant is still clean or of good quality. If it's already murky or sludgy, the lubricant needs to be drained and refilled even if it's not yet time for an oil change. If the motor oil appears milky or seems foamy, it could be contaminated. Coolant may have been added into the mix.
- Make sure there's enough coolant.
Ample supply of coolant means that the engine won't run too hot and will operate at a safer temperature range. For preventive maintenance, always check the coolant reservoir. See to it that there's enough coolant to go around the engine. Also, maintain the right antifreeze mixture as recommended by the manufacturer.
- See if your brake fluid is still okay.
If the brakes aren't working right, you have to check the brake fluid. If the brake fluid has turned dark or brown instead of gold, it may be time for some flushing. After draining out the fluid, you have to top it off with the recommended brake fluid by the manufacturer. See to it that there's no leak. The leak may be spotted along the brake lines or on broken brake surfaces.
- Check your transmission fluid.
While the transmission fluid doesn't need to be changed as often as the engine oil, this shouldn't be ignored. This fluid keeps the gears moving smoothly. If the fluid has this burnt smell or has turned into a darker color, the fluid needs to be checked and changed. Feed your Mercedes Benz with good-quality transmission fluid, so gear shifts will always be smooth and in sync.
- Keep an eye on your power steering fluid.
To keep your steering responsive, stable, and smooth, don't let your car starve on power steering fluid. Every month, check the power steering fluid of your Mercedes Benz. Steering may become a bit unsteady and unpredictable if you don't top it off or change the fluid as needed. You may then hear creaking or unusual sounds in the steering wheel, which isn't a good sign. So before it's too late, make sure that your vehicle is fed with just the right amount of top-quality power steering fluid.