Tips for Maintaining Your Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG
The Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG has been known as a symbol of personal success. Being one of the top cars among car critics, this vehicle continues to be popular with its remarkable power and modern design. Make your roadster last so you can keep driving it for as long as you want with these easy maintenance tips.
- Observe preventive cooling system maintenance.
One of the headaches you might experience if you neglect your car would be an engine failure due to a malfunctioning component in the cooling system. The good news is you can easily avoid this by performing maintenance check at least once every two years or before a long-distance drive. This includes visually inspecting all of the cooling system components, including belts and hoses. If a hose looks fat or feels spongy to the touch and if a belt has nicks and cracks, then you need to replace all of the hoses or the belts even if the others are still in good condition. This will save you the time and money for labor in the long run. Next, do a radiator cap pressure test to check for the recommended system pressure level. You should also check the thermostat if it's opening and closing properly. Once these are taken care of, do a pressure test to find any external leaks to the cooling system components, such as the radiator, water pump, engine coolant passages, hoses, and the heater core.
- Check and change oil and filter.
In order for the moving parts of your Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG's engine to work seamlessly and without problem, they need to be properly lubricated. The motor oil not only does this, but it also cools, cleans, and protects the engine from contaminants. However, if you drive short distances often, the moisture that accumulates inside the crankcase condenses and reacts with the oil, which results in sludge and acids, which in turn cause engine wear. While you can't prevent this from happening, you can get rid of these contaminants before they cause further damage to the components by changing the oil and filter every 3,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first. However, if you usually do highway driving, you can go as far as 7,500 miles before needing to replace the oil and filter.
- Take good care of the tires.
The tires not only maintain your car's movement. They also support the weight of your Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG, reduce the impact from the road, and transmit the power to propel, brake, and steer on the road. Because of these important functions, it's crucial to care properly for the tires even if you don't drive your car often or in long distances. At least once a month or before going on a long drive, check the tires for excessive or irregular tread wear, under-inflation, or damage such as scrapes, bulges, cracks, and punctures. If you find any of these or if you notice that your tires keep losing pressure, you need to take your car to a tire professional to get it serviced.