Enjoy your car for as long as possible

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Careful handling of the vehicle results in a much higher overall mileage. In this article we will give you some advice that will ensure that your vehicle remains reliable for many years to come.

Warm engines live longer

If you value your vehicle and do not want to put its engine to the test without good reason, you should use the acceleration pedal with caution shortly after setting off. Before the engine is brought to over 3,000 revolutions per minute, it should have reached the ideal operating temperature of 90°C. But be careful: in Germany it is forbidden to heat the engine of a vehicle when it is stationary. A further advantage of a warm engine is the lower consumption. Once the individual parts have been heated, they run more efficiently due to lower friction losses.

It is one of the most expensive and most costly wear parts to replace in almost all vehicles: the clutch. Mostly, the clutch must be replaced not more than once in a vehicle’s lifetime, if handled carefully. If you let the clutch come on too long and accelerate too much in this moment, you will shorten your clutch’s lifetime.

The same applies to the transmission. It is particularly annoying when this has to be replaced. Depending on the type of vehicle, consequential damage to the car can result in a total economic loss.

Professional repair and the right spare parts

However, some damage cannot be avoided. Be it through wear and tear or an accident. The question you should ask yourself at this moment is how to repair it properly.

The possibilities which arise in such a case are the repair of the damage by an authorised workshop, by an independent workshop or by your own repair. Authorised repairers are generally safe in dealing with the particular type of vehicle of a brand, while independent repairers make up for this advantage with a more favourable price.

Irrespective of the repair shop, one must also consider which spare parts are to be used to repair the damage. In the ideal case one should always fall back on original parts. This not only preserves the value of the car, but also usually lasts longer. Especially with expensive cars like a Mercedes Benz the use of original spare parts is definitely a good decision, so it is very reasonable and highly recommended to buy the spare parts in authorised Mercedes Shop.

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