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Regular oil changes are essential, but even if you’re securing every Mercedes-Benz Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement* right on schedule, you should still know how to check your car’s oil level at home in Beachwood or Mayfield. After all, learning how to check the oil level in a car or SUV is the best way to catch leaks and contamination that will accelerate wear on your engine and put you at risk for overheating.
Today, there are two ways to check the oil level in your Mercedes-Benz vehicle. In most of our new vehicles, an electronic oil monitor comes standard, and you can use the system to read your oil level without ever getting out from behind the wheel. It’s a simple, three-step process:
Checking your Mercedes-Benz vehicle’s oil level is truly that easy! Here’s how to interpret the results:
When all else fails, we’d be happy to read your oil level or let you know if you’re in need of service. What’s more, it’s easy to schedule service online.
Most new Mercedes-Benz vehicles do not come with a dipstick. However, older models may still possess one! Learning how to check the oil level in these models is almost as easy as using the electronic oil monitor described above. Here’s what you need to do:
If your vehicle is lacking in oil, your engine’s components are at risk! It’s also worth noting that if you’re losing lots of oil in between changes, you should have your model checked for leaks.
As long as you’ve picked up an approved Mercedes-Benz motor oil from our Bedford parts department, you’ll just need a funnel to add more. Simply wait for your engine to cool, locate the oil cap, and after removing it, use your funnel to add more oil slowly. Too much oil isn’t a good thing either, so be careful, and don’t be afraid to check the level as you go. If it’s been a while since your last oil change, it may be a good idea to flush all of your oil out, start fresh, and replace the oil filter. This is one maintenance item that every driver should know how to handle. If you’re eager to move on after learning how to check your car’s oil and fix your level, check out our other DIY car care tips today.
You know that you can check your car’s oil with its built-in electric oil monitor or its dipstick, but do you check your oil with the car on or off? No matter which technique you’re using, you should always have your engine turned off when you’re checking the oil. Here’s why:
Whether you’re picking up fresh synthetic motor oil or you’re ready to schedule an oil change, you’ll want to take the next steps with Mercedes-Benz of Bedford! Our parts and service centers are located in Bedford, easy to reach from anywhere in the Cleveland area. Just make sure to explore our parts and service specials before you stop in.
Winter is officially here and that means the cold, snowy weather is, too! Take action today by getting your Mercedes-Benz ready to tackle the elements at its top form. That’s why at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford, we make it easy to schedule your service appointment online. You can manage your vehicle maintenance from any device at any location….