The History of Mercedes-Benz

When it comes to the automobile industry, no brand is arguably more synonymous with quality, luxury and longevity than Mercedes-Benz. For over 130 years, the titan vehicle manufacturer has consistently demonstrated its commitment to engineering innovation and cutting-edge development. It's this dedication to pursuing technological advancements that has made Mercedes-Benz one of the most successful automobile manufacturers in the world. When analyzing why Mercedes-Benz has consistently outperformed other brands when it comes to both innovation and sales, it's important to look at the brand's background. A dive into the history of Mercedes-Benz reveals just how forward thinking the manufacturer has been when it comes to breakthrough automotive technologies. The Origin of Mercedes-Benz The story of how Mercedes-Benz came to be the iconic brand name it is today is proof of how it has truly earned its place as one of the world's top automakers. Mercedes-Benz formed as a merger between two c ... read more

Mercedes A Service — More Than Just an Oil Change

The first notification you will receive that your Mercedes is due for its 10,000-mile oil change is a message on your dash. At that point, you may be wondering whether it's worthwhile to take the car into a Mercedes dealer for the “A Service” or if it would be more convenient to get the oil changed elsewhere. After all, there are a number of businesses offering Mercedes car oil change services. If you have plenty of options, does it make sense to go to your Mercedes dealer? First, lets look at what Mercedes Service A means and what's done during this tune-up. What is Mercedes-Benz A Service? ‘Service A' is recommended for your Mercedes vehicle at 10,000 miles or at 1 year. After your initial Mercedes A Service, you should continue to schedule a ‘service A' at every 20,000 mile-intervals thereafter. What Does Mercedes A Service Include? When you schedule your Service ... read more

How an Oil Change Can Make All the Difference

There's owning a car, and then there's owning a Mercedes-Benz. Until you've slid behind the wheel of a Benz, felt the solid ‘clunk' of the door as it shuts, heard the powerplant purring like clockwork and discovered the exhilarating sensation of smooth, effortless acceleration, handling and braking, you just don't get it. As Mercedes owners, we're used to being spoiled by our vehicles. From time to time, it's important to return the favor and put a little TLC back into your Mercedes-Benz. If you live in or around Chicago, you might already know of Burdi Motorworks. Conveniently located near O'Hare Airport in Schiller Park, Illinois, we've spent over forty years learning the ins and outs of Mercedes and Sprinter vehicles. Our passion for these class-leading vehicles drives us to exceed your expectations in terms of workmanship, convenience and value. Our service is second to none, and we pride ourselves on our extensive Mercedes-Benz knowledge. One of the most critical maintenance ... read more

Winterizing your Mercedes

With the change of seasons from fall to winter, you need to make changes to your wardrobe to adapt to lower temperatures and different conditions underfoot when you leave your home. You also need to make preparations for the change of season for your car as well. Taking time to put Mercedes service in Chicago on your list of things to do before winter really sets in is something that you need to take care of so that you will enjoy hassle-free driving all season. Cold Weather Takes a Toll on a Car When the mercury plunges, your car will have a more difficult time operating. It gets harder to start and the outside temperature has an effect on your tire pressure, which, in turn, affects wear patterns on your tires. Road salt and dirt tend to build up on your car, and these can lead to problems you don't encounter during other driving seasons. Mercedes Winterizing Tips When you are looking to winterize your car, you'll want to make sure that the services you have performed fit ... read more

6 Tips for Improving Your Gas Mileage

Is your Mercedes eating into your wallet a lot more than you expected? That's going to hurt this winter, especially as it looks like a cold one, and you'll need your car to be as reliable and efficient as possible. As a leading Mercedes repair shop in the Chicago area, we often see cars and fleet vehicles that aren't running at their best. We've put together a few helpful tips for you to keep things running smoothly, plus a few things you can still do in the garage before winter hits. Check out this list below and contact us if you have any questions or concerns, or if you need help with any service. We've been a leading Mercedes fleet service and repair shop in Chicago for the past 25 years, so we know exactly what you're facing this winter. 1. Fuel Diet – Eat Better Gas Just like people, your car has a diet that is best suited to making it run smoothly and efficiently. The problem here is that not all fuel is created equally and the gas pump may be misleading you. Instead of re ... read more