Monthly Archives: January 2018

Mercedes Valve Stem Seal Replacement

While the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on many Mercedes vehicles is a handy feature, it isn't without its problems. Due to the design of the valve stems, corrosion and damage can cause them to leak. While this is a concern with the wheels on your car, your car's computer system will detect a leak when it starts and warn you that it needs to be corrected. In the case of your spare tire, however, the problem can be more of a hassle. A leaking spare tire valve stem can mean that your spare tire is completely flat when you go to use it. This can leave you stranded on the side of the road or unable to get where you need to go. Our experienced team can inspect your tire valve stems if you are having any issues and make all necessary repairs and replacements to keep your tires fully inflated at all times. How to Avoid Cracked Valve Stems The design of your TPMS valve stems includes metallic caps that can cause premature corrosion of the valve stems. Brass valve stem ... read more

Issues With Mercedes Camshaft Position Sensors

The advanced design of your Mercedes engine includes many sensors to monitor and detect engine operating conditions and adjust fuel delivery and timing. The camshaft position sensor determines the precise position of your camshafts and adjusts the fuel ejection and firing of the ignition system for maximum power and efficiency. If your camshaft sensor gets worn or damaged, your engine can suffer several problems that make it difficult or impossible to drive. Knowing the symptoms can help you understand what is wrong and know when it is time to contact a qualified shop to service your Mercedes and get it running properly again. What to Watch For These are some of the common symptoms to watch for to know if your camshaft position sensor is having issues: Drivability issues: Problems during acceleration or at idle can indicate that your camshaft position sensor isn't detecting the position of your camshaft correctly. You may experience hesitation, stumbl ... read more