Monthly Archives: June 2018

How to Replace Mercedes Benz Battery

For the DIY car enthusiast, battery replacement on a Mercedes-Benz is a fairly easy task to master. All you need is a replacement battery and a few basic tools. Beyond that, you need to locate where the battery is in the vehicle and know how to disconnect it to make way for the new one. Moreover, you need to know when it is time to make a replacement and the type of battery most suited for the vehicle. Read on to learn how to replace a battery in a Mercedes-Benz. Signs a Mercedes Battery Needs Replacement The most common sign a Mercedes-Benz is due for a battery replacement is when the vehicle is difficult to start each day. If it takes several seconds just to get the motor to power on after you turn the key, the battery is probably running out of life. If the engine sputters for several seconds as you turn the key, or the engine fails to start until the second or third try, the battery is probably hanging by its last thread. Alte ... read more

Mercedes-Benz Serpentine Belt Replacement

In a Mercedes-Benz, there are various components that make the engine operate. As you drive the vehicle along roads and highways and shift it up from first to fifth gear, the engine parts must communicate with one another. The question that is rarely answered, however, concerns how these various engine parts stay in motion while the vehicle is running. The fact is, there is one simple piece of rubber that connects these parts — and it is essential in a Mercedes. The part in question is the serpentine belt. What Is a Serpentine Belt? In a Mercedes-Benz, the serpentine belt is the engine part that connects various components in the engine sink. The belt itself is basically a long loop of rubber that provides tension between the air conditioner, the alternator, the power steering and the water pump, all of which are vital to the functionality of the vehicle. A serpentine belt is smooth on one side and grooved on the other. As a tensioning belt, it is hooked arou ... read more