At Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles, we think everything about your Mercedes automobile is important, especially the tires. There are so many things about a vehicle that are dependent on the tires. For example: how the car grips the road; what sort of gas mileage it gets; and how safe are the occupants in inclement weather?
Because your comfort and safety are so important to us, we now offer tire replacement for you Mercedes-Benz automobile. At Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles we offer only those tires designed and recommended for your car by Mercedes-Benz. The tires we offer are built exclusively for your Mercedes and to Mercedes-Benz specifications. Don't take the risk of aftermarket dealers selling the tires they have in stock. Get the right tires for your Mercedes and drive with confidence. Of course, we install your tires using only Mercedes-Benz Trained and Certified Technicians.
To help you receive the maximum life and enjoyment from the tires on your Mercedes-Benz, we offer these important tips for your Mercedes-Benz tires:
Important Tips For Your Mercedes-Benz Tires
Tires for your Mercedes-Benz are designed and built with great care to provide thousands of miles of excellent service. To maximize this benefit, you must ensure your tires are maintained properly. The most important factors in tire care are:
- Proper inflation pressure
- Proper tire wear
- Good driving habits
- Proper vehicle loading
- Regular inspection
- Vehicle condition
The Benefit of Proper Inflation
With the right amount of air pressure in your Mercedes tires, you will achieve optimum tire performance. This means your tires will wear longer, save fuel, and help prevent accidents. Of course, the "right amount" of air pressure is specified by Mercedes-Benz and the tire manufacturer, and could vary based on the Mercedes-Benz model you own and whether the tires are on the front or the rear of your Mercedes.
It is very difficult to tell just by looking at a radial tire whether it is under-inflated. Failure to maintain proper inflation leads to rapid and uneven tread wear on your tires, improper vehicle handling and excessive heat build up (which may result in tire failure). Evidence of air loss or repeated under-inflation requires the removal of the tires from your Mercedes-Benz, and an expert inspection. As a courtesy to all Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles service guests, we will check and correct the pressure on the tires.
To ensure your safety, it's important that Mercedes Owners check their tire inflation pressure (including the inflation pressure of the spare tire) at least once per month and before any long trip. To properly check the pressure on your tires, the tire must be cold ? that is, before they have been driven more than one mile. If you must drive more than a mile to add air to an under-inflated tire, be sure to measure the pressure while the tire is cold and record the actual under-inflation of each tire before you drive to properly inflate the tires.
When driving a vehicle with radial tires, it is difficult to always notice when a tire has lost air, or is near flat.
Even though nothing is wrong with your Mercedes-Benz tires, they can lose air. All tires lose air through the process of permeation, and temperature changes can affect the rate at which tires lose air. Generally speaking, your tires will lose more air in hot weather than when it's cooler outside. Typically, a tire loses one or two pounds of pressure each month during cold weather. Because the temperature is always mild in Florida, we must live with the possibility that our tires will deflate even faster.
Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure, so it's important that you check the pressure on your Mercedes-Benz tires on a regular basis.
An unbalanced wheel and tire assembly may create an annoying vibration when you drive your Mercedes-Benz on a smooth road. More importantly, improperly balanced tires can and often does result in irregular tread wear.
To achieve a more uniform wear on all the tires on your Mercedes-Benz automobile is the purpose of regularly rotating your tires. Remember to refer to your Mercedes-Benz owner's manual to determine the recommended mileage between rotations before rotating your tires. Of course, you can rotate your tires sooner if you notice signs of irregular or uneven wear.
It's important to note that with any new tires, the first tire rotation is the most important. Follow the Mercedes-Benz guidelines for tire rotation and never wait until you notice uneven wear before having your tires properly rotated. If you do notice uneven or irregular tire wear, it's important that a Mercedes-Benz Certified Technician diagnose the cause of the uneven wear prior to rotating the tires.
Inspection And Tire Rotation Service
At Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles we offer an exceptional value for the Mercedes Owner when it's time for tire rotation. Our Inspection and Tire Rotation Service includes all of the following services:
- Inspect battery and check electrolyte level
- Inspect windshield wiper inserts
- Service windshield washer system
- Inspect belts, hoses and undercarriage
- Inspect lights
- Inspect brakes
- Inspect and top off fluids
- Rotate tires and adjust pressure
As a convenience to Mercedes Owners, we accept online service reservations to inspect, repair or replace the tires or wheels on your Mercedes-Benz. To schedule these or any Mercedes submit a request and we will contact you with a quote and a confirmation within 2 business hours.