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7 Things Every Mercedes Benz Owner Should Know



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Mercedes Benz is one of the most loved brands in Nigeria. It is a classy brand which a lot of people want to be associated with. Owning a Mercedes Benz is no child’s play. First of all, the price of getting a good one is relatively costlier when compared to some other Japanese brand like Toyota which is very common. Mercedes Benz cars make use of expensive car parts and are not too cheap to maintain as well.

If you’re a Mercedes Benz owner who do not like headaches and don’t want to spend much money on car, here are 7 things you should know.

1. Know the recommended engine oil and filter for your car:

Almost every car comes with recommended engine oil and filters. Always ensure you don’t use fake oil and filter for your Mercedes Benz. Using the wrong oil and filter will kill your Benz. I guess you wouldn’t want that.

2. Change your engine oil as at when due:

According to Mercedes Benz manufacturers, your engine oil should be changed when it clocks a particular mileage.It’s better to change the engine oil before you hit the recommended mileage interval because of traffic and our harsh driving conditions in Nigeria.

Don’t wait for sludge to form in your engine before you service your Benz. Just as it is in every car, regular maintenance is required. You can read more about engine sludge HERE.

3. Battery is one of the most important components of your Mercedes Benz:

Mercedes Benz cars tend to be sensitive when it comes to battery voltage. This could be due to the fact that the car is equipped with sophisticated equipment and electronics. Bad battery can cause some systems and control units in your Mercedes to malfunction.

4. Don’t ignore the check engine light:

Even when your Benz is running fine, don’t ignore the check engine light. It is advisable to run a proper diagnosis to find out what the problem could be. Negligence can be catastrophic.  Don’t forget to read our post on “Top 6 Reasons Your Check Engine Light May Be On And Also Blinking”.

5. Know how to check and replace the various fluids needed in the car:

As strange as it might sound, some Mercedes Benz users don’t know the various fluids needed in their car talk more of how to replace them. Some of the fluids you should check include power steering fluid, brake fluid, radiator coolant and windshield wiper fluid.

6. Know that your Mercedes Benz Key is expensive:

The keys of your Mercedes Benz are very different from the conventional key used in other cars. As a Mercedes Benz owner, it is good you know the keys are very expensive to replace. You should guard yours with care.

It is advisable to put your key into a protective case.

7. Some mechanics are not your friend:

We made a post on “6 Ways To Avoid Being Ripped Off By Nigerian Mechanics” here on Autojosh. Please make sure you read it so you know how to go about with Nigerian mechanics.

Leaving your car at the mercy of a bad mechanic can turn your car into a money pit. Always ensure your car is in safe hands.


Are you a Mercedes Benz owner or you know much about the brand and has other things to say about this topic? Kindly use the comment section to enlighten us the more.

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.