Oil related engine failures

Mercedes-Benz has dozens of service bulletins about major engine failures.   I can post them, because they are copyrighted.   Mercedes makes them hard for customers to find, because they are posted in a subscription only technical website, www.startecinfo.com.   It cost $60 just to log-in one time, so most customers won’t do this.   The bulletins […]

Everything has changed…. and nothing has changed

Word for word; this is what Mercedes-Benz calls their 2014 “Maintenance Strategy“ or “Service-Package-Pricing-System“ (SPPS).
(Mercedes-Benz published this internal document to somehow clean up their Maintenance Schedules.   Customers never seem to know what service their car is due for, & this will demonstrate the reason for the confusion.    It is no accident.    Whoever wrote this, […]

Battery Advice

If you have a dead battery, you’ll want to use a genuine Mercedes-Benz battery. Aftermarket batteries don’t have enough amperage and cause low voltage fault codes when the system is under peak loads. Low voltage confuses the control modules and causes a host of problems that just end up costing you far more then you could ever […]