Properly inflated and balanced tires determine how the car grips the road; what sort
of gas mileage you get; and how safe the occupants are in all weather conditions?
We offer only those tires designed and recommended for your vehicle by Mercedes-Benz. Get the right tires for your Mercedes and drive
knowing that you and your family are safe. Don't risk using aftermarket
tires. We only install Mercedes recommended tires.
The most important factors in tire care are:
||Proper vehicle loading
Even tire wear
||Good driving habits
If your tires are not
rapid and uneven tread wear may result. In addition, there may be
excessive heat build-up which can cause a tire to "fail".
With the right amount of air pressure, your tires will wear longer, will use
less fuel, and
help prevent accidents. Proper tire inflation and maintenance provides optimum
vehicle handling and safety.
The recommended air pressure is specified in your Mercedes manual. The pressure
for the front and rear tires may be different.)
Check tire inflation pressure, including the spare tire, at least once a month
and before going on a long trip. Checking tire inflation should be done when the
tires are "cold", before you have driven more than one mile. If you must drive
more than a mile, measure and record the pressure of each tire. At your
destination (or at Mike's), check each tire again and add/subtract the
difference in pressure recorded earlier. When we service your car we check
tire pressure and make sure it is correct.
Leading Causes of Tire Failure
Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire problems. When
driving a vehicle with radial tires, it is hard to know when
a tire has lost air or is almost flat.
Improperly Tire Balance can result in uneven tread wear. An
unbalanced tire (and wheel) may create a vibration when you drive on smooth
pavement. If you notice this, have your tires checked as soon as possible
to avoid tire damage and costly replacement.
Rotate the Tires regularly. At Mike's, we perform periodic maintenance
as recommended by Mercedes, including tire inspection and rotation. During
the service we look for uneven and irregular tire wear. If we find an
issue with your tires, we then determine the cause and propose the
corrective actions necessary to rectify it.