Engine Performance problem
2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
I am wondering at how many miles I should have my car serviced.I am at 140K and have had the car for a short time and am asking to get it serviced. What is it that happens for a 140K service? I know it is more than an oil change but not sure of the rest.I ask becasue a mechanic is doing it but I don't want to get ripped off because I don't know. Your help is appreciated.
Concerned MB owner. : )
There was a 132k mile service and then the next one would be 144k miles. This is for the 144k mile service.
Check condition of main battery & auxiliary battery (if applicable) using " Midtronics MCE 717" Tester. Check and correct fluid level of battery (if applicable).
Brakes and Traction Control
Check condition of front/rear brake pads for lining thickness. Check condition/thickness of brake discs front/rear. Inspect lines and hoses for signs of chafing, leakage or damage.
Check engine cooling system, antifreeze and corrosion protection. Check lines and hoses for signs of chafing or leakage.
Check condition of poly-V-belt.
Leakage - Major components. (Underside of vehicle and engine compartment) Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components.
Check catch, safety catch, and hinges on engine hood for proper operation. Lubricate if necessary.
Lighting and Horns
Horn, headlamp flasher, hazard flasher, turn signals, warning/indicator, illumination and interior lighting, exterior lighting, trunk/cargo area, including headlamps.
Parking Brake System
Check parking brake. (Function test only)
Power Steering Fluid
Seat Belt Systems
Check seat belts for damage and proper function.
Check condition of steering's mechanical components.
Check condition of front & rear axle ball joints.
Wiper and Washer Systems
Windshield wipers/washer system. Headlamp cleaning system and rear window wiper/washer system if applicable.
Not for Xenon headlamps
Inspect headlamp aiming, adjust if necessary
Lubricate points on throttle control, check operation and condition.