|To maintain the premium ride and handling of a Mercedes-Benz automobile, it's important to ensure a well-maintained steering and suspension system. While the steering system allows you to maneuver the car and control its direction, your suspension system interacts with the steering system to provide vehicle stability and control - absorbing energy from rough road conditions. Over time, depending on your driving habits, operating conditions and vehicle type, these components wear out and require replacement.
- Have your steering and suspension systems inspected at least once a year by your Mercedes-Benz service technician to ensure proper handling and vehicle control.
- Ideally, service should be performed when you have a wheel alignment.
- Check automatic transmission, brake and power steering fluids regularly.
- Components inspected usually include shocks and/or struts, ball joints and tie-rod ends, among others.
Did You Know?
Genuine Mercedes-Benz suspension components are specifically designed to work in perfect harmony with your ESP (Electronic Stability Program) safety
system - as well as your vehicle's ABS (Antilock Brake System) - for optimum safety and handling.