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How Mercedes Has Stood The Test Of Time

The Best or Nothing

The motto for luxury car brand Mercedes=Benz is: “Das Beste oder Nichts” which literally means – “the best or nothing.” That’s carried out in everything that they do, from the sleek look built to impress to the 10,000 different places they make sure no nuts or bolts get loose.

Produced by Daimler AG for more than 150 years, the Mercedes-Benz has seen some of the darkest times in European history followed by some of the most innovative years in automotive technology.

And riding in a Mercedes-Benz with air suspension? An experience you’ll never forget.

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Who Is Buying a Mercedes-Benz?

On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 337,246 units in 2017. While the majority of Mercedes-Benz owners are over age 55, the company has recently started segmenting their marketing to appeal to the millennial and Gen X crowd — those ranging in age from early twenties to early forties. To appeal to the younger and less affluent consumers, they’ve introduced new models or product line extensions with a lower price point starting at $30,000.

They also reached a younger audience with the creation of “Generation Benz,” an online community for people between the ages 20 to 39. This online community provided consulting to the Mercedes-Benz marketing team about buyer habits and preferences in this demographic.

Top Mercedes-Benz Repair Problems

While the Mercedes is mostly a well-oiled machine with only minimal owner complaints, there were a few issues that may need to be addressed.

  • Rust – This is one of the most commonly reported issues, developing primarily behind the license plate. You may also note it forming at the bottom of doors.
  • Engine Mounts – At around 100,000 miles, Mercedes-Benz drivers have reported vibrations on the seat, in the cabin, and on the steering wheel, which happens when the motor mounts fail. They must be replaced to stop the problem.
  • Noisy Struts – Drivers have reported hearing rattling and banging coming from struts that are loose or leaking.
  • Suspension and Steering Components — Ball joints, sway bar links, and control arm bushings on Mercedes-Benz have been reported to wear out at around 100,000 miles.
  • Window Regulators – These do the hard work when you press the button to lower or close the windows, but have been reported to fail, but can be easily replaced.

All of these problems and more can be fixed by the Mercedes service mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Benefits of Getting Consistent Mechanical Check-Ups for Your Mercedes-Benz

By keeping up with routine maintenance, you’re ensuring:

Improved Reliability

By taking good care of your vehicle, you ensure it will be there for you in the future. This means oil changes and tire rotations, but also entails having routine check-ups performed by expert Mercedes-Benz service mechanics at Milito’s Auto Repair in Chicago.

Higher Resale Value

If you’re planning on selling your Mercedes-Benz at some point in the future, keeping up with routine service and maintenance ensures that it will continue to run in optimal condition.

Better Fuel Economy

Making sure your tire pressure is set to the right levels can help prevent your car from expending unnecessary energy and fuel while moving. In addition, your vehicle’s fuel economy can be negatively affected by up to 20% if you have a clogged air filter or leaking fuel lines.

What to Look for When Buying a Used Mercedes-Benz

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If you’re looking for a luxury car but don’t want to pay for a brand new model, a used Mercedes-Benz is the way to go.

Here are five things that you should do:

  1. Read the Records – Check the serial number with your local Mercedes-Benz dealer for a service history. If they don’t have a history, make sure it had credible records from the owner.
  2. Professional Inspection – Even if you ran a vehicle history report, you should still have the car inspected by a mechanic to find potential issues and to determine if the car has been in an unreported accident. Make sure they pay attention to engine-related components, like fluids, hoses and belts, radiator, and the battery.
  3. Check the Tires – Tires can tell you a lot regarding the maintenance and driving history of the car. If tires are worn unevenly across the width of the tread, this could indicated aggressive driving by the previous owner of the vehicle. Also look at the surface of the tire for feathering (bad alignment). Bad alignment can be caused by worn steering/suspension components, the Chicago potholes, or frame damage.
  4. Certified Pre-Owned – The certification provides a long-term warranty which is only offered after a rigorous 154-point test fully resolving any visual or technical flaws. It also includes a road test, post-road test, 24/7 roadside assistance, and an unlimited-mileage warranty for one year that can be extended for up to two additional years.
  5. Test Drive – You’re judging your comfort level with the car. Do the power windows all work? Are the mirrors easily adjustable? You have to be comfortable with your ride before you put down the cash.

Technological Innovations from Mercedes-Benz

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With a global concern for air pollution, Mercedes-Benz became one of the first manufacturers to comply with the new environmental regulations in 1981, introducing the closed-loop three-way catalytic converter to reduce overall car pollution. And the smart key system that many drivers take for granted today was invented by Siemens in the 90s, with Daimler-Benz awarded the patent for their keyless entry technology in 1997.

The company has been known as Daimler AG since 2007, and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon as being world-renowned for their precise engineering and supreme luxury.

In the 2000s, Mercedes-Benz introduced numerous groundbreaking designs and engineering concepts, such as the BlueTec system which had the capability of reducing CO2 emissions. In addition, every engine produced by Mercedes-Benz is test-run before being mounted and fixed in a car. During this test, the engine oil is replenished nearly 60 times to flush away debris and dirt.

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The History of Mercedes-Benz

Back in the 1880s, Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz each invented a high-speed engine — even though they had never met. Daimler worked with his business partner, Wilhelm Maybach, to design what would eventually become a modern gasoline engine in 1885. Around the same time, Benz began the development of one of the first automobiles by using bicycle technology and a four-stroke engine.

A few years later, Benz introduced a four-wheeler and Daimler struck a deal with William Steinway to produce horseless carriages in the US.

It was during this time that Daimler established DMG and Benz founded Benz & Cie. In 1900, DMG introduced a car — the ‘Mercedes’. This was a stepping stone in the history of Mercedes-Benz, but unfortunately, the war soon started in Germany. With little or no fuel for cars and high taxes, it made automobile production disastrous.

The Creation of Mercedes-Benz

The conditions of war forced DMG and Benz to sign an agreement of mutual interest, but they could maintain their individual identities. However, in 1926, the companies merged to form the Daimler-Benz company. A year later, the new company christened their joint automobile project the Mercedes-Benz.

The merger was considered a success, and production of Mercedes-Benz cars rose to 7,000 vehicles in 1927. In the 30s, their success would only continue with the debut of the Mercedes-Benz W15 — their largest and most prestigious car yet. This allowed them to become one of the leading brands in the automotive industry. As a result, Mercedes-Benz was created as a separate division of the Daimler-Benz AG.

Production After the War

The war took a toll on the company, and all of their overseas assets were confiscated as a part of the Potsdam Agreement. It took a year to get permission from the Americans to begin to produce automobiles again, and two more years to restore the plant. A full reconstruction of Daimler-Benz’s operations facilities wasn’t complete until 1951 — almost six years after the end of the war.

Once the company was rebuilt, things really took off and they would go on to set sales records. This was due in large part to breaking into the American market — Daimler-Benz of North America was established in 1955.

Mercedes-Benz Worldwide Growth

It was about this time that they introduced the 190 model, a compact roadster with a diesel engine which set new records in 1959. They they debuted the 300 SL, which was the first production vehicle equipped with the new fuel-injection technology.

Daimler-Benz would go on to put together teams and vehicles for some of the most well-known races in motorsports. The combination of style and success on the track began to earn them the reputation for being a technologically advanced luxury vehicle — something they’re still known for today.

The company founded Mercedes-AMG as a separate high-performance division of the Mercedes-Benz in 1967, introducing the famous 300SEL 6.3 V8 Saloon. Towards the end of the 70s, the G-Class and S-Class series were introduced, and are still being produced today.

Fast Facts

Mercedes-Benz has a reputation for supplying cars for VIPs with extra features, like the Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV that the Pope rides around in. This model includes an oxygen system and bullet-proof glass.

You can find the star in all Mercedes-Benz cars, on the hood, and it symbolizes air, land, and sea.

Revenue for the company topped $100 billion in 2017.

The Mercedes-Benz 600 model is popular among celebrities. Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Hugh Hefner, Jack Nicholson, Coco Chanel, Aristotle Onassis, Fidel Castro, and Elizabeth Taylor all owned this model.

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Go Beyond Standard Auto Service at Milito’s

Maintenance

From oil changes to wiper blades, Milito’s can keep your Mercedes-Benz driving smoothly down the Chicago streets, any time of the year (even in pothole season).

Stop by for regular maintenance, no appointment needed!

Repairs

Whether you need standard repairs from regular wear, or have a more complex problem with your Mercedes, rely on Milito’s!

Our Mercedes-Benz Service Specialists will care for your vehicle like its their own. We can diagnose and repair any issue quickly!

Full-Service Care

Milito’s takes care of Chicago’s Mercedes-Benz, inside and out!

Our full-service car wash pampers your car, and our full-service gas station and convenience store takes care of you!

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