Mercedes-Benz

Plaza Motors West

951 Technology Drive
Directions O'Fallon, MO 63368

  • Sales: 866-269-3609
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Mercedes-Benz Tire Maintenance

Inspect to Protect

As the only four points of contact between your vehicle and the road, tires are a critical component of your vehicle safety and driving experience. Properly maintained tires will last longer and help maximize:

    -Traction
    -Stability
    -Comfort
    -Fuel economy
    -Noise reduction
    -Load carrying capacity

Mercedes-Benz engineers specifically chose original equipment tires that compliment the unique dynamics of your vehicle model. When it is time for replacement, always choose tires that match or exceed the original performance ratings.

Talk to a service advisor if you have any questions or for more information. They are always available to inspect your tires and help you choose new ones if needed.
Check for the MO stamp on the sidewall. Only MO (Mercedes-Benz Original equipment) tires are tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz to provide best possible performance on your vehicle.
Tread Depth

A typical new tire starts with 10/32" of tread depth. Tires are legally worn at 2/32" in most states and must be replaced, and earlier replacement can help ensure your driving safety.    

Green Tread: 6/32" Consider replacement if roads are snow-covered or icy.
Yellow Tread: 4/32" Replace if rain and wet roadways are a concern.
Red Tread: 3/32" Tire is worn and we highly recommend it be replaced.

Enjoy peace of mind by having us check your tread today.
  

Pressure


Air pressure is crucial to vehicle performance, and keeping your tires properly inflated can make them last longer and improve fuel economy, saving you money.

Underinflation: faster wear, reduced fuel economy, blowout risk
Overinflation: harsh ride, poor handling, puncture vulnerability.

Always refer to the driver's side door placard for the recommended tire pressure, and check tires once a month as they naturally lose air pressure over time.
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Alignment & Rotation

Tires wear at different rates. Front tires often wear faster, and the sharper angle of right turns can cause wear to left tires. Misaligned wheels can also wear tires excessively because pressure isn't evenly distributed across the tread.

Rotate tires regularly (every 5,000 miles or as specified in your owner's manual) and have your alignment checked whenever you notice any pulling or other handling issues.
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