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Do You Have Water Damage in Your Mercedes-Benz?

Watching YourCar For Signs Of Water Damage — Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers

Although it’s hard to beat the fun of a summer day with a boat on your favorite body of water, moisture and water are the enemy of your prized Mercedes-Benz. Therefore, it’s important that you keep a check on your car to be sure nothing is wet that shouldn’t be. The great news is that you can easily look for this yourself at home even if you have no mechanical know-how or experience. Should you detect water damage or suspect other problems, rely on the ASE-certified technicians at Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers in North Lake, Wisconsin, for all your Mercedes-Benz repair needs.

Important Observations

It may seem daunting to be your car’s best mechanical friend (where water damage is concerned), but it’s not as hard as you might think. For instance, when you drive your vehicle, be aware of any unusual smells. The odor of a big wet dog (when you aren’t traveling with one) is often a tell-tale sign of mold. When your auto gets damp inside from a water leak, it can begin to grow mold in the carpet, on the seats, or even in the air conditioning system. As the mold spreads through your vehicle, it not only causes visible results, but it also puts your health at risk. Breathing mold spores is bad for you. If this occurs, you should have your AC system professionally cleaned. Also, feel periodically to see if your carpets, seats, or other surfaces are damp. Allowing leaks to continue and surfaces to remain wet can cause the described mold growth, rust on metal surfaces, and rot on soft surfaces. Finally, visually inspect as many areas as possible for potential signs of water damage. This includes looking for moisture inside your exterior lights, checking interior and exterior metal surfaces for rust, observing for water stains on upholstery and carpeting, and checking for brittle wires underneath your dash. (The latter applies to wires that are exposed to view. We’re not suggesting that you remove the dash yourself.)

Your Local Partner for Mercedes-Benz Repair

Keep your Mercedes-Benz dry and free of mold. Being vigilant by feeling, looking, or sniffing for signs of water damage in your car can help you detect problems sooner rather than later. This allows you to remedy the water problem and make repairs before the damage is out of hand. Count on Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers to help you with mechanical issues caused by water as well as all your Mercedes-Benz preventive service and repair needs.

Written by Silver Lake Auto & Tire Centers