Auto Repair FAQs

Your Most Common Service Questions Answered in Thousand Oaks

Learn More About Mercedes-Benz Maintenance with Our Service FAQs


Why Does Routine Maintenance Make a Difference?

The primary goal of routine Mercedes-Benz maintenance is to prevent bigger problems with your vehicle that could cause damage to your car or negatively impact its efficiency or safety. Keeping up with routine maintenance helps keep your vehicle running smoothly, and it works to fend off costly repairs. So, if you're looking to improve your car's performance and longevity and save money in the long run, routine maintenance at our Mercedes-Benz service center in Thousand Oaks can help you achieve that goal.

When Should I Service My Vehicle?

Your owner's manual has a maintenance schedule that can help you determine what your car's service intervals are. Of course, not all service needs are courteous enough to follow a schedule. Sometimes, you might notice an unusual sound under the hood or noisy brakes as you drive around Malibu. Your car might even alert you to a problem with a warning light. If you notice that anything amiss with your vehicle, please don't hesitate to contact our experts. We can help you get to the bottom of it.

How Do I Know If I Need New Tires?

The first step is to check your tires for signs of excessive wear and tear or damage. Check to make sure your tires have adequate tread, and keep an eye out for any unusual bulging or scalloping. Next, take the age of your tires into account. Tires generally aren't meant to be driven on if they're more than six years past their production date. So, even tires that don't get much use might need to be replaced if they're too old.

When Should I Get My Tires Rotated?

We recommend scheduling tire rotations every 6,000 miles or so. Regular tire rotations can help your tires last longer, allowing you to get more out of them as you drive around Westlake Village and Simi Valley before you need to invest in a new set.

When Should I Schedule an Oil Change?

Most vehicles need an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Your driving habits and your car's oil type can also make a difference, so we encourage you to consult your owner's manual or contact our team to help with specifics regarding your car.

When Should I Get My Brakes Checked?

Getting your brakes checked once every six months is a great way to ensure a safer drive around Moorpark. Our team can catch small issues and repair them before they get worse and turn into something that could potentially cause a safety hazard.

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

A well-maintained battery can last four or five years before it needs to be replaced. That said, factors like weather and your driving habits can affect the lifespan of your battery, so it's a good idea to have your battery checked periodically. If you experience any electrical problems with your car, such as dim lights or trouble starting your engine, a failing battery might be to blame.

How Do I Get an Appointment for Service?

Our Mercedes-Benz service center is ready to serve you. You can make an appointment by scheduling online, calling our service center, or stopping by our dealership. We're eager to help you get the most out of your Mercedes-Benz, so please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our service center or the scheduling process. We look forward to helping you find an appointment time that works for your schedule, and we're excited to help you care for your Mercedes-Benz.

  1. Mercedes-Benz of Thousand Oaks

    3905 Auto Mall Drive
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    • Sales: 805-601-7840
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  • Contact our Service Department at: 805-222-6598
  • Monday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Tuesday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Wednesday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Thursday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Friday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Saturday7:00AM-6:00PM
  • SundayClosed