Most people have heard of the process of rebuilding an engine, but few know the reasons why an engine needs to be rebuilt or even what happens during a rebuild. Like everything with moving parts, vehicle engines degrade over time—even luxury vehicle engines, like those found in Mercedes vehicles. Gears grind against each other and bearings eventually degrade to a point where it’s dangerous to drive the vehicle. There’s simply no way to stop this process entirely, but regular maintenance (oil changes, for example) insure that your engine will degrade as slowly as possible.
So, when can you know an engine needs to be rebuilt? There are a few indicators, some more severe than others. Some frequently experienced indicators of an engine in poor shape are excessive oil consumption and excessive white smoke in the vehicle’s exhaust. An extreme indicator would be metal shavings in the vehicle’s oil, a sign of parts knocking together and scraping metal off of one another. The best way to know if your engine needs to be rebuilt? Take it to a professional. At CK Auto Exclusive, we’ve been servicing engines in Santa Rosa for over 3 decades, so we know exactly what’s going on with yours. We have the expertise to completely repair or rebuild your Mercedes engine and get your vehicle up and running at its peak performance.
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Call us at (707) 526-3204 if you think that your engine is in desperate need of repairs.