Tires and wheels
Only use sets of tires and rims of the
same type and make.
Tires must be of the correct size for the
Break in new tires for approximately
60 miles (100 km) at moderate
Regularly check the tires and rims for
If vehicle is heavily loaded, check tire
pressure and correct as required.
Do not allow your tires to wear down
too far. Adhesion properties on wet
roads are sharply reduced at tread
1/8in (3 mm).
When replacing individual tires, you
should mount new tires on the front
wheels first (on vehicles with
same-sized wheels all around).
Life of tires
The service life of a tire is dependent upon
various factors including but not limited to:
Direction of rotation
Unidirectional tires offer added advantag-
es, such as better hydroplaning perfor-
mance. To benefit, however, you must
make sure that the tires rotate in the direc-
An arrow on the sidewall indicates the in-
tended direction of tire rotation.
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after
six years, regardless of the remaining tread.!Keep unmounted tires in a cool, dry
place with as little exposure to light as
possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease and gasoline.
318 Practical hintsReplacing bulbs
Only use 12 volt bulbs of the same type
and with the specified watt rating.
Switch lights off before changing a bulb
to prevent short circuits.
Always use a clean lint-free cloth when
Your hands should be dry and free of oil
If the newly installed bulb does not light
up, visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Have the LEDs and bulbs for the follow-
ing lamps replaced by an authorized
Additional turn signal lamps in the
exterior rear view mirrors
High mounted brake lamp
Front fog lamps
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
Front lamps halogen-type
1Housing cover for low beam lamp
2Housing cover for high beam lamp3Bulb socket for turn signal lamp
4Low beam bulb
5High beam bulb
6Parking and standing lamp