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When it comes to servicing your Mercedes-Benz, trust the experts at the Laguna Motor Werks in Laguna Beach, CA

Let our certified Mercedes-Benz technicians perform the required scheduled maintenance on your new and certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

Don't know whether you need a Service A or B? Let us help!

Mercedes-Benz A Service

The A Service first visit is at approximately 10,000 miles or 1 year. The exact time is determined by the vehicle's Flexible Service System.

Then it is approximately every 20,000 miles or 2 years. This is for model year 2009 and newer. Please see your service advisor for all 2015 Mercedes Benz A/B service specifics.

Services Performed:
Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
Oil Filter Replacement
All Fluid Level Checks & Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle's Year & Model
Tire Inflation Check & Correction
Brake Component Inspection
Reset Maintenance Counter
Mercedes-Benz A Service adheres to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

Mercedes-Benz B Service

The B Service first visit is at approximately 20,000 miles or 1 year after the previous service. The exact time is determined by the vehicle's Flexible Service System.

Then it is typically every 20,000 miles or 2 years (approximately). This is for model year 2009 and newer. Please see service advisor for all 2015 Mercedes Benz A/B service specifics.

Services Performed:
Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
Oil Filter Replacement
Cabin Dust/Combination Filter Replacement
Brake Fluid Exchange
All Fluid Level Checks & Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle's Year & Model.
Tire Inflation Check & Correction
Brake Component Inspection
Reset Maintenance Counter
Mercedes-Benz B Services adheres to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

Mercedes-Benz Required Scheduled Maintenance for Diesel Vehicles

The B Service first visit is at approximately 20,000 miles or 1 year after the previous service. The exact time is determined by the vehicle's Flexible Service System.

Then it is typically every 20,000 miles or 2 years (approximately). This is for models 2009-2014. Please see service advisor for all 2015 Mercedes Benz A/B service specifics.

Services Performed:
AdBlue Replenishment At All Intervals
Fuel Filter Replacement as Indicated In Vehicle's Maintenance Manual
Adhere to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

Mercedes-Benz Required Scheduled Maintenance for AMG® and V12 Vehicles

Adheres to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

In addition to your scheduled services, we're also here to help you with of your maintenance and repair needs - from basic synthetic oil changes to transmission repairs.

Give us a call to schedule your service or repair today!
949-494-5053
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How to Keep Your Car Running Forever

WIth improvements in technology, build quality and metallurgy mean that cars are living longer and longer, even in the Rust Belt. At Laguna Motor Werks, we can make sure your BMW or Mercedes Benz will last past 150,000 miles. In order to do that you will need to pay attention to these car tips and make sure to bring your car into the shop if you’re in the surrounding area of Orange County, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach or others.

With proper care and feeding, virtually any car can be kept running as long as the owner wants to keep it. Here are twelve guidelines to keeping your car alive well into six-figure territory with the help of maintenance and check ups at Laguna Motor Werks. 

Follow the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual. If your car has a “maintenance minder”, use that as a guideline for service, but be sure to double-check your owner’s manual as some items need to be replaced based on time rather than mileage.Don’t forget the timing belt! Most cars need to have the timing belt replaced every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. It’s not cheap, but it’s far less expensive than the damage it causes if it breaks.
 

Keep a repair fund. Cars do break, and there’s nothing like a $1,500 repair bill to scare an old-car owner into the new-car showroom. Remember, your car would have to generate repair bills of around $5,000 per year for at least four years in a row to even approach the cost of a new car. In place of your payment, try putting $100 or $200 per month into an interest-bearing car-repair account. That way an unexpected repair or major maintenance won’t disrupt your normal cash flow.
 

Do your homework. Many cars have known problems that tend to pop up under certain circumstances or after enough mileage/time. Most makes and models have Web sites and forums devoted to them; they can be a gold mine of information. Knowing your car is prone to a given problem isn’t necessarily cause to get rid of it; it just allows you to be prepared.
 

Be aware. Be on the lookout for new noises, strange smells or anything that just doesn’t feel right. If something seems amiss, talk to your mechanic or dealership. Don’t let them tell you “that’s normal” — if you’ve been driving your car long enough, you know best what normal is.
 

Ask a friend to drive. Every two or three months, ask a friend to take you for a drive in your own car. Some problems appear or increase so gradually that you may not even notice them, but they’ll stick out like a sore thumb to someone less familiar. And by riding along in the passenger’s seat, you may spot something you missed while preoccupied with driving.
 

Fix everything as soon as it breaks. If you’re going to keep your car as long as possible, you have to wantto keep it as long as possible. Don’t ignore seemingly unimportant problems like broken trim bits, torn upholstery, or electrical glitches. Little annoyances tend to add up and can begin to erode your love affair with your old car. 
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It takes a lot of time and effort to keep a luxury car looking fantastic and running smoothly.  You should look at a couple different areas when performing maintenance on your BMW. Make sure to take it into Laguna Motor Werks for your scheduled maintenance and take care with these extra tips to keep your BMW in tip-top condition. 

The Interior

More than likely the carpet and flooring in your BMW is subjected to lots of water and salt throughout the winter; therefore, rust may be forming in places you can’t even see, such as below your car’s carpet. A high quality rug/carpeting shampoo will help you to remove any salt and/or grime from your BMW’s carpet fibers. 
Clean any vinyl in the car with a vinyl cleansing product to help fight against any drying, flaking, or cracking.
Scrub and shine your BMW’s windows, both inside and out, to increase the driver’s visibility.
 Under the Hood

Switch out your BMW’s engine oil & filter if it is needed (you should do this around every 3 months). You can come into Laguna Motor Werks to help change the oil and filter when needed. 
Get a thorough tune-up from Laguna Motor Werks Mercedes and BMW maintenance shop (check your BMW owner’s manual to see the frequency at which you should get a tune up or give us a call).
Look at and inspect the cooling system hoses for leaks, switch out engine coolant fluid if needed, and check drive belts for cracks or splits.
Come in to test your antifreeze. This prevents your coolant from boiling in the summer.
 Check Your Tires

Check the pressure of your BMW’s tires. Changes in temperature can affect it. Having good pressure in your tires will give you the best gas mileage and save your tires from any wear & tear!
Make sure your tires are in good condition. Over the winter season, did they sustain any damage? Do you see anything visibly wrong with the tires such as any cuts or places of over-inflation (bulges) in the side walls? If so, come into Laguna Motor Werks and have them checked.
Make sure to take care of your BMW and for any repairs or services call us at Laguna Motor Werks to schedule an appointment!
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Mercedes Benz Maintenance Tips

The days of the full-service gas station are gone, and modern cars can go 30,000 miles or more without a tune-up. So it’s up to YOU to check the little things before they become big, expensive problems by checking under the hood of your Mercedes on a regular basis.

Following these simple monthly checks will alert you to potential problems that can be dealt with before you get stranded or end up paying for expensive auto repairs.

Tuneup

An old-fashioned maintenance term that’s nearly non-existent today. With electronic ignition and fuel injection came computers that took over control of engine settings. Early versions allowed for some tinkering, but today’s engines require advanced equipment and training.

You can, however, replace normal maintenance parts and still see improved engine performance from your Mercedes. Here are common maintenance parts you can replace to significantly increase performance and reduce major problems.

Engine Repairs

Oil pressure light flickering? Engine knock? Both? Major repair problem or minor annoyance? Either way, you should always quickly investigate the source before it becomes an even bigger problem.

Oil pressure - or more precisely the lack of it – in certain parts of your Mercedes’ engine can become a major repair nightmare. All engines lose a certain amount of oil pressure over time as normal wear increases bearing clearances. But unusually low oil pressure in an engine, regardless of mileage, is often an indication that something is seriously wrong and requires immediate repairs.

That “tappet” noise may be only one sticking lifter but it may also indicate an oil flow problem that will eventually cause damage to at least one valve.

A flickering oil light is more difficult to troubleshoot if your engine is not obviously in need of major repair work. Bring it in to Malubu Motors and let us take a look at it. We have the Certified Master Mechanics to make sure your Mercedes Benz is running in tip-top condition.

Modern engines with hydraulic lifters, tight tolerance bearings and miniature oil filters require conscientious monitoring of oil pressure.

The following diagnostic tips (excerpted from “Troubleshooting Low Oil Pressure”, Underhood Service, 10/97) will help you determine whether you have a major repair problem or just a minor annoyance.

Brakes

Your brakes keep your family safe. Mercedes brake parts and repairs – expensive? Yes! Mercedes brake rotors, unlike domestics, are built with minimal thicknesses to save weight – meaning they can’t be “turned”; they must be replaced. Bring it in to Malubu Motors and let us take a look at it. We have the Certified Master Mechanics to make sure your Mercedes Benz is running in tip-top condition.

Mercedes brake rotors are also more sensitive to warping from heat, and overheated brakes are the second most common cause of failure (first is wear-and-tear).

Visually inspect brakes’ condition at least every six months. Here are some things to look for:

Mercedes Brake Rotors (discs) should be inspected all the way around the surface and on both sides for any concentric scoring (grooves) or obvious defects. If defects are found, replace your rotors immediately. Any rotor discoloration may be a sign of overheating and an inspection by an Mercedes brake repair professional is needed.

Mercedes Brake Pads will normally match rotor scoring but should also be inspected for uneven wear, breakage or cracking on the friction surface. Again, if defects are found, replace the pads immediately. Many cars also have brake pad sensors to warn of pad wear. If your Mercedes uses sensors, replace these at the same time as your pads.

Mercedes Brake Drums (if equipped) should also be inspected on a regular basis. Check for the same types of flaws as noted above. The drums should not have excessive grooves or have a deep “trough” dug into them where the shoes ride.

Mercedes Brake Shoes (if equipped) should be worn evenly and have no rivets protruding to the friction surface.

Electrical System

Today’s auto electrical systems are getting more intricate and are stressing the limits of current technology but they are basically the same design as 30 years ago. What can today’s do-it-yourselfer do to keep from being electrically-challenged in the middle of nowhere? A quick overview of your Mercedes’ electrical system would be a good start.

Bring it in to Laguna Motor Werks and let us take a look at it. We will make sure your Mercedes Benz is running in tip-top condition.
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10 tips from Laguna Motor Werks to Keep your Car in Tip Top Shape!

1. Windshield Maintenance 
Make sure to replace your blades every three months and keep a spare set in your trunk. A product such as Rain Clear can also help minimize the work of your wipers; spray it onto the glass every few weeks. In some light rains, it makes the wipers almost unnecessary.

2. No DIY Car Wash
Washing a car at home uses five to 20 times more water than a professional car wash. You also aren’t doing your car any favors: A recent study at the University of Texas proved that a single DIY wash can leave scratches as deep as a tenth of the paint’s total thickness. 

3. Eliminate Distractions 
As driving instructors stress, your hands tend to follow where your eyes are looking. Adjusting the radio dial takes 5.5 seconds—and that’s 5.5 seconds when his eyes may not be on the road and both hands may not be on the wheel. Dialing a phone triples your risk of a crash. Reaching for a moving object increases it nine times. Worst of all is texting, which makes you 23 times more likely to crash. “Avoid the temptation to multitask behind the wheel altogether and put your cell phone in the glove compartment every time you get in the car,” says Ray Lahood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

 

4. Lower Your Seat
Drivers who sit higher feel as if they’re driving slower. Thus, SUV drivers, who are already piloting the vehicles most prone to roll, drive faster because they feel like they’re creeping along. So lower your seat to get the sensation of more speed. 

5. Turn Your Lights On
A Canadian study from 1994 found that people who drive with their headlights on during daylight hours have an 11 percent decreased risk of being in an accident with another automobile. 
6. Assume the Position 
Smaller blind spots mean you’ll crane your neck less. Try this mirror adjustment method from Tom and Ray Magliozzi, hosts of NPR’s Car Talk: Set your rearview mirror as you normally would, then tilt it upward so you sit up straight. Lean your head against the driver’s window, then set your left mirror so you can see the back corner of your car. Lean right to do the right mirror. 

7. Save Your Clutch 
Don’t ride your clutch in anticipation of shifts. You’ll accelerate quicker and your clutch will last longer if you use it like expensive cologne—sparingly. 

8. Check Your Hands 
Your seat is positioned properly when you can hang your wrists over the top of the steering wheel. And remember not to grip the wheel as you would a tennis racket, with your thumbs wrapped around so that they connect in back with your fingers. Instead, leave your thumbs on top of the wheel. Otherwise, in a collision, the wheel can whip back around and snap your thumbs. 

9. Don’t Jump the Gun 
Ramp metering, or the use of traffic signals at freeway on-ramps to regulate flow, forces a small time penalty on drivers at the beginning of their commutes, but it pays off. “Requiring vehicles to wait 20 or 30 seconds can save drivers 5 to 10 minutes on their trip,” says David Schrank, Ph.D., of the Texas Transportation Institute. 

10. Look Left, Then Right 
Forty percent of car crashes occur at intersections, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as do 22 percent of all fatal crashes.

Bring your car into Laguna Motor Werks if you're in the are of Orange County for BMW and Mercedes Benz Repair.

For More info visit: LagunaMotorWerksblog.com or LagunaMotorwerks.com 
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Do yourself a favor right now. Go out and look at the color of the antifreeze in your Benz or BMW

(Make sure the engine has cooled before opening the coolant cap). Is it by chance GREEN? 

If you have anything other than the pale orange or now the new blue Mercedes antifreeze or the blue BMW antifreeze In your cooling system, please read on because you may be harming your engine! As a bit of a background, antifreeze Is in many ways a miracle formulation, because it not only lowers the freezing point of water, it also raises the boiling point, assuming there is a correct 50/50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water.

Laguna Motor Wërks strongly urges that only Genuine Mercedes and BMW antifreeze (properly mixed with distilled Water) should be used in your car because it contains special additives to keep the coolant from corroding your engine block, radiator and engine cylinder heads. Apparently Mercedes and BMW antifreeze contains buffers to keep the pH of the coolant as close to neutral as possible, which then prevents corrosion and leaching of the engine. PH is a measure of the relative concentrations of acids versus bases in liquid. Other name brand formulations, while claiming to be specifically formulated for aluminum engine, do not contain the correct pH buffers.

While genuine Mercedes and BMW coolant is a little more expensive than the “Green stuff”, think of it as extremely cheap insurance to extend the life of your Mercedes or BMW investment. Also note that Mercedes and BMW recommends changing the coolant at least once every three years. Promise yourself you will check your coolant and have it drained and refilled with the Factory Mercedes or BMW stuff.

Those of you with the correct fluid, give yourselves a pat on the back.

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Laguna Beach Motor Werks: Full Service and Repair Center specailizing in Mercedes-Benz & BMW Vehicles. Best in town! Complementary Shuttle Service and Loaner Car available. www.lagunamotorwerks.com
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