The Mercedes vehicle is known for its quality, durability, and overall reliability. Over time, these luxury vehicles can experience failures just like any other vehicle. No matter what type of vehicle you drive, professional maintenance is the number one way to keep it in the best working condition. One common issue that Mercedes owners experience is chassis flex disc failure.
What is a flex disc?
Flex discs are very important parts of your vehicle that are used to join the driveshaft, transmission, and differential. Mercedes vehicles have 2 discs; the front flex disc and the rear flex disc. The front disc hooks the driveshaft and transmission together and the rear disc connects the differential and driveshaft.
What causes chassis flex disc failure?
These discs are made from a rubber material. This material can wear out, crack, and fail from everyday use, as well as being exposed to outdoor elements. Their lifespan can also be shortened by driving on roads that cause a lot of impact on the parts.
Common Signs of Chassis Disc Damage and Failure
If you are experiencing either of the following symptoms it is important to have a specialist diagnose your problems right away. Driving your Mercedes with failing parts can be dangerous. Here are the 2 most common symptoms to watch out for.
Are you Having Trouble Shifting Gears? If you are having issues getting your car to shift from park to drive or from park to reverse, this is a classic symptom of chassis disc damage. This issue can also be due to transmission and engine issues, so it is very important that you have this problem looked at immediately before you have a major component failure.
Do You Feel Extreme Vibrations? If the discs have failed, the driveshaft will not be sufficiently secured. It will be loose and will move around. This will cause an extreme vibration. The vibration will be intense and the ride will be uncomfortable.
Don’t Ignore the Symptoms
The longer you let any problem go without having it fixed, the more expensive your service bill can grow. Not only will you be spending more money to have the issue repaired, you are also putting yourself as well as your passengers in danger.
If you notice any symptoms, bring your car into European Motors Maryland so we can replace the discs before any major damage happens to your transmission, driveshaft, or the body. Replacing the discs is straightforward. We can get you in and out quickly.
Preventing Disc Failure
Staying current on proper routine maintenance is the number one way to prevent chassis disc failure. By following the suggested maintenance guidelines, your mechanic can address any problems before they arise.
Your Mercedes comes with a maintenance plan that has been developed from statistical evidence that it has received from driver habits and typical wear and tear. It is vital that you follow the plan if you want to keep your car in proper running condition.
We Can Help You
There is no reason that you should have to take your Mercedes to a dealership and pay their high service costs. We are a Bosch Certified repair facility and we can do exactly what a dealership can, and we can do it cheaper.
Here at European Motors Maryland, we have been Maryland’s trusted option for European auto care for over 25 years. Our skilled technicians are highly knowledgeable in their field, and they can take care of all of your Mercedes service needs. We have the latest equipment and tools available, so we can provide you with the best service around.
Give Us a Call Today
If you are having any issues with your European car don’t put off having it fixed. By doing so, you could be causing more damage to your vehicle. We are here to help you, and we can diagnose and fix any problem that you are having. We will take great care of you, and we will take the headache and hassle out of having your car serviced.
Call European Motors Maryland today to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. You can reach us on 410-788-5798. We proudly service the Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, and Catonsville, MD areas.