7 Most Common Mercedes-Benz Collision Repair Issues
Whether you drive an old Honda or a beautiful new Mercedes-Benz, collision and repair may be a part of the experience. In fact, property claims were filed for 3.6 of every 100 registered vehicles in 2016, according to Automotive News. Mercedes collision repair costs may vary significantly based on a variety of factors:
Make and model
Age of the vehicle
Here are some of the most common Mercedes collision repairs we see at our authorized Mercedes repair locations in Jonesboro, GA, and Antioch, TN.
#1 Misaligned Wheels
Following a collision, it’s not uncommon for wheels to need realignment. Following a collision, if you notice vibrations, difficulty in steering, or some slight drifting as you drive, then bring in your Mercedes for the proper repair. Not only can misalignment be dangerous, but this issue can cause extra wear and tear on parts, increasing maintenance costs and shortening the life of the vehicle.
#2 Rubber Engine & Transmission Mounts
Today’s Mercedes are made with liquid-filled engine and transmission mounts. These mounts do an excellent job of absorbing vibrations, ensuring a smooth ride. Older Mercedes feature solid rubber mounts. Over time, these mounts can fail, especially if the vehicle is involved in a collision causing damage to the body.
#3 Rust on Mercedes Body
Many Mercedes models can be prone to rust, especially if the Mercedes has sustained body damage and the repair was not performed properly. Rust may appear on a C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, ML-Class, or other Mercedes models. If you notice rust, it’s important to address it promptly so that the issue does not move into other areas of the vehicle.
#4 Failed Window Regulators in a Mercedes
A window that won’t roll down – or, worse, roll up! – can be highly irritating. Mercedes-Benz window regulators may fail in the event of a side impact collision. In some cases, a full door replacement may be necessary. In other cases, the body of the Mercedes door can be repaired and the window regulator can be adjusted separately.
#5 Steering & Suspension Problems in a Mercedes
Ball joints, sway/torsion bar links, and control arm bushings can be damaged in the event of a collision. These steering and suspension components must be replaced in order to maintain both a safe and comfortable driving experience.
#6 Frame Bending
If you’ve been rear-ended, the damage may only appear to be localized to the bumper. However, it’s important that you have your vehicle evaluated by a certified Mercedes collision repair specialist in order to determine if the accident caused any damage to the frame of the car itself. A bent frame, though not always visible, can pose significant risk to the integrity of your vehicle.
#7 Trunk Malfunctions
Trunk malfunctions are also somewhat common in the event of a rear-end accident. Water seepage, damage to the locking mechanism, and a trunk that pops open unexpectedly are just a few of the practical reasons why you may want to bring your Mercedes to a collision repair specialist – not to mention the aesthetic damage!
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