With the winter season at hand, traditional snow-bound activities will be coming to the fore once again, and before we start planning on hitting the slopes or planning a trip to some mountain hideaway, let’s make sure that our Mercedes cars are up to the journey. Even though cars bearing the mark of the three-pointed star are the product of superior engineering, seemingly little things like the wrong antifreeze or inappropriate tires can make the trip a prelude to an unpleasant experience.
Fortunately, rectifying these two examples are trivial things for the Mercedes owner. Mercedes offers tire chains and even complete winter wheel sets for those who want nothing but the best for their rides. For example, the winter-specific wheels by Mercedes have widths matched to their the tires, and have an “MO” designation, meaning Mercedes Original. The tires, aside from having snow-specific treads, have special formulations to resist the brittleness that can affect traction and overall performance. Although this may seem like marketing ad-speak, the fact is that several EU countries have specified winter tires be used in such conditions, and if other winter-bound countries have not mandated it yet, what’s to stop the responsible Mercedes owner from prioritizing safety?