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|04-15-2019 03:48 PM|
Oil, Air and Wipers Changed at 30,101 Miles
The CLA got new oil and air filters and motor oil. The wipers were replaced.
|04-14-2019 04:45 PM|
Another Two Weeks, Now New Wheels at 30,000 Miles
The CLA needed new wheels after one rim cracked and another bent out.
|04-02-2019 05:18 AM|
More Tire Explosions, This Time at 29,576 Miles.
Here are more failed tires. The left front exploded and the right front bulged. Bother fronts were replaced on April 1, 2019.
|03-16-2019 07:52 AM|
Popped the Right Front Tire at 28,418 Miles and Replaced
The CLA fought with a road rut at 28,418 miles and lost. A new tire filled with nitrogen made its way onto the wheel. Rotated tires means the new tire is now on the right rear of the car. Job done.
|09-05-2018 01:02 PM|
Inspection and Taillight Bulbs at 24,524 Miles
Today, the CLA got all new rear bulbs. The warning system alerted that the back up lights were bad and that the brake lights were bad. I replaced all except the orange bulbs which I could not easily find in a parts store.
There are felt caps at the rear of the trunk inner liner that easily pull off and reveal the rear of the lighting assembly. Pinch the tangs and yank on the plug and the assembly pops right out. Undo the plug and remove the lighting assembly and replace bulbs. Reinstall in reverse order.
It also got an annual New York State inspection and passed.
On the agenda is to replace the Group 48 AGM battery and auxiliary battery as these are almost five years old and weary. It needs new windshield wipers, a new serpentine belt and a greasing of the front engine pulleys. I'll get to these as the autumn progresses.
It's an amazing automobile given its power and economy! And I find the suspension to be totally excellent despite reports to the contrary.
|08-26-2018 04:38 PM|
|2000 C280 Sport||Congrats on the new car. Should last until she is done with Law School. Then she can trade up. Sounds like the perfect car for this car. Good MPG, Easy to upkeep, Not much that can go wrong, AWD and CPO Warranty.|
|07-21-2018 01:06 PM|
Oil Change at 22,412 Miles
Here is a 22,412 mile oil change. The last one was at 14,162 and the first one was at 7,000 miles.
A new air filter also went in.
|07-14-2018 02:58 PM|
New Tires at 21,762 miles, July 12, 2018
The CPO experience is not without its surprises.
The CLA required tires suddenly. The left front tire was damaged to the point that its sidewall material was peeling off and flaking. There was a plug in the tire that leaked. On the passenger side front, the wheel was bent and then straightened out. The repairman left a sticker reporting this.
So given four year old tires, in went a new set of Bridgestones. These are the run flat version in a 225/45 R17 91W. The speed rating matches that of the car, 168 mph.
The difference in performance was astonishing. Here is a vehicle with the fuel economy of a Hyundai (12 gallon fuel tank and more than 500 miles range) and acceleration to huge speeds in just seconds. Its a speed demon with nothing but economy and performance the two operating parameters. The 4matic also comes in handy to prevent swerving and squealing the tires on acceleration.
|01-27-2018 09:47 AM|
Oil Change at 14,162 Miles
Today the car got an oil change and filter at 14,162 miles.
|12-08-2017 02:03 PM|
Cabin Filter at 11,746 Miles
The CLA250 got a new cabin air filter today.
The cabin filter is located behind the glove box. Access to it is through the starboard passenger footwell. A cover is tanged on and the filter is pulled down and out. A new one is reinserted and cover replaced. Job done.
The car is a treasure. I see I'll need some extra wheels and tires as a backup. The car does not come with a spare tire and instead has run-flats.
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