It's been my experience over the last 25+ years of being involved in the automotive repair business that most Mercedes Benz owners love and cherish their cars. With reason! Mercedes Benz vehicles are the epitome of German engineering. To fully realize the power, responsiveness and efficiency a Mercedes Benz engine was built to produce, a bit of special care is required. When it comes to the filters, oil, and fluids of your Mercedes Benz, regular maintenance helps prevent mechanical deterioration. Although it's possible to perform all the general maintenance of the fluids, filters, and oil yourself, it is best to seek a professional if you drive a modern Mercedes Benz. With the newer models it is becoming more and more difficult for even those with good mechanical knowledge to perform their own maintenance. Largely this is due to the complexity of the systems and the specialized tools and software required.
Why is diesel so readily available? Most gas stations have at least one pump available for diesel fuel, sometimes with a diesel option at every single pump. With diesel powered vehicles only making up one percent of new car sales in 2011, it begs the question, who uses diesel? The short answer to that question is semi trucks, industrial agricultural equipment, and some models of passenger vehicles, overwhelmingly from European manufacturers. Diesel engines have long been popular in Europe, so why aren’t they popular in the U.S.?