Understanding how to read the mileage on a Mercedes car will help you know when the vehicle is due for routine maintenance.
It also helps if you can invest in a particular used vehicle as mileage is usually an indication of how frequently a car was used.
A vehicle with high mileage is expected to have a high wear rate compared to the one with low mileage, this factor helps buyers and sellers of used cars to estimate the cost of a particular car.
In the recent past, we have published articles on how to avoid one of the most common pitfalls associated with used cars-odometer rollback. This fraudulent act is menacingly traversing the nukes and crannies of the auto industry.
In this article, we are going to learn where to find mileage, how it is recorded, and what the values mean for you as a car owner or buyer.
How is mileage recorded?
The mileage is the total distance traveled by any given car in the course of its lifespan, this distance is usually recorded by an instrument known as the odometer.
The odometer has evolved over the centuries, from the Han dynasty to modern times, it has moved from analog to digital.
Every car has recommended tire pressure and diameter, the odometer records the mileage by recording and converting pulse signals from these tires with preset diameters and subsequently converting these signals to figures on the dashboard
How to read mileage on Mercedes
The mileage is usually displayed on the dashboard of every Mercedes car right below the speedometer. Hence, looking at the dashboard you can see the mileage.
As the image below shows, the mileage is usually recorded in miles or kilometers. ( 1 kilometer = 0.621371)
The arrow is pointing at the spot where we can see the odometer, the mileage of the car shown is 200000km which is equivalent to 124274.238 miles
What does the Mercedes mileage value mean for you?
The car mileage has significance for the following categories of people: the car owner, the individual car buyer, and the dealerships
Significance of the Mercedes mileage to the car owner
Car owners can use mileage to understand the rate of wear their cars are currently experiencing, in fact, most manufacturers use mileage as a yardstick to gauge when a car is due for an oil change and other routine maintenance.
In Detailed Vehicle History, our clients have a very rare privilege of generating a list of recommended services and maintenance for every mileage their vehicle clocked, amazing right? This is not obtainable elsewhere.
Significance of the Mercedes mileage to the used car buyer
The mileages help you to know if the car under consideration is worth investing in, and if yes, how much is it worth?
The mileage helps you answer these questions, but sadly, some unscrupulous elements have found a clever way of reversing the odometer, hence charging a high price for a vehicle that is not worth the price.
How can you escape the buyers’ remorse? We have prepared an excellent guide that will help you to know if the odometer of a vehicle has been rolled back.
Significance of the Mercedes mileage to the dealerships
Having cars with accurate mileage helps your clients to build trust in your brand, after checking to see that the odometer readings of vehicles in your showroom are accurate by comparing the reading with mileage on the vehicle”s history report provided by Detailed Vehicle History they are happy to have business dealings with you.
How to get upcoming service maintenance for free
After you run a VIN check with DVH proceed to the member area or your dashboard and follow the following simple steps.
- Click on “upcoming maintenance”
- Select the VIN of the particular car you want to make a check on
- Enter the current mileage of the vehicle
- Click on “Get maintenance records”
- Our system will automatically provide you a list of recommended services and maintenance due for your vehicle at that mileage in split seconds.