In this article we are going to examine a problem that may prove to be dangerous. If you identify any handling or grip problems on your Mercedes C class , it is important that you drive attentively and take care of it quickly. Our team has written and published this article to help you solve them. First, we’ll quickly look at the essential components that ensure effective road handling, then we’ll look at why your Mercedes C class doesn’t hold the road any more, and finally we’ll look at how to solve your grip complications.
What are the main elements that ensure great road holding and handling on a Mercedes C class?
We commence this content by quickly describing the main components that will guarantee good road holding for your Mercedes C class. It’s important to know that a vehicle’s grip is a science in itself. It will therefore depend on many points, we will explain below the main ones that can be influenced:
- Shock absorbers: The main components of your road handling, they permanently guarantee the contact between the wheels and the road. They absorb all shocks and holes on the road.
- Tyres: They are the ones that will guarantee the grip of your Mercedes C class on the road, the softer they are, the more grip you have, but the faster they get damaged, the harder they are, the less grip you have, but the more resistant they are. Temperature influences their wear. Their size will also play on grip, the wider they are the more contact with the ground will be significant.
- The center of gravity: The higher your car is going to be, the more it will lean in the corners and therefore lose handling, that’s why low profile sports vehicles grip better than very high 4×4’s
- Wheel Alignment: This adjustment allows you to control the vertical angle of your car’s wheels, it is therefore necessary for the grip of your motor vehicle and the wear of your tires. This adjustment is very particular and must be carried out by specialists.
There are many other components to take into consideration such as wheelbase, ground clearance, chassis rigidity, weight and aerodynamics…
Why is my Mercedes C class having complications with my car’s handling or grip?
We will now move on to the part that interests you the most, why my Mercedes C class has handling complications? As we described earlier, there are quite a lot of elements to take into consideration for your car to have a good grip, however there are few that can evolve over time, most of them are intrinsic to the construction of the vehicle, we will discover right away those that can disturb your handling and road, and, why:
- As we explained earlier, the rubber of the tyres has a fundamental function in the good road holding of your motor vehicle, if your tyres are dead, you might have complications of road holding on wet road at first and when you reach the “cord” even on dry road.
- Dead shock absorbers: If your shock absorbers are dead, your motor vehicle will no longer be able to absorb the irregularities of the road effectively and it will often “float”, which will result in a bad distribution of the masses on the car and shift the centre of gravity of the car. You risk slipping in the bends.
- The risk with a misalignment is that your ground contact area is reduced due to a too open or too closed wheel angle, you will have grip complications.
- A steering problem: Last but not least, the last necessary component for good road handling is that all the elements of your steering must be in good state. The most classic case is that your stabilizer bar or the silent blocks of your steering triangles are dead. The result will be a delay in your changes of way.
How do you solve the handling complications?
We now move on to the different solutions to solve your road holding complications on your Mercedes C class .
- Tyres: Nothing could be simpler, just replace your tyres, remember to verify them attentively and replace them when you get to the visual indicator in the grooves of your tyres. It is generally required to count between 100 and 200 euros for a pair of tires.
- Shock absorbers: Ditto, dead shock absorbers have to be changed, if you want to know when to change the shock absorbers of a Mercedes C class, please have a look at our content on this subject. The price can vary quite a lot, but you will have to count at least 400€
- Wheel alignment: You will have to go to your garage to have it fixed, it will cost you less than 100€?
- Steering: If you have complications with the handling on Mercedes C class due to your steering, there may be some elements concerned, in this case you will have to produce a complete check-up of these elements, the best is to call a specialist.
If perhaps you have any further questions about the Mercedes C class, do not hesitate to consult our Mercedes C class category.