Are you considering restoring a Mercedes Benz? Or maybe your car just needs a few repairs. You will probably need to find Mercedes Benz parts. Here are a few tips about finding second hand Mercedes parts, as well as restoring a vintage model.
Keeping your car in tip top shape is one of the perks of owning a Mercedes Benz, but it can also be challenging, because finding Mercedes Benz parts presents some issues you may not find with other auto models. If your car was built after 1982, you can probably find Mercedes Benz parts at your local Mercedes dealer, or car part dealers who specialize in German cars. If it was built prior to 1981, you may have to do some hunting for Mercedes benz parts.
Try contacting those German car specialists, as many of them may be able to give you some leads on finding a particular Mercedes Benz part or vintage mercedes parts. You can also contact a local chapter of the Mercedes Benz Club of America. Do some networking with the members and ask where they find their Mercedes Benz parts. There are also many online communities and forums that you can join to gather information on where to locate original Mercedes parts.
If you are going to restore a car, you will need to go over the entire vehicle part by part to determine which Mercedes Benz parts need to be replaced or repaired. You should also look at the overall paint condition of your car. Check for rust, cracks, fading, and such. You can paint parts of the body; however, you may see paint mismatching, so you may want to consider an entire paint job.
Check the chrome trim. You may be able to simply polish it or you may need to replace it with Mercedes Benz parts. The same goes for any wood trim.
You can continue checking such items as the wheels. These can either be refinished or replaced depending on the condition of the wheels. You can also find new wheels from a Mercedes Benz parts retailer.
Depending on your level of expertise, you may want to rebuild the engine yourself or leave it to the professionals. And do not forget to steam clean it when you are done so it looks like new.