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Why are the rear wheels of my car larger than those on the front?
I've asked my local garage to change my wheels round for me. I drive a 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and left the car with them as they were busy. When I went to pick it up, they told me the wheels are a different size, rears are bigger, and so can't be swapped over. Why are they different sizes?
This is quite normal. Large and powerful rear-wheel drive cars will usually have larger rear wheels. The larger diameter increases the tyre contact with the road and this provides better traction and stability under acceleration (when the weight of the car shifts to the rear).
I want to buy aftermarket AMG alloys - what's the most cost-effective way to source them?
I'd like to smarten up my low mileage 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, rather than trade it in for a newer model. Where's the best place to buy aftermarket AMG alloys, or equivalent, to give my much loved car a new lease of life? Same with the front grille. Mercedes-Benz will sell them to me of course, but the prices are prohibitive.
To get genuine Mercedes-Benz parts, you'll need to either go through a dealer or you could find a local Mercedes-Benz specialist, who may have access to used exterior parts. Alternatively, websites where you can submit a request for specific parts from breakers, who will then contact you with prices for your chosen part. You can then barter prices down without too much trouble.
I own a Mercedes E350 Coupe which is now nearly 5 years old. The sat nav needs updating, but Mercedes want a small fortune, also the internet available so called updates, are iffy at best. I wish to buy a separate reasonably priced plug in sat nav with European coverage, and would be most grateful for your opinion.
Returning a car with wheel corrosion - how can I argue this is not kerb damage?
I bought a Mercedes-Benz E350 CDI Coupe in July 2009 on a Personal Contract Purchase and have to hand it back next month, having covered 34,000 miles. The alloy wheels have deteriorated to such an extent that the lacquer has broken away and bubbled. The dealer says that it is because I have "kerbed" them and they will only make a partial contribution towards repairing/replacing them.
However the wheels have only bubbled in the centres. A mechanic told me, off the record, that their wheels are awful and that they are constantly replacing them. I have to give the car back in a reasonable condition but I am worried that they will hit me with unreasonable costs for repairing the alloys, when I think this is just reasonable wear and tear.
What the mechanic has told you is true. Photograph all of the wheels in detail, proving that you have not "kerbed" the rims, then tell the leasing company that you will countersue for any amount they try to charge for leasing you a car with wheels that were not of satisfactory quality. Obviously if you did kerb the wheels, the fact that they have corroded elsewhere is irrelevant and you are still liable.