Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Checklist before driving off-road - Off-road driving - Driving tips - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Checklist before driving off-road

Engine oil level: check the engine oil and top it up if necessary.

The vehicle can only guarantee a smooth supply of oil on steep stretches if there is a sufficient level of engine oil.

while the vehicle is in motion, stop the If the engine oil warning lamp lights up while the vehicle is in motion, stop the vehicle in a safe place as soon as possible.

Check the engine oil level. The engine oil warning lamp warning must not be ignored.

Continuing the journey while the symbol is displayed could lead to engine damage.

Wheel-changing tool kit: check that the jack is working and make sure you have the wheelbrace, a robust tow cable and a folding spade in the vehicle.

Wheels and tires: check the tire tread depth and tire pressure. A table with the recommended tire pressures can be found on the B-pillar on the driver's side of your vehicle.

Check for damage and remove any foreign objects, e.g. small stones, from the wheels/tires.

Replace any missing valve caps.

Replace dented or damaged wheels.

Rims: dented or bent rims can result in a loss of tire pressure and damage the tire bead. Therefore, check your rims before driving off-road and replace them as required.

    General information
    Read this section carefully before driving your vehicle off-road. Practice by driving over more gentle off-road terrain first. Familiarize yourself with the characteristics of your vehicle and t ...

    Checklist after driving off-road
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    Doing Your Own Service Work
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    What to Use
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    Service interval indicator
    An upcoming service interval will be notified to the driver via the message center, as either a distance or time left until service is due. Once the distance or time are exceeded, the display will ...