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Engine Cooling & Radiator Service

Many people are unaware that your engine needs to be cooled by a radiator. The reason is that the boiling point of water is lower than the temperature at which an engine can operate without damaging itself. If not for this, then engines would overheat and cars could never get anywhere! So you need to find a mechanic who specializes in cooling systems - one with experience in repairing radiators, thermostats, hoses, water pumps or other components of your car's cooling system.

When you start your car, the coolant inside the radiator transfers heat from the engine block to the…

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How to Get Your ASE Certification and What to Do With It

The ASE certification is an important process that is enforced to promote ethical automotive practices. Cars and other automobiles will always need to be serviced and cared for. Illegitimate industries and unlicensed practitioners have been criticized for handling customers with unethical practices that can hurt the consumers that need them.

Workers and contractors need to study for the exam and gain experience to become qualified to take the exam. Participants can expect to gain great rewards for passing the exam and completing the certification process. After passing 

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Avoiding Hydroplaning Is Basic Physics

Avoiding hydroplaning in rainy weather is as simple as physics, really. And if you want to avoid accidents, you should learn some techniques on how to avoid hydroplaning. At Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we are always interested in your best interest, so we would like to share a few tips with you.

First of all, you should turn the cruise control off because you will be able to react more quickly if you do lose contact with the road. Along with that, you should avoid hard braking, which are more likely to have to do if you have the cruise control…

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Here's What Drivers in Arlington Should Know About the Difference Between a Compact Temporary and a Full-Size Spare Tire

Not everyone knows there are different types of spare tires. When you buy a vehicle from Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, you'll receive the appropriate type of spare for your specific automobile. Here's what you should know about the difference between a compact temporary and a full-size spare tire.

If you drive a small vehicle, you can probably guess that you're more likely to have a compact temporary spare tire. You may have heard this kind more commonly called a donut. It is designed to take up less room in your car. Because it's constructed differently, it should…

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What Is Blind-Spot Monitoring?

While shopping for your next vehicle, you may have heard about an available feature called blind spot monitoring. If you are not sure of what this safety technology can do, here is an explanation that can help.

Blind-spot monitoring employs a set of sensors that have been mounted around the vehicle. These may have been placed on the side mirrors or along the rear bumper so that vehicles in the adjacent lanes can get detected. If these sensors perceive something nearby, they will alert you with a visual or audible warning.

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What Is A Powertrain Warranty Vs Bumper to Bumper Warranty?

When you purchase a new car, you will have the option of getting a powertrain warranty or a bumper to bumper warranty. A power train warranty covers the transmission, engine and all of the other parts of the propulsion system. Keep in mind that if a part is considered a wear item, then it will not be covered by the powertrain warranty. This includes your clutch, battery, fluids and belts.

A bumper to bumper warranty is exactly what it sounds like. The warranty will cover the front bumper of your vehicle to the back bumper. 

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Auto Tips From Mercedes-Benz of Arlington - Should You Drive With Winter Tires All Year?

Many drivers in Arlington get winter tires during the cold weather to improve performance. Winter tires enhance traction and stability because they have deeper tread than all-season and summer tires. In addition, they also have a tread pattern that improves grip. However, winter tires are not recommended to use during the summer. Why? Read on to find out.

Because winter tires are engineered to optimize performance in cold weather, they maintain exceptional softness and flexibility when the temperature drops. While this maximizes tire performance 

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Tips on How to Use a Roof Rack

Here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we want to make sure Arlington drivers know how to use all the amenities and features of their vehicle. A roof rack is a useful feature that can accommodate extra items. Roof racks can be used to carry luggage, kayaks, or canoes. However, if you don't know how to properly load your roof rack, it could be dangerous to you and those around you.

Roof racks typically come with mounts, side rails, and towers. You can use straps or rope to secure your items. 

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Recalls? They're Simpler Than You Think

A recall issued from a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration means that your tires, car seats, vehicle or motor vehicle equipment doesn't meet safety standards. Typically, your manufacturer issues interim safety guidance and outlines the steps you have to take. Naturally, you can also call us here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington for additional support and advice.

How to Check for Recalls

If your vehicle registration remains current, the manufacturer will send you a recall alert automatically. 

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Smart Driving Tips for Better Fuel Economy

While getting to your destination fast might be a top priority, learning to slow down is a great way to save money. Not only will you get better gas mileage, but you'll also limit wear and tear on your vehicle. At Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we want to share a few smart driving tips for limiting fuel use and saving at the pump.

Slow Down

Whether you do a lot of freeway driving or spend most of your time in stop-and-go traffic, driving your vehicle at moderate speeds is the most economical way to use your gas. Slower speeds will…

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