Obvious Signs That Your Brake Pedal Needs Some TLC

Got a faulty brake pedal? You'll want to get it taken care of right away. Rather than guess, we've provided you with a few ways you can know that your brakes are malfunctioning, so you can handle the situation as soon as possible.

1. Soft and Squishy- Does your brake pedal feel squishy upon braking? If so, you'll want to get your brakes checked. As a rule of thumb, your brakes should feel firm when under pressure, and should feel even firmer when more pressure is added.

2. Pulling to the Right or Left- While a vehicle…

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Common Engine Motor Oil Myths

Most people who own cars can attest that motor oil is one of the additives with different misconceptions. Others have feared to do even the simplest things for themselves. It is, therefore, essential to differentiate between a myth and a fact. The list below shares some of the most common myths that surround the oil industry.

Myth: Thicker oil is better

This myth is not true and will all depend on the engine manufacturer and its recommendations. For the older engines, it is absolutely in order to use thinker parts to help protect the worn parts over the years.


 

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Messy Passengers, Pets, And Extreme Outside Conditions Can Make All-Weather Mats Essential

One of the best ways to protect your new vehicle is by choosing the right floor mats. While some Arlington drivers are intent on establishing seamless and highly personalized looks throughout their auto interiors, others are for more concerned with avoiding wet, muddy messes. At Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we love sharing information that makes it easier for shoppers to choose the perfect accessories for their automobiles.

How To Know If All-Weather Mats Are Necessary For Your Car

Given that they are offered in a limited range of colors and styles, all-weather mats 
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Facing an Emergency Situation While Out on the Road? This Might Help

While we never hope to find ourselves in emergency situations while on the road, it is still important to prepare for one just in case things go awry.

As such, we have compiled a list of two steps you should take in the event that you find yourself on the side of the road, without help:
  1. Always Be Prepared: Before finding yourself in this sort of situation, you can prepare in advance by always keeping water, first aid and jumper cables in your trunk. Having a set of flashers or triangles on hand is also a great idea.
  2. Stay Out…
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A Tire Pressure Warning Goes Off

The dashboard warning indicator lights often prove helpful. A car owner might not know there's a problem somewhere. Without the warning indicator, someone could drive with a problem until it becomes far worse. A low tire pressure warning can keep you from ruining the tires. Questions do come up as to why the indicator may appear. The questions are worth answering.

There's some good news about dropping tire pressure. Tires always lose some PSI each month. The loss is normal. If you don't put air in the tires, they will experience a drop. Changes temperature leads to…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Own Engine

If you like doing your own automotive maintenance, you'll enjoy today's post from Mercedes-Benz of Arlington. Cleaning your vehicle's engine can extend its life. It could help appreciate how your car works, too.

Engine cleaning goes fastest in warm, dry conditions, so watch the Arlington-area weather forecast. Additionally, don't clean your engine right after your car has been running. To prepare your engine, set aside its plastic components. Also, disconnect your battery from its negative terminal. Cover any exposed electronics in your engine compartment, too.

 

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Research the Audio and Entertainment Features of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe is an eye-catching luxury 4-door couple that gets plenty of attention here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington. Many of our shoppers are impressed with all of the features that come with the CLA 250 Coupe. Let's check out a few audio and entertainment features that are offered with this coupe.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe comes standard with a seven-inch multimedia display screen, or you can choose the available 10.25-inch touch-screen display. You can use the 10.25-inch display 

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What Happens When Hoses, Belts, and Lines Fail?

Manufacturers strive to make parts durable. Belts and hoses, in particular, require tough materials when manufactured. Otherwise, they wouldn't be able to handle their important duties. Over time, however, they wear down. Once dried out and cracked, they lose reliability. Getting them changed long in advance of any problems becomes advisable.

An engine relies on many accessories to operate. The fan and water pump represent two accessory parts that rely on belts and pulleys. The timing belt keeps the engine's valves and pistons running in sync. 

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Are You Ready for Spring Car Care?

When spring arrives, people start thinking about cleaning their homes or performing some improvements around the house. There's nothing wrong with doing either, but don't forget about the car. Spring creates opportunities to take advantage of special deals on services. Some of those services could be overdue.

The little sticker the technician put on your windshield tells you when the car's due for an oil change. Follow the recommended mileage suggestion and get the oil changed. While there, ask the tech to 

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How to Know When You Need an Alignment

We want to help you see the signs that you need an alignment adjustment at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington. Our professional service in Arlington enables smooth drives and longer tire lives.

The first sign is easy to understand. If you haven't gotten your alignment evaluated and adjusted in 10,000 miles or 12 months, come see us. Secondly, you could check your tires for uneven wear patterns. Asymmetrical wear usually indicates that you need alignment adjustments.

Of course, we have high-end equipment that checks your alignment. Our machine evaluates your car's camber, toe and caster.

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