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Know When Your Headlights Need Replacement

Your car’s headlights are crucial for having good road visibility when driving at night. If you can’t see the road at night as well as you used to, it might be time for headlight service.

The light from a headlight is emitted from a bulb. The type of bulb can vary depending on the model and year of your car. The bulb is held and protected by the headlight housing, which includes a clear protective cover. If your headlights seem to be emitting less light than usual, your headlights likely need service. 

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What are Some Signs of a Leaking Exhaust?

An exhaust leak is a very serious issue with your vehicle that you should almost immediately address at a reputable car repair shop. But how do you know if this is happening? That is why our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington want to be sure that you can easily recognize some of the signs of an exhaust leak.

First, if you should see even the smallest leak, this should be addressed. Smaller leaks always lead to bigger leaks down the road, which can quickly become an issue. If you ever notice that your car suddenly gets far worse gas…

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How to Keep Your Vehicle From Hydroplaning

When the roadway is covered with water, your vehicle can get pulled around and you can lose control of it. There are some things that you can do to keep your vehicle from hydroplaning and ending up in the auto repair facility nearest you.

If you see water collected on the roadway in front of you, slow your vehicle down now so that you can stay control in that area. Make sure that the tires on your vehicle are quality ones and that you always replace them when they wear out. Do what you can to pay attention to the…

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What do Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings Mean?

You may have heard that motor oil helps keep the engine lubricated and prevents metal components from clashing with each other. What you may not fully comprehend, however, are the seemingly complicated viscosity ratings.

What viscosity showcases is how fast your motor oil flows. A low viscosity means oil is thick and moves slower, while a high viscosity indicates a thin and fast-moving oil. This is important, as oil must move differently during summer/winter when the outside temperatures in Arlington, VA are reaching the extreme ends of the spectrum. 

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Protect Your Fuel Lines This Winter

There are a lot of problems that can occur during the winter months. Your vehicle is exposed to dangerous and harsh weather conditions like cold temperatures, snow, slush, ice and road salt. Routine maintenance here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington can ensure that your vehicle stays in good shape all winter long, but there are also some things you should consider as you go about your business each and every day.

Making sure that your fuel tank is full at all times will save you a lot of headache in the immediate future and long term. 

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Road Trip Planning with These Travel Tips

When you are getting prepared for the upcoming road trip, the best thing you could do to avoid serious trouble is to start thinking about what could go wrong along the trip.

Fatigue can set in on long road trips, so plan to take a break at the midway point by booking your hotel room today so you have something to look forward to as you get sleepy on the start of the drive.

Keep a box in the car packed with tools and accessories that can help get a disabled car back moving. These things include a gas can…
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