Cars Have Disc Brakes And Some Have Drum Brakes On The Rear

Disc Brakes

Disc brakes are the most modern style of braking when it comes to the wheel, and its hydraulic braking system is relatively simple.

The typical modern-day vehicle has four sets of disc brakes--one for each wheel that provides excellent stopping potential when properly maintained. 

One factor that determines the power of disc brakes is how many brake pistons each brake caliper has. 

Although most vehicles just have one brake piston for each wheel, other high-performance vehicles have multiple pistons on each caliper to provide a superior stopping experience.

 

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Check On Tire Treads and PSI

Taking good care of your car's tires remains a vital duty for drivers interested in vehicle performance and safety. Improper tire pressure or worn treads undermine careful driving and may even contribute to accidents. Routine inspections help drivers potentially prevent avoidable mishaps.

Tire pressure refers to the appropriate PSI a tire must hold. A tire checking tool reveals current PSI levels, and those levels drop over time. Pressure drops rapidly when there's a leak, too. Adding air becomes vital when the pressure is too low. So is releasing air upon discovering over inflation.

 

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Audio & Entertainment Features

Are you ready for a totally customized driving experience? That's exactly what Mercedes-Benz wants to help you create in the latest CLA 250. With Bluetooth audio streaming, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HD radio, you get incredible sound and entertainment options. The high-fidelity sound in the CLA 250 makes everything sound clear with rich bass tones and surround sound. You can also upgrade to premium surround sound with a Harman Kardon or Burmester system.

With the COMAND navigation system and MBUX infotainment, you can instantly connect to all of your favorite music 

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The Many Capabilities of Android Auto

Android Auto is a new technology that has become widely popular in vehicles over the recent years. Developed by Google, Android Auto offers a seamless transition between a driver's smartphone device and the infotainment system of their vehicle. The Android Auto platform is accessed through an app that drivers install on their Android devices. There are many different things that Android Auto is capable of, each of which serves to create a safer and better experience for drivers and passengers.

Communicating Effortlessly

Android Auto...

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Learn More About These Common Gaskets on Your Car

Gaskets are one of the most common car parts, but some drivers may not give them much thought. Here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington we think it is important for all car owners to understand the function of automotive gaskets.

A gasket is a piece of metal or rubber that is placed between moving and stationary parts on a car in order to create a tight seal. The seal created by a gasket helps to prevent the loss of lubricants or other fluids. Gaskets are not a part that you can see when you lift the hood. This means that wear…

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Flat Tire Replacement Made Simple

Unfortunately, a flat time becomes an issue for nearly anyone who has ever driven a vehicle.

Here, we'll show you how to quickly get your flat tire replaced and your vehicle back on the road.

First, make sure you're in a safe location. Then turn on your emergency flashers.

Stabilize your car so that it won't roll during replacement. After this is done:

  • Find your spare
  • Locate required tools such as a lug wrench and a jack
  • Remove wheel cover or hubcap
  • Carefully loosen (but don't yet remove) lug nuts
  • Position the jack under the vehicle…
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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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