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Protect Your Ride: How to Prevent Car Theft

 
Here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we don't want you to become one of the estimated 770,000 drivers whose vehicles are stolen each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says more than half of those thefts could have been prevented by the driver. Protect your ride by following these common sense guidelines: 
  • Lock your car doors, even while you are driving.
  • Do not leave your keys in your vehicle, and do not leave your vehicle running if no one is inside. 
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Blind-Spot Monitoring Explained

Statistics indicate that approximately 300 automotive fatalities occur each year secondary to collisions caused by one vehicle being in another vehicle's blind-spot. For this reason, blind-spot monitoring technology was developed. See a selection of vehicles equipped with the technology by stopping by our Arlington Mercedes-Benz sales location. Choose a vehicle and go for a test drive.

Many new vehicles are equipped with cameras or sensors that continually monitor the car, SUV, or truck from all directions.  

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Drive with Confidence in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

Agile and elegant, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe is available with dozens of safety features at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington in Arlington, VA. Having a ground-hugging stance with cool exterior styling, this four-door coupe gives you extra reassurance on urban roads. From autonomous braking to warning systems on side collisions, this imported luxury vehicle has best-in-class safety technologies at fair prices.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Luxury Highlights

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is a small SUV that gives new meaning to the entry-level luxury class. We at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington invite families in Arlington, VA to experience the lavish amenities of this five-seat model. We'll gladly open the car's hood and reveal a 2.0 L turbocharged engine block that's tuned for sporty output.

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Tips for Using a Roof Rack

A roof rack can make storing items easier during your next trip to or from Arlington, VA. However, it is important that you understand how to use it safely. The first step is to ensure that the rack is not too long or too heavy for the vehicle.

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What Are Recalls?

Many car owners wonder what’s next after seeing a recall on the news for their make and model. What do you do if you own a car on the recall list? These recalls occur when an automaker or the NHTSA find a defect with a vehicle. These are typically safety concerns or emissions problems, such as when a vehicle doesn’t comply with federal safety standards. 

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When to Change the Brake Fluid

Your brake fluid is not going to last forever in any vehicle. However, even if you still have brake fluid in your vehicle over time, you are going to have to change it out so that you will be able to use your brakes and safely bring your vehicle to a stop.

The air has moisture that can build up over time in a vehicle. Over time, the brake fluid will degrade because of the moisture in the air accumulating in the brake fluid. At a certain point, the brake fluid is going to have to be drained out of…

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Make Sure You Do Not Over-Inflate Your Tires

While you may already know that you do not want to drive on under-inflated tires, there is the other extreme that you have to watch out for. This extreme is over-inflation. This brings about a separate set of problems for your vehicle. This is why there is a recommended tire pressure that you have to pay attention to.

With over-inflated tires, the weight of your vehicle is not going to be on the entire tread. The thin strip is going to deal with a majority of the weight. This is not good for the tires or the vehicle overall and…

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What Does Your Suspension Do?

While drivers may know more common maintenance schedules like changing their oil, others, like their suspension, may be a bit more of a mystery. That is why our team at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington want to tell you all about what a suspension is and how often it should be replaced.

The main purpose of a suspension is to keep the driver and their passengers from feeling every little bump and pothole in the road. When a suspension is operating properly, you should be in for a smooth ride. Some experts recommend replacing parts of your full suspension system once every…

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How Do Brake Pads Work?

Knowing the inner workings of your car can help you to more easily understand when something doesn't quite sound right and how often certain things should be replaced. Luckily, our team of maintenance experts at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington want to be sure that you know all of the basics of things such as brake pads so that you can do just this.

Brake pads are a device in vehicles which seek to reduce the amount of friction when a brake caliper is squeezing the rotor of a tire to slow it down. Without it, there would be loud, scratching…

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