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Understanding the Difference Between Auto Warranties

There are two main kinds of warranties for vehicles. One of these is the powertrain warranty. This is the most common warranty, and it usually comes with certified pre-owned cars.

The powertrain warranty covers only a limited amount of parts. Typically this warranty covers things such as the transmission, engine, and differential. These are parts that are critical to getting the vehicle up and moving. Such a warranty can also cover the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. 

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Replacing a Flat Tire During an Emergency

While most people would rather have a professional replace a flat tire, that's not always possible. It's important to know what to do in the case of emergency so that you can stay safe and get back on the road.

The first thing you'll need to do is pull over to find a suitable parking space. You should then turn off the engine and initiate the parking brake. Then locate the spare tire, jack, and any tools that you'll need. Before you lift the car up, loosen each lug nut by one turn. This will make…

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Safety Features of the New Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC coupe has been a popular luxury compact vehicle for a while because of the countless features. Today we discuss a few safety features you'll certainly appreciate.

Take the new Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 out on the highway and you'll see how it can make driving safer. The Collision Prevention Assist Plus feature is a radar that sends a signal out ahead of the vehicle looking for stationary or slower moving vehicles and gives you an alert. Once you hit the brakes, the system assists with slowing down the vehicle to avoid a collision…

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Mercedes-Benz S560 Boasts Loads of Luxurious Exterior Features

The Mercedes-Benz S560 features a number of exterior designs that prove just how classy and powerful the vehicle really is. The exterior design takes portion into account, making the entire car extremely visually pleasing.

The LED lights are energy efficient and can last for a long time. The car is also the first to have lighting that uses no light bulbs, since the first forms of electric lighting were placed in vehicles. The 19-inch wheels are a good size but are lightweight, allowing the car to maneuver around sharp turns with grace and speed if necessary. 

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Avoiding a Tire Blowout Requires More Eyes on the Tires

Paying more attention to the health of your car tires can help to lessen the chances of a tire blowout on the roads. Be sure you find at least five minutes to carefully inspect the treads of each tire. Looking for cracks in the tread or bulges in the walls can reduce potential tire failures. Be sure to get the vehicle to the service center nearest you if you see the tread is separating from the car tire.

Tire pressure being too low in a tire could increase the chances of a tire blowout. If your vehicle does not have…

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What You Need in a Roadside Emergency Kit

Although we seldom think we’ll need a roadside emergency kit, that’s when we usually find we need one – when we don’t have it. Stop at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington and check out the many supplies we have on hand. We can also offer tips on what you may or may not need. Roadside emergency kits can include different items but usually consist of the following.

  • Flashlight
  • Tire-based supplies (Fix-a-flat, tire gauge)
  • Blanket
  • Water 
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Why You Might Need Synthetic Oil

When it comes to engine oils, there are several options available. One commonly used type is synthetic oil. This motor oil is actually a chemical compound blend that is scientifically engineered to provide more benefits than regular oil.

There are a few reasons you may want to use synthetic oil in your vehicle. First, it has a higher viscosity and is more resistant to breaking down. It also performs well at all temperatures. Synthetic oil makes your motor more efficient, and provides long-lasting protection. 

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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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