What Is Blind-Spot Monitoring?

While shopping for your next vehicle, you may have heard about an available feature called blind spot monitoring. If you are not sure of what this safety technology can do, here is an explanation that can help.

Blind-spot monitoring employs a set of sensors that have been mounted around the vehicle. These may have been placed on the side mirrors or along the rear bumper so that vehicles in the adjacent lanes can get detected. If these sensors perceive something nearby, they will alert you with a visual or audible warning.

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What Is A Powertrain Warranty Vs Bumper to Bumper Warranty?

When you purchase a new car, you will have the option of getting a powertrain warranty or a bumper to bumper warranty. A power train warranty covers the transmission, engine and all of the other parts of the propulsion system. Keep in mind that if a part is considered a wear item, then it will not be covered by the powertrain warranty. This includes your clutch, battery, fluids and belts.

A bumper to bumper warranty is exactly what it sounds like. The warranty will cover the front bumper of your vehicle to the back bumper. 

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Auto Tips From Mercedes-Benz of Arlington - Should You Drive With Winter Tires All Year?

Many drivers in Arlington get winter tires during the cold weather to improve performance. Winter tires enhance traction and stability because they have deeper tread than all-season and summer tires. In addition, they also have a tread pattern that improves grip. However, winter tires are not recommended to use during the summer. Why? Read on to find out.

Because winter tires are engineered to optimize performance in cold weather, they maintain exceptional softness and flexibility when the temperature drops. While this maximizes tire performance 

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Tips on How to Use a Roof Rack

Here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we want to make sure Arlington drivers know how to use all the amenities and features of their vehicle. A roof rack is a useful feature that can accommodate extra items. Roof racks can be used to carry luggage, kayaks, or canoes. However, if you don't know how to properly load your roof rack, it could be dangerous to you and those around you.

Roof racks typically come with mounts, side rails, and towers. You can use straps or rope to secure your items. 

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Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV Won't Sacrifice Performance for Luxury

If you think that you have to choose between your next vehicle being sporty or luxurious -- think again. The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV combines a sporty compact appearance with all the luxury you've come to expect from the Mercedes-Benz brand. With so many styles and features to choose from, it's easy to customize this vehicle to fit your specific needs.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV is designed to have high performance in a wide variety of driving conditions. No matter the terrain or the weather, you can be confident that this SUV is up the challenge. 

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Recalls? They're Simpler Than You Think

A recall issued from a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration means that your tires, car seats, vehicle or motor vehicle equipment doesn't meet safety standards. Typically, your manufacturer issues interim safety guidance and outlines the steps you have to take. Naturally, you can also call us here at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington for additional support and advice.

How to Check for Recalls

If your vehicle registration remains current, the manufacturer will send you a recall alert automatically. 

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Smart Driving Tips for Better Fuel Economy

While getting to your destination fast might be a top priority, learning to slow down is a great way to save money. Not only will you get better gas mileage, but you'll also limit wear and tear on your vehicle. At Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we want to share a few smart driving tips for limiting fuel use and saving at the pump.

Slow Down

Whether you do a lot of freeway driving or spend most of your time in stop-and-go traffic, driving your vehicle at moderate speeds is the most economical way to use your gas. Slower speeds will…

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Keep Your Auto in Optimum Condition With Engine Cooling and Radiator Service

Engine cooling and radiator service easily ranks among the most essential and beneficial forms of auto maintenance that Arlington locals can invest in. After all, your vehicle's engine cooling system is placed under extraordinary demand every time you drive. Unless the radiator and all supporting components are properly maintained, issues with corrosion and accelerated wear are bound to develop. At Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we want to share several ways in which our engine cooling and radiator service can keep your auto in top condition.

Prevent Rust Deposits and Extend the

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The Mercedes-Benz E 450 Wagon Brings Sports Performance

The Mercedes-Benz E 450 is an advanced and popular sport wagon. It provides drivers with the space and comfort of a station wagon while also providing the many features that define the Mercedes-Benz brand. Included in this list of features are high-performance engines as well as advanced safety features.

The Mercedes-Benz E 450 wagon provides drivers with a biturbo V6 engine. Even though this motor is only 3.6L in capacity, it's twin-turbo technology allows it to produce up to 362hp. This level of power is more than enough to move individuals, cargo, and even light towing jobs.

 

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Superb Safety Options in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe has plenty of bragging rights in sleek styling and sporty performance. This imported crossover SUV comes with more than 20 active safety technologies at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington. A standard all-wheel drive with the 4MATIC platform keeps the wheels and tires balanced on slippery highways or poorly paved trails nationwide.

Part of the next-generation DISTRONIC platform, the Active Distance Assist prevents this Mercedes-Benz crossover SUV from crashing into another vehicle that's ahead. If traffic in front of you suddenly 

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