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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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Should You Refinance or Trade in Your Car?

Buying a car is one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime. You've already gotten the car with all the options you want and have driven it for years. Now your life circumstances have changed and that monthly payment is becoming more intrusive on your lifestyle. You consider trading in your car to get one you can better afford. There is another option though. You could consider refinancing your car.

Our team is looking out for your best interest. If you are in love with your current car, there is no reason that you need to…

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Car Games for All Ages

Road trips can be exciting and boring at the same time. Exciting because of the promised destination, yet boring because of the monotony of hundreds of miles spent cooped up in a vehicle. At Mercedes-Benz of Arlington, we want to help make that boredom a little more bearable with these fun road trip games.

If you've got a car lover in your family, Spot the Car makes for a great distraction. Starting when you leave home, work to try and spot as many different makes and models of cars as possible. If cars aren't your thing, a classic…

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Travel in Style and Comfort with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Mercedes-Benz understands that today's drivers need to remain connected and entertained while cruising the downtown streets and beyond. The new GLS 450 is a prestigious large luxury SUV that is equipped with a host of multimedia features designed to deliver all that you need. The GLS 450 team of associates at Mercedes-Benz of Arlington invite you into our showroom so that we can demonstrate all of these unique multimedia offerings.

The standard Central Control is user-intuitive, giving you access to vehicle settings, entertainment options, and much more.  

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