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Your Tire, Your Safety

Tires affect your vehicles performance in many ways. The ability to control and handle your vehicle depends on how good your tires grip the ground and how efficient the tires have been designed to do this. Because of this, extra care should be taken to ensure your vehicle’s tires are working in top-notch condition.

Here are some tips that you should consider when making the maintenance plan for your tires:

• Ensure that your tires have enough pressure as recommended by the manufacturer. This is because the stability of the vehicle depends on how balanced the tires are. Therefore, you…

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Why Routine Engine Cooling & Radiator Service is Important

In order for your vehicle to run, the parts in your engine create friction, which creates heat. However, the trick is that you don't want it to get too hot. With components such as the radiator, water pump, a cooling fan, a pressure cap, coolant fluid, and an overflow tank reservoir, these parts work together as a system to make sure that your engine cools down properly.

If something is wrong with your radiator or any of the other parts of your cooling system, the heat won't be able to properly escape, which can cause the engine to…

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Tire Care Tips; Treads and Pressure

The tires are a delicate component of your vehicle. They are the significant factors of movement and need to be in perfect condition for a good ride. A good driver ensures the tires are in the proper state before, during, and after a tour. This means that maintenance is the way to go. Most tire wear and damages are caused by improper inflation, so proper tire pressure checks are essential. Tire pressure caused both injuries to the tires and reduced handling of the vehicle. Under-inflation causes rolling resistance, making the car use more energy to use more fuel than usual…

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When to Replace Your Brakes

As a driver, it's important to know when you need to replace your car's brakes to ensure you stay safe and don't get into a collision. There are a few signs that indicate your brakes are worn down and are no longer reliable.

Listen for any squeaking noises you hear when you try to slow down or stop your car. This indicates the brake pads are starting to rub together. You can also perform a visual inspection of the brake pads to determine if they're worn down and no longer appear thick.

It's also common…

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Car Detailing Tips

Detailing is a process that involves doing things that keeps the car looking its best. If you want to do your own auto detailing, then you should take tips from the professionals. Washing your car is an important part of the detailing process. However, you need to make sure that you wash your car at the right time. Avoid washing your car when it is too hot outside because it will dry off too quickly. This can cause streaks to build up on your vehicle.

You should also pay attention to the inside of your vehicle. Take all of the…

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How to Clean Your Car’s Engine

One of the most frequent questions we receive at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe involves how to clean your car's engine. If you are a driver in Santa Fe with this question, simply follow these tips.

First, pick a bright and warm day. If you can arrange your cleaning day to have low humidity, that will make the cleaning easier to complete because the car parts will dry faster. Secondly, allow the car's engine to cool for at least 15 minutes before you begin to clean. If the engine is not cool, you could get burned. Next, you will…

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How to Avoid Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning occurs when a vehicle slides or skids across a wet surface. It occurs because the tires cannot push through the water. This can occur on any type of road surface. You can avoid hydroplaning by making sure that your tires are properly inflated. You will also need to rotate your tires on a regular basis. You will likely need to rotate your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

It is important to slow down when you are driving through water. It will be a lot harder for your vehicle to scatter the water if you are driving…

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What You Need to Know About Powertrain Warranty Coverage vs. Bumper-to-Bumper Coverage

Warranty coverage is something that many manufacturers provide along with their new, certified pre-owned and used vehicles. If you're purchasing a vehicle from Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe, we will explain the kind of coverage that you'll be receiving. It's likely that you'll have a powertrain warranty and bumper-to-bumper coverage as well.

Powertrain coverage applies to all of the different areas of your vehicle that work to make your vehicle move. 

 

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What is a transfer case?

A transfer case works as one of the components of a vehicle's drivetrain; it is made the likes of four-wheel-drive, all-wheel-drive, and similar forms of multi-powered axles found in different vehicles.

The purpose of a transfer case is to shift around the power between the transmission and either the front or rear axles of a vehicle thanks to the drive shafts implemented. The additional capability found from a transfer case includes synchronizing how different both the rotation made between both sets of tires works while also containing different amounts of low-range gears 

 

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How the Suspension System Affects Automotive Performance

A vehicle's ability to stay attached to the road while in motion is called traction, and slippage mitigation is the job of the suspension system. It also heavily influences the way the steering wheel feels in your hands.

In order to even out the weight that gets thrown around when driving, the suspension distributes the force according to braking and acceleration action. Essentially, there's independent action in the front and the rear - the wishbone linkage in 

 

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