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Tips for Getting the Best Price for a New Vehicle

Purchasing a new vehicle is a big investment. Aside from investing in a home, a car is one of the biggest investments that you will ever make. Even though the sticker prices on these vehicles can be relatively high, you can sometimes strike a deal with a dealership that will save you money. If you're looking to haggle the best price on a vehicle, follow our tips.

Ask about rebates that are currently being offered by the manufacturer of a specific vehicle. You can find out if there are current discounts being offered by the dealership you're shopping…

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Sound and Entertainment in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC SUV

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC SUV is a mid-size family car that offers high-performance features and luxurious amenities. Schedule a visit to Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe and explore the innovative design of this German model, which rolls on the exclusive 4MATIC Permanent All-Wheel Drive.

Engineered by one of the world's top producers of acoustic products, the GLC 300 4MATIC SUV's Burmester audio system has 13 custom speakers and a nine-channel amplifier that yields just under 600 watts.  

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What is an Alternator?

While you may think that the battery is the powerhouse of your engine, its only real purpose is to start your engine so that the real powerhouse can run your radio, keep your air conditioner going and power your headlights.

Basically, your alternator works like a generator. 

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How To Properly Install Your Child’s Car Seat

When you get into your vehicle to get where you have to go, there is an increased risk that you could be involved in an accident regardless of how safe you drive. The problem is that it could have fatal consequences if your children are with you, and their car seats are not installed correctly.

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Understanding Brake Fluid Related to Vehicle Maintenance

Also known as hydraulic fluid, brake fluid plays a vital role in the proper function of your vehicle. This fluid enables the movement of various components of the braking system so that vehicle stops when the brake pedal is pressed.

This non-compressible substance is either glycol-based or silicone-based and is available in varying grades. In general, glycol-based fluids are used with vehicles equipped with anti-lock brake systems (ABS) while silicone-based fluids are recommended for use in vehicles without this technology. 

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Why is Tire Pressure Important?

There are little tasks you can do for your car each time you wash it that will help you to save money and might even spare you from becoming stranded on the side of the road. Maintaining your tires by checking the tire pressure and adding air should they need it takes just a few minutes and can make a big difference.

If your tires don't have enough air, they'll wear out and weaken more along the edges, which can make them susceptible to a blowout. Using a tire gauge to identify your pressure level will also help…

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Readying Your Car for the Back-to-School Run

Get your car ready for the busy school season ahead and keep it as reliable as possible by completing a few simple maintenance tasks. Check your tire pressure and tread depth. As your only contact with the pavement, tires are vital to your car's performance and are one of the most common sources of breakdown. Your owner's manual will let you know the ideal range of tire pressure. You may want to get your car ready for winter by changing your summer set for a winter set at this time. 

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Car Headlight Service and Replacement

As time goes on and you drive your vehicle more and more, the headlights on your car can really go through some wear and tear. The bulbs can burn out and the electrical system in the lights can become damaged. A routine inspection with required service is a very important part of keeping up with these headlights. After all, this is a very important safety feature on your car. 

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Consider and Contemplate the Source of Your Car's Bad Odors

As a trusted Mercedes-Benz dealer, we want you to be an informed vehicle owner because it makes our jobs easier. We enjoy when car owners understand how to care for their cars.

There are economical ways to control bad odors in your vehicle's interior. Baking soda is a very popular, effective method. However, keep in mind that it's important to know the source of the odor. If you first smell an odor when you turn the air conditioner on or you don't recall any recent spills, then it's probably time to get the dealer to take…

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Preventing a Tire Blowout from Ruining Your Day

A tire blowout is a fear of many drivers. Fortunately, there are a number of steps that you can take as a driver to help to minimize the risk of this occurrence. The road safety experts at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe want to equip you with the knowledge and tools to ensure a safe driving experience on the roads of our city and well beyond.

Not all tire blowouts are the result of a sudden road emergency. Many blowouts could be prevented if the potential problem is spotted before it has the chance to develop into something more serious.  

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