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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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The Luxury of the Mercedes-Benz E 300

The Mercedes-Benz E 300 is one of the most luxurious cars on the road today. This vehicle has a suspension that allows it to glide across the roadway. The E 300 is a reliable vehicle that provides hassle-free driving. This car has many luxury features that make owning it a pleasure.

One of the nice features that you will find in the Mercedes-Benz E 300 is the power driver's seat with memory. The front seat is fully-adjustable. Three different seat settings can be placed in memory so that each driver is comfortable.  

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Enjoy All of Your Multimedia Entertainment with the New Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC

For people who are looking for a vehicle that will give them all of the best in entertainment, they do not need to look any further than the new Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC. This has a lot of multimedia features and will bring you a higher level of enjoyment with the vehicle.

The multimedia features of the 4MATIC has the 7 inch high resolution screen which makes it easier to read all of the information you need. It also displays high quality images in great color so that you will be able to enjoy any type of entertainment you choose…

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How to Cure Motion Sickness Fast

Does riding in a car make you feel hot and dizzy? Your inner ear is probably to blame. Motion sickness occurs when your inner ear signals your brain that you're in motion, but your eyes tell a different story. In some cases, your brain interprets the mixed signals as you being poisoned. That's where the nausea comes in.

Dramamine is the leading OTC motion sickness cure. Take a few tablets before traveling, and you won't have to worry about getting sick. If you're looking for a homeopathic solution, try ginger, peppermint or an acupressure band. 

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Why Should I Consider Installing a Dash Cam?

A dash cam is a good investment for your vehicle for many reasons. If you're in a car accident, it's often your first line of evidence as the camera can capture everything that occurs on the road. You can give the footage to the investigating officer after an accident so that it's easier to see exactly what happened instead of relying on verbal evidence.

If you've ever encountered a driver who was less than professional on the road, then you've probably wanted to do something about the behavior.  

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