Handling a Roadside Emergency

Roadside emergencies almost always come as a surprise. Not all do, though. Never ignore seemingly minor maintenance issues when driving. You could end up with a disabled vehicle. Still, problems can happen out of the proverbial blue. Be ready for them.

Having tools in the car to deal with an emergency helps. A tire jack is the most common, but keeping survival gear could prove valuable if the weather gets bad. Some water and trail mix won’t hurt, either. Be sure you know how to use the tools, and have a reliable phone on hand to call for assistance…

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How To Know If All-Weather Mats Are The Best Choice For Your Vehicle

With all-weather floor mats, Santa Fe drivers can get durable, reliable protection for their automotive floors. Carpet mats, however, are available in a far larger variety of colors and can even be ordered to perfectly match vehicle interiors. At Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe we want to help local motorists determine which automotive accessories are best for their needs.

Certain Lifestyle And Environmental Factors May Make All-Weather Mats The Best Choice

Due to their rugged, all-rubber construction, all-weather mats are ideal for drivers who regularly travel through
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What an Alternator Is and What It Does

In simple terms, an alternator powers the electric components in your vehicle and charges the battery. It's actually a generator. Knowing how it works will help you identify potential problems if it starts to fail.

As the engine runs, it spins wheels which, in turn, crank a wheel in the alternator. That's what generates electricity. If the alternator starts having problems, you may see an alert on your dashboard. It may stay on or it could go on or off depending on how much electricity the vehicle is using.

If the vehicle dies, you may wonder if it…

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Tips to Make Cleaning Your Car's Engine a Breeze

Here at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe, we get how much of a chore it might seem to clean your car's engine. However, this seemingly daunting task can be made easy with a few simple steps. While we won't cover every necessary step, we feel that it's necessary for any responsible vehicle owner to at least know a little bit about how to care for their car.

One big tip for cleaning an engine is to do it under opportune circumstances. A warm day with little to no humidity will help ensure your engine parts will dry off…

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What Audio and Entertainment Features are Available with the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe?

Here at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe is an impressive luxury 4-door coupe with a host of features that enhance your ride around Santa Fe. Do you want to know more? Let's have a look at a few audio and entertainment features of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe offers MB Navigation. This feature uses GPS technology to store maps and locate points of interest. With MB Navigation, you're provided with precise driving directions so that you make it to your destination with ease.

 

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The Fast Way to Clean a Car

You didn't bring your car to the car wash, and now you need to pick someone up. The vehicle doesn't look all that great right now, but no problem. A quick cleaning fix can improve looks. You only need a few items from the local auto care shop.

There are lubricants and cleaners for the windows, body, and tires you should buy and keep in the garage. They can restore the vehicle's look to decent shape in little time. You'll have to hose and wipe the car, which doesn't require excessive effort.

 

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Three Reasons To Consider Purchasing A Used Car

Santa Fe drivers can get excellent value by shopping our inventory of used vehicles. While you might have your heart set on a brand new automobile, there are a number of impressive benefits that can be gained by purchasing one that's been owned before. At Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe, we're excited to share three reasons why used cars and trucks can be incredibly worthwhile options.

You Can Make A Truly Informed Purchasing Decision

With a used car, there can be a surprisingly small amount of risk that drivers take on.

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Getting The Child's Safety Seat Placement Right

Installing a child’s safety seat in a vehicle means that one is taking the time to make sure their child is in the safest possible position while riding around in the vehicle. It is important to get it right.

Placing a child’s safety seat in the car means making sure that the seat is facing forward, in the back seat, and angled just right to keep the child comfortable and safe.

What you need to do is have the seat in a place where the seat belt can go across it without obstructing any part of the child…

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Get the Facts on Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Cabin and engine air filters serve similar purposes in different parts of a vehicle. Cabin air filters remove airborne materials from the climate control system and purify the air that circulates inside the vehicle’s passenger cabin. Your owner’s manual should provide you with details on replacing the cabin filter in your car, truck or van.

Maintaining engine air filters is a little more complicated. Engine air filters are located under the hood where they remove dirt and other contaminants that could damage critical moving parts inside the motor. 

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Brake Work Is Vital Routine Care

When it comes to routine auto care, we tend to focus on the engine. While important, there's more to the car than the engines. All parts play a vital role in performance, which is why drivers shouldn't overlook anything. Car owners definitely shouldn't take their eyes and ears off a vehicle's braking system.

Brakes suffer from wear and tear due to constant use. In "stop and go traffic," the brakes experience a lot of use, which could wear them down quicker. Besides the part parts, be mindful of brake lines. They can rust or suffer other…

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