Understanding Tire Measurements

To make the right decisions about your vehicles tire, you must understand how to read and interpret tire sizes. After all, the sizes that will guide you on choosing the perfect wheels for your machine.

The tire size of a vehicle is found on the sidewall of the tire. For example, 255/55R18. Such a size is interpreted as 255 millimeters, 55% aspect ratio. The aspect ratio means that your tires sidewall height is 55% of the width, while the letter R explains how the tire was made. It can be an R for Radial, a B for Bias Belt…

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What is a Transfer Case?

A transfer case is an important component for every four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicle that is manufactured in the United States today. It is an essential part of vehicles that require both the front and rear axles in order to drive. In layman's terms, just what is it that a transfer case does?

Well, the best way to explain it is that a transfer case will divide the engine power and make sure that all four wheels receive it via the rear and front axles. This component is located at the center of the drivetrain system, and it…

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Apple CarPlay

Apple has helped enhance driver's connectivity in their newer models of vehicles with the addition of Apple CarPlay. This feature allows for easy connection of your smartphone device to your vehicle via Bluetooth technology.

Apple has long been on the forefront for new technology and user friendly technology that is applicable to the real world. With Apple CarPlay, you can take your favorite apps, contacts, music and more with you on the road by syncing your phone to your vehicle. 

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Multimedia Options Galore in the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250

It is no surprise to anyone that the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 sports the latest in automotive multimedia innovation. This popular luxury 4-door coupe boasts a host of impressive audio and entertainment features that work together to provide a seamless and comfortable driving experience.

Standard multimedia features on the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display, a hands-free Bluetooth interface, an HD radio receiver, and much more. 

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What Are Automotive Gaskets And What Do They Do?

At Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe, we believe that all auto owners should be well-informed about their vehicles and about the many different components that their vehicles rely on. While gaskets are relatively small auto parts, they can have a major impact on how well your car performs. Gaskets both cushion and seal the spaces between two components or systems for a seamless and airtight fit.

Why Gaskets Are Necessary

Even when two smooth and perfectly made metal parts come together, tiny surface irregularities that are imperceptible to the eye can exist

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Changing a Flat Tire is Simple with Instructions

Getting a flat tire can feel like the end of the world, especially the first time, but, with a few instructions in hand, you can change a flat tire in no time.

The first instruction would be to find shelter from traffic. You're going to be outside of your car, on the ground, so you want to be away from any car that might not spot you out on the road. Next, you want to place a jack under the car and lift the car approximately 12 inches from its original spot. This will give you a better angle…

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Two Major Warning Signs of Bad Brakes

Have brakes that need to be repaired? Try not to put it off. Brake failure is serious and can put you, your passengers, and other drivers at risk. Rather than putting yourself and others in jeopardy, check out the following two ways you can tell when it is time for your brakes to be inspected:

1. Metal on Metal: Do you hear screeching, grinding or metal on metal sounds upon stopping your vehicle? This isn't good. In fact, it is often one of the most for sure signs that your brakes are on their way towards failure. If you…

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Most Popular Motor Oil Myths

It is essential to consider changing car oil when the right time comes. However, there are so many car owners driven by myths that no longer work for them. They were useful for the old models, but things are changing, and car engines have advanced. The below list talks about the various types of myths that people have followed up to date.

I changed my oil filter last time, and thus I don’t need a new one this time around.
It is essential to avoid silly mistakes because oil filters are rusted on removing grime, sludge, and dirt accumulated…

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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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