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Slow Down and Move Over in Santa Fe

If you have ever had to pull over to the side of the highway due to vehicle trouble or an emergency, you have no doubt appreciated drivers who were courteous enough to slow down and change lanes to make more safe room for you Not only were these drivers being considerate, but they were actually obeying the law. Here at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe, we care a lot about highway safety. Sadly, around 200 roadside workers are struck by oncoming vehicles each year.

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Oil Changes Every 3,000 Miles? It's Not Necessary

Many drivers dutifully take their cars to the mechanic shop to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles. Even though you might think that this is what you are supposed to do, you should know that for most modern cars, this simply is not necessary. Here at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe, we know how important it is for you to take good care of your vehicle and stay on top of your regular maintenance. However, we do not want for you to waste your time and money having your car's oil changed more frequently than it has to…

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What Makes Original Replacement Auto Parts More Dependable?

When you need to make some sort of repair to your vehicle, the parts you purchase can make this a one-time repair or one that goes on again and again. Get your car parts at the discount parts store, and you are dealing with inferior parts that usually do not last.

Unlike at the local parts store that needs to order those parts you need to make repairs, the dealership has them in stock and will make certain the part you need for the repair is the right one, so you are not wasting your time back and forth. The…

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Know All of the Costs of Owning a Vehicle

Buying a vehicle can be exciting, but you need to make sure that you can afford the one that you want to buy before you commit to purchasing one. You need to think about the things that you will be spending on beyond the car payment.

It is important for you to think about insurance and all that it costs. If you are going to purchase a vehicle, you need to be able to pay the car payment and the insurance plan that will protect you. You need to have money set aside for repairs that you might need to…

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Save Yourself Money and a Headache by Watching Your Dashboard Warning Lights


Hidden on your dash are many different indicator lights. They won't light up unless something sets them off. Think of them as a warning system or a nervous system that will let you know when there is a hidden issue going on with your vehicle. It's important to pay attention to them and to bring your car to us here at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe to get it fixed.

Some issues are pretty simple fixes, and you can correct them yourself. The door ajar, oil change reminder and gas cap indicator lights are all pretty self-explanatory and easily…
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Get Your Tires Rotated to Get Better Vehicle Performance

If great gas mileage, a smooth ride, and better handling of your vehicle all sound like great perks, you want to enjoy get your tires rotated. It really is as simple as that. If you get your tires rotated regularly at least 5,000 to 7,000 miles, then your tires will wear evenly, and your ride will perform better.

If you notice that your tires are wearing more on one side or the other be sure to get your tires rotated by us here at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe. You will notice the difference. That's all it takes…
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