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Get Close to the Mercedes-Benz S 560 at Mercedes-Benz of Santa Fe

Many people see high-end luxury sedans like the Mercedes-Benz S 560 as the pinnacle of the car market. These vehicles have everything going for the- safety, comfort, speed, style- everything except a cheap price tag. The Mercedes-Benz S 560 is one of the most popular and purchased high-end sedans on the planet.

The ride is paramount when it comes to top flight sedans like the Mercedes-Benz S 560. The base model does not disappoint -- the automatic suspension moves as needed when it reads the contours of the road. The safety features in the Mercedes-Benz S 560 are also spectacular. 

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How the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe Avoids Accidents

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe delivers sporty agility and SUV capability in luxurious style. You’ll get up to 241 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque from the 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 that comes with high-pressure Direct Injection and rapid-multispark ignition to boost response. Whatever the road or the season, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive optimizes torque by sending torque to wheels with the best traction. You’ll get quicker gear changes from the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shift paddles.

To help you avoid accidents, Collision Prevention Assist Plus warns you

 

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Move Up to Full-Size Luxury with the Mercedes-Benz S560V

When it comes to exterior design, the Mercedes Benz S560V has always been on the cutting edge, making it one of the most popular luxury sedans every year. Our staff is excited about the redesigned 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560V with its double chrome bars and new front grille that make it both more majestic and athletic from front to back.

The design innovations don't stop there. Every S560V comes standard with LED exterior lights, which not only help save money give your luxury sedan a unique and classy illumination at night. 

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Safety Comes First in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe gives you complete management of its operations through crisp displays, a console-mounted controller, and a bright color screen that features animated menus. To maximize your comfort, the power driver seat adjusts in up to 14 ways and you can store your position settings in memory. Dual-zone automatic climate control gives you and your front passenger separate temperature control.

To keep you safe, Collision Prevention Assist Plus can determine if you’re about to hit a vehicle or stationary object ahead. 

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Warning Signs Your Brakes Are in Need of Repair

The brake pedal in your vehicle can identify serious brake issues if you know what you should be looking for. Here are a few things to look for with a weak brake pedal.

The soft brake pedal might be an indication that fluid is leaking from the master cylinder or the brake lines. This is a problem because the car could fail to stop if not addressed in time. Bring the car in to have the technician look to see if a leak does exist.

Another issue with a soft brake pedal is that air may be trapped inside the…

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Avoiding Crashes in the Rain

With more than 1.2 million crashes happening annually in rainy conditions, it is crucial to be prepared to drive safely in the rain this summer. This starts with making sure your car is ready to hit the road and having it serviced regularly.

Before you get behind the wheel in the rain, you should check the tread on your tires. Turn a quarter upside down between the tread in your tire. If the head shows on the coin, then your tread is probably worn down to the point that you need new tires. This will help you keep your…

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How to Jump Start Your Car's Dead Battery with Another Car


Follow these simple steps if you would like to jump-start a dead battery using a different vehicle.
  • Once you have the two vehicles close to one another, be sure they are both in park and cut the engine off. Now it's safe to open the hoods.
  • Take a minute to get familiar with which side of each battery is the negative or positive end. The jumper cables should be red for positive and black for negative.
  • The rest is simple, connect red positive cable to red positive dead battery. The other red to positive on charged battery.
  • Black jumper…
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Is your car slipping a lot? It might be time for new brakes

Chances are you get regular oil changes and maintenance checks, but when was the last time you had your brakes looked at? One of the most important safety features your car has to offer are its brakes, so it's important to keep these in great shape.

If you notice you're struggling to stop quickly or that your tires have been sliding a lot, it's possible that your brakes have started to wear out. Unfortunately, this can lead to problems with driving and can create an unsafe environment. 

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Testing Your Car Battery Safely with a Voltmeter

Before you test the car battery, be sure you have a good pair of work gloves to protect your hands and protective eye-wear for working anywhere near the car battery. Once the car engine is off, open the hood and locate the battery compartment.

The voltmeter will have just two cables; a black is negative, and the red is the positive end. The red cable will connect to your car battery positive end first; then you can safely secure the black cable to the negative end of the battery.

Once the meter is on, the reading will fall in the…

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Do You Know How to Fix a Flat Tire?

Flat tires are a common occurrence, and it is important to know how to take care of one, so you don't get stranded. Keep a tire changing kit in your car's trunk, including a full-size or compact spare tire. Consider practicing using the tools so that you're prepared if and when you get a flat tire while driving.

Before changing a flat, engage the car's parking brake. Prevent the car from rolling by putting blocks, chocks or rocks behind the wheels on the opposite side. Loosen the lug nuts, jack up the car, remove the nuts…

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