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The Rodent Infestation Epidemic Affecting Mercedes-Benz Vehicles In The Monterey Bay

Posted by Charles Marlow on Oct 31, 2016 7:00:26 AM

The potential for damage to your vehicle from rodents is a real threat. We have seen a significant rise in cases and highly recommend that you evaluate your risk. Your Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and SMART car have miles of wires and communication cables. These wires are the primary target for rodents to chew on. Overnight a rodent can cause thousands of dollars in damage. 

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Maintenance and Repair

How Wildfires Can Affect Your Vehicle's Air Quality

Posted by Charles Marlow on Oct 13, 2016 10:44:44 AM


Your home air filter has been working overtime due to the recent wildfires. Without your home HVAC system and a high-quality filter, there could be side effects to the poor quality air. You may not have thought twice about the air filtration system in your car. Mercedes-Benz vehicles have an excellent HVAC system that is working hard to keep you safe and comfortable. It may be time to address the filter element and have it replaced at your next service.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Maintenance and Repair, Independent Mercedes-Benz Repair and Mainenance

Invest in Your Safety By Checking Your Mercedes-Benz Tires and Windshields

Posted by Marlow Mercedes-Werks on Apr 10, 2016 2:30:00 PM

As a responsible Mercedes-Benz owner, you’re probably careful about following your vehicle’s recommended maintenance schedule to ensure that your engine continues to deliver the reliable service and smooth ride you’re accustomed to. You may be less diligent about having your windshield, wiper blades and tires evaluated regularly. Like many drivers, you may assume that because these parts have no complicated electronics and are relatively low-tech compared to other components in your Mercedes-Benz, they don’t need to be evaluated regularly. The truth is, these parts can and do fail. That’s why you should check your Mercedes-Benz tires and windshields regularly.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Repair Shop, Mercedes-Benz Maintenance and Repair, Independent Mercedes-Benz Repair and Mainenance

Regular Maintenance Is The Key To Extending The Life Of Your Car

Posted by Marlow Mercedes-Werks on Mar 27, 2016 2:30:00 PM


If you’re like most Americans, your car represents one of the biggest investments you’ll make. It also is a physical representation of your style, status and taste. Do you want to take care of your investment so it lasts and provides reliable service? When others see your car, you want their impression to be, “That’s a nice vehicle; its owner clearly takes care of it.” If those are your car-ownership goals, there are two important words you should embrace: regular maintenance. A surprising number of people don’t understand how critical maintenance is for extending the life of your car. According to the Car Care Council, which sponsors regular vehicle inspection events, 84 percent of vehicles evaluated need maintenance.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Repair Shop, Mercedes-Benz Alternative, Mercedes-Benz Maintenance and Repair, Independent Mercedes-Benz Repair and Mainenance

Preventive Care Today Can Avoid Problems Down The Road

Posted by Marlow Mercedes-Werks on Mar 13, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Why isn’t it a good idea to put off until tomorrow what you can do today? When the task in question is your vehicle’s preventive maintenance, the answer is simple. Preventive care today can avoid problems down the road. Winter is approaching and with it comes cooler temperatures and slick roads. That’s precisely why preventative maintenance is important for the unpredictable California seasons. It’s best to address your vehicle maintenance needs before the inclement weather sets in.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Alternative, Mercedes-Benz Maintenance and Repair, Independent Mercedes-Benz Repair and Mainenance

Why Do California Roads Get So Slippery When It Rains?

Posted by Marlow Mercedes-Werks on Mar 3, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Rain, drizzle and fog are all just part of living in beautiful Monterey County. While you may prefer to avoid venturing out onto the roads during wet weather, that’s not always practical. You may not be able to circumvent the slick roads, but you can and should learn to navigate them safely.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Repair Shop, Mercedes-Benz Maintenance and Repair, Independent Mercedes-Benz Repair and Mainenance

Does a Mercedes-Benz Need Premium Gas to Run Efficiently?

Posted by Marlow Mercedes-Werks on Nov 8, 2015 2:30:00 PM

 

When you fill up your car at the gas pump, you’ve got a decision to make. Should you opt for regular gasoline and save, at most, a few dollars? Or should you spring for the pricier “premium” gas? If you drive a Mercedes-Benz, you drive a high-end performance vehicle. Your Mercedes represents a significant investment. Why would you risk sacrificing its performance or, worse yet, damaging its engine just to save a few dollars? Read on to learn why luxury car manufacturers require premium gas and why you should heed that requirement.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Repair Shop, Mercedes-Benz Alternative, Independent Mercedes-Benz Repair and Mainenance

Donating Your Car Provides Scholarships for Automotive Industry Students

Posted by Marlow Mercedes-Werks on Oct 28, 2015 10:30:00 AM

 

If you’re ready to trade in your car for a new model, you’ve got an excellent opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of California high school students. The ASC Educational Foundation’s (ASCEF’s) Cars 4 Careers program collects donated cars in any condition and donates at least 95% of the proceeds from their sale to fund automotive scholarships for California seniors.

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Topics: ASC Educational Foundation

Why You Should Be Using An Independent For Mercedes-Benz Service

Posted by Marlow Mercedes-Werks on Oct 11, 2015 2:30:00 PM

 

When your Mercedes-Benz needs servicing, you may wonder where you should go. Your initial response might be the dealership, but the dealer may be across town and you have to schedule time off from work. In addition, there’s the expense to think about. However, there’s an independent Mercedes-Benz repair shop just down the road that might save you a few dollars and a lot of time. To help you decide between these two options, here are a few of the most important benefits of using a Mercedes-Benz independent repair shop versus the dealer.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Repair Shop, Monterey Community, Mercedes-Benz Warranty, Mercedes-Benz Alternative, Independent Mercedes-Benz Repair and Mainenance

3 Mercedes-Benz Service Myths Debunked

Posted by Marlow Mercedes-Werks on Sep 27, 2015 2:30:00 PM

When you own a Mercedes-Benz, chances are you’ve heard at least a handful of myths. For instance, you may ask, “Can I bring my Mercedes-Benz to any mechanic?” The dealership may want you to think they’re the only ones who can help, but this simply isn’t true. In fact, when you debunk these myths, you will find an independent Mercedes-Benz repair and maintenance shop can provide all the service your vehicle needs.

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Topics: Mercedes-Benz Repair Shop, Mercedes-Benz Warranty, Mercedes-Benz Alternative, Mercedes-Benz Maintenance and Repair, Independent Mercedes-Benz Repair and Mainenance

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