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Have Questions about Fuel Efficiency? We Have Answers

Regardless of the type or age of your vehicle, there are likely steps that you can take today to improve its fuel efficiency. Reducing fuel usage starts the moment that you get behind the wheel. Most vehicles only require a few seconds to warm up even in cold weather, so always wait to crank up until you’re ready to hit the road.

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Proper Vehicle Maintenance: What Is Wax?

We care that you know how to care for your car. Car wax is a solution that you can rub onto your vehicle when it's clean to protect your paint job from water and dirt. You can apply wax simply with a microfiber towel or even use an electric buffer pad to apply it more evenly.

What Is In Wax?

Wax products vary and can be made from products like silicone, palm oil, the carnauba plant or even coal. You don't have to buy the most expensive wax in the store to get a good result; what's…

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Replacing a Flat Tire

If you’re lucky enough, you’ll never have to experience having a flat tire on the road, but it’s still important to know how to replace a flat tire just in case. As complicated as it might seem, changing a flat tire is simpler than you’d imagine. Our team at Mercedes-Benz of Plano wants you to be an informed driver aware of the importance of simple maintenance, so stop and see us for your tire needs and steps on replacing a flat tire.

  • Once you safely park your vehicle on the side of the road, make sure…
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How to avoid a tire blowout

When you are driving around in Plano, you likely are concerned about safety. One of the things that many drivers worry about is a tire blowout. Though a blowout can happen for no reason, there are things you can do to avoid having one.

Keep your tires inflated
Proper inflation of your tires helps to prevent blowouts. Not only do you not want too little air in your tires, you also want to make sure you don't have too much air.

Rotate your tires
Regular tire rotations help to avoid uneven wear on your tires. That helps keep your…
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Steps to Replacing a Flat Tire

Have you ever been stranded on the road with a flat tire? If not, we at Mercedes-Benz of Plano want you to know what to do in that situation. Your owner's manual gives directions on replacing tires, but you can get more assistance from our staff here! We want to make sure this circumstance does not leave you feeling helpless. Replacing a flat tire is easier than you think. Here are the steps.
• Pull vehicle to side of road
• Engage parking brake
• Loosen the lug nuts a little
• Remove tire-changing tools from trunk
• Jack up car
• Remove flat tire…
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Make Sure to Service Your Car Before Going Back to School

If you drive to school in Plano, it is important that your vehicle is just as ready as you are for the new school year. Ideally, you will schedule a service appointment a few days or weeks before class begins. This gives a professional a chance to diagnose and fix any problems that he or she may find.

It also provides an opportunity to rotate the tires, change the oil and take other steps to ensure that problems don't occur. Depending on how many miles your car has on it, it may be a good idea to have the…

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