What are Some of the Qualities of a Dog-Friendly Vehicle?

You shouldn't feel like you can't take your dog on a road trip with you because you just bought a new automobile. There are some important factors to take into consideration when you're choosing a new ride with pets in mind. Let us here at Mercedes-Benz of Plano give you some information.
  • A sunshade or tinted windows will keep the sun from hitting your dog directly. This helps keep them both calm and cool.
  • You can find a model that has a built-in pet gate in the vehicle. This will keep your dog from being a distraction…
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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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Two Test Drive Tips That Every Used Car Driver Should Know

Buying a car can be an incredibly daunting process, especially if you're purchasing one used. With the right strategies, however, Plano shoppers have the best chance at finding the perfect vehicles for their budgets and their needs. At Mercedes-Benz of Plano, we're committed to sharing tips that help drivers get optimum value.

Do Your Due Diligence

Research is an essential part of the shopping process. Before you start scheduling test drives, take the time to map out the different capabilities and features that you want and need. 

 

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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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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe: Luxury & Entertainment Combined!

When you're looking for a luxury vehicle, but also want a fun entertainment system, check out the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe. This popular luxury 4-door coupe offers 12 different exterior color options so you can choose the color that fits your lifestyle. The CLA 250 Coupe also provides plenty of power and performance while you drive around Plano.

Along with all the stylish and comfort features, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe is loaded with plenty of audio and entertainment features. Among the exciting features, the CLA 250 Coupe includes the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)

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Key Differences Between Understeer and Oversteer

At Mercedes-Benz of Plano, we like to provide drivers with useful automotive information that helps them keep their vehicles safe and in good condition. Oversteer and understeer are related to your vehicle's dynamics. While oversteer and understeer can occur in front-wheel and rear-wheel drive automobiles, oversteer is more common in rear-wheel drive vehicles, and understeer is more likely to happen in front-wheel drive vehicles.

When understeer occurs, the steering wheel won't be responsive. When you try to turn, the wheels may continue to plow straight. 

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How Auto-Dimming Mirrors Work and Are They Right for You

At Mercedes-Benz of Plano, we want you to be well-informed about the benefits of auto-dimming mirrors and how they work.

When you purchase a vehicle at Mercedes-Benz of Plano that has the auto-dimming mirrors as a feature, you will be eliminating the obnoxious glare that could potentially cause you to get in an accident. In a vehicle with this feature, there are sensors installed that can detect low-ambient lights from vehicles approaching you from behind. When the sensors detect these lights, they will

 

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How to handle an accident

Driving in traffic every day can be stressful especially if its bumper-to-bumper. That's why Mercedes-Benz of Plano suggests you use all the safety features on your vehicle and know what to do in case of an accident.

Unfortunately, even the best driver can have an accident; which can ruin a perfectly good day. If this should happen to you the best thing is to remain calm, turn off your engine, put on your hazard lights and get ready to collect information. Check that everyone is okay, if not, call for medical assistance.

Call police and for your own protection…
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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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