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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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Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe: Creative Safety Features

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe is a luxury crossover SUV with an unconventional sleek profile that hugs the ground for aerodynamic performance. You could visit Mercedes-Benz of Plano and test the features of this four-door coupe that has a race-inspired design. Besides being agile and versatile on the road, this lavish family car has innovative safety amenities, like the Active Brake Assist that's valid at speeds of less than 65 MPH. This advanced technology creates the appropriate braking force in response to the anticipated severity of a frontal collision.
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Interactive Technology in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC SUV

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC SUV breaks conventions and sets new standards in the luxury class. Arriving from Germany, this mid-size family car comes with a full-time 4WD system at Mercedes-Benz of Plano. Families will cherish the high-end features in this imported model that offers reliable all-season handling.

The trademark KEYLESS-START technology provides extra levels of security and convenience for starting the ignition system of this luxurious SUV. Sensing an electronic key within a few inches, this exclusive feature significantly lowers the risk of theft. 

 

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When Your Starter is Acting Weird

In an ideal world, your car or truck is going to always be reliable. You will be able to count on it to start on you and perform well. The bad news is that even with all of the maintenance, your vehicle might fail on you in ways that include your starter.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC SUV: A Look at its Multimedia Features

Our Mercedes-Benz of Plano associates are impressed with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC. This is a large SUV that many consumers prefer because it is packed with innovative features that provide everyone in the cabin with entertainment and convenience.

You can choose the Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC. This audio system includes 13 speakers along with a subwoofer for rich bass. With Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound technology and Digital Dynamic Volume Control, you have consistent and crisp listening quality...
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Oil Changes and Time Durations to Keep Track Of

Caring for your car must be a top priority. Knowing about the maintenance the vehicle requires helps ensure proper care. Making assumptions about care, however, isn't enough. Check the owners manual determine the mileage suggested for the oil change, but don't go by mileage alone.

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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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