Review from L.M.

Car & Driver writes a good MINI Countryman review

A good ride from a great mini utility!

Long Wheelbase Mercedes A-Class sedan introduced

Tesla gets a run for its money thanks to new Mercedes EQ models

Detroit Auto Show gets a Mercedes G-class encased in “Amber”

The “Amber” is actually resin to support the weight of the 1979 G-class “dinosaur”

Mercedes starts its own subscription service testing in Nashville

The King of Smooth- the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-560

Cnet takes us through the newest S-Class King of Smooth~!

New Mercedes C-Class released at the New York Auto Show!

Tires are no joke!

Tires are expensive. You want them to last as long as possible and give you all the performance they were designed to, day in and day out, in all seasons, and in all driving conditions. That’s what you ask of your vehicle’s tires. Now, what do your tires ask of you?

  • Maintain proper tire pressure
  • Do periodic wheel alignments
  • Rotate your tires regularly
  • Check for tire damage often
  • Maintain shocks & struts
  • Replace any worn bushings

Sound like a fair deal? Actually, it is the only deal you can make with a guaranteed payoff.

True or False- modern vehicles don’t have fan belts?

The answer is true. Most modern radiators are cooled with electric-driven fans instead of by a belt-driven fan like cars of old. Fan belts, however, did more than just spin a fan. They also used the rotation of the engine to power the alternator which gives your vehicle electrical energy, the power steering pump to make your vehicle easier to control, the air conditioner compressor to cool you off on hot summer days, as well as air pumps and coolant pumps on many models. Today, those components are still spun by a belt called a “serpentine belt.” What happens if your serpentine belt fails? Your steering suddenly becomes hard to control and your engine begins to drain the battery (very quickly). Plus, if no coolant is circulating through the radiator, catastrophic engine damage is imminent. Serpentine belts are made of rubber. They wear out, dry out, crack, and stretch. These are all signs that indicate it is time to replace the belt. Ask us to do a “belt check” on your next visit!

YouTubers Straight Pipes do a review of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63S Wagon

 

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