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Buying a Used Vehicle

Welcome to my website. My name is Frances Reed. If you’re considering buying a used car, you are in the right place. I recently had my first experience with purchasing a used car and want to share some tips I learned along the way. When I began my search, the important things were color, comfort, and low mileage. I ended up with a green vehicle (which isn't on my favorite color list,) it has over 150,000 miles driven, but it is comfortable. I was very fortunate and had a friend who’s a mechanic come with me to test drive vehicles. Tip number one: be sure you have a mechanic check out vehicles before you buy. I hope I can offer you some valuable information here.



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Winters Just Around The Corner: 4 Tips To Properly Winterize Your Mercedes Benz

by Connor Ferguson

Winter is just around the corner. It's time to get your Mercedes Benz ready for the cold weather. If this is your first winter owning a Benz, you might not realize the extra care your car will need. Freezing temperatures can harm your car, especially if it hasn't been properly winterized. Here are four tips that will help keep your Mercedes Benz in tiptop shape during those cold winter months.

Check the Tires

If you're going to be driving in snow, winterizing should begin with your tires. Make sure the tires you have on your car are capable of adapting to freezing weather – which will help ensure they have sufficient traction for snow, ice and freezing rain.  It's also important that you check the tread-life on your tires.

Even if you have the right tires for the weather, if the tread has worn down, you're not going to get the traction you need. If you have questions about your tires, be sure to ask the service department where you have your Benz serviced at.

Pick the Right Antifreeze

Your cooling system may be prepared for summer but with winter coming, you'll need to change the mixture. An improper water/antifreeze combination can cause serious engine damage during the winter. Not only that but too much water in the cooling system can lead to corrosion.

Don't Forget the Windshield

During the summer, you worry about dirt and bugs on your windshield. However, once winter arrives, you need to concern yourself with ice and snow on your windshield. Before the cold weather sets in, make sure you switch to winter-formula windshield cleaner – which contains ingredients designed to cut through ice. This is also a good time to inspect your windshield wipers. You don't want them to wear out in the middle of a snowstorm.

Change the Oil

Engine oil tends to thicken in colder temperatures. When that happens, you can be left with a car that just won't start. In addition to that, running the wrong type of oil during the winter can cause your engine to be improperly lubricated, which can lead to serious damage.

You want to keep your Mercedes Benz in perfect condition. Now that winter is coming, you'll need to make sure your car can make it through the freezing temperatures. The information provided above will help you get your Benz ready for the cold weather. For more information on how to care for your car during the winter, be sure to speak to your Mercedes repair technician.