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How is Your Car's Battery Affected by Extreme Temperatures?

At Autobahn Motors, we try to keep our customers informed about ways that they can extend the life of their car. To keep your vehicle's battery in optimal shape, it needs to be checked and serviced regularly, which is especially true before extremely cold and hot weather.

There are three reasons that can cause car batteries to die in the winter: increased draw from accessories, more draw from the starter motor, and less capacity. Your battery is also put through additional stress during the winter because windshield wipers and headlights are typically used more often. 

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Be Smart and Safely Load Your SUV with Cargo

You might be excited about the amount of cargo space that you have available in your SUV and you might be eager to fill that vehicle up. It is important that you load cargo into that SUV in a way that is smart and safe.

When you are loading a vehicle with cargo, you want to make sure that the items that you put in the vehicle do not mess with your line of vision. Do not block your windshield, for sure, but also be careful not to block the rear or side windows of your vehicle in a way…

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Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe Safety Features

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC coupe is a popular luxury compact vehicle that has been getting a lot of attention recently. Here are a few safety features many drivers certainly appreciate.

The radar system in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is working hard to keep you and your passengers safe on the roads. If the Collision Prevention Assist Plus system detects a slower moving vehicle or a stationary object in the road, you'll get an alert. As soon as you start braking, the car will assist will slowing down your speed safely.  

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The Luxurious Mercedes-Benz C300 Performs

Mercedes-Benz sedans have long been a favorite among owners who appreciate upscale vehicles. Enhancements available on new models include updated body styles, wheel options and LED lighting inside and out. However, along with exuding elegance, the C300 was designed to perform.

The new Mercedes-Benz C300 models feature a turbocharged engine having direct fuel injection and valve adjustments that combine to deliver 255 horsepower. The changes also enable the sedan to provide fuel ratings of up to 34 mpg. 

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Mercedes-Benz S560 is the Ultimate in Luxury

The Mercedes-Benz S Series is simply the best in luxury sedans. Perfect in almost every way, the Mercedes-Benz S Series continues to hold its place as the elite choice among a crowd of contenders. Smooth looks and smooth power are combined with excellent safety features, making the Mercedes-Benz S560 a sedan that is admirable in every respect.

The S560 model of Mercedes-Benz features a 4.0-liter 463-horsepower engine and has an extensive list of safety features. Active Brake Assist uses radar to alert you for vehicles ahead and provides assistive braking. 

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Mercedes-Benz GLA 250: Fast and Fun

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is a sprinter among its contemporaries in the crossover SUV class of vehicles. Nimble and fun to drive, this SUV is also luxuriously styled and feature-rich with available technologies. With a fast acceleration speed and quick braking, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 performs admirably.

Fast and responsive performance is provided by a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo engine coupled with a 7G-DCT 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

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Addressing Alignment Issues

Misaligned wheels can cause a car to handle poorly, pulling to the side while braking or shimmying at high speeds. Wheels can come out of alignment if you run over a pot hole or into a curb. Regardless of the type of driving you do, getting your alignment checked on a regular basis could let you prevent issues in the future.

Poor alignment can lead to a variety of issues, including uneven tire wear. This could cause tires to wear out more quickly, costing you money or leading to a dangerous driving situation. Since it's easy to get alignment…

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Getting to Know Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

Motor oil must flow to protect engines; it must cover the moving parts in hot and cold weather. The viscosity ratings describe the flow in high and low temperatures. The three-part rating lists the cold flow rating, the letter W, and then the hot weather flow rating. A popular type like 10 W 30 is a blend of light(10) and heavy(30) oils.

Drivers know that it is essential to use the right type of oil. It is also necessary to change the oil before it breaks down. 

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Automobile Infotainment: What Is It?

What’s in a car? Besides the ability to drive, you might also like to listen to the radio or reach your destination. The term infotainment generally describes the entertainment and communication features of each vehicle.

Instead of naming all infotainment systems the same, most vehicle brands designate their own names. For instance, Fiat-Chrysler uses Uconnect and Ford uses Sync.

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Service Your Car for Back-To-School

Back-to-school time can be a particularly critical occasion to make sure that your car is in good shape. You'll be busy on a daily basis in Belmont with trips to school, extracurricular activities and field trips. In order to stay on top of all of your plans, it's important that your car is reliable and running well.

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