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Steps to Take to Avoid a Tire Blowout

Having a tire blow out while you are on the road can cause you to be in a crash and it can cause you to be in danger. You must maintain your tires to keep from going through such a situation.

Keep your tires aligned and rotated to keep from going through a tire blowout. Pay attention to the tread on your tires to make sure that they are up for more use. Avoid a tire blowout by paying attention to your tire pressure monitoring system and checking your tires when it warns you that something is off. Always keep…

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The Ignition Is Vital for Starting the Engine

When your vehicle refuses to start, you may believe that the battery is the problem. However, if it turns out the battery is not the issue, the ignition system may be to blame. The ignition system is responsible for starting the vehicle, and if it isn't functioning properly, the engine will not turn over.

A warning sign that it could be the starter in trouble can be a grinding noise when you turn the key in the ignition. This means the starter drive gear is not engaging correctly. 

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What is the Difference Between a RWD and FWD Vehicle?

Do you know the differences between front-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive cars? At Autobahn Motors, we want to help you make the best decision when buying a new car, and you can do that with a little automotive knowledge.

In rear-wheel-drive cars, power from the engine is sent to the solid rear axle. Rear-wheel-drive cars tend to be better balanced and have better handling. The biggest disadvantage of rear-wheel-drive vehicles is that they have poor traction in rain and snow. 

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How to Test Your Car’s Battery

Now that the cold of winter is beginning to wind down, you might have noticed that your vehicle’s battery is a bit more sluggish than it used to be. Extreme temperature changes can take a toll on the battery’s charging system. There are a couple of ways to check it to make sure it’s at peak performance. The first is to top off the cells’ fluids with distilled water if needed. The next is to use a voltmeter to determine proper charge.

When you have the voltmeter hooked to your fully-charged battery, it should read at least…

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How to Change a Flat Tire

Few things can ruin a trip quicker than having a flat tire while driving. It may not take that long to change a flat, but it can cause an inconvenience. We at Autobahn Motors are happy to change your tire when called and also offer a wide selection of tires for sale in Belmont, CA.

If you suddenly find yourself with a flat tire and need to change it yourself, here are some important steps to remember:

  • Safely park on the side of the road and engage the emergency brake.
  • Get out the jack, tools and spare tire.
  • Loosen the…
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Keep a Clean Air Filter for Your Car's Health

Air is an important component in your vehicle's function, as well as in the comfort of driving your car. It plays a part in your vehicle's climate control system and engine performance. To keep both functioning at optimal levels requires making sure that your vehicle's cabin air filter and engine air filter are replaced regularly. You can find replacement air filters at our auto parts shop in Belmont, CA.

Your vehicle's cabin air filter improves the interior air quality by blocking and removing dust, mold, pollen and other airborne particles. 

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When Age Catches up to Your Belts and Hoses

The quality of hoses and belts used in designing today's automobiles is better than ever before. But like people, hoses and belts can't resist showing some breakdown over the passage of time in the form of cracks, rusting, leaks and tears.

The entire service department team at Autobahn Motors Mercedes-Benz in Belmont, CA wants you to have peace of mind knowing that we can handle any type of hose or belt repair or replacement for whatever make and model of vehicle you are driving. 

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Do Yourself a Favor: Keep a Full Gas Tank

There are millions of cars and trucks that will be on the roads this winter. If you are driving without a full fuel tank, you may be doing yourself a disservice. Driving with a fuel tank that is not topped off makes a driver unprepared in the winter months if they end up in a situation where they need that valuable fluid.

Being stranded and driving in bad road conditions are two times when having a full tank of gas can be a huge benefit to that driver. 

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Winterize Your Car and Protect Your Windshield Fluid System

In the winter, many people do not think to check to see if their windshield wiper fluid system has been winterized. They may have opted to put water in the windshield wiper fluid system in the warm, summer months because they were not afraid of the water freezing and damaging the system.

Now that winter is upon most of the United States, it is a good idea for all of our customers located in or around the city of Belmont, CA to take a few moments out of their time to ensure that their windshield wiper fluid is strong enough…

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Drive With Food for the Holidays: Get a Few Tips

When you drive with food for the holidays, there are several ways to make sure your items get there as safely as possible. Potlucks, holiday events and family gatherings may all find you transporting food for meals, and having a plan will help you feel more secure when driving with holiday food in your vehicle.

  • Plan a different route. If there is a less bumpy route, choose it to drive with food in the vehicle. 
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