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Don't Let Phones and Food Distract You on the Road

Distracted driving is dangerous, and knowing how to avoid it keeps you safer on the road. Here are some tips to help.

Cells phones are big factors in distracted driving, but you can limit that problem by using your cellular for emergencies only. When needed, pull over before making the call. If you think using the phone's hands free option is fine while driving, think again.  

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The Mercedes-Benz S560 is a True Luxury Sedan

The Mercedes Benz S560 is a leader in its field. Its performance on the road, along with all of the touches that have been included in this vehicle, help make it stand out in the luxury class of sedans.

This vehicle has a strong presence. There are double chrome bars on the front grille that lead to a modern front apron. The design of the car can be described as athletic, as the rear shoulders help the car look strong and fast. 

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Stabilize Your Ride with the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

An elegant trophy for your work and life achievements, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC mixes power with style. Its turbo-4 engine relies on multispark ignition and advanced Direct Injection to generate 241 horsepower and go from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.4 seconds. Choose your driving style from ECO to Sport+ using the DYNAMIC SELECT modes. Inside, you can admire the available multicolor ambient lighting as well as a sumptuous palette of cabin trims. 

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The Easy Way to Jump-Start a Vehicle with Cables

Before you can safely jump-start a car with another vehicle, you'll need to get the noses of the two vehicles as close to one another as possible. Be sure the lights and engine are off, then open both hoods. The jumper cables have two red clamps and two black clamps. Start by placing one red to the positive side of the good battery, then the other red to the bad battery positive side.

Take one of the black clamps of the jumper cables, place on the negative side of the good battery. 

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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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