A Quick Overview on How to Replace a Flat Tire

Replacing a flat tire may seem like a monumental undertaking for the novice. Here is a quick run-down of what you can expect.

First, you will want to find a safe place to park your car. Next, you want to place a heavy object on the opposite side of the flat to help keep the car in place. Afterward, go ahead and loosen but do not remove any lug nuts from the wheels. Then, use a jack to raise your car so that you can take the flat tire out. 

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What is a Powertrain Warranty vs. a Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

Our goal here at Mercedes-Benz of Macon is to make certain you make the most informed buying decisions when it comes to getting your next vehicle. If you have concerns about a powertrain warranty vs. a bumper-to-bumper warranty, this information should help.

With the powertain warranty, components of your vehicle's propulsion system are covered. This includes things like transmission, engine, and differential. These type warranties cover about anything bringing power to the vehicle's wheels, including driveshaft and CV joints. 

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Mercedes-Benz S560 Exterior Features You'll Enjoy

Why is the Mercedes-Benz S560 a popular luxury sedan? Look at how these exterior features on the Mercedes-Benz S560 are turning heads this year.

Not only will you be noticed in your new Mercedes-Benz S560, the LED daytime running lamps and taillamps help to keep you safer in all weather conditions. Whether severe rain or extreme sunlight at dawn, these LED lights make your vehicle stand out on the highway so you are less likely to be involved in an accident. 

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Impressive Safety Features of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

Why are drivers excited about the new Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC coupe? This popular luxury compact vehicle is turning heads because of its safety features.

In an effort to make your ride safer, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 has LED daytime running lamps and taillamps to allow your vehicle to be seen more easily. Regardless if it is dusk, dawn, or you're driving in inclement weather, these LED lights on the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 are hard to miss. 

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What You Should Know About Gaskets

Your vehicle is made up of complex machinery that keeps an abundance of fluids and gases circulating while the engine is running, and when these gases and liquids unintentionally mix, it can be a dangerous combination. What keeps these fluids and gases from mixing? Hundreds of gaskets keep the fluids and gases in place. To learn more about gaskets, please read further.

Gaskets keep two or more surfaces in your vehicle properly bonded. As a result, gases and other liquids are not able to escape. 

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Simple Guide to Avoiding a Tire Blowout on Your Vehicle

The tires on your vehicle will usually exhibit warning signs of trouble long enough ahead of a tire blowout so you can take the appropriate action. Here are a few things to be on the lookout for.

If you feel it is getting harder to steer your vehicle, it could be the front-end alignment is off. This could have occurred from hitting a curb with the tires or running into a big pothole. Now the front tires are off alignment, so they are wearing incorrectly and could lead to a blowout. 

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How to React When Hydroplaning

When a layer of water collects around your vehicle's tires, it may make it difficult or impossible to brake or steer. To reduce the odds of losing control in wet conditions, drivers should reduce their speed. They should also avoid the urge to brake suddenly or change directions too quickly.

It is also a good idea to avoid a lane change until the tire makes contact with the road again. While hydroplaning can make any driver nervous, taking sudden drastic action may only make the situation worse. 

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Signs That Your Car's Exhaust System is Leaking

Your exhaust is what removes harmful gasses away from the cabin of the car. That is why we here at Mercedes-Benz of Macon want to make sure you know how to recognize leaks. One of the most obvious signs that your exhaust is leaking is a popping or hissing sound coming from the tailpipe of your car. This usually means that excess fluid has accumulated in the tailpipe and is causing this sound. This can lead to damage if not taken car of in a timely manner.

Second, if you notice that your steering wheel is vibrating far more than…

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Are Car Batteries Affected by Extreme Temperature Changes?

Lead acid car batteries should work within all temperature ranges, but the extreme cold and hot seasons may cause issues for batteries that do not protect against freezing and boiling. If you live in a colder area, car batteries may freeze causing issues when you go to start up your car. You may have to warm up the car before being able to get a charge from your battery.

Extreme heat is also not good for the battery, as it can melt the protectors and cause chemicals to boil, creating acid leaks. Over time, you may notice crud or leftover…

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Making Sense of Motor Oil Myths

Understanding the ins-and-outs of motor oil can often be confusing. Our expertly trained associates are here to help you debunk some of the most common motor oil myths. One of the most misunderstood aspects of motor oil is how often your vehicle needs to be serviced. Many people believe that oil must be changed every 3,000 miles. The truth is that this number is dependent on the vehicle's make and model and the amount of driving that you complete in between changes. Some cars can go up to 7,000 miles, and it is recommended to check your…

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