Monthly Archives: September 2017

Car Care Tips for Mercedes-Benz Owners

Your Mercedes-Benz is a masterpiece and with all its amazing features, it is imperative that you take great care of it.

The following are a few tips to ensure that your luxury vehicle performs the way the manufacturer intended.

  • Keep checking your manual so you are abreast with your car’s maintenance schedule.
  • Ensure that you follow the maintenance schedule. There are good apps out there that can notify you when it’s time to bring your car to the mechanic.
  • Have the oil checked regularly.
  • Ensure that the cooling system is working properly. Have it checked by an ASE certified technician.
  • Avoid potholes and other hazards on the road that can cause heavy impact on your car’s components.
  • Check your brakes regularly or have it checked by a trusted mechanic.
  • Keep your vehicle clean inside and out.
  • Ensure that proper tire pressure is maintained.

Older Models

Your old Mercedes-Benz can last a very long time. In fact, some even say it can run forever with proper maintenance and repairs. There is no one formula for all Mercedes-Benz models but good technicians will know what to look for and what needs to be done if the car isn’t working properly. It is important to keep in mind though that you shouldn’t wait for your old Benz to breakdown before bringing it to our shop. For more information about Mercedes-Benz maintenance schedules, you can take a look at our summary here and please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly personnel to book an appointment.  We’d be happy to assist you with your car maintenance needs.

How to Keep People from Stealing your BMW

Thieves are now more creative which means that your worst nightmare can actually happen at any time of day. This is a scary prospect but it is important to take note of it because looking at the facts makes us more aware about the possibility of car theft. One of those facts is your vehicle being an object of desire. Whether you’re driving a BMW or a Mercedes-Benz, you can be sure that someone out there wants your car.

Between 2009 and 2012, over 4,000 luxury vehicles were stolen in the United States. While this number seems small, it still causes anxiety. Your BMW is your investment. It is a symbol of your lifestyle and you’ve made great memories with it. If it goes missing, you know that it will break your heart. Don’t worry though because there are ways to keep thieves at bay.

Locked Car, Hidden Valuables

The most fundamental defense against thieves is to lock your vehicle every time you leave it in the parking lot or anywhere else. Many car owners forget this. In fact, 50% of cars that were stolen in the U.S. were not locked. Experts also recommend that all valuables inside the car should be hidden in the glove compartment or under the seats. If you have valuables in plain sight, it can tempt would-be thieves to break the windows to get to said items. They might even decide to drive away with your vehicle after that.

Parking Matters

The place where you park your vehicle matters too. Parking in neighborhoods with a high crime rate is a bad idea. Poorly lit parking spaces are just as bad. If you can, park in a secure and well-lit place.

Comprehensive Insurance is a Must

In case your BMW’s security is compromised, you will need this type of insurance to replace your vehicle. It is always our hope that this doesn’t happen at all but it’s better to have comprehensive insurance rather than not have it when you need it.

Manual Transmission can Save the Day

It’s fun driving a stick shift and it just happens that not many enjoy it. In fact, many don’t even know how to operate one. If your BMW is a manual transmission, it won’t be easy prey for thieves.

Here’s How to Take Care of your Luxury Vehicle Like a Pro

You just bought a luxury vehicle or maybe you’ve owned one for years. Whichever the case, everyone knows that your luxury import is a significant investment and it needs proper care.

Our experts say that good car maintenance should be practiced no matter how expensive or how affordable your car is. However, when it comes to your luxury vehicle, it is imperative that you go the extra mile. Doing this will ensure that it performs the way the manufacturer intended and that it will do so for years to come. Below are some of the steps you can take to keep your luxury car in tip-top shape.

Drive and Park Right to Avoid Costly Repairs

Experts agree how you behave while on the road can determine your next repair bill. Aggressive driving which constitutes of driving over bumps too fast or braking abruptly can lead to costly repairs. Experts also agree that you need to be careful while not on the road too.

Experts also agree that you need to be careful while not on the road too. When parking, make sure that your car is not only in a safe place but also in an area where is not too hot or too cold. Extreme conditions can damage some of your car’s components and can lead to expensive replacements or repairs.

The Manufacturer’s Maintenance Schedule Should be Followed

Being the entity that designed your luxury car, your vehicle’s manufacturer is the main authority that you should look to when unsure about your import’s maintenance schedule. Sure it is easier to look for suggested maintenance schedules online but most are general schedules while others offer conflicting information.

Sure it is easier to look for suggested maintenance schedules online but most are general schedules while others offer conflicting information.

The manufacturer’s maintenance schedule should be followed so be sure to have the manual with you all the time. You can also make a calendar for your car or integrate its check up and maintenance schedule with yours.

Have you looked at your vehicle’s maintenance schedule lately? Don’t hesitate to call us if it’s time for a routine check.

Use Good Cleaning Products for its Interior

Your luxury vehicle has beautiful seats and all the bells and whistles you love. However, cleaning it can be a scary thing. If you decide to clean the interior, it is important that you use good cleaning products that won’t cause any damage.

Take it to the Cleaners

It is always a good idea to take your car to the professionals when you want it cleaned inside and out. You can even have it waxed and polished once a month if you choose to.