Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

Driving safety tips for teenagers

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
young driver and instructor in front seats of car

The feeling of getting one’s license is something special. When you’re a teenager, all you want is to be able to drive yourself and your friends around. Of course, getting your driver’s license comes with a lot of responsibility. Let’s go over some simple safety reminders that all teens should remember.  (more…)

What should I do after a car accident?

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
two white cars crashed together

We sincerely hope you never get in a car accident. Automobile collisions are all too common and too often they result in injury or death. Even if everyone drove the way they should, we would still have accidents. Sometimes, they just can’t be avoided, and you should know what to do in the fallout. Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

What is causing my car to vibrate? 

Monday, August 26th, 2019
view from inside car driving on highway

Have you been feeling your car shake or vibrate? Does it happen when you’re idling? How about when you accelerate? Or when you brake? Whenever it happens, it’s probably pretty concerning to you. A vibrating vehicle can feel very unsafe to drive, so let’s go over some possible causes and solutions.  (more…)

How to avoid distracted driving 

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Distracted driving, in one way or another, is the leading cause of car accidents in the United States. Whether you realize it or not, you have probably driven with distractions plenty of times. Distractions can be hard to eliminate entirely, but they can be managed. Keep reading to learn more about avoiding distractions when behind the wheel.  (more…)

How can I save money on my next rental car? 

Thursday, April 4th, 2019
man in blue suit holding keys

Renting a car is one of the best ways to get around when you’re on vacation. Obviously, you can’t really bring your car with you if you fly to your getaway, and you don’t want to have to rely on Ubers or Lyfts every time you want to go somewhere. So, the rental car is your best option! One thing is, rental cars can sometimes get pricey. Keep reading to learn how to save a few bucks on the next car you rent.  (more…)

What are the Signs that My Car’s Tires are Unsafe?

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Are my tires safe for winter driving in Salem, OR?, text on an image of the front passenger side tire of a black car driving through a couple inches of snow

How Do I Know if My Tires are Safe for Winter Driving in Salem, OR?

We don’t often get excessive snowfall here in Salem, OR but it still does snow here and when it does it causes hazards and havoc on the roadways.  Knowing if the tires on your car are ready to drive through the wintery mess is important to you and your family’s safety.  It is easy to see if your tires are ready for winter driving with three easy steps and they are to check tire tread depth, measure tire PSI and keep your tires at the recommended pressure, and to inspect your tires for cracks, chips, or bulges  If you notice any of these issues with your Mercedes-Benz vehicle or Sprinter Van we can get it running right again at Mercedes-Benz of Salem. (more…)

What are the Window Tinting Rules & Regulations in Salem, OR?

Thursday, August 16th, 2018
What...are the window tint laws in Oregon, text on a passenger side exterior view of a white 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

Oregon Window Tint Laws

After buying a new car everyone wants to customize it whether it be something simple like a bumper sticker or extravagant like custom paint and TVs in the headrests.  One of the most common ways to add some style to your ride is a custom window tinting.  There is just something that makes the exterior paint pop against the darkened windows.  But before you book your appointment for a custom window tinting be sure you know the laws and regulations regarding how dark you can tint your windows in Salem, OR because you don’t want to be pulled over by the police for something as silly as too dark of window tinting.  Learn the window tinting limits that are in place for Salem and the entire state of Oregon below. (more…)

How Do I Use Apple CarPlay™ in My Mercedes-Benz Vehicle?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Apple CarPlay instructions, text on image of the touchscreen display in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV

Technology makes all of our lives easier and more enjoyable unless you don’t know how to use it properly.  Almost all late-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles come equipped with Apple CarPlay™ which allows owners to sync their smartphone to the touchscreen display of their Mercedes-Benz.  Using Apple CarPlay™ keeps messaging and even your favorite playlist right at your fingertips.  Find out how to pair your iPhone to the touchscreen in your Mercedes-Benz vehicle with the short step-by-step tutorial video below. (more…)

How to Pump Your Own Gas

Thursday, January 11th, 2018
Woman Filling Up Her Car With Gas

As you know, it is now legal to pump your own gas here in the great state of Oregon. In order to help you figure out the sometimes-confusing gas pump, your friends at Mercedes-Benz of Salem are here to help.


How to Use Mercedes-Benz Remote Parking Pilot

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
How to Use Mercedes-Benz Remote Parking Pilot

One of the coolest features that new Mercedes-Benz vehicles have is something called Remote Parking Pilot. This feature comes available as a smartphone app that lets you control your vehicle’s parking movements from outside the car, letting you comfortably exit the cabin without the worry of being too close to another vehicle’s door or wondering if you are going to accidentally brush against someone else’s car that is parked too close. With Remote Park Pilot, all you need is your smartphone and the wave of your thumb to safely and securely park your Mercedes-Benz.