Archive for the ‘Tips and Tricks’ Category

How to prevent being car sick

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
woman holding back puke

Motion sickness can be a terrible feeling for so many people. If you’re one who easily gets car sick, you know that a long trip riding in a passenger seat is not fun. Car sickness can make you feel nauseated, dizzy, tired, and it can give you a bad headache. What causes this phenomenon? How can it be prevented? Continue reading to learn more.  (more…)

Why is my gas mileage worse in the winter? 

Thursday, November 7th, 2019
thermometer reading about 30 degrees Fahrenheit

It’s getting to be the cold season once again. As if winter wasn’t miserable enough, it can take a toll on your fuel economy. You might have noticed that you have to go to the gas pumps more often in the colder months. Why is that? Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

How is a coupe different than a sedan?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
Driver side exterior view of a white 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA

Most of us have probably heard the terms coupe and sedan many times. We all know those words describe cars, but what exactly is the difference? What makes a car a coupe? What makes it a sedan? Keep reading to learn more.  (more…)

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…)