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No-Contact Service and Sales Now Available at Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek

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At Mercedes-Benz of Walnut Creek, our team is dedicated to keeping our customers safe during uncertain times. We have taken many steps to ensure our team and clients' safety, from an enhanced online shopping system to delivery and pickup services. Protecting our family's health is our central concern, and we are going the extra mile to keep everyone safe.

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Buying new tires can be a big investment. This is why you want to make sure that your vehicle really is in need of new tires before you take the plunge. Let us help you decide if it's time to start shopping. Here are some common signs that your tires need to be replaced.

The tread on all four of your tires should be the same. You should still have a good deal of tread left. Low treads indicate the need for new tires. Bulges or blisters on the side walls of your tires indicates the tires are breaking…

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Educating Yourself About Motor Oil Can Help Your Car Run Better

As a car owner, dealerships want you to be educated about many of the parts and functions of your car. This helps you and them keep it running for as long as possible in the best condition possible. Understanding the motor oil that your vehicle uses helps in this regards.

The motor oil of your vehicle is one of its most vital parts. It helps to lubricate vital parts and keeps them in good working order. The viscosity of oil measures its resistance to flow. Low viscosity oil flows faster while high viscosity oil flows slower. Low viscosity oil is…

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The Importance of Checking Your Alignment

There's a lot to keep track of in terms of vehicle maintenance, and checking your alignment is one of those things that you should do regularly.

Having one or more of your wheels misaligned means that your car may pull to one side, it may be more difficult to navigate turns, and your tires could be wearing down unevenly. A technician can inspect your vehicle and make necessary adjustments to make sure everything is in place. 

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Reasons Your Engine May be Overheating

If you are sitting in Walnut Creek traffic and you suddenly notice that your car is starting to overheat, you should know that it isn't only about the fact that you are sitting in traffic, even if the issue is that heat is beating down on your car. If your engine is overheating, it means that you are having problems either with your car's thermostat or there is a leak or problem with the coolant system in your car.

If you don't get this kind of thing fixed, and your car keeps overheating, you can see your…

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The Importance of Muffler Maintenance

Muffler and exhaust maintenance can be an often overlooked aspect of your vehicle's regular check-ups. Many motorists will only have their mechanic or technician inspect their muffler if they see, or more likely hear, some very obvious damage to it. Of course, this is not the best idea for your vehicle's long term health.

Your vehicle's exhaust system exists for two primary reasons. The obvious one is to reduce noise, but the more important one is to reduce your car's emissions. A poorly maintained exhaust system will cause your car to increase the amount of harmful…

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What are the Properties of Synthetic and Conventional Engine Oil?

Everyone knows that it is important to regularly have your vehicle engine oil levels checked and to have the fluid changed every so many miles. But do you know what type of oil that your vehicle requires? Some manufacturers require a certain type of engine oil, while others leave it up to the owner. Regardless, you need to understand the differences in engine oils.

Conventional engine oil is derived directly from crude oil. It provides lubrication for high engine temperatures, remains stable for a long period of time and is generally less expensive than other types of oil. 

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Safety Precautions to Observe When Changing a Flat Tire

Having a tire go flat on the road is a situation many drivers can handle with the right tools and a little work. However, it's important to be safe when you attempt to change a tire while stranded on the road.

It's important to maintain control of your vehicle when you have a flat tire while driving. Pull over and stop your vehicle as soon as it's safe to do so, preferably on level ground somewhere off the road, such as a nearby parking lot. Be sure the car is in park and that the parking brake…

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How Temperature Changes Can Affect Car Batteries

Temperature extremes can have a significant impact on how your car functions. When the weather gets really cold, the battery in your car can lose charge. It can be difficult for your car battery to have enough power to start your engine in extremely cold weather.

If the weather gets really hot, your battery can overheat. While this does not occur frequently, big temperature extremes within a few days can wreak havoc on how your car battery holds a charge. 

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Has Your Car Ever Hydroplaned?

Hydroplaning can be a frightful experience, especially if you are driving on a busy road or at a high rate of speed. When the rain falls faster than roads are able to drain, a lot of water can build up. When that water gets between your tires and the road, hydroplaning is the result.

When your car hydroplanes, you could lose control of your brakes and steering. Driving slowly in heavy rain lessens your car's risk of hydroplaning. You can also lessen your risk by ensuring that your tires are in good condition and have enough tread to provide…

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