Transmissions

The transmission of your car, SUV, or truck plays a key role in keeping the drivetrain working. It ensures that the engine is operating in the proper gear for its current rate of rotation. If you have a manual transmission, it's up to you to keep an eye on your speed and your RPM and shift between gears appropriately.

Most cars built for the American market have an automatic transmission, where the transmission can monitor the engine and shift gears by itself. 

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What You Need to Know About Car Wax

Waxing your car is one of the things that you can do to keep it looking good. You should wash your car and dry it thoroughly before you apply the wax. After that, you will need to remove the debris from the paint. You can use paint remover, which should dry within a few minutes. You can now apply the wax.

You will need to apply a small amount of wax to the pad. Move the pad in a circular motion. Let the wax sit for 10 to 20 minutes. Use a dry microfiber cloth to remove the wax. Go…

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Does the Weather Affect Car Batteries?

As most car owners realize, the time eventually comes when they need a new battery. Expect most batteries to last about three years. Persons who in regions where the temperature swings from extreme heat to extreme cold, however, know a battery's demise may speed up. Extreme temperature can ruin a battery.

Cold weather contributes to battery draining. Since the electrical system may need more power, the starter takes more power from the battery, killing it. Also, as temperatures drop, car batteries lose strength. Chemical reactions in the battery also slow during cold weather.

 

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Audio & Entertainment Features

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has an all-new intuitive interior design that focuses on seamless audio and entertainment. You can now connect to everything in your MBUX infotainment system with "Hey, Mercedes" keyword activation. There's also a 7-inch touch screen display, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, and voice control options with natural language understanding. The new system also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allows you to connect to your phone and display apps on the center console.

You can do everything with just your voice controls 

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Read This If You Ever Need To Replace a Flat Tire

Driving along in your car only to discover that you have a flat tire is never any fun. You might wonder what in the world you have done to deserve this, but just know that happens to just about everyone at some point in their life. The key is to stay safe as that tire is replaced.

If you do need to replace a flat tire, you first need to find a safe place to pull over. While an empty parking lot is ideal, this is not always possible. If you cannot get off the road, you want to at…

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What are Gaskets?

It doesnt take a mechanic to know that vehicles are made many different parts. If you own one, then at some point you have probably heard the term gasket. But what exactly is a gasket and what purpose do they serve in a vehicle?

Simply put, a gasket is a small piece that is placed between two larger surfaces in the vehicle that provides a seal between the two faces. They help ensure that there is minimal leakage into the areas they are placed between, so 

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Automobile Collision Tips

It's extremely upsetting to be involved in a motor vehicle accident. We here at Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma hope that you're alright, and we have some tips that can help you deal with this situation. We understand that you're very stressed, but it's important that you move through this process properly.

  • The first thing you should do is assess the wellbeing of everyone that was involved. If any injuries have occurred, immediately call for medical help.
  • Try to move away from your vehicle and to a safer place nearby. You don't want to be a sitting…
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Infotainment Systems: Why Might You Require Them

Most of society would be lost if it didn’t have the ability to key in to what is going on around the world and in its own personal sphere at most times of the day or night. There is always a fear of missing out as it is called, and it is something that is both very real and very troubling to a lot of people. They do not care at all for missing out. That is why they use an infotainment system.

Infotainment is just a cute combination of the words “entertainment” and “information”. It is nothing more…

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Find Out How Auto Dimming Mirrors Work

Auto-dimming mirrors are innovative accessories that help drivers avoid blind spots after they've been exposed to the harsh glare of bright lights. Also referred to as electrochromic mirrors, these reflective surfaces have a very interesting way of keeping drivers safe. At Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma, we're eager to help motorists learn more about how these outstanding auto accessories work.

The Troxler Effect And How It Impacts Drivers

When you're driving on a dark road at night, having a set of bright headlights shine directly in your mirror can compromise your vision.
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What Floor Mats Should You Select for Your Vehicle?

Floor mats added onto your vehicle provides an extra layer of protection when you trek grass, mud, road salt and snow into your interior. You've made a big investment when you purchased a vehicle. Spending a little more money for floor mats is a great idea. You can choose from all-weather mats or carpet. They both have their pros and cons.

If you're not someone who brings a lot of mud and mess into your vehicle, carpeted floor mats tend to look much nicer. They are a nice addition to a luxury or high-end interior.

 

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