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Mercedes-Benz – Continual Innovation

The first Mercedes-Benz was created by Karl Benz in 1886. It was a three-wheeled, rear-mounted single cylinder engine “Motorwagen.” Since then, Mercedes have made numerous advancements in engineering and technology and remain an elite automaker. Just as Mercedes-Benz continues to innovate, your local Mercedes-Benz maintenance and repair shop: CK Auto Exclusive, continues to be a ...

Luxury and Style Meets Utility – Towing with a Mercedes Benz

A Mercedes meets many needs such as luxury and style, but often what can be overlooked is towing capability. After all, the Mercedes’ GLS class and Sprinter Van contain powerful best-in-class engines and are built for carrying large loads and towing when needed. With all that capability and capacity, most Mercedes-Benz owners that use their ...

Why Choose a Mercedes-Benz Independent Shop for Service?

When you drive a Mercedes-Benz you shouldn’t settle for anything less than the best. But don’t be confused when it comes to servicing and maintenance, sometimes the best can only be found in an independent shop like CK Auto Exclusive.

Servicing your Mercedes-Benz comes with ownership and is an important factor when purchasing a vehicle. Service ...

Mercedes-Benz Transmission Types

There are a large variety of transmission types in modern cars today, rather than just stick-shift or traditional automatics of the past. Let’s Explore some of the most common transmission types.

What transmission types are available in modern cars?

Manual Transmission (MT) The standard transmission where gears are changed manually by the driver with a gear selector and ...

Dangers of Stretching Your Mercedes Service Interval

As technology has improved, oil changes are not being done as frequently as in the past. Often times, owners are not bringing in their vehicles for routine maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer. Many owners bring in their car for service after the mileage marker for a scheduled maintenance has been exceeded. In some cases, ...

I Put the Wrong Engine Oil in My Car. Now What?

Do-it-yourself auto maintenance often seems like a great idea to people looking to save a few bucks. If you invest in the proper training and you purchase the correct products, you can service some parts of your Santa Rosa Benz. YouTube can teach you a lot, but it can’t validate that you serviced your car ...

Top-5 Coolest Car Movies Featuring Mercedes-Benz

Paul Duckworth, master mechanic and owner of CK Auto, has been working on Santa Rosa Mercedes models since 1987. Mercedes repair and service shops are not all the same caliber; that’s why drivers of all types trust CK Auto with their Mercedes mechanic needs. Our shop can service and repair all models and all years ...

5 Important Mercedes Inspection Tips

Paul Duckworth and his team of Mercedes-Benz experts have been serving Santa Rosa since 1977. Mercedes-Benz designs its cars to last, but strict Mercedes maintenance is required to achieve maximum longevity. When investing in a used Mercedes, it’s not always easy to spot prior maintenance failures and current Benz issues. You ultimately need a CK ...