Monthly Archives: October 2019

What's New in the World of Mercedes Benz?

The rate of Mercedes-Benz innovation always seems to impress. Whether you are a proud owner of a Mercedes-Benz, or aspiring to purchase one, their competition doesn't compare to Mercedes' history, technology and engineering. In 1886, Karl Benz created what is considered the first practical automobile. Since that day, Mercedes continues to innovate and create a unique driving experience. Designs and new technology based around safety like MBUX, helps to tackle issues such as distracted driving and will hit the market in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. As we approach 2020, new models and new technology will be created. But as always, many new items have a learning curve that leave room for issues with the system. Thankfully, professional Mercedes-Benz service centers such as CK Auto Exclusive has the technology and experience to keep up with this rapid course of innovation. FEATURED VEHICLE – THE NEW 2020 MERCEDES-BENZ CLA The CLA coupe is sporty, elegant and sleek. Improve ... read more

Diagnose My Mercedes Benz

A Mercedes Benz represents style, luxury, and like all vehicles, freedom. Your freedom however is cut short when your Mercedes has issues. All automobiles experience problems like the check engine light illuminating, a dead battery refusing to start your vehicle, engine sputtering, or maybe your brakes are starting to go. This disrupts your weekend plans, or even worse, it causes an inconvenience in your daily commute to work. While Mercedes Benz vehicles are elite and innovative machines, problems will surface, and it is helpful to understand what might be wrong. Ck Auto Exclusive is an independent Mercedes-Benz service and repair center with over 30 years of experience working on these vehicles. Let us first help you understand common issues that most vehicles experience and when you are ready, bring your Mercedes Benz into our shop for reliable and honest service. WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY MERCEDES BENZ? Your Mercedes Benz generally does a good job in le ... read more


Auto Maintenance

All About Tires - What Do You Have on Your Mercedes Benz?

The tires on your car help you accelerate, grip the road as you make a turn and stop your vehicle. The type of tires your Mercedes Benz needs is dependent on the environment you drive in and type of vehicle. Do you frequently drive through ice/snow? There are various terrains that require different types of tires and some require additional maintenance like switching from snow tires in the winter to standard all season tires in the summer. Ck Auto Exclusive makes it easy to determine what your Mercedes needs whether it's a replacement or maintenance on your current tires with rotations, repairs, tread assessment or 4Matic all-wheel drive troubleshooting. DIFFERENT TYPES OF TIRES Most modern cars fresh off the assembly line are equipped with all-season tires. These tires are constructed as a “do-it-all” tire as they provide a balance among performance, grip, wet-weather safety, acceptable noise and durability. Wet weather tires are made with ... read more

Mercedes Manual Transmissions - Do They Still Exist?

Learning to drive a manual transmission was a necessity in our parent's generation, but today, we can get along fine without having to learn. However, it is a skill that most car enthusiasts would agree bring an excitement to your driving experience and a certain level of control. Manual transmissions seem to be on a decline, especially in luxury vehicles like Mercedes-Benz. There are still models within Mercedes that produce manual transmissions along with other luxury vehicle automakers, but technology is advancing to features like Tiptronic, and pushing the standard clutch required manual out the door. MERCEDES-BENZ MANUALS Mercedes' SLK-Class was released in 1996, standing for sportlich (sporty), leicht (light) and kurz (short). The name was eventually shortened to “SL” with the class of Mercedes added to the end of that, for example, “SLC” refers to a C-Class roadster. One of the “newer” Mercedes-Benz to offer a manual transmiss ... read more