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Say Goodbye to the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

After almost forty years in the Mercedes family, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is starting to be phased out. The first model to go is the Mercedes-AMG G65. The G-Wagen has only received minor updates throughout its existence, mostly just to keep the tech fresh.

Compared to modern SUVs, crossovers, and competitors, the G65  has three locking differentials and a twin-turbo V12. To ...

Mercedes Engine Rebuilds Made Simple

 

Rebuilding a Mercedes Engine

Most people understand the process of rebuilding a Mercedes engine, but few know the reasons why an engine may need to be rebuilt or removed altogether. In many cases, it’s sometimes more cost-effective to part out your Mercedes than to fully rebuild the engine.

Like everything with moving parts, vehicle engines degrade over ...

Fires in Santa Rosa, Our Family, and Our Community

During this devastating time, the CK Auto Exclusive family wanted to express our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers.

As a company that has made Santa Rosa its home for the last 30 years, our hearts go out to the wonderful and strong people in our community who are donating clothes, offering rooms, and helping fight these ...

North Bay Authorized Mercedes-Benz Shops: Who’s Your Mechanic?

Research and recommendations are usually where most of us start when it comes to choosing the right mechanic for your Mercedes-Benz. With a car as intricate as a Mercedes, it’s really important to choose a shop that is certified, authorized, and won’t void warranties when you’re trying to save a few bucks by avoiding the ...

Sprinter Van Service, At Your Service

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a vehicle built by Daimler AG of Stuttgart, Germany as a van, chassis cab, minibus, and pickup truck. Way back, the Sprinter Van has been sold under the Mercedes-Benz, Dodge, Freightliner, and Volkswagen nameplates. In the U.S. it is built from complete knock down (CKD) kits by Freightliner.  Sprinter vans are versatile machines that are most commonly turned ...

What Type of Oil Are You Using?

Oil to your Mercedes is blood to the human body. It directly relates to the health of your vehicle – you wouldn’t put terrible things into your veins just because it was cheaper, because you know intrinsically that you would be directly effected after a period of time. Of course this a well-known analogy, but it ...

A Few More Fun Facts About Mercedes-Benz

If you’re reading this then you love Mercedes-Benz like you love football season, or… whatever other sports matter during fall (are there any?). We love the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand, following their growth and their innovations in technology.

You can trace the Mercedes-Benz origins to Karl Benz’s initial design of the first petrol-powered car, the ...

Real-Talk About Your New (or old) Mercedes

CK Auto Exclusive is a successful and trusted Mercedes-Benz mechanic and repair shop because of how we treat our customers and their cars. There’s a lot of things that dealerships, shops, and even third-party or private sellers don’t tell you what to expect with your new luxury car, but we operate better on the plane ...