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Already Dreaming of the Beach? Camping? Mercedes is Gearing Up

Our recent surge of great weather might just have you dreaming of summer. The sun is shining, shorts and a short-sleeved shirt is the daily attire and you can comfortably spend your day in the outdoors. What’s not to love? Though its only February, Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to make your summer adventures more convenient ...

I Bought a New Mercedes, Now What?

New vehicles are shiny, smell nice and most importantly, will last you a long time, right? Your vehicle’s reliability is dependent on a few factors like your driving habits or how well it is taken care of. Respecting and being diligent with your new Mercedes-Benz’s service intervals will only increase the likelihood of a long ...

Your Santa Rosa Mercedes Benz Resource

Once again, Sonoma County remained strong and pulled through another fire. The Kincade fire began in northeast Geyserville and burned through 77,758 acres that was active for 13 days. Confirmed damages and losses included 60 structures damaged, 374 structures destroyed, and 4 injuries. In the moment of a natural disaster, it is imperative that you ...

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, ...

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 ...

Summer-Proofing Your Mercedes-Benz

Summer driving is a national past-time in the United States. For many American’s, Summer wouldn’t be the same without a road-trip. Usually this means traveling with luggage and extra weight that can be tough on a vehicle when driven for long distances. Ensuring your vehicle is in tip-top shape for your Summer driving and road-trips ...

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, ...

Which Mercedes Car Jack Do I Need?

It’s not uncommon for a misplaced car jack to do serious damage. In this article we discuss some of the different car jacks available, how they function and the importance of proper placement. Remember that improper use of a car jack can be extremely dangerous, so take your Mercedes maintenance needs to CK Auto if ...