Auto Repair

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, ...

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 ...

Independent Mercedes Benz Service Center

We at CK Auto Exclusive have been experts at Mercedes service and Mercedes maintenance since 1977. Our independent Mercedes Benz service center offers a few things that the dealerships cannot. Because Mercedes Benz vehicles offer such luxury and performance, it’s fair for Benz owners to only seek the best for their vehicles. In this article ...

Check Engine Light Mercedes: Tips on Urgency

Mercedes Benz produces excellent luxury and performance vehicles. That’s why we at CK Auto Exclusive only work on these precision driving machines. With scheduled Mercedes maintenance, Santa Rosa Benz owners are unlikely to see many problems pop up with their vehicles. As effective as a Mercedes master tech can be, such as our own Paul ...

Mercedes Bay Area Service & Repair Specialists

Since 1977, Paul Duckworth has been operating CK Auto Exclusive, the Mercedes bay area mecca for independent service and repair. Residents of Sonoma county have trusted CK Auto with their difficult repair issues for decades. Benz owners of Petaluma, Napa, Vallejo, and even Fairfield come to CK Auto because sometimes a Mercedes mechanic needs master ...

CK Auto Celebrates Santa Rosa’s Sesquicentennial

Santa Rosa became an incorporated city in 1868 and 2018 marks its 150-year anniversary. To celebrate the sesquicentennial for our beautiful home, the city is throwing a big party in Courthouse Square on Saturday September 8th between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. The celebration will include live music, burying of the new time capsule, food ...

A Brief History of the Mercedes Benz Emblem

CK Auto Exclusive knows Mercedes-Benz vehicles inside and out. We have been operating CK Auto Exclusive, our family owned and operated independent Mercedes-Benz repair and service center, since 1977. Our Mercedes mechanics keep Santa Rosa’s vehicles looking fresh and driving smooth. One of the things that sets our shop apart from Mercedes dealerships and other ...

Car Mechanic Scams & How to Spot Them

Paul Duckworth has more than 30 years of experience working on Mercedes-Benz vehicles of all models. Most Mercedes owners in Santa Rosa, CA know to come to Paul for professional and timely service. Paul and his crew treat customers and their Santa Rosa Mercedes vehicles with the utmost respect and care. Not every independent service and repair shop ...