Car Alternator: What Does It Do?

Your alternator is among the most important elements of your vehicle. It charges the battery and other electronic equipment within the car. Without the battery and other electronics, the vehicle cannot move anywhere. That is the bottom line of it all.

Maintaining the alternator is critical to maintaining a healthy vehicle in general. You can think of this part as being a generator of sorts. It provides a steady flow of power to the parts of the vehicle that require it. Thus, you can always count on your battery and electronics working whenever you go out to your car to…

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Roof Racks Can Be Tricky to Use Correctly

If you're someone on the go quite a lot, then you might make use of your vehicle's roof rack often. These handy tools are perfect for packing whatever won't fit in a trunk, like a kayak or dirt bike. However, while they're known for making life simple, here at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne we get that sometimes they can cause problems instead of solving them.

To maximize your roof rack efficiency, we recommend removing your car's roof rack when you're not actively using it. This will improve your vehicle's overall aerodynamics, which will…

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Enjoy the Entertainment Features of the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 is a popular luxury four-door coupe that was made to get you from point A to point B in the finest of fashion.

Stay Entertained the Whole Way

When you drive in an automobile you want to have the Mercedes-Benz experience. Relax and let the Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 take you for a ride, and in the meantime enjoy features like voice control with natural language understanding, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display.

Use Your Phone and Not Your Hands

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 has hands-free Bluetooth technology

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Belts & Hoses

Your vehicle’s motor uses several belts and hoses to make everything work. Like all belts and hoses, the ones in your engine only last so long and need replacement. The radiator, brake master cylinder, fuel pump, and other components all use hoses to deliver fluids where they belong.

The alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering pump use belts to work properly. Even your engine uses a timing belt to work efficiently. Our ASE-certified technicians at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne fully inspect and 

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Keep Your Car Straight

There are a few signs that you might notice from your car if it needs an alignment. This is an important repair that you want to get from Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne as it can impact everything from your tires to the tie rods of your car. One of the first signs that you might notice is uneven wear on the inside of your tires. This is due to the angle of the tie rods and other components not being seated right.

When you're driving on a road in Fort Wayne and feel your car wanting to go to…

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What You Can Do To Get Your Vehicle Maintenance Done In Spring

Stop waiting until the next season rolls around to get your vehicle maintenance done. The truth is, there are a lot of processes that you ought to tackle right now. After all, the sooner you take care of those, the better the results you can get.

A lot of people forget to check on the basics such as their oil levels and oil filters before spring rolls around. That is a terrible mistake to make. It is easy enough to check on those two things, and they can both provide you with a vehicle that runs a lot better than…

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Understanding the Importance of Cabin & Engine Air Filters

In order to maintain a safer air quality inside the cabin of your vehicle, engine and cabin filters need to be performing optimally. Here at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne, we can inspect and change those filters for you on your next visit.

Throughout your vehicle there are a number of filters that separate mold spores, dust, and other allergens, from the air you breathe. If these filters are clogged or damaged in any way, then the quality of the air in the cabin will decrease significantly. 

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What to Keep in a Roadside Emergency Kit

It's imperative that you be prepared for a number of emergency situations when you are driving around in your vehicle. At Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne, we recommend that you have a roadside emergency kit in your automobile at all times. Your kit should include:
  • A flashlight will allow you to get out of your vehicle and see what is going on with your vehicle if it's dark outside.
  • Roadside flares will help alert other drivers to your status. This will keep you safe.
  • Jumper cables can be used to get your vehicle running again if you're having…
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Your Car's Belts and Hoses

At Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne, we want to make sure you understand that your car's belts and hoses are crucial to it running properly. We have seen vehicles come in for service in Fort Wayne with repairs that could have been avoided through belt and hose maintenance.

Nearly all vehicles in North America have a timing belt, a serpentine belt and coolant hoses. Your engine's timing belt synchronizes its moving parts. If your timing belt broke, the parts it controls would fire improperly, making your car nearly inoperative. Meanwhile, your aptly...

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Don't Get Stuck on the Road: How to Test your Car's Battery

One of the worst feelings in the world is being stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery. Besides hybrid and electric car batteries, use the following tips to make sure you won't experience any interruptions during your commute or road trip.

The easiest and most popular way to test your car's battery is by using a Multimeter. These can be purchased at most local auto parts stores. If you're unable to locate one, head to Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne for more assistance. First, remove the positive terminal cover and clean the corrosion as…

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