Demystifying Infotainment Systems

A vehicle's infotainment system seems daunting at first, but this nifty tech feature is so widespread because it's easy to use, fun and very helpful. Each automaker has its own name for its infotainment system, but most systems are basically the same. Here's a brief rundown on infotainment systems from the experts on our Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne team.

An Interactive Onboard Computer

An infotainment system is the in-dash touchscreen that you tap or talk to when you require information or want entertainment as you dash between appointments in Fort Wayne. QNX, Linux and 
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Why Car Covers are Important for Vehicle Owners

A cover that goes over your vehicle when it's not in use is a very wise investment. If you've recently purchased a vehicle from Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne, we want to provide you with some information on how you can protect your investment for years to come.

A car cover is a layer of protection that can keep inclement weather from damaging the surface of your vehicle. This includes things like hail, sleet, rain and much more. Even the harmful UV rays of the sun can damage your vehicle over time.

 

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Android Auto Makes Driving Simpler

In-vehicle technology such as Android Auto is something that completely transforms the experience in your vehicle. We at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne love how it connects to your system's infotainment system, allowing you to use your smartphone apps to get directions, make hands-free phone calls, listen to music and plenty of other things.

Once connected using Android Auto, the phone's capability will display on your vehicle's dashboard screen. 

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Choosing the Right Floor Mats

Accessories like floor mats are a big part of what makes you vehicle look good and remain in good condition, and our team at Mercedes-Benz of Fort Wayne wants you to be informed on the best way to maintain your vehicle and keep it looking good and lasting a long time. How do you know if carpet mats or rubber mats are best for your vehicle? Here are some tips.

Rubber floor mats may work best if:
 
• You have animals coming and going from your vehicle.
• You live in an area with lots of snow, rain or sand.
• Your passengers…
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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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