Fuel Economy Tips

Gas prices have a tendency to fluctuate. However, there are always things that you can do in order to save money on fuel. You will need to make sure that your tires are properly inflated. If your tires are under-inflated, then this will significantly reduce your gas mileage.

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Do You Know What Oil Viscosity Refers To?

The "W" on a container of motor oil is a mysterious letter. Why was that particular letter chosen? "W" stands for winter, which makes sense. The numbers before the letter refer to colder temperature viscosity rating. The numbers after refer to the hot-weather viscosity ratings.

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Servicing Belts and Hoses

Belts and pulleys are necessary to turn various mechanical parts that include the fan, air conditioning compressor, alternator, power steering, and water pumps. Rubber hoses and steel lines allow fluid to move from one location in the engine to another.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe Safety Features

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is a luxury compact SUV with high ratings in performance and safety. There are a lot of safety highlights in this latest Mercedes, and its rated number one in the luxury compact SUV. The latest GLC 300 received the highest crash test ratings, but it's also about the driver assistance features in the newest 4MATIC.

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Tips for Reducing Distracted Driving

It is easy to get distracted while behind the wheel nowadays. Cell phones are typically the first thing come to mind when people think about distracted driving. However, anything that diverts your attention or eyes from the road is considered a distraction. There are many things that you can do in order to avoid distracted driving.

You likely spend a considerable amount of time in your vehicle. That is why you may want to multitask. However, this is a bad idea. The only thing that you should be doing while you are behind the wheel is driving.

 

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The Proper Way to Travel with Pets

It's important that we take good care of our pets when they are traveling with us. Whether you're headed on a short drive or somewhere that is a number of hours away, there is a safe and proper way to travel with pets. Let us here at Alderson European Motors Midland share some of these tips with you.
  • Make sure your pets are secured in the vehicle. They shouldn't be given open access to the vehicle while you are behind the wheel. This could be a major distraction.
  • Take frequent breaks where your pets can get out…
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Pay Attention to Technical Details During a Test Drive

After choosing a car that you like, start it so that you can hear the motor run. Pay attention to any lights that appear on the dashboard as these could indicate that an issue needs to be addressed by Alderson European Motors Midland. Listen for any rattling noises or squealing from the belts or other major components.

While the car is running, make sure the heat and air work as they should. You also need to make sure the radio works as some issues with the radio could be an indication that the battery and alternator aren't charging as…

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How to Choose the Right Car Seat For Your Child

Every member of our team at Alderson European Motors Midland wants you to be as safe as possible on the road and also want to ensure your children are equally as safe. Car seats are designed to keep your young children safe but will only do their job if you’re choosing the right car seat for your child. Stop and see us so we can give you tips and steer you in the right direction.

The type of car seat you need will depend on the age and size of the child as well as the type of car…
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