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How to Travel with Food This Holiday Season

The holidays are one of the best times to reconnect with your family and friends. This likely means you'll be taking a road trip or two to spend time with the people who mean the most to you. If you've been asked to bring food to the party, here are some ways to make sure you travel without ruining your car with food stains.

Put your large dishes in a sleeping bag to keep the food from getting cold to prevent spills on your car' interior. If you have several dishes to bring, put them in a cooler…
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Dashboard Warning Lights Are More Than Just Annoying

All drivers have to deal with dashboard warning lights. While we may find them annoying, they are an essential tool for keeping our cars running smoothly and safely. While not all dashboard warning lights indicate major problems with our car, it is important to address them. Here are the meanings of some dashboard lights:
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• Door Ajar- This light indicates that one of your cars doors or trunk is not closed properly. It is important to make sure all doors are closed if not you could have an interior light on and it will drain your car's battery.
• Tire Pressure-…
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Is it Time to Get Your Tires Rotated?

It's important to get your tires rotated for many good reasons. First off you will get better gas mileage. You will also notice that your vehicle handles better and that you will have a smoother ride.

You should get your tires rotated at least every 5,000 to 7,000 miles or every other oil change. If it is time to get your tires rotated, bring your ride over to us here at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines and we will take care of you.

No matter what you do, your tires are going to wear down. They won't…
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Vehicle Fluid and Maintenance at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines

Auto fluids play a critical role in your vehicle by enhancing the function of the automobile's driving system and allowing it to run smoothly. There are various types of car fluids that each have a unique service. For smooth running of your car, the fluid needs proper maintenance. Regular maintenance of the liquid extends the lifespan of your luxurious Mercedes-Benz. Below is a list of vehicle fluid that needs to be maintained.

 

 

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Are Your Tires Exhibiting Some Peculiar Symptoms?

 

 

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Unusual wear patterns and tire damage are usually signs that your car needs maintenance. This should be addressed quickly as poor tires can lead to poor performance for your vehicle in terms of both safety and fuel efficiency.

What are the causes of unusual wear patterns?

These are some of the most common causes and ways to avoid them:

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Expect the Unexpected: Build a Roadside Emergency Kit

 

 

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No one enjoys breaking down on the side of the road, but if you prepare for the unexpected and keep a roadside emergency kit in your vehicle, you can easily make such an event a little more bearable.

Here are a few items to keep in your car at all times in case of an emergency:

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Summer Weather is Convertible Weather at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines


When the days get longer and the temperatures get higher a great way to spend the day is cruising around town with the top down in a luxurious convertible car of your very own.


Convertible-style cars offer a fun way to enjoy road trips and outings during the lovely summer months, and Mercedes-Benz convertibles offer you the carefree top-down fun you want with the high level of quality and luxury style you crave.

At Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines, we have a great selection of the full lineup of models from our favorite carmaker, including their convertibles. Our new car collection…

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