Check Out the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV Technology Features

The new Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV is the popular luxury subcompact SUV motorists are talking about.

One of the ways you will be safer driving in the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is when you shift into reverse. That will activate the rearview camera which is now displayed on your center console and gives you a bird's-eye view of all the activity behind your vehicle and where you plan on rolling back.

The new Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is equipped with the Enhanced Active Park Assist system for aiding with parking safely....
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The Reasons to Buy a Crossover Vehicle

Crossover vehicles are a smaller type of SUV that came on the market a few years ago. Since that time, these vehicles have become very popular. There are some advantages to buying a crossover vehicle as opposed to a full-size SUV.

Cost is one of the main attractions of the crossover vehicle. These vehicles provide many of the same features of a larger SUV, but the cost of the crossover vehicle is usually thousands less. The crossover vehicle also makes better gas mileage than a full-size SUV. This is important as gas prices have risen considerably. The crossover vehicle generally…
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How to Clean Your Car Quickly

You don't have to spend an hour cleaning your car, but you may need to drive to get to the quickest places to clean your car. If you want to go for the cheap route, head to your nearest gas station. You can fill up, squeegee brush your windshield so it shines, and use the vacuum to quickly suck up debris. Some gas stations have an automatic car wash, but you may want to be careful using your credit card with these machines.

You also want to make sure that your inside shines as well. You can get microfiber…
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Backup Cameras and Insurance

If you are buying a car that was made in 2018 or later, then it will come with a backup camera. Many vehicles from earlier years also have backup cameras. Here's how this safety feature will affect your insurance rates going forward.

The short answer is that having a vehicle with a backup camera will likely have little to no effect on your insurance. Although the systems are proven to prevent some accidents, the overall effect is fairly small: less than 100 lives saved per year. That means the savings in the form of fewer claims is low....


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Car Covers and Theft

As a car dealership, we at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines want to make sure you know everything you need to know about how to protect your vehicle. In this post, we will go over a lesser-known benefit of using a car cover.

Usually we think of car covers as something that protects cars from damage. However, they also have a secondary effect of deterring car thieves. This happens for two reasons. The first is that it makes it hard to tell what model car you have. Car theft targets cars with resale value, so you are making it harder to…

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The Height of Luxury Demonstrated in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC COUPE

Offering unparalleled style, expert design, and the highest safety standards on the market, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe is the pinnacle of quality. This luxury compact SUV features a myriad of safety features including the standard bright white LED daytime running lamps designed to illuminate and impress. The patented Collision Prevention Assist Plus system uses an innovative radar technology to alert drivers of approaching vehicles or stationary objects, helping to avoid collisions and remain safe.


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2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560: Luxury Sedan with Stunning Body

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560 is a luxurious sedan that has a full-size body. This elegant model has a sophisticated exterior design that incorporates modern elements of German styling.

All of the exterior lights in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 560 are powered by LED technology. The daytime running lights (DRLs) have triple bands that significantly improve visibility of the vehicle's front grille. Multiple segments also make up the tail lamps that are assembled in a vertical orientation. Featuring multiple spokes, the wheels on this lavish sedan are available in 19 and 20 inches in diameter. 



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Jump-Starting Your Car with Another Vehicle

To jump a car with the battery of another vehicle, you'll have to get the noses of the cars as close as possible so the jumper cables can reach. Once the car lights and the engine have been turned off, it is safe to open the hoods of both cars and grab the jumper cables.

The cables have a black and red clamp on each end. The red cable will go first on the positive side of the battery that has a charge. Then the other red goes to the bad battery positive side. The black cable is coded…

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Avoiding a Tire Blowout: Simple Yet Effective Guide

In order to reduce the chances of having a tire blowout while you are traveling on the road, you'll want to follow these simple yet effective tips. If the tire monitoring system or your tire gauge show low pressure in one or more tires, get it addressed now. The longer you drive with under-inflated tires, the more you increase the chances that can damage the tires and lead to a potential tire blowout.

Check the pressure in the tires often, and while you're doing so, give the tread on each tire a visual inspection too. 

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Repair Your Headlights

Headlights are for your benefit as well as the benefit of everyone sharing the road with you. If you have a headlight out, it’s going to cause visibility problems in the rain and when it’s dark. Plus, you can be ticketed if you’re caught with a headlight out. You don’t want to encounter these kinds of problems.

You don’t want to run the risk of getting into an accident in Urbandale when you have a headlight out. Often, it’s just the bulb that needs to be replaced. However, at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines, our…

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