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The Basics of Brake Pads

If you've ever heard a screeching sound when you applied your brakes, you probably know that the sound is an indicator that your car is overdue for a new set of brake pads. At Kempthorn Mercedes-Benz, we want you to know more about your vehicle, so here are a few things you might not know about brake pads and what you should be looking for when replacing them.

When you apply the brakes, pressure is exerted on the discs that spin with the wheels. This pressure creates friction that causes the car to slow. Brake pads cut down on…

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Automotive Knowledge: Your Vehicle's Suspension System Explained

Here at Kempthorn Mercedes-Benz, our team of automotive experts are always standing by to provide you with service and useful information about how you can keep your vehicle in optimal shape. Your vehicle's suspension system is comprised of numerous components, such as the chassis, shock absorbers, and struts, which work together to help enhance stability and control.

To keep your suspension system is good condition, it is necessary to replace worn or damaged shocks and struts. 

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Refinancing vs. Trading in Your Car

The age-old question for the automobile industry is whether to trade in or refinance your car. That is why our team of automotive experts here at Kempthorn Mercedes-Benz want to make sure you know what scenarios are best for refinancing and which are best for trading in.

First, refinancing a car makes the most sense when you are planning to drive the car for many more years. Typically, only cars with very low mileage a refinanced. Refinancing may actually save you a lot of money if your credit rating has drastically improved since the time the car was first financed…

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Tips for Jump Starting a Car

A dead battery isn't something that anyone wants to experience. However, if your battery is dead, you can jump start your car with another vehicle. In order for this to be a safe and effective process, you need to follow a few simple steps.

You will need a good set of jumper cables to begin with. Pull the car with a good battery near the car with a dead battery. Connect the red clamps on each end of the jumper cables to the positive poles on each battery. Connect the black clamp to the other pole on the good…

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Advanced Driving Aides in the Luxurious Mercedes-Benz E 300

When you take command of a luxurious sedan, you expect to have a pleasant and worry-free ride. Equipped with sophisticated active safety technology, the Mercedes-Benz E 300 is sold by Kempthorn Mercedes-Benz. Let's review some of the class-leading driving aides that are installed in this premium model.

The PRE-SAFE technology is smart enough to anticipate a crash with another automobile. When you're in danger of bumping into the rear of another vehicle, this system will increase the tension in the seat belts and manage the settings in the driver's seat and door locks. 

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Digital Connections in the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC SUV

Powered by a turbo engine and all-wheel drive, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC is a versatile SUV that has European flair. Kempthorn Mercedes-Benz invites families to discover the cutting-edge amenities that are available in the car's multimedia system.

The Premium Package expands entertainment and connectivity amenities to the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC. Featuring more than 150 channels, the SiriusXM All Access service is part of the package.  

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Monitor Your Vehicle With a Dash Cam

If you let someone borrow your car, you might want to know what that person does in your vehicle and where that person goes. A dash cam can record what takes place when someone else drives your vehicle at any time. This is beneficial if you suspect that someone might be going somewhere they aren't supposed to be going to or visiting someone they aren't supposed to see.

Passengers might feel a bit better about being in a vehicle with a dash cam because they'll know that actions on the road are recorded. It offers a bit…

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Reducing Motion Sickness

Whether it's in a car, on a boat, or on an amusement ride, motion sickness can happen at any time. Your brain doesn't always receive the same signals that are received by the muscles in your body, resulting in feeling sick while you're in motion. You can clearly see that you're moving, but your brain doesn't register this fact. One way to combat this feeling is to try to sleep as much as you can while traveling or get behind the wheel of the car.

A fun way to deal with motion sickness is to…

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The High-Performance Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

If you are looking for a sporty, convertible roadster, take a look at the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Roadster available at Kempthorn Mercedes-Benz. This is a stylishly designed roadster that has a powerful engine. This vehicle is designed to give you top performance while driving, and you will look great heading down the road.

The Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 is equipped with the ECO stop and start system. This system is designed for ultimate fuel economy. At a stop sign, the engine will shut off. When you take your foot off of the brake, the engine restarts, and you are on your…

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Design Features of the Mercedes-Benz E400

Perhaps the most iconic Mercedes-Benz vehicle is one of its luxury sedan models. Combining stellar performance with understated luxury and supreme comfort, they allow drivers to arrive in style. The E Class 400 offers a spacious interior and aerodynamic exterior design for a ride with plenty of visual appeal.

The flowing, sculpted lines of the E400's exterior match harmoniously with its spare but luxurious interior. The front grille highlights the Mercedes-Benz brand badge in prominent chrome, balanced on either side by wrap-around LED headlights.  

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