Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Safety Features of a Mercedes Benz

For over a half a century, Mercedes-Benz engineers have added features which are intended to prepare for a moment they hope never occurs. These safety features were assembled for decades and have become a standard that other automobiles eventually follow.
With its heritage engineered to protect in ways you might have never imagined, a Mercedez Benz offers exclusive breakthroughs to help accident impacts become less severe, less damaging and even less likely.
Here are some safety features which a Mercedes-Benz has:
PRESAFE. Mercedes-Benz takes pride in providing some of the most notable safety features in the industry.   It launched the accident investigation program which calculates collision angles as well as impact speed, and collect other data. It somehow preempts the most likely scenario when accident occurs.  It gives the driver an image of the future, preparing the driver for an accident that may happen like extreme skidding and help the driver immediately get ready for it.
With the aid of a network of sensors, PRE-SAFE then tightens the front seat belts, adjusts front head restraints and passenger seat to ultimately prepare the occupants for more efficient results from the control systems.

Friday, March 17, 2017

What Powers Your Porsche?

Your Porsche is powered by its electrical system. Four main parts make up this system, and they must work together efficiently. These include Batteries, Alternator, Starter Motor, and   Wiring. These parts need to be regularly checked by Porsche repair Laguna Niguel experts to ensure your daily driving experience is at its best.
Battery. The battery is a storage device. Currently, the Porsche vehicles use a 12-volt battery. It is used to start the engine and help operate the electrical accessories installed on your Porsche. An average battery last 3-5 years in average climates, but may only last 2-3 years for those living in high heat or extreme cold areas.  It is recommended to check it with every oil change and replace it every three or four years.
Alternator. The alternator is the one that produces electricity used to maintain the battery storage charge. It helps run all the electrical accessories, including the ignition and the engine control systems. Your alternator generates the electrical power and recharges the battery once the engine is started.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How to Jump Start your Mercedes Benz

If your Mercedes Benz doesn't start or turn on, you know that you have a dead battery. You can revive or bring it back to life by jump-starting it. Why do you need to know, you may ask? Improper method of jump starting the battery of your car can result to expensive Mercedes Benz service Laguna Niguel especially on its electrical or control unit which you can do without.
Here are the Steps to Jump Start the Battery

The first thing to do is to locate the jump start connection points. Some models don't have it, so locate and connect it directly to the battery instead. There are four possible battery locations in a Benz: in the trunk, the engine bay, under the front passenger seat, or under the rear passenger seat.

Three Ways to Jump Start the Battery
Using jumper cables and another car. This is the quickest way to start your vehicle. However, you might run the risk of damaging your battery, shorten its life, cause electrical component malfunctions, or trigger the control units to show under voltage fault codes. If you need to get back quickly on the road, though, just make sure you use jumper cables that have low gauge rating or are made of thick wires.
Things to Remember when using this method: when connecting the jumper cables to the other car (helper car), make sure not to allow the clamps to touch together.
Never lean over the battery while you connect the clamps especially if your Mercedes model doesn't have the jump start connection points. Also, see to it that the red clamp doesn't touch the black clamp or your car's frame.
Once your car has already started, disconnect first the negative part of your jumper cables.

Read more here: http://www.niguelauto.com/info-articles/how-to-jump-start-your-mercedes-benz/

Monday, March 6, 2017

How To Change Transmission Fluid and Filter In A Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz transmissions are said to be sealed for life. However, new vehicles are recommended to have their automatic transmission fluid including filters changed every 60,000 to 80,000 miles. Although there are claims that changing the oil will cause problems like the transmission acting up due to old versus new oil viscosity or that the dirt particles of the new fluid will clog the filter, the new oil has additives which can cause unnecessary friction, and so on. However, to extend the life of your vehicles' transmission, the fluid need to be changed at any of the authorized Mercedes Benz repair Laguna Niguel shops near you.

What Type of Transmission Oil Should Be Used?

The recommended transmission fluid is MBZ ATF 236.14 which costs $20 per liter. For other options, it is best to inquire from your trusted dealership to make sure that the fluid you'll use meets the specification of your Mercedes Benz.

Steps In Changing the Transmission Fluid and Filter

1. Jack up the front of the car after setting the emergency brakes. It isn't necessary to jack up all wheels, just secure the front on jack stands.

2. Remove the engine undercover which is held in place by an 8mm bolt.

3. Exercise caution in removing the 5mm bolt/ drain plug under the transmission with the use of an Allen wrench as the fluid may still be hot. Make sure you have a drain pan ready that can hold 11 quarts or so of oil. It will also help if you have lots of paper towels ready.

4. Drain the oil from the torque converter and the transmission oil pan for about five minutes or until there aren't any more oils dripping from the pan. Some models, especially those 1999 models below, have a window that will allow access to the bottom of the torque converter. The early 2000 model up to the current ones don't have access holes anymore.

Read more here: http://www.niguelauto.com/info-articles/change-transmission-fluid-filter-mercedes-benz/