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The performance and efficiency of today’s most advanced luxury vehicles hinges on something that is often neglected: tire maintenance. Fortunately, maintaining a luxury vehicle’s tires is neither expensive nor time-consuming. Read below to learn more about how proper tire care affects your luxury vehicle.
Vehicle Handling, Stopping Distance & Fuel Economy
Many people don't realize how much the weather can impact their tire pressure. When the weather temperature fluctuates (from high to low during the day and night), the air in your tires can change by as much as 5-10 PSI. And, that alone will make it more difficult to handle your vehicle properly. In addition, this change in PSI may cause uneven wear as well as increase your vehicle's overall stopping distance.
In regards to fuel economy, low tire pressure leads to increased drag and fuel consumption. So, it's very important to ensure that you're checking the air pressure of your vehicle’s tires at least once per month. Compare the air pressure readings to your vehicle’s recommended air pressure, which is found inside of your vehicle’s owner’s manual. To get your vehicle’s tire inflation adjusted, head to a gas station or a tire shop.
The performance of your luxury vehicle, including acceleration, handling, and even ride quality is heavily affected by the quality of your vehicle’s tires. Over time, when a vehicle is exposed to the hazards of the road, its tires can become worn down, imbalanced, and misaligned. This is why it’s essential to get the tires checked every 6,000 miles to see if it is time for a tire balancing, tire rotation, or wheel alignment service. These services will restore the vehicle’s factory suspension and wheel settings for optimal handling and ride quality.
Your luxury vehicle’s susceptibility to a tire blowout depends on how well you take care of the tires. In addition to tire inflation, tire balancing, and wheel alignment, it’s a good idea to get your tires rotated every six months or 5,000 miles. This will encourage even tire wear, which decreases the chances that your vehicle’s tires will experience a blowout.
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Filmmakers have long prized luxury cars from automakers like Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar. A film car coordinator selects the cars to be featured in a movie, and matches each car to the character’s personality, style, and social status. In some movies, the car plays such an important role that it is almost a character itself. Car chases, like the one involving a 2013 G-Wagen in A Good Day to Die Hard, present a great opportunity to show off the capabilities of luxury cars. Cars in films are also used to woo characters, like Hugh Grant’s 1969 280 SE convertible in Bridget Jones’s Diary. Check out this infographic to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar vehicles featured in popular films from the last several decades, and please pass it along to your fellow film and luxury car admirers!
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If you want to drive a luxury vehicle with a heritage of innovation and success, Mercedes-Benz is the best brand for you. Today’s Mercedes vehicles come with the latest features that are designed to keep you safer and more connected to the driving experience. Before you research Mercedes’ latest features, read this article for a history of Mercedes’ technological firsts to find out how Mercedes-Benz enhances your Dallas commute:
The First Car
Back in 1886, Carl Benz was given approval for a patent for the first automobile. Called the “Motorwagen,” this three-wheeled car featured an engine with just one cylinder. After 1886, inventors and engineers all over the world looked to Benz’s latest design for ideas, inspiration, and guidance. Over 100 years later, one thing hasn’t changed—automakers worldwide still look to Mercedes-Benz to see how the best automobiles are made.
The First Electric-Powered Car
While many hybrid vehicles exist today, few people know that Mercedes-Benz was the automaker that introduced them. Mercedes cars, trucks, buses, and service vehicles were using battery-electric propulsion as early as 1906. Mercedes currently offers the E-Class and S-Class with optional hybrid engines, and is expected to expand its hybrid offerings in the near future.
The First Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
The four-wheel independent suspension, a technology that still isn’t entirely common on today’s non-luxury vehicles, is yet another feature that Mercedes-Benz has innovated. Debuting back in 1931, the Mercedes 170 was the first vehicle to feature a fully independent suspension, which gave it the best handling and ride comfort of any vehicle at the time.
The First Attention Assistant
Mercedes-Benz is obsessed with safety. Which is why in 2010 the automaker developed the Attention Assist feature. This technology works to prevent accidents from drowsy driving by monitoring over 70 different characteristics and audibly alerting the driver if signs of drowsiness are detected.
To learn more about how a Mercedes-Benz equipped with the latest safety and performance features
can improve your daily drive, call Texas Cars Direct at (214) 736-8557. And don’t forget to visit our website today to see our inventory of affordable used luxury cars from Mercedes-Benz and other world-renowned automakers.