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.
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!
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.
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