How to Tell If Your Exhaust is Leaking

Fred Martin of Youngstown has gone ahead and compiled a list of signs you should look out for if your exhaust is leaking on your vehicle. We hope that this list will help motivate you to make an appointment with our service center in Youngstown if you suspect there is a problem.
  • When you start up your engine you should listen closely to what you hear. Your engine should sound like it normally does. Take note if you hear any whistling, popping or squealing.
  • Short trips in your vehicle can contribute to your exhaust rusting prematurely. If rust is causing…
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When Should You Have Your Brakes Serviced?

The brakes, which are what brings your vehicle to a halt, are a critical part of your vehicle that require regular maintenance to be able to perform at their best. Knowing when to have your brakes serviced is important, so we'll be going over signs that they need to be serviced and when to have them serviced and replaced.

When to Schedule Routine Brake Inspections

If you aren't experiencing any issues with your brakes, it's generally recommended to have them inspected when you have your tires rotated, which is approximately 
 
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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Audio & Entertainment Features

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 offers a premium cabin experience, particularly when it comes to audio and entertainment features. Even in the base edition, you’ll get a complete multimedia package with intuitive infotainment controls. The standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth audio streaming, HD radio receiver, hands-free interface, and the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX).

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Do This to Correct a Slide on an Icy Road

During the winter season, the roads are filled with a number of safety hazards. There is perhaps nothing more dangerous on the road than icy conditions. At Fred Martin of Youngstown, we want to make sure you are safe. Here is what you should do if you ever encounter a slide on an icy road.

When encountering a slide on an icy road, turn your front wheels into the direction that the rear wheels are sliding. For example, if your vehicle begins to slide to the left, then you will want to turn your wheel to the left. This will…

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The Benefits of a Blind Spot Monitor

If you're researching safety and driver-assist features, we can help at Fred Martin of Youngstown. Blind spot monitors are one of the most sought out driver-assist features among car shoppers because they can help keep you and your occupants safe when you're on the go.

Many base and mid-level trims offer a blind spot monitor as an available feature, and many of the higher trims are equipped with this as a standard feature. A blind spot monitor will issue visual and/or audible warnings to let you know when a vehicle is rapidly approaching or in your blind…

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Winter Wiper Blades - Why They're Important

We understand that winter driving can be dangerous and stressful, so we at Fred Martin of Youngstown would love to help you prepare your vehicle for the winter. Windshield wiper blades are often forgotten yet are one of the most important safety features in your car. This is why it’s so important to use good windshield wiper blade maintenance and use good winter wiper blades.

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Why A Bad Alternator Causes So Many Problems

Your vehicle's alternator is not a large part, but it plays a major part in making sure that your vehicle operates correctly. Many people think that the car's components work off of the battery while the car is running. Fred Martin of Youngstown in Youngstown, OH wants you to know that the alternator does a lot of work as well.

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