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How to Clean Your Car When You're in a Rush

We care about our customers being proud vehicle owners, and we understand that with a busy life you may miss a routine cleaning once in a while. If you have found yourself in a pinch and need to quickly clean the car, you can improve its appearance in 5-10 minutes by following these six steps:

  1. Throw out any trash from inside the car. You can collect it in a plastic bag to make the process faster.
  2. Rinse the car and wheels to clear off as much dirt as possible.
  3. Quickly dry the car by spraying a specialized lubricant and drying…
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Why buy a crossover?

We here at Fred Martin of Youngstown want to be sure that you are informed about crossover's so that you can make the most informed decision before buying your next car.

A crossover is a cross between an SUV and a more compact car. This means that it has great features of both like extra storage and great fuel efficiency. Also, because crossovers are typically a little smaller than most SUV's, they are often far cheaper which means you'll have a much smaller car payment each month. Most crossover's typically cost no more than $20,000…
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Mercedes-Benz S560 Exterior Features

The Mercedes-Benz S560 has fully earned its reputation as a leading luxury vehicle because of its beautiful style, extraordinary design and many driving capabilities. If you want to know more about this spectacular vehicle, stop by Fred Martin of Youngstown and speak with our highly-qualified specialists.

One of the great features of the Mercedes Benz S560 is its exterior, which is available in more than ten metallic or matte colors. The all-LED lighting is designed in a unique style known only to Mercedes-Benz. 

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Trailers and Tires in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

With its upscale good looks, urban agility, and SUV power, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe Safety easily sparks envy in those who don’t own one. Rev up from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.4 seconds, thanks to the Direct Injection and multi-spark ignition of the 241-horsepower turbo-4 motor. Your ride will feel smooth and silky thanks to selective damping of the 4-wheel multilink suspension system.

This vehicle is strong enough to tow a trailer and smart enough to keep the load steady through Trailer Stability Assist. 

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Extreme Temperatures and Your Car Battery: What You Should Know

When your vehicle's battery isn't running properly, it can cause numerous problems. There are many reasons a battery can go bad, but the weather is one of the primary factors that influence the lifespan and performance of your battery. Read further to learn how extreme temperatures can damage your car's battery.

When it is hot outside, it will influence the speed of internal corrosion in the battery cells and the battery's life will significantly be reduced. On the other hand, when the temperatures are frigid, it will diminish the battery's ability to provide power to…

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Be Prepared for the Rainy Seasons

For many parts of the US, the spring and summer seasons have frequent rainfall, and in many areas, the weather patterns have heavy rains. Driving in rainy and wet conditions has additional challenges to your normal driving; it is essential to be prepared.

Local drivers know the importance of vision. It is vital that you can see the road, and that other drivers can see you. Your view depends on clear windows and wipers that work well. You should replace wiper blades when they do not sweep the window clear with each stroke. Lights can burn out, and they play…

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The Differences Between the All-Weather Floor Mats vs. Carpet

Are you still trying to decide between the rubber and carpet floor mats? The team at Fred Martin of Youngstown wanted to help make this an easier buying decision by pointing out the benefits of both.

The all-weather rubber mats are ideal for the driver who is hauling things on a regular basis that can be quite dirty. If the kids are a mess after soccer practice or you drive with pets all the time, rubber mats are a good choice because they can be cleaned quickly and easily.

The carpet mats are for the driver who keeps the inside…

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SUV Cargo Loading the Right Way

Does how you load cargo into your SUV matter? It does if you want to do it the right way, which is also a safer way.

Make sure everything is secure, so it doesn't move around. You don't want it to hit you or a passenger or interfere with your ability to see. Speaking of visibility, don't stack your cargo so high that you can't see past it. Here's a tip for the vehicle. Check your tires to make sure the tread is not worn down too low, that there are no clear signs of…

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Understand the Difference Between a Bumper-to-bumper Warranty and a Powertrain Warranty

You may find that your vehicle is covered under several different warranties, which may include a powertrain warranty or a bumper-to-bumper warranty. These are important for you to understand because they cover the major components of your vehicle. If you want to know the difference between a powertrain warranty and a bumper-to-bumper warranty, please read further.

If your car has a bumper-to-bumper warranty, it usually means all components of the vehicle between the front and back bumpers are covered. On the other hand, a powertrain warranty covers the major components of the...

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Difference Between Front and Rear-wheel Drives

Vehicles have front, rear, all or 4-wheel drives. The particular drive system explains which axle receives the power to turn the wheels and move the vehicle. Front-wheel drives are commonly found in newer vehicles and are preferred when encountering icy and snowy roads, as the system provides the power needed to propel the vehicle forward.

However, the system is more susceptible to damage. Rear-wheel drives are commonly created in muscle cars and offer better balance and handling. Many SUVs have all-wheel drives, which gives the vehicle the best characteristics of the front...

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