Planning A Leaf Peeping Road Trip

Cool weather and falling leaves are two of the many reasons that fall is a great time for you to take a road trip. However, there are a few things that you need to do before you head out for a road trip. You need to have an idea of what you are going to do during your road trip. Pumpkin picking, hayrides and hiking are some of the things that you can do during your fall road trip. Those are also activities that cost you little or no money.

You can also take advantage of your gas rewards credit…

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Before School Starts: Have Your Car Serviced

Knowing your vehicle is in top shape before the busy, long school year begins takes a load off your mind. What kind of back-to-school auto service should you get? It varies between drivers and vehicles, but there are a few auto parts worth checking anyway. Our Fred Martin of Youngstown compiled a short list.

Tires, Tires, Tires

Optimal tire pressure, tread shape and tread depth all contribute to ride feel, efficiency and safety. Many of today's vehicles come standard with a built-in tire pressure monitor. Take a moment to check the monitor. Refill tires to optimal air pressure if…

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Signs That It's Time to Repair Your Brake Pedals

For your brake pedals to function properly you will need to repair them from time to time. Your car will show you signs when your brake pedals need repair.

Vibrations in brake pedals is a sign that it’s time for a repair. Low or no resistance is another sign that it’s time for a repair. Whenever you step on your brake pedal you should feel some resistance. When the brake pads or rotors are worn out it can cause your car to pull to one side when you apply the brakes (due to the brake pads applying uneven…

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Tire Tips For Tread & Pressure

Your car's tires need more constant maintenance than any other part of the vehicle. Checking tire pressure constantly and rotating tires every few thousand miles will ensure that the tires last for a long time. Here are a few more tire tips to help keep you safe on the road:

Checking Tread Depth

Measure the tire's tread on the inside, middle and outside of the tire to easily spot uneven tire wear when using a tread depth measuring tool. It's important to replace tires once the treads wear down too far.

Stick a penny into your tire…

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Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan Multimedia Features

Any luxury vehicle knows that exterior looks, and power make up just a small portion of their entire character. Passenger comfort, premium interior amenities, and modern tech also play a role in how buyers perceive models from luxury brands. The Mercedes-Benz E 300 sedan incorporates innovative multimedia features to make your drive in Youngstown more fun and exciting.

The Mercedes-Benz E 300 sedan is known for its intelligent interior, which is transferred into its multimedia system. One of the most impressive features offered in the Mercedes-Benz E 300 sedan is its signature MBUX 

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Pointers for Car Detailing

Car detailing can make your car last a lot longer. There are some key pointers to remember when car detailing.

Apply wax with a power buffer, and remove the wax with a soft, dry cloth. Try to use a dual-action polisher. Use static electricity on carpets and try to brush the carpet before vacuuming. Try to wash your car when the body work is cool. Also, try to wash your car out of direct sunlight because the sun can cause the water to dry fast, leaving water marks. Dress your tires last so that the silicone in tire dressings 

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Are Summer Tires Better Than All-Season Tires?

If you want your vehicle to maneuver easily during summer weather conditions, consider getting summer tires. Vehicles equipped with summer tires are not only suitable in summer, but also provide better traction and handling. Most enthusiast drivers will find the summer tires suitable for them since they also offer sporty performance. In wet weather conditions, the tires are convenient given that the summer tires treads are well designed to resist hydroplaning.

When you compare the summer tires to all-season tires, you'll find that the summer tires are designed to maintain as much 

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Driving in Style with a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz from Fred Martin of Youngstown

If you’re looking for a vehicle in the Youngstown area that has everything you need in the way of performance, class, style and comfort, then we here at Fred Martin of Youngstown encourage you to come down to our location to check out some of our certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz inventory. This is an exceptional program that provides you with a reliable vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz allows our experienced technicians to certify a used vehicle on their behalf, but there are some requirements that need to be met. For example, each model must have less than 75,000 miles on it. Service…

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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Windshield wipers are something that many people take for granted. However, if your windshield wipers are not working properly, then it can be dangerous for you to drive in the rain or snow. Your windshield wipers may make a scratching noise if they are not working properly. This is a sign that indicates the blades are wearing out.

The blades may also start to peel. This problem may be caused by the ultraviolet rays from the sun. If the blades are peeling, then they can damage your windshield. Additionally, the windshield may be dirty. You should be able to clean…

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Always Put Safety First in a Roadside Emergency

At Fred Martin of Youngstown we care about the safety of drivers in Youngstown. You should always prioritize safety when you are dealing with a roadside emergency. The chances are great that you will experience a breakdown at some point as a driver. Here are some important safety tips.

You should assemble a roadside emergency kit to keep in your vehicle at all times. This kit should include things like jumper cables, water, and other fluids. It should also include road triangles and markers. When you are forced to stop your car, these markers will make you more visible to…

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