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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Understanding the Modern Traditionalism of the Mercedes-Benz S 560

The Mercedes-Benz S 560 knows how to balance the perfect amount of traditionalism with a sporty vibe. The vehicle is capable of top speeds while still offering you premium luxury that is comfortable for your family. You can experience all of these features, however, when you take a drive at Fred Martin of Youngstown.

When you arrive to your test drive of the Mercedes-Benz S 560, it will be one of the 13 color options for you to choose from. Every trim does have chrome accents on the grille and on the front 

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Luxury Features of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC SUV

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC SUV has many admirers on our Fred Martin of Youngstown team. It's huge inside and out, with upscale styling, classic badging and lists of luxury features. Take the following two.

Configurable Seating

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC SUV's three rows accommodate up to seven adults and children. There is a no-charge six-seat option as well. In both versions, the second and third rows enjoy increased legroom. The third row, power-folding, folds flat to increase cargo space or to let you load up large, bulky gear.

 

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Learn How to Test Your Car's Battery

Knowing how to check your battery's power is a worthwhile skill. It might help you avoid getting stuck during errands in Youngstown.

At Fred Martin of Youngstown, we check automotive batteries' strength with a multimeter, which you can acquire for about $20. Before checking your battery with a multimeter, run your headlights for two minutes. Ensure that your vehicle's engine is not running during this period. The two-minute burn of your headlights will expend your battery's surface charge and enable you to obtain a reliable reading. Next, turn off your headlights. 

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What Do You Need to Know about Your Vehicle’s Transfer Case?

A transfer case is a very important part of your vehicle, but chances are that you’ve never even heard of this component. Unless you’ve had issues with changing gears or you’ve heard an abnormal sound when changing gears, your transfer case has probably gone along functioning as it was intended. What does a transfer case actually do? This is the device that will split the power coming from your engine to the front and rear drive shafts. As your wheels move in a synchronized motion, you can expect your transfer case to function thanks to a gear…

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Suspension Issues Come in All Shapes and Sizes

If you've noticed that your car is taking a sort of a nose dive when you apply the brakes, then the time has come to have the suspension system evaluated.

Normally, a vehicle's stop should be as seamless as the pressure applied. When the shocks and struts need to be replaced, then you'll notice issues like the aforementioned. When shocks appear greasy or oily, then that could indicate fluid leakage at some point in the system. Notice one corner sitting lower or higher than the others? 

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Find Out About Driving on Winter Tires All Year - Automotive Knowledge From Your Fred Martin of Youngstown Team

Maybe you're thinking about keeping your winter tires on all year. It seems like a good idea because it can save you money, but is it best for your vehicle to drive on winter tires all year? No. It's important to keep in mind that winter tires were designed and engineered to improve performance in colder temperatures, and when the temperature warms up, winter tires should be changed out with summer tires to maintain vehicle performance.

Winter tires are made to stay soft and flexible during the winter months. 

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The Basics of Recalls

Our entire Fred Martin of Youngstown team agrees: recalls don't makes us feel warm and fuzzy at all. However, we also know they're inevitable. That's why it's a good idea to know exactly what recalls are and how to deal with them.

What is a Recall?

Your vehicle, motor vehicle equipment, car seats and tires must meet United States Code for Motor Vehicle Safety standards to ensure your safety and the safety of other motorists. If a manufacturer or the 

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