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What is the difference between AIRMATIC AMG RIDE CONTROL and DYNAMIC SELECT?

What Is The Difference Between AIRMATIC (®), AMG RIDE CONTROL, and DYNAMIC SELECT?

AIRMATIC (®) Suspension is what Mercedes-Benz calls its air-ride suspension system. For most drivers, DYNAMIC SELECT is more than enough to adjust this accordingly. It even features an INDIVIDUAL mode that allows for some customization. AMG RIDE CONTROL, however, allows you to fine tune your suspension settings separate from transmission or engine settings. Realistically, this is only used on the race track. Neither DYNAMIC SELECT, nor AMG RIDE CONTROL can be present without AIRMATIC (®) suspension, which comes as an option on all Mercedes-Benz vehicles. All AMG (®) vehicles will have all three of these features, standard. Read the rest of this entry >>

Brake – Visit Workshop Warning Instructions For Mercedes-Benz E-Class Drivers

What Does Brake-Visit Workshop Warning Message Mean In Mercedes-Benz?

The funny thing about cars is that you can own one for 10 years and still be just as surprised by the things it tells you as you are when you find a foreign object in one of the seats. One common message that trips up Mercedes-Benz drivers is the “Brake-Visit Workshop” warning. What does it mean and how do you fix it? Read the rest of this entry >>

What is Mercedes-Benz RACETIMER (™)?

Track Your Lap Times With Your Mercedes-AMG!

What is Mercedes-Benz RACETIMER (™)?

One of the things Mercedes-Benz does best is giving customers features that are likely never to get used. In many circumstances, you might have your Mercedes-Benz for 10 years but you will only be aware of 90 percent of its functionality. Mercedes-Benz RACETIMER (™) is one of these features. What is it? Read the rest of this entry >>

Introducing The World’s Second All-Wheel Steering GT

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Active Rear-Wheel Steering

The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R is the first Mercedes-AMG vehicle in history to have active rear-wheel steering, meaning all four wheels turn in conjunction with the steering wheel. The introduction of this also puts the GT R on a short list of passenger vehicles to ever be offered with similar technologies. One of them, in particular, was the car made famous in the Fast and the Furious franchise, the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, which was only in production from 1999 to 2002. Read the rest of this entry >>

Hybrid Vehicles Changing to 48-Volt Electrical Systems

Why is Mercedes-Benz switching from 12 to 48 volts?

Mercedes-Benz is always at the forefront of vehicle innovation. When the 6-volt battery came into play in the 1920s, Mercedes-Benz was there. When the sealed battery was invented in the 1970s, Mercedes-Benz was on top of it. Because of this, we know we can trust the company, but why is Mercedes-Benz switching from 12 to 48 volts? Read the rest of this entry >>

MV Agusta Brutale Headlight Indicator Stuck On

How To Fix Electrical Problems on MV Agusta Brutale

MV Agusta Brutale Headlight Indicator Stuck On

Despite the companies long history of financial instability, MV Agusta makes some of the best sport bikes in the world. Like Mercedes-Benz vehicles, They are powerful, light, and intelligent beyond belief, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to the kind of silly problems devoted bike riders encounter on a regular basis. Just when you get everything running perfectly and lined up straight, your MV Agusta Brutale bright headlight indicator comes on and stares you in the face even though you don’ t have your bright headlamps on. Is it time for a service appointment? Possibly, but you may be able to fix it yourself. Read the rest of this entry >>

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Ground Clearance

Bottoms Out!

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Ground Clearance

The Mercedes-Benz GLC is brand new this year. Everyone likes the look of it, but when it comes to practicality, the main question is in regards to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC ground clearance. Is it tall enough to get into the driveway without scraping? What if we go camping? Can I change the oil without needing a jack? Read the rest of this entry >>

How to Remove Mercedes-Benz Dents

Mercedes-Benz Dent Removal 101

How to Remove Mercedes-Benz Dents

Like oil changes, the war against dents is one without an end in site. Car technology has come a long way, but other than a few failed “dent-resistant” campaigns, the structure of the vehicle has remained unchanged, leaving us to fend for ourselves against shopping carts, footballs, and overfilled dump trucks. If you don’t want to bring your car in for service, there are a few tricks to removing Mercedes-Benz dents on your own. Read the rest of this entry >>

How Does Mercedes-Benz Cross Traffic Emergency Braking Work

How to Use Mercedes-Benz Active Brake Assist

How Does Mercedes-Benz Cross Traffic Emergency Braking Work?

Have you ever hit something with your car? Not fun, right? Do you want to avoid hitting things with your car in the future? If you do, you may have already stumbled upon Mercedes-Benz Cross Traffic Emergency Braking. Most major manufacturers offer technology like this, but none match the precision and reaction time of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Read the rest of this entry >>