How To Prepare Your Vehicle for Florida Winter

auto repair st petersburg flThis headline is probably the most laughable you’ll see all day. But the truth is that even in sunny Florida, there are some things you should keep in mind as winter approaches. Cooler temperatures, even when they don’t get that cold, can make a difference on the performance and mileage of your vehicle. Here’s what you need to know.

Check your battery and try to conserve it.

Even though it doesn’t really get cold in Florida, the drop in temperature is enough to make the starter on your vehicle work harder than normal. This can pull an additional drain on your battery; and if it’s not in good condition at the start of the winter, you’re more likely to run into issues before spring arrives. Continue reading “How To Prepare Your Vehicle for Florida Winter”

Just for Fun, What are the Most Expensive Cars to Repair?

Sadly, although it shouldn’t be a surprise, the short answer to this question is – foreign cars. At least that is according to a Forbes magazine study done a couple of years ago, which concluded that the most expensive to repair included two Mercedes-Benz models, a Jaguar, a Land Rover, and an Audi. This may not be an issue for the owners, since these cars are not cheap to purchase to begin with.

How To Keep Your Diesel Mercedes Running Smoothly

Mercedes-Benz has been one of Germany’s premier car manufacturers for almost a century, and is unique for being one of the few companies to offer diesel-powered luxury vehicles. Many people prefer diesel to gasoline engines because of their simplicity, increased longevity, dependability, and fuel economy, but often auto repair shops don’t have as much experience working with them and may not know how to properly maintain them. These tips will help you ensure that your Mercedes diesel engine lives up to its potential.

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