Summer brain drain is a real issue with students, but sometimes it even affects drivers on the road when faced with traffic and busses. Follow these back-to-school driving tips as we shift into August and school swings back into session.
Slow Down & Come to Full Stops
Defensive driving is key during back-to-school season, so make sure to go the speed limit and come to complete stops, especially when you are driving in neighborhoods or a school zone.
Watch For Bikes
Give children on bikes at least three feet of space on the road. They are much less experienced than their adult counterparts and, as a result, are unpredictable. Likewise, if your child rides a bicycle to school, make sure they wear a helmet.
Be Cautious In Reverse
Drivers should always exercise caution when backing up, but when little ones are around, you should take extra care to check all your mirrors, look behind you, and back up slowly.
Have a teen with a driver’s license? Impart these back-to-school driving tips to them and encourage them to drive defensively, too. It will help keep them and others safe on the road. If you need a new ride to put up with the back and forth between school and home, contact the team at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville.
Businesses looking to cut costs in their day-to-day activities will soon find that Mercedes-Benz has a solution. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is an all-electric cargo van scheduled to make its official launch in 2019. While it may be an electric vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter promises to offer incredible capability.
The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is available with two battery options: a 41 kWh battery and a 55 kWh battery. The larger of the two batteries features a 93-mile range on a single charge.
The smaller of the two batteries can be charged in six hours. The 55 kWh battery has an eight-hour charge time. A DC fast charger can charge both batteries to 80 percent in as little as 45 minutes, making it ideal for daily business operations.
The Mercedes-Benz eSprinter features a maximum payload rating of 1,984 lbs. when equipped with the larger battery. The smaller battery, which weighs less, offers a maximum payload rating of 2,293 lbs.
Regardless of battery selection, the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter produces 113 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. The cargo van has a top speed of 50 mph in the city in order to increase the maximum single-charge range. Outside of the city, the cargo van has a maximum speed of 75 mph.
While the 2020 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter isn’t arriving for at least another year, there are plenty of vehicles in stock to fulfill your needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions about our inventory or future cars.
For the past few months, high-end automakers have been announcing new luxury vehicle subscription services that give more customers access to their high-end, head-turning vehicles. Mercedes has just tossed its hat into the ring, announcing that it too will begin offering a subscription service, which includes rental and concierge services. The service will be called Mercedes-Benz Collection, and a pilot program will launch this June in Nashville and Philadelphia.
For a monthly fee, luxury vehicle subscription services give drivers a fun, smart way to experience and enjoy luxury vehicles. Mercedes has not announced any specifics about their service, in terms of price or which exact vehicles will be available. However, they did say that there would be “multiple subscription tiers,” with a “broad array of Mercedes-Benz offerings including SUV, sedan, coupe, cabriolet, roadster, and wagon models.”
You’ll essentially have access to Mercedes-Benz’s most popular and stylish vehicles whenever you’d like: just request a vehicle via an app and a Mercedes staff member will deliver the vehicle to you where and when you choose. The monthly fee will conveniently cover a range of necessary services, including maintenance, insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and give you unlimited mileage. With such a service, you won’t have to worry about the bothersome aspects of car ownership; rather, you’ll be fully taken care of and have access to the perfect vehicle whenever you need one.
We have no information yet about when or if this service is coming to Mercedes-Benz of Centerville. If it does, we’ll make sure you’re the first to know.
Routine vehicle maintenance will keep your Mercedes-Benz car or SUV on the road for a long time; neglecting this maintenance, on the other hand, is the fastest route to the junkyard. But why is routine vehicle maintenance so important?
Changing your oil regularly not only keeps your Mercedes driving as efficiently as it was designed to, it also keeps your engine from overheating. Oil provides lubrication for dozens of crucial engine parts and removes dirt and sludge from the engine.
Your front and rear tires do not wear evenly. By rotating them every time you change your oil, you will ensure that, over time, they wear the same.
By servicing your vehicle at a dealership like Mercedes-Benz of Centerville, you can make sure a certified technician is inspecting more than just your oil filter and tires. Our technicians perform all kinds of maintenance and will recommend when you need each type done, so you don’t have to keep track of it on your own. Some of the components our mechanics inspect at each visit include the brakes, the battery, the engine, the transmission, the tire pressure, and the fluid levels. They’ll be able to tell you if it’s time for new tires, new windshield wipers, new spark plugs, or a new air filter.
For a team of technicians ready to keep your car on the road for all the miles ahead, come see us at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville.
One of the things we love about our dealership Mercedes-Benz of Centerville is its prime location for so many things to do in Dayton and the surrounding southwest Ohio area, especially in the spring and summer. Here are some of our favorite ways to get outside in southwest Ohio:
Spend an afternoon hiking in Yellow Springs at Glen Helen. You can see the actual springs that gave the city its name and then spend the day walking around the artsy downtown area.
Stroll through the gardens at Cox Arboretum for views of beautiful flowers and trees. Young ones will especially like the Butterfly House, Tree Tower, and children’s maze.
Whether you’re ready to turn pro or have never picked up a club in your life, Topgolf is a fun experience in West Chester. While there is not much walking involved, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors even in the winter with heated decks and food and drinks delivered straight to your golf tee.
About 45 minutes south of Dayton is one of Ohio’s two major amusement parks, Kings Island. Spend the day outside enjoying roller coasters like The Beast, Banshee, Firehawk, and Mystic Timbers, or head over to the water park right next door.
If you need a vehicle to get you to these exiting places, come see us at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville for a great vehicle for adventure.
If you live in the Dayton area, you’ll be hard-pressed to spend a St. Patrick’s Day without someone mentioning an nearby celebration. There are plenty of traditions on St. Patrick’s Day in Dayton. Check out these local events and plan your St. Patrick’s Day now for a great time.
On March 10, 2018, you can get in your exercise for a good cause at this annual event. All proceeds to go local charities, including the Alzheimer’s Association, United Rehabilitation Services, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and South Community.
St. Patrick’s Day isn’t complete without some exceptional celtic music. You can see Dulahan, one of Dayton’s finest Celtic bands, perform their annual St. Patrick’s Day set at Flanagan’s Pub this year on March 17 from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
For the team at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville, the Dublin Pub is the go-to spot for fish and chips all year long. This pub always has a countdown to St. Patrick’s Day running, so it’s no surprise that their annual St. Patty’s Day celebration is a bash you don’t want to miss. Come early for breakfast and Guinness, stay late for live music.
When you think of New Year’s resolutions, what comes to mind? Many will immediately think of the obvious goals everyone seems to set: stick to that fitness routine, pick up a new hobby, keep the house clean, and so on. While these tried and true resolutions are nothing to scoff at, shouldn’t the New Year be about trying something new? Here are some unusual New Year’s resolutions from Mercedes-Benz of Centerville that are sure to lead to a year like no other before it.
Try a new food each week
Whether you’re a picky eater or a hardcore foodie, there are always new dishes and confections out there to try. This year, challenge yourself to try a new food every week. Not only is this a lot of fun, but you’ll also end up trying new restaurants, recipes, and dishes that you might not even know exist at this point.
Break a record
Sometimes we need to really push ourselves to achieve new things. One way of doing this is to resolve to break a record this year. This could mean a personal record, such as running further or longer than ever before, or chasing a certified world record. Just remember to keep things safe!
Learn an awesome party trick
If being the life of the party sounds good to you, resolve to master a truly incredible party trick this year. The most important aspect of a good party trick is to make sure you surprise your audience, so keep in mind that creativity counts for more than difficulty when brainstorming ideas.
Don’t get stuck in the same rut you find yourself in year after year. Instead, try something new and get ready for the best New Year ever.
For many people, their favorite way to spend some free time is in a coffee shops. Coffee shops are a great place to socialize, drink your favorite beverage, and enjoy some good food. Here are some of the best coffee shops near Centerville, Ohio.
Located at 6177 Far Hills Ave., Boston Stocker delivers specialty brews and is a great choice for when you are looking to try something new. They also offer a delicious selection of baked goods.
Winans Chocolate & Coffee
Coffee and chocolate are a match made in heaven. This exquisite shop was started right here in Ohio and is located at 2806 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. You can take home some handcrafted chocolates and enjoy a piece or two with a hot cup of fresh coffee.
Heather’s Coffee & Café
If you are looking for a cozy spot for breakfast or lunch, be sure to stop by Heather’s. It is located at 505 S. Main St. in Springboro and features delicious food and Seven Hills Coffee.
What is your favorite coffee shop in the area? After you’ve enjoyed a relaxing afternoon, come visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville and take a test drive in any of our excellent Mercedes-Benz models.
Have you ever wanted to cruise behind the wheel of a vehicle belonging to the luxury class, with their upscale interiors, advanced technology, and unparalleled style? Everyone has dreamt of driving a high-end ride and impressing passersby at least once. Mercedes-Benz is a brand well-known for its premium style, but its reasonable price tag make owning a luxury vehicle a more viable option for middle-class buyers.
So what are you waiting for? Affordable luxury cars can be yours when you shop at Mercedes-Benz. You’ll get all the sophisticated design, interior comfort, tech features, and the solid reputation of owning a premium vehicle without the high costs. Come to Mercedes-Benz of Centerville today to see our inventory of Mercedes-Benz vehicles for yourself.
Did you know stuffing lychee fruit with blueberries makes them look like eyeballs? Try putting them in cherry punch. You can also put “fingernails” on baby carrots on the veggie tray, use poison labels on cups and containers, or use a dried, hollowed-out pumpkin as a punch bowl.
The Victorian era has a distinctly eerie feel to it, making it perfect for Halloween. Use cameo frames for creepy pictures, display elegant “spellbooks” prominently, and don’t shy away from Victorian-inspired platters and candle holders.
You can’t go wrong with this tried-and-true classic. Carve several pumpkins with a variety of spooky faces and set them around the house with fake, electric candles for a fun but safe Halloween decoration.
Can you come up with any Halloween party ideas of your own? When it comes to DIY decorations, the sky is the limit. We at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville can’t way to see what our friends and family do this year!