Author: MBofCenterville

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Car

As 2019 quickly approaches, you may be thinking about what goals you want to set for yourself. If you are struggling for some ideas, we have some New Year’s resolutions for your car that you should consider. If you’re ready to take a step in the right direction, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville in Centerville, OH for a service appointment.

Stay on Track with Maintenance

In your vehicle’s owner’s manual, you should find a recommended service schedule that lists how often you should get certain maintenance tasks done on your car. It usually includes things like oil changes, brake checks, fluid levels, and other important items. If you have yet to do any of these things, make a goal to get caught up this year. Schedule a service appointment with Mercedes-Benz of Centerville and we will get you back on track.

Pay Attention to Your Tires

Those four pieces of rubber are the only things keeping your car in contact with the road. To make sure they stay in good condition, you should inspect them once a month. This should include things like checking the tire pressure, looking for signs of uneven wear and checking the tread depth. You should also make sure your tires get the maintenance they need with routine rotations and balancing.

Clear Up any Warning Lights

If you see the same dashboard warning lights every morning, it is time to get them taken care of before those warnings turn into disasters.

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Best Christmas Gifts for Car Fans

If you’re in the market for Christmas presents for an auto enthusiast, it might seem difficult to find presents that go under the tree. Here are some of the best [manageable] Christmas gifts to buy for the car lover in your family.

Phone Mount

Does your car lover like to use their phone while driving? Maybe they stream music via Bluetooth compatibility or use a navigation app. Having a phone mount makes phone use while driving much easier and safer.

Dash Cam

A dash cam can be a good safety tool on the road, especially in the case of an accident, but it can also be something fun to look back on later.

Auto Tool Set

Any auto enthusiast would love to have all their tools readily available at their disposal on the go. A toolset that can be folded up and packed in the car is a good convenient choice.

Car Vacuum

Having a hand-sized vacuum to keep in one’s vehicle prevents the cabin from accumulating dirt and crumbs. Plus, your car lover can just keep it in the car instead of having to get the vacuum out of the house for an occasional cleaning.

Drive Bin

What’s the easiest way to keep the interior of a car clean? Have a place to put all your trash. Give your auto enthusiast an official “drive bin” to toss their trash.

If you’re thinking of getting something bigger that doesn’t fit in your house (just the garage), come talk to us at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville in Centerville, OH.

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Help Us At Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Dayton

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk 2018

Year after year, loved ones receive the potentially devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. This year, you can do your part in helping us fight breast cancer by attending the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Dayton, OH. The walk will take place on October 20th, so there’s still time to join forces with us to fundraise and fight cancer.

We’ve Raised Over $23,000 So Far

Mercedes-Benz Centerville and our auto group have joined in the fight against breast cancer for the past 8 years. For 2017, our auto group was the #1 team, and we raised $23,000 for the American Cancer Society and $80,000 for The Norma Ross Foundation (which is named after the wife of Bob Ross, the founder of our auto group). We currently hold the #1 spot for 2018 this year as well.

Join Our Team!

To help us fundraise and show our support of the American Cancer Society, join our Norma Ross Pink Ribbon Driven Team and walk with us on October 20th. If you prefer, you can make a direct donation the Norma Ross Foundation/Pink Ribbon Driven team, or shop our Pink Ribbon Driver merchandise in our store. No matter what kind of support you choose to show, your contribution matters.

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Sloane Stephens Announced as Mercedes-Benz Global Brand Ambassador

Game, set, and match.

Sloane Stephens

Sloane Stephens, the 25-year-old American tennis phenom, has signed on with Mercedes-Benz to be a Global Brand Ambassador. From her win at the 2017 US Open, which is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, to her second-place finish at the French Open, Stephens has proven herself a composed and stylish force to be reckoned with – much like Mercedes-Benz.

Joining Mercedes-Benz

Stephens is an all-court player whose poised, calm, and collected style has catapulted her to the top of the tennis world. Sloane is excited to join forces with Mercedes-Benz, saying, “I am absolutely honored to be a part of the Mercedes-Benz global family. Mercedes-Benz is constantly raising the bar in the automotive industry, which is similar to how I approach tennis. We both want to perform at the highest level and be the best in the world.”

Best Luxury Automobile Manufacturer

Just how Mercedes-Benz is already the best luxury automobile manufacturer in the world, Stephens is on a similar meteoric rise. Ranking third in the world and holding the reputation of being just the fifth unseeded woman to win a Major, she joins other superstar athletes such as Roger Federer and Rickie Fowler as ambassadors to the iconic auto company.

Biturbo Engine

For her partnership, Mercedes-Benz will gift Stephens with a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 S Coupe, which couples a high-performance biturbo engine with the everyday practicality of an SUV. If you want to add one to your personal fleet, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville, OH for more information.

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Consider the Ohio Donut Trail

Ohio Donut Trail

The United States is full of awesome trails with rocky outcrops and steep inclines. Ohio is no exception, but the Buckeye State offers a unique trail to those who enjoy driving. The Ohio donut trail is located in Butler County and offers travelers a sweet experience.

Where

Featuring a dozen donut shops spanning 80 miles, the Ohio Donut Trail takes drivers through Butler County. Get behind the wheel of a comfortable car, like a Mercedes-Benz, and hit the road!

Those who plan to take on the trail can pick up a passport at any of the 12 donut shops. Visiting 11 of the 12 shops will net donut lovers a free t-shirt from the Butler County Visitors Bureau. Unique donut flavors, including S’mores and Banana Pudding, will satisfy any sweet tooth.

If you’ve never heard of the Ohio donut trail before, don’t feel bad! Founded in 2016, the trail is still relatively new, but it’s quickly becoming a hot attraction for visitors of all ages. The shops are located in northern Cincinnati, just a short drive from an airport.

Who Participates

Since its founding, the donut trail has seen the number of bakeries participating rise from nine to 12. The popular route is perfect for families who want to make unique memories. Don’t forget to grab a map at the Butler Country Visitors Bureau, and contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Centerville if you want to cruise the trail in style.

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Back-to-School Driving Tips for Keeping Kids Safe

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.

Don’t Drive Distracted

All it takes is a few seconds of taking your eyes off the road – two seconds, to be exact. Studies show that looking away for just two seconds doubles your chances of an accident. Avoid this by eliminating distractions.

Talk to Teenagers

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.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Sees Green Powertrain

2020 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter
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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.

Options

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.

Speed

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.

When

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.

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Mercedes-Benz Announces New Luxury Vehicle Subscription Service

2018 Mercedes-Benz S Class

 

Launching Soon

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.

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The Importance of Routine Vehicle Maintenance

Mercedes-Benz of Centerville Service

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?

Oil Changes

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.

Tire Rotations

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.

Inspections

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.

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4 Places to Get Outside in Southwest Ohio

Spring and Summer in Southwest Ohio

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:

  • Glen Helen:

    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.

  • Cox Arboretum:

    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.

  • Topgolf:

    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.

  • Kings Island:

    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.

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