Category: Holiday

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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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Dayton

St. Patrick’s Day in Dayton

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.

 

Harrigan’s Charity 5K

 

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.

 

Dulahan at Flanagan’s Pub

 

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.

 

St. Patty’s Day at Dublin Pub

 

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.

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Unusual New Year’s Resolutions That Just Might Change Your Life

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.

unusual new year’s resolutions

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.

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Family-Friendly Halloween Party Ideas for Decorating

Family-Friendly Halloween Party Ideas for Decorating
Family-Friendly Halloween Party Ideas for Decorating

Looking for Halloween party ideas that are fun for the whole family? We found some great options and put them in one spot for your spooky festivities.

Make Shadows Out of Black Construction Paper

This DIY decoration is just the right amount of creepy and cool. Use black poster board or construction paper to cut out creepy shapes like spiders, black cats, withered tree branches, candelabras, and anything else you can think of. Then, put these fun “silhouettes” up on the walls for a shadow-themed party.

Spooky Food

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.

Victorian Decor

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.

Jack-o’-Lanterns

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!

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