Feature Articles

StarTuned June 2015

StarTuned June 2015

In this issue: Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Service Safety; Climate Control Vents; MLS: The Forever Head Gasket; The Aluminum Workplace

June 2015 | By | Reply More
The Aluminum Workplace: Getting a Handle on a Finicky Metal

The Aluminum Workplace: Getting a Handle on a Finicky Metal

You may think the adoption of aluminum components is the latest thing in the evolution of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but even so repair procedures have changed substantially over the last decade.

June 2015 | By | Reply More
Multi-Layer Steel: The Forever Head Gasket

Multi-Layer Steel: The Forever Head Gasket

MLS technology takes us from spongy to rigid, and from tenuous to permanent, but you have to live by the rules.

June 2015 | By | Reply More
Breathing Easy: Cabin Air Filtration

Breathing Easy: Cabin Air Filtration

Cabin air filtration is designed to filter 100% of the air entering the ventilation system to provide the cleanest air for the maximum passenger comfort possible.

June 2015 | By | Reply More
Climate Control Vents: Fair or Ill Wind?

Climate Control Vents: Fair or Ill Wind?

Mercedes-Benz has gone far beyond cables and vacuum to control HVAC accurately.

June 2015 | By | Reply More
Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Service Safety

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Service Safety

Learning these basics can save your life – what not to touch or do, and when to refer customers to a dealer.

June 2015 | By | Reply More
StarTuned March 2015

StarTuned March 2015

In this issue: Shake Down Driveline Vibration; Getting to know SAM; Reformulated Gasoline: Watch Out for Quality Variation!; Mercedes-Benz: Vehicle Safety Evolved

March 2015 | By | Reply More
Vehicle Safety Evolved

Vehicle Safety Evolved

Not that many years ago, the advanced safety systems found on Mercedes-Benz vehicles would’ve been considered science fiction, and there’s no question that they’ve helped prevent thousands of accidents. So, you sure don’t want to compromise their functionality during collision repair.

March 2015 | By | Reply More
Reformulated Gasoline: Watch Out for Quality Variation!

Reformulated Gasoline: Watch Out for Quality Variation!

Misfires, knocking, volatility problems and other issues can occur due to lack of adequate fuel quality controls. RFG quality variations can result in different engine performance from one tankful to the next.

March 2015 | By | Reply More
Getting to know SAM

Getting to know SAM

These modules have been in production since just before the turn of the century, but if you still don’t understand their functions diagnosis will be more difficult than it has to be.

March 2015 | By | Reply More