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Water Watch

Water Watch

Should I be adding regular tap water to my antifreeze, or is there a better choice?

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Antifreeze: The Chemistry Behind the Genuine Article

Antifreeze: The Chemistry Behind the Genuine Article

Mercedes-Benz chemical engineers and metallurgists have worked out the fine points of this, and would not be overjoyed to know you’ve been putting something non-specified in your customer’s vehicles.

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Modern Mercedes-Benz A/C Compressors

Modern Mercedes-Benz A/C Compressors

Some have clutches, some don’t.  Some are the scroll type, some aren’t.  How do you know if they’re doing what they’re supposed to do? An air conditioning compressor does two things that its name implies.  First, it’s responsible for “conditioning” the air in the vehicle’s cabin. It not only cools it down, but also reduces […]

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StarTuned September 2018

StarTuned September 2018

In this issue: ABS Update This safety essential is changing all the time.  Make sure you understand newer systems and how they’re integrated with other features. Eliminating Intake Tract Deposits Especially with direct injection, carbon build-up here is becoming a big issue.  What does Mercedes-Benz recommend? Wholesale Team Spotlight: Stefanie Schweigler Stefanie and her team […]

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Wholesale Team Spotlight: Stefanie Schweigler

Wholesale Team Spotlight: Stefanie Schweigler

Stefanie and her team exist for one purpose — to make it faster, easier, and more profitable for you to buy your replacement parts from your local dealership’s parts department.

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Adhesive Bonding & Riveting Have Evolved: New Grip

Adhesive Bonding & Riveting Have Evolved: New Grip

The latest on materials and procedures

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Are You a Pad Hanger?

Are You a Pad Hanger?

Hang pads? Most upscale shops have junked their brake lathes, but do you always have to replace those discs during a reline? Mercedes-Benz engineers give us the truth.

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Eliminating Intake Tract Deposits

Eliminating Intake Tract Deposits

Especially with direct injection, carbon build-up here is becoming a big issue. What does Mercedes-Benz recommend?

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ABS Update

ABS Update

This safety essential is changing all the time. Make sure you understand newer systems and how they’re integrated with other features.

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Yet Another Great Benefit for Independent Repair Shops

Yet Another Great Benefit for Independent Repair Shops

StarRewards, a brand-new program that pays you to buy parts from your local Mercedes-Benz dealership’s parts department.

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