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Topic: Owner Resources
Mercedes-Benz First Class Wheel & Tire Protection

mercedes curb damage

This wheel was destroyed by a very deep pothole. It broke the rim, flattened the tire and made it impossible for a new tire to seal properly. Mercedes-Benz First Class Wheel & Tire Protection replaced them both at no charge!

Wheel & Tire, as we commonly refer to it, is just one of many protection plans that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services offers to our customers. You do not have to lease or finance to take advance of these products. As a salesperson it is important to me that my customers have the coverage that matters to them. A flat tire in your new car is sad…but getting it fixed at no charge is helpful. Your teenager curbing two wheels is sad…but getting it touched up at no charge is awesome!

I have countless stories of customers who would have been out thousands of dollars if they had not purchased Wheel & Tire. And I have plenty of customers that just have the curb rash touched up at no charge every time they are in the neighborhood. There are lots of benefits!

Ask your local finance manager about Wheel & Tire Protection Plus as well as the other products from Mercedes-Benz Financial!

Model Year 2016 Mercedes-Benz New Nomenclature

Mercedes Nomenclature

Does this help?

For Model Year 2016 Mercedes-Benz is renaming/reorganizing some of our models. If you think of the C/E/S as the building blocks and then the GL as a prefix for SUVs, SL as a prefix for roadsters and CL as a prefix for coupes, I think it makes sense!

My chart isn’t perfect. I left out the S-Coupe and E-Coupe that are staying the same. Also, the B-Class is a strange case and doesn’t fit here. It is a work in progress! We’ll get it eventually.

Benzblogger Joins Facebook! Like Me!

Mercedes facebook

I know that I am 10 years late to the party, but I finally joined Facebook!  I thought it would be an easy way for clients and Mercedes fans to connect with me as well as keep up with shorter updates.

Please look me up, like my page, share with your other friends!

Mercedes-Benz Keyless-GO SmartKey – On and Off!

Mercedes-Benz Keyless Go

Keyless-GO is an option built into your SmartKey. If the car senses the key, it will allow you to open the doors, start the car and lock the doors with the touch of your hand. This extra capability can drain the small battery in the key more quickly than you might like. To combat that battery drain it is now possible to turn off the Keyless-Go functionality of your key!

2015 vehicles (and possibly replacement keys ordered now):

  1. Press Lock
  2. With 2 seconds, double click lock

Now the indicated (and photo enhanced) LED on the key will flash twice quickly and once longer to indicate that the Keyless-GO functionality is turned off. This is a good idea for your spare key so it doesn’t have a dead battery when you need it, or if you are taking your key on a long vacation.

To reactivate, simply press unlock on the key.

Go ahead, try it. Be a Mercedes expert!

Mercedes-Benz Gifts – Start Your Holiday Shopping Online!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for the Mercedes-Benz enthusiast in your life? Check out The Collection online and stock up!

New Names for Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

Naming a Mercedes-Benz is a complicated matter involving tradition, prestige and trademarks. Sometimes an old classic is removed and replaced with something that fits better with the current line-up. Well, that is going to happen in a big way over the next few years!

The goal is to center the model designations around the 5 core models – A, B, C, E, and S. SUVs will start with GL and then add the core model designation that tells you how it lines up. The Coupes and Roadsters get a similar system using the CL and SL pre-fixes.

  • A Sedan – GLA SUV – CLA Coupe
  • C Sedan – GLC SUV – SLC Roadster (formerly GLK and SLK)
  • E Sedan – GLE SUV – GLE Coupe coming in 2016
  • S Sedan – GLS SUV – CLS Coupe – SL Roadster (formerly the GL SUV)

Get it? I think it will take me a while to remember the new names and I know I’ll be calling it the ML for years!

Also, we are shortening the engine designations:

  • d for diesel
  • e for electric
  • f for fuel cell
  • h for hybrid

There is going to be so much extra room on the trunk!

Setting the Clock in Your Mercedes-Benz!

Don’t wait 6 months for the clock to be right again! You can visit the How-to-Video section at to get specific directions for setting the clock in your Mercedes-Benz!

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Owners Videos

There are just two new features on the 2015 S550 that were not available on the 2014 S550. However, both of those features are very cool and have earned their own videos!


Head Up Display

I don’t know Jim personally but he is very helpful!

Setting the Clock in your Mercedes-Benz – Video

2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 Owner Videos on YouTube

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a marvel of technology, beauty and power. It is a joy to drive and a real advancement in vehicle safety and convenience. With that said, there are so many features it is hard to absorb it all in one introductory lesson (or two lessons…or three).

For all of you S-Class Class owners who have got the basics down it is time to get fancy! Mercedes-Benz has posted a variety of instructional videos on the Mercecdes-Benz YouTube channel to help you maximize your understanding of your new marvel! Take a look!

And for those of you who don’t have a new 2014 S-Class yet…it is still amazing to see what these vehicles can do!

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Ownert Support Videos

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