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Tread Depth Guide

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Tyre tread depth.

The minimum legal tread depth for cars is 1.6mm and this must be the case across the central three quarters of the tyre. The punishment for not meeting this requirement is a staggering £2,500 plus three penalty points on your licence, and that is per offending tyre. The size of the punishment is designed to […]

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Family driving

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How to avoid driving mistakes on holiday

A holiday abroad is always something to look forward to but there is nothing quite like having the independence and capacity to explore your destination by choosing to drive. Driving abroad allows you to truly explore your surroundings, immerse yourself in the environment, and discover things you wouldn’t necessarily have seen otherwise. Of course, if […]

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Sunglasses on the beach

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How to survive the summer holiday traffic

It will not have escaped your attention that the UK has been experiencing a rare heatwave of late. The record for ‘hottest day of the year’ seems to keep being broken, hosepipe bans are being considered in some areas, and there haven’t even been many rain delays at Wimbledon! Of course, the British weather is […]

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Mercedes-Benz South West Sam Chalk

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Meet the team: Sam Chalk, Parts Supervisor

Mercedes-Benz of Plymouth has been part of the Mercedes-Benz South West family since 2005.  Plymouth have two sites –a dedicated LCV Servicing premises in Estover, and, after moving across several locations throughout the City, a main passenger car dealership that now holds stance just off the bustling area of Derriford and the busy Tavistock Road. […]

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Mercedes-Benz of Exeter

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Construction works soon to begin at Mercedes-Benz of Exeter

Development work is soon to commence at Mercedes-Benz of Exeter to facilitate the expansion of the upper floor office space. Starting on July 9th, the first floor of the state-of-the art showroom is extending to make use of the space to the rear of the showroom’s mezzanine. Not only will this allow for growth to the […]

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Coasting towards more repairs

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Are you coasting towards more repairs?

Coasting while driving is defined as travelling either with the clutch pedal held down or with the car in neutral. This happens naturally for very short periods when changing gear and when coming to a stop. However, many motorists drive in this way for extended periods under the perception it is saving on fuel. We […]

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Safety features to be fitted by 2021

The European Commission (EC) is calling for all new cars to be fitted with a comprehensive list of mandatory high-tech safety features by 2021. With the safety features fitted in cars the EC estimates that they will save 7,300 lives and 38,000 serious injuries on the roads between 2020 and 2030. Here we take a […]

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Motorway traffic

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The best UK service stations for an enjoyable pit stop

Driving can be an immensely enjoyable activity and it can be even better when you have an exciting destination in mind. Unfortunately, there are parts of the process, like pulling over for a break at a service station, which can sometimes be rather dull. Sadly, not all services are as appealing as others but some […]

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Meet the team: Chris Lloyd, Service Team Leader

In terms of catering to the commercial servicing market, Mercedes-Benz South West are doing their utmost to meet the ever-increasing expectations of our customers. We recently welcomed a dedicated LCV Servicing and Trade Parts Hub for Mercedes-Benz of Exeter, and now comes the turn of Mercedes-Benz of Taunton, whose new LCV Servicing Centre premises opened […]

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What is WLTP?

The Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is a means of measuring the fuel consumption, pollutants and CO2 emissions from all passenger cars currently on sale. Its purpose is to inform potential purchasers of these figures based on more realistic real-world driving data compared to its predecessor, the New European Driving Cycle Test (NEDC), […]

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Larry Taylor, Martin Green, Graham Small

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£1-million Taunton workshop will keep Mercedes-Benz Vans customers’ businesses moving

The future has never looked brighter for Somerset-based operators of Mercedes-Benz vans following the opening of a state-of-the-art servicing facility in Taunton. The light commercial vehicle centre represents a £1 million investment by Mercedes-Benz South West, which has responded to soaring demand from customers for manufacturer-approved aftersales support. It is located at the edge of […]

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