StarTuned August 2013

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In this issue:

Let’s Get Into Gear

Whether it’s the government mandating higher  fuel economy standards, or customers demanding greater performance and smooth shifting, Mercedes-Benz has always risen to the challenge. For almost a decade, 7G-Tronic transmissions have been an important part of that response, so they are starting to require service. Here’s what you need to know.


Using a sophisticated self-diagnostic system makes your life a lot easier provided you know the exact options and systems the car actually has. That’s where XENTRY comes in.

Aluminum: From Bauxite to Beautiful

Working with this light metal in collision repair isn’t really more difficult than working with steel. It’s just different.  Learn how to deal with those differences in a professional manner and you’l be ready when an aluminum-intensive Mercedes-Benz rolls into your shop.

Understanding Mercedes-Benz Brakes

Where safety is concerned, what’s more important than brakes? And now, of course, lots of sophisticated electronics are involved in stopping a vehicle. We need to keep up to speed on the systems that help cars slow down, yet not lose sight of the basics.


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