There’s a lot more substance to this topic than you might think — it’s not just marketing hype. The rigorous “Genuine Parts” testing program is especially interesting and relevant to the price/value relationship.
Great stopping power, pleasant pedal feel, no noise or pulsation, and long life are all good reasons to buy friction components and everything that goes with them from your local M-B dealer’s parts department.
We are a demanding people. We want to buy high-performance cars, but we don’t want to deal with the hard-starting and “lumpy” idle that come with high-profile, long-duration camshafts. How can engineers make more power and yet still give us a smooth idle?
With the advent of the computer, electronics have exploded in every aspect of our lives, and the automobile is no different. Regardless of how sophisticated and productive, all M-B electronics still rely on basic wiring connections. It’s our job to keep all those connections clean, tight, and moisture-free to make everything in the electronics chain work the way it should.
In this issue: Narrowing the Range of Temperatures with the E-Thermostat; Mercedes-Benz CDI Diesels: No More Knocking, Smoking, or Stinking; Meet the CLA, Model Series 117; FWD and MacPherson Struts Change the Collision Repair Game
Many advanced steering, stability control, and propulsion technologies in the front-drive CLA depend upon precise suspension geometry for proper vehicle operation. Here are some front wheel drive suspension basics for collision repairers who will be working on this history-making model.