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Mercedes-Benz India CEO Roland Folger Showcased New Face lift Mercedes S350d in presence of transport minister Nitin Gadkari. The most talkative point here is the Mercedes S Class new BS-VI engine. This is first made in India Mercedes with a BS-VI engine.

Ronald said that the company had faced the same challenge in Europe in 2010 when Euro VI emission norms was put into effect though Euro VI fuel wads only available at a limited number of locations. The company had to design the Euro VI engine to use Euro V fuel.

Mercedes is now the only premium brand available with the latest BS-VI engine two years ahead of official government deadline for switching to Bharat Stage VI Norms directly from BS-IV which are currently sold in India.

Mercedes claims that the new engine produces 68 percent less nitrous oxides, 82 percent less particulate matter and betters fuel efficiency by 6 percent than the outgoing V6 motor. The previous S 350d was powered by a 3.0-lite V6 diesel motor that produced 258hp and 620Nm of peak torque and was mated to a seven-speed automatic. However, the new 3.0-litre, in-line diesel mill (codenamed OM 656) is tuned to produce 286hp and 600Nm of peak torque. While torque is 20Nm down on the previous engine, power is up by about 28hp.

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In terms of design, the S-class facelift gets new headlamps, tail-lamps and redesigned front and rear bumpers. On the inside, Mercedes’ refreshed flagship sedan gets tweaks to the cabin including a new 12.3-inch high-definition screen, wood and leather options for interior trim and seats, and a new seat-fragrance function along with ventilated seats.

 

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Most of the car accidents that occur are due to negligence and improper maintenance of cars. Monsoon is such season which witnesses most accidents in India. To keep yourself safe you should take care of your car. Get your car inspection by professionals to avoid any mishap. Monsoon can cause poor visibility, slippery road surface, more potholes develop on roads in a rainy season, water logging on roads, chances of water or mud sticking to car’s underbody causing corrosion, loss in braking effectiveness, etc. You should devote some time to reading some car care maintenance tips. Here are some checkpoints for Car Care in Monsoon.

A Guide for Car care in Monsoon

Car Care in Monsoon – Checklist

First of all, you must understand that your car needs a thorough check-up in the Monsoon Season. Some points to take care are:

  1. Don’t have your car parked outside in rainy season. It may cause water staggering on cars body. It may lead to rusting.
  2. Moisture can be dangerous for the car body. You should use some any rusting for your car body,  underbody, engine bay, and leaf springs.
  3. If you spot rust, use a rust-removal powder that is easily available at any accessory shop.

Car parts Care – Checklist

  1. Wiper Blades: Your Car blades get hard in dry weather. Oil and dust cause damage to blades rubber. In rainy season you may want to use them. But it is necessary to get new blades. Old wiper blades can cause damage to your windshield. It may get scratches and hence can affect windshield visibility in rains.
  2. Windshield: You must check your car windshield thoroughly for any kind of damage that may give way for rainwater to seep in. Any damage to windshield can also affect ADAS sensors attached to your windshield like Rain and Light Sensor which activates wipers and headlights in case automatically. It can be dangerous on a rainy day. If your car windshield has any visibility issue due to scratches or any other strains, get it replaced. If you have any spot or damage in your car windshield. Go for a windshield repair.
  3. Car Tyres: Your Car safety depends very much on the condition of its tyres. First and foremost your car tyres must have sufficient tread depth. Normally it should be 3-5 mm deep. In rainy season car may get a slip on a smooth surface if tyres don’t have proper tread depth. You should get your tyres check by professionals for any type of damage.
  4. Mudflaps: Mudflaps don’t come into action on a normal day. But on a rainy day, it helps to keep you and others safe on road. It is very important that your car has all mudflaps in good condition and don’t leave behind dirt and mud. It can be dangerous for the car driving behind you as it can screen its vision through the mud.
  5. Brake: Brakes are most important part of your car safety system. On a rainy season due to low visibility and heavy traffic jams, you may have to apply brakes more frequently. Also, there are times when you need to apply brakes instantly. It needs great care on your part to have good brakes at all times to avoid an accident.
  6. Engine and Battery: In the rainy season, sometimes the car gets too cold to start in morning and you need to try more than once to get it started. It is very necessary to get your car engine check for oil and battery to avoid any such condition. If your car is parked for a long time in the rain and it has an old battery, it may not start. To avoid such a condition it is wise to get your battery check in Monsoon.
  7. Air Conditioner: Car fogging in rainy season is a normal sight. Not everyone is aware of how to defog car windshield in rains and winter. You must get your AC checked to help your windshield defog as any kind of visibility issue can be fatal in rains.
  8. Lights: Wet roads absorb more light than dry. In rainy season you must check your car’s headlights. Its necessary to have proper light illumination on a rainy day.

Driving Tips for Monsoon

  • Avoid flooded roads, if you have to go slow.
  • If your car gets flooded, don’t try to get it start. Instead get an expert to check it. It can damage your car engine, electricals, brakes or transmission.
  • If you find your car suddenly submerged, unlock the doors and open the windows immediately.
  • While passing through a water-logged zone, drive slowly and rev the engine to keep water from entering the tail-pipe.
  • Never forget that cornering a car depends on the grip of its tyres and the grip is diminished on slippery roads. Approach corners slowly and stay upright instead of leaning into the corner.
  •  Stay off the roads if authorities issue such an advisory.
  • Must follow car manufactures guide for car care in monsoon or rainy season.

Auto Glass Masters advice 

Finally, as you can’t control Monsoon nor can avoid going out. There are some must-have things you must carry in your car. You should have a rope for any emergency situation to pull your car. A flashlight is very helpful to guide you in rain and at night. Most noteworthy is to have a medical kit.

You must have remembered the massive traffic jam in Gurugram in 2016 due to heavy rains. You should have some food and water with you to tackle such a situation. In addition, you may require your phone more than any thing on a rainy day, keep your mobile car charger with you.

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Introduction : We have touched about importance of windshield in your car as well as difference in OEM and After market Windshields. Today we will try to share more in depth view of broken windshield installation procedure. Being a safety feature of your car, it is necessary to understand the procedure that your windshield replacement company should follow.

Standard Procedure Auto Glass Masters service centers follow:

  1. Protecting your car interiors : We use specialized covers designed to protect your car interior parts which our technicians work on your windshield. It is highly recommended to cover dashboard and other parts to avoid scratched due to broken glass pieces that may scatter during removing broken windshield.
  2. Removing your car wiper blades : We use specialized tools to remove your wiper blades. Some time blades get rusted and hence require skill as well as patience to avoid undue damage to other car parts.
  3. Removing Old Windshield : Now as your interiors are covered and wipers removed. We are ready to remove your old windshield. Here it is important to note that its a skillful task and need proper training to use tools. Technicians at Auto Glass Masters take great care to avoid any damage to your cars body paint. It is also important to get old windshield disposed off well to protect environment hazards.
  4. New Windshield Selection : We advice all our customers to go for only OEM windshields which are recommended by your car manufacturer. You can check the difference between a Genuine and Aftermarket part. Though money does matter but its always wise to go for a Genuine part.Broken windshield installation procedure
  5. Apply Primer and Adhesive : Once you chose your new windshield we apply a primer to your car body to protect it from rusting and using a gun we apply OEM approved Adhesive to the car body. To prevent it from drying technicians need to work fast but keeping safety standards.
  6. New Windshield Installation: Our Technicians use specialized vacuum pumps during installation of new windshield to keep the windshield at proper place and without damaging it. Once placed correctly it is pressed gently and excess adhesive is wiped clean and wipers are fitted again.
  7. Once the Installation is complete. It needs adequate time for the sealent to dry before you can drive your car again.

Conclusion : Replacing a broken or old windshield is a precise work that need expertise and specialized tools. We recommend you to visit your nearest Auto Glass Masters Service center for further advice or call us at 9278783578. We also offer home service facility and cashless insurance claims for windshield replacement. All windshield installation have standard workmanship and quality warranty as per our warranty policy.

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Now a days when every one is concerned about Safety, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS is the backbone of your car safety systems. It is not a system in itself but blend of technologies which work together to make the drive safe for the occupant as well as others on road. ADAS is a key technology initiative to keep the drive aware of the situation around him while driving. It helps the driver to avoid any kind of collision or mishap by processing information through different sensors and automated systems.

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ADAS not only give information to the driver, it also have automated or enhanced feature to control your car ride like in case of Automated Cruise Control. In case driver fails to act timely it can over-ride manual safety features and automatically apply brakes or steer the wheel to avoid any road mishap. It not only keep occupant safe during ride, it also helps to keep highest safety standards in case of a collision like tightening your seat-belt, controlling car brakes to avoid car skid, inflating air bags or to cut fuel supply to avoid fire in case of an accident.

Apart from these there are some other ADAS parts which help you drive in comfort. Rain and Light Sensor installed on your car windshield help you during rain and dim light. Adaptive Cruise Control helps to keep check on car speed to have a safe distance from other vehicles on road.

There are many ADAS systems available in market like Mercedes Pre-safe System. All major car manufacturers are investing very hard time, money and human resource to keep up with the pace of development. It is really important to have a Safety system which can keep the occupant safe in case of mishap or on the other hand avoid such a situation.

As far as your Windshield is concerned a lot is happening in new windshields. There are lots of systems which are part of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and are available on your car windshield. Most common is the Rain and light sensor, Front Optical Camera, Infra Red Camera and also Lane assistance system / Lane departure Systems.

In case of a damage to your car windshield, it is imperative for you to check which ADAS system your car have. It is very important for your safety to get your windshield replacement under a trained technician. Auto Glass Masters suggests you to go only for OEM windshield in case of damage in your car glass it beyond repairable. Is your windshield repairable our team will help you asses that correctly.

After replacement of your car windshield it is also necessary to re-calibrate these Advanced Driver Assistance Systems . We suggest you to go for only Genuine parts so as to keeps your ADAS intact. Aftermarket parts may be cheep but it can compromise your car safety.