Author Archives: Katherine Hairsine

5 Useful, Fun and Inexpensive Accessories You Need For Your Car

Tired of having your belongings slip between your car’s seats? Unsure what to do if you get a flat tire? Even your dream car can drive you crazy with these little annoyances. Here is a list of tools and accessories to keep in your car at all times to make those little inconveniences disappear for good.

 

  1. Drop Stop

Drop Stop is an Automotive Car Seat Gap Filler that you place and mold around your seat belt holder preventing even the smallest things from falling in between your car’s seats. Your cell phone, wallet and even loose change are safe with these pads around.

 

  1. Fix A Flat

This is most definitely not a permanent solution to a flat tire but having a can of Fix A Flat in your car can get you out of a sticky situation if you blow a tire. It will seal the popped tire in minutes and allow you to get to one of our service departments safely so your car can be properly looked at and repaired.

 

  1. Rain-X

Whether your dealing with rain, frost, ice or even bugs Rain-X has you covered. This spray on solution prevents all types of harsh weather from impeding your vision through your windshield. It makes driving in extreme conditions easier and much more safe.

 

  1. Glove Box Organizer

Its very important to have the right documents and contact information in your glove box in case anything were to happen. With a Glove Box Organizer you are sure to have your registration, insurance info, salesperson business card and more at your fingertips in minutes.

 

  1. Steering Wheel Desk

Does your car ever become a place where you end up working or needing to eat a meal? If so you might want to consider purchasing a Steering Wheel Desk. This one of a kind desk attaches to your steering wheel so, while you’re pulled over, you have a portable work space or personal table. Once your done simply slid it under your seat and your ready to go.

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Mercedes-Benz of Salisbury Hosts Line Dancing Event

On Thursday March 1st Mercedes-Benz of Salisbury hosted their first ever Line Dancing Event! The event included a step by step demonstration on how to perform four different line dances by Professional line Dance Instructor Amanda Showell. Attendees learned the latest country western moves among the hottest cars.

 

The event was open to the public and included complimentary snacks and beverages as well as  the interactive dance lesson. Locals flocked to the Mercedes-Benz of Salisbury showroom to enjoy this one of a kind experience and the opportunity to mingle and speak with the Pohanka Automotive of Salisbury sales staff in a fun and pressure free environment.

 

In the past Mercedes Benz of Salisbury has hosted other events including a relaxing yoga lesson; that was again free to the public. The store and staff enjoy hosting these events to promote wellness within the community as well as humanize the car buying experience.

 

“Often times, car dealerships have a negative connotation attached to them,” expressed Katherine Hairsine, Digital Marketing Manager for Pohanka. “We wanted to show the local community that we support them by providing a fun experience that was open to everyone.”  

Mercedes-Benz of Salisbury is excited to host future events and welcome anyone to attend. Keep an eye on the Mercedes-Benz of Salisbury website and facebook page for updates and details on upcoming events and promotions.

Benefits of a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz

Ever wonder what the difference is between a pre-owned vehicle and a certified pre-owned vehicle? You see the sign advertising that the car you’re looking at is “certified pre owned” but what does that actually mean? Is it worth the extra cost? The short answer is yes but let’s explore why.

 

First off a certified pre owned Mercedes-Benz vehicle has been through an intense and deliberate inspection by a Mercedes-Benz trained technician. This is to ensure that any problems with the car are fixed BEFORE it goes on the market. Any recalls, manufacture flaws or other problems will be addressed and fixed before the car leaves the lot. So when purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle you are assured that the car has been properly and thoroughly inspected and maintained to fit today’s top safety standards. Additionally any Certified Pre-owned Mercedes Benz includes a full Carfax history report so you know everything about your vehicle’s past life.

 

Second, when purchasing a certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz you are instantly purchasing a vehicle with some much needed add ons. For example a Certified Pre Owned (CPO) Mercedes-Benz comes with a one year bumper to bumper unlimited mile warranty starting when the 4 year / 50,000 mile Mercedes-Benz New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires . Drivers also have the ability to purchase an extended warranty if they would like to have coverage longer than a year. The warranty is also fully transferable if you decide to sell your car before the warranty expires. Furthermore there is no deductible on the warranty meaning the driver won’t pay a penny out of pocket if a repair is needed.

 

So is it worth it to purchase a certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz? Yes! Though vehicles made by Mercedes-Benz are meant to be reliable and last longer than ever, having an extended warranty as well as a numerous other perks are well worth the minimal additional cost. The multi point inspection a certified pre-owned vehicle goes through also insures that there will be no immediate problems with the car and will put your mind at ease for a long time to come.

 

Check out our entire selection of pre-owned and certified pre-owned cars today.

 

5 Steps To Getting Your Mercedes-Benz Ready For Spring

It’s that time of year! Break out the dust pans and broomsticks because spring is in the air and spring cleaning is on the agenda. While you’re preparing for the sunnier season don’t forget to prepare your car for the new weather as well. Here are some tips on how to get your car all ready for spring!

 

Wash Your Car and Get It Detailed

Spring is the ideal time to give your car a thorough cleaning both inside and out. Getting your ride washed, waxed, buffed and polished can really give your car a face lift after dealing with snow, ice, salt and more during those harsh winter months. Don’t just settle for your car looking better, make sure it feels better too. Bring your car back to showroom condition by having the interior vacuumed, shampooed and having the leather and plastic surfaces treated. A detail also gets all of the dirt and crumbs out of those hard to reach places.

 

Touch Up Paint and Small Dents

For minor dings and chips purchase some automotive touch up paint and carefully fill in all the scuffs and scratches. It won’t be a professional job but it will prevent rust from attaching itself to your sheet metal.

If you have some more substantial damage to your vehicle make a visit to your service department or local body shop. Different repairs have different prices but to keep your car in fair cosmetic condition it is worth an occasional visit to a professional. Having a car in good condition makes it easier to sell down the line and if your interested in an upgrade bring it to your dealer service center;  they can give you a trade in quote before you pay to have any work done!

 

Check Your Oil & Tire Pressure

These are routine procedure that every driver should keep up with but when life gets busy they are the last things on your mind. Be sure that you are checking your oil frequently and getting it changed according to your manufacturer standards. Getting your oil changed when needed is a easy and effective way to keeping your car in top performing condition while letting your oil get too low can cause detrimental damage to your vehicle.

Be cautious of wear on your tires after the winter months. The start of spring is the ideal time to make sure your tires are properly inflated, your spare tire included. It is also a fantastic time to have your tires rotated and balanced to make sure you are getting the maximum life span from each tire.

 

Invest in New Floor Mats

Winter is a very harsh time for your floor mats, especially if they are made of typical carpet. Spring is a great time to evaluate your floor mats and see if they need replaced. Some drivers even upgrade their floor mats from carpet to rubber or synthetic materials. These are easier to clean and don’t allow dirt, mud, water and more to get to your cars carpeting.

 

Clean Out Your Glove Compartment

First off, when cleaning out your glove compartment make sure that all important documents are where they need to be. Know where your insurance information is as well as your vehicle’s registration and owners manual. Clean out all of the un necessary papers and receipts that accumulate in your glove compartment over time time make sure these documents are easily accessible.

The glove compartment is also a great place to keep contact information from your local dealership and mechanic as well as any service coupons you acquire. It would also be a good idea to keep a tire gauge and pair of work gloves in there in case you need them while on the road.

 

If you follow these five steps you and your ride are ready for spring! Enjoy the sunshine and drive safe.