As an auto repair shop in NE Philadelphia, we see a lot of vehicles. In particular, we repair many Mercedes-Benz, because we are the only certified Mercedes-Benz collision center in Philadelphia. We’re sharing our driver-safety tips for Mercedes-Benz owners. We know Mercedes driving safety features are well advanced over their competitors. Their system dubbed “intelligent drive” has been in the making for the past 15 years. Accidents will happen despite these advantages. When they do, visit Alan’s Collision Center in NE Philadelphia.
About Mercedes-Benz 2015 E-Class
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has an overall 4/5 star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It received five stars in rollover crash and side crash testing and four stars in frontal crash testing. You can see more on the safety of the vehicle in U.S. News Best Cars report.
The National Institute for Highway Safety gave the Mercedes-Benz a ‘Good’ rating, the highest rating delivered. The vehicle tested tops for front, sides, rear, and roof impact and crash tests.
3 Tips To Keep Your Mercedes Out of the Auto Repair Shop
The best defense against accidents is awareness of the road and driving conditions. Follow these three tips to keep your Mercedes out of the auto repair shop.
- 1. Avoid distractions
Overall, the Mercedes-Benz E Class has wonderful reviews. You can read a favorable one here. One feature we like in particular about the Mercedes-Benz E Class is the lane departure warning. When someone is texting while driving, the first thing that happens is the vehicle swerves out of the lane. The lane departure-warning signal alerts any driver and helps thwart accidents. We all know that the side-view mirror is not enough when it comes to lane changing, especially in our neighborhood of NE Philadelphia where traffic is heavy.
Another safety feature is the blind-spot monitor. Drivers are often reluctant to look over their shoulder before lane changing or passing. On busy city highways and boulevards, it’s imperative that a glance into both mirrors (rear view and driver’s side) and then a look over the shoulder are complete before changing lanes.
If you find you’re a victim of a sideswipe in your Mercedes-Benz (or any other vehicle, for that matter), then call Alan’s Collision Center. We are the only certified Mercedes-Benz collision repair shop in Philadelphia. Our auto repair services provide for any auto body work whether it’s out of pocket or an insurance claim.
- 2. Child Safety
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E Class was awarded Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families. What that means is moms and dads are satisfied with the safety of their precious cargo as passengers in the rear seat.
The vehicle comes equipped with rear head air bags and rear body air bags. There are also the standard child safety locks on all doors. The large back seat makes it roomy for children to be comfortable on longer road trips, too.
We took a look on Cars.com for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedan for car-seat safety check. Car-seat safety experts and editors wrote a story about their passing grade for installation of rear-facing infant seats behind the driver and passenger, front-facing child safety seats and a booster seat.
The review included positive remarks about the Latch anchors and tether anchors and ease of use.
Before Buying Baby Car Seat
According to Consumer Reports, one of the best tips they give is to read up on state laws pertaining to rear-facing car seats and at what age you can switch baby forward.
The American Academy of Pediatrics agrees with Consumer Reports that babies should stay rear facing until two-years-old. Until your child is about 4’ 9” they will need to be in a child safety seat of some type. While it may seem overkill to put an eight-year-old in a booster seat, the critical issue is where the seat belt and shoulder strap hit the child’s neck.
If you’re unsure about the Latch or tether system in your vehicle, or if you’re driving an older model vehicle, then bring your vehicle in for a safety inspection and maintenance check.
Certainly, if you have had your vehicle repaired at an auto body shop and you’d like to ensure the work was high quality, then bring it over to Alan’s Collision Center in NE Philadelphia. We will confirm the quality of your auto body repairs.
- 3. Road Conditions
While you may believe you’re the best driver, there’s a factor no one can predict and that’s road conditions. Even the most accident-free driver can skim the surface of the road on black ice. Fog can also be a danger factor for all drivers as well as heavy rain.
The Mercedes-Benz E Class is built with traction control, anti-lock brakes, disc brakes and traction control.
Automobile Magazine did an in-depth review of the 2014 E Class Mercedes Benz, and assured drivers it is a solid vehicle with high performance on any road conditions.
Regardless, when your Mercedes-Benz is in an auto collision, bring it in to Alan’s Collision Center in NE Philadelphia. We are the only certified Mercedes-Benz auto body shop in Philadelphia.
Build A Relationship With An Auto Repair Shop
Did you know that accidents happen once every seven years on average? Perhaps you will already have given up your Mercedes-Benz or turned it in for a new one. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to scope out an auto body repair shop in advance of needing one. Our team at Alan’s Collision Center is highly trained. Our team is I-CAR Gold Certified, the highest industry training certification we can get.
When you stop in to introduce yourself, we will inspect your vehicle free of charge. We want to get to know you, too, so that when the time comes you’ll know whom to call.
When you’re shopping for vehicles, be sure to check out the Mercedes-Benz E Class because it’s safe for families, earned high industry ratings, and baby seats fit well in the back seat. The vehicle comes equipped with many safety features, and you can feel confident on the road in any driving conditions.
Reach Alan’s Collision Center at 215-677-7773 in Northeast Philadelphia.