Kwik Fit | Wednesday 25th September 2019 2:00pm
Mercedes Benz is a name that’s synonymous with luxury. Many high profile people, such as global leaders and governments, can often be seen in the manufacturer’s vehicles. Their sports cars and SUVs are also popular among the rich and famous. From their first vehicle in 1886, Mercedes have grown significantly and now manufacture a wide range of luxury vehicles.
Mercedes- Benz World
Mercedes- Benz World, in partnership with Continental, is the company’s technology centre which provides an insight into the history of Mercedes Benz and also offers the opportunity for driving experiences, on the racetrack or off road in their 10 acre land.
The Mercedes Benz World driving experience gives visitors the opportunity to drive Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG vehicles alongside a professional driver.
Research and development
The vehicles at Mercedes-Benz World are fitted with the latest automotive technology to enable them to perform at their best. The latest technology in braking systems and electronics are found in the Mercedes-Benz vehicles at Mercedes-Benz-World. Companies, such as Continental invest a lot of time in the research and development of innovative technology in both safety and performance.
Tyres are also a key aspect of vehicle performance. If your vehicle isn’t fitted with the appropriate tyres, it won’t perform at its best. Many of the Mercedes-Benz AMG vehicles are fitted with Continental tyres as Original Equipment to deliver the best possible driving experience. The driving experiences at Mercedes- Benz World give drivers the opportunity to participate in a unique driving experience.
Choosing the right tyres
If you’ve experienced driving on a set of high quality tyres, you’ll know how much of a difference it makes to performance. Tyre condition is also crucial for vehicle performance. Factors such as tread depth and having your tyres inflated to the correct pressure all play a part in optimising vehicle safety and performance.
Once you’ve bought your new tyres, looking after them can extend their longevity and improve performance. You should check your tyre pressures at least once every month. Driving with incorrect pressures will cause uneven tyre wear meaning that a replacement will be required sooner than necessary.
Checking your tyre tread regularly will make sure that your tyres are safe and legal. If you’re found with a tyre with under the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm, you can be fined £2,500 per tyre and 3 penalty points on your licence. Tread depth will naturally wear over time but certain driving habits can cause your tread to wear away more quickly than necessary.
Make sure that you drive carefully to avoid damaging your tyres. Actions such as hitting kerbs will cause damage to your tyres and their sidewalls. Being aware of potential obstacles in the road will also help to protect your tyres. Hitting objects in the road such as speed bumps or potholes or braking too hard can all cause excessive tyre wear. Therefore, it’s important to look ahead and avoid these potential hazards whenever possible.
Mercedes-Benz-World also experience the differences between driving in wet and dry conditions. With the current weather being unpredictable, it’s important to make sure that you’re aware of wet weather stopping distances, In addition, you should make sure to take into account the allowances you should make when driving in the wet.
Getting the most out of your tyres
Mercedes-Benz-World also offer driving courses to help vehicle owners get the most out of their vehicles. Of course, tyre choice and maintenance is vital for maximising vehicle performance. Find out more about how to choose the right tyres for your vehicle here. If you’re worried about your tyre performance, visit your local Kwik Fit centre and they’ll be happy to help.
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