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A variety of vehicles arrayed on a car lot under the sun

Do vehicles cost different amounts in different states?

Factors Affecting Car Buying Prices from State to State

Shopping for a new vehicle presents one with a lot of factors to think about. Complicating the process is the fact that different dealerships sell vehicles for different prices: supply and demand, current offers, and other factors come into play to affect these prices.

Beyond the MSRP, factors that impact the cost of a vehicle include taxes, registration fees, dealer fees, and more. Many of these elements differ from state to state. As a result, do vehicles cost different amounts in different states?

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Close-up on the machinery of a car engine

Is a motor the same as an engine?

Motors and engines, engines and motors. For many individuals, these words are interchangeable, both calling to mind a vague image of a mechanized device with moving pistons and/or turning gears, exhaling steam and producing power through its efforts to accomplish some task. 

However, for many inhabitants of the Gilbert region, the image that arises is subtly different depending on which word is used. As such, our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert occasionally fields the question: is there a difference between an engine and a motor?

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2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris cargo van driving up a highway

What brand are the cargo vans used by the USPS?

United States Postal Service Customized Mercedes-Benz Metris Cargo Vans

You may have noticed the USPS driving around the streets here in Gilbert in some very spiffy new rides. Sure, the near-ancient Grumman LLVs are still in operation as well (for the time-being), but some lucky mail carriers are now getting to complete their routes behind the wheel of a stylish, luxurious cargo van with a custom-made USPS emblem on the front. From which brand do these swanky machines hail?

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2020 MB A-Class exterior profile

What plug-in hybrid models does Mercedes-Benz make?

2021 Mercedes-Benz Plug-In Hybrid Lineup

Using a hybrid vehicle is a great way to get better fuel efficiency while cruising the streets here in Gilbert. It’s not immediately obvious, however, which luxurious hybrid vehicles exist in the lineup of our favorite manufacturer. Customers often ask us here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert: which models does Mercedes-Benz offer in a plug-in hybrid configuration?

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Silhouette of a horse in the Arizona desert, emblazoned with "AFV?"

How do I get an AFV license plate in Arizona?

Arizona Alternative-Fuel Vehicle License Plate Requirements

You may have seen vehicles driving around here in Arizona with an “AFV” license plate slapped on. This sweet license plate provides special, unique benefits for vehicles lucky enough to be outfitted with one. Eager drivers often run up to our team members here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert and demand to know: how does one get an AFV license plate for their vehicle in Arizona?

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Mercedes-Benz EQS in futuristic realm

What incentives does Arizona provide for drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles?

Incentives for Driving Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in Arizona

Driving a hybrid or electric vehicle inherently brings a lot of cool benefits to the table, such as the opportunity to save money on fuel, reduce the amount of required maintenance procedures, and contribute towards saving the entire human race from environmental obliteration. On top of that, federal and local governments tend to provide special incentives to coax drivers out from their gas burners and behind the wheel of an EV.

Customers that find their way to our lot here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert sometimes ask about these incentives. What incentives does Arizona provide to EV and Hybrid drivers?

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Side view of the Mercedes-Benz EQS

What are the most exciting elements of the Mercedes-Benz EQS?

All You Need to Know About the All-New Mercedes-Benz EQS

Here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert, our team has been nearly overcome with excitement regarding the upcoming all-new Mercedes-Benz EQS, a sleek top-tier luxury sedan from our favorite automaker that’s just recently been revealed in detail.

There’s a lot to cover about the Mercedes-Benz EQS, but it helps to start with an overview of the most important elements. That’s why we’ve included the video below for your viewing pleasure. Learn about the Mercedes-Benz EQS model’s beautiful interior, efficient electric drive system, and plethora of cutting-edge technology throughout. Enjoy!

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Woman looks through binoculars for a VIN number

Where can I find my VIN?

Vehicle Identification Number Locations

You can think of a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) as kind of like a social security number for your vehicle. It’s a one-of-a-kind string of characters that can help identify for your ride in the sea of cars that exist in this world. Unlike a social security number, however, there’s no need to keep your VIN confidential.

Customers sometimes ask us here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert: where can I find the VIN on my vehicle?

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Person uses computer and drinks coffee

How much is my trade-in worth in Gilbert, AZ?

Obtain Your Current Vehicle’s Value Online

For many drivers, a key part of buying a new vehicle is selling, or “trading in,” their old. The amount one gets for their trade-in can have a big impact on how much they can afford on their new vehicle.

When planning what to buy, it can help to know in advance how much your trade-in is worth. Customers from the Gilbert region frequently come to us here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert to ask us this question. Is there a way to find out in advance how much your trade-in is worth in Gilbert, Arizona?

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