Beating the summer heat is one thing, but throwing some meat on the grill is another. Summer offers the perfect opportunity to try out new barbecue recipes and there’s no better test subjects than friends and family. This summer, try something new. Here are some great summer barbecue recipes from us here at Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead!
- Classic Cheeseburger – A summer (and American) icon, the classic cheeseburger is relatively straightforward to make. To create the perfect burger, you’ll need some raw red onions, ketchup, a fresh tomato, sharp yellow cheddar cheese, and 80% lean ground chuck. Cook the meat on the grill, but don’t place it on the bun just yet! Brush a soft hamburger bun with butter and toast it. Place the burger on last to avoid making the bun soggy.
- Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich – A little more complicated, to make a grilled buffalo chicken sandwich, you’ll need boneless, skinless chicken breasts, buns, some ketchup, hot sauce, and unsalted butter. Preheat the grill and combine the hot sauce, butter, and ketchup then add the chicken. Let it marinate for 20 minutes then grill the chicken until the internal temperature hits 165 degrees. Grill the buns until toasted and then add dressing. To finish things off, add blue cheese-apple slaw for an added burst of flavor!
Do you have any amazing recipes in mind for the summer? List them below and let us know!
You did your research. You decided what features were important to you. You test drove a hundred vehicles. So now that you’ve bought the vehicle you want, it’s time to take care of it. If you want to make your car last, follow these three simple tips:
# 1 – Your vehicle doesn’t run on fuel alone.
Routine maintenance is definitely the most effective thing you can do to make your car last. Even people who are vigilant about oil and oil filter changes can often ignore other tasks. Your air filter, spark plugs, and belts—all of these need changing. Your owner’s manual will help you maintain a healthy maintenance routine.
# 2 – Don’t ignore problems.
Over time, you’ll come to know your vehicle like you know the back of your hand; the way it sounds, the way it accelerates, brakes, and corners. Anytime these change, you should not ignore it. Also, calculate your fuel economy from time to time. Make sure it is where it should be consistently- that can alert you to issues before they become catastrophes.
# 3 – Don’t drive it like you stole it. Drive it like you own it and want it to last.
The way you drive can have a significant effect on your vehicle’s longevity. Unnecessarily hard cornering can be hard on the ball joints and suspension. Constant hard braking and unnecessarily aggressive acceleration can take its toll. So it’s best to take things easy, even if that detracts from your main-street drag-racing dreams.
It’s simple. Take care of your car and it will take care of you!
It’s not uncommon for drivers to have one or more mark on their record, though many people still get extremely nervous when they get pulled over. We’ve put together a few hints on what to do if you’re pulled over.
Most importantly, understand your rights. According to wikiHow, a police officer can pull you over for any traffic violation, no matter how minor. Never argue with the police or act aggressively, as this can itself be an act of retaliation. However, you cannot be pulled over because of your age, race, or the type of car you drive. If you believe this has happened, simply record the interaction by placing your phone on your dash.
Find a convenient spot to pull over. Slow down, put your turn signal on, and pull over to the right. Try to find a nearby parking lot or wide shoulder if possible.
Next, make sure to relax. Although it is scary to be pulled over, you will be okay even if you get a traffic ticket. Take deep breath, and don’t get worked up. Take the keys out of the ignition if possible, and move slowly.
Keep answers non-committal and brief. Be polite, refer to the officer as “officer.” Answer questions honestly, such as “Do you know how fast you were going?” by saying simply “Yes” or “I think x miles per hour.” Do not say you are ignorant of the speed limit or admit to fault, if possible.
Finally, comply with the officer. If the officer tells you to do something, you must do it. However, unless they have probable cause, they are not allowed to search your vehicle, and you are allowed to refuse if they ask.