Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 1962 W111 220SE Coupe
Location: Cloud City, OR
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Hi Jackie, you may wish to familiarize yourself with hand signals for turns and lane changes should you find yourself in this situation again. Basically extend your left arm straight out to indicate "left" and straight up bent at the elbow to indicate a "right". Bent straight down indicates a stop. Of course other drivers may not be familiar with these signals in this day and age so use caution, but at very least you are getting their attention and these signals are legal so that will prevent you from receiving a ticket. Also, MB provides a free tow to their dealership within 30-miles so you could also simply pull over somewhere safe and wait for them. This is a service they offer to ANY MB owner for ANY car, regardless of age, mileage, warranty status, etc.
Finally, I was under the impression that Enterprise delivers rental vehicles to your location free of charge, at least according to their commercials, which would allow you to take your troubled Benz to the mechanic of your choice. I know it's difficult to always think things through as thoroughly as we might prefer when we're faced with challenges involving our cars, I am guilty as well, but I hope these suggestions will help in the future.
Good luck with your car.
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