A Tried and True Method for Correcting a Vehicle Slide in Loves Park This Winter

If you've ever experienced your vehicle sliding while on a winter road in Loves Park, then you know the panic that you feel when this starts to happen. Next time you encounter an icy patch, here's what you should try and do.

Remove your foot off the accelerator pedal so you're not gaining anymore speed. However, make sure you don't put your foot on the brake. Use your hands to guide the steering wheel to the side where your vehicle is sliding.

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Be At Peace In A 2021 Mercedes-Benz C 300

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is taking the full-size class of luxury sedans to another level. This car has it all from stunning good-looks to advanced technology. Five people can sit in its cabin with ease, and your passengers will be engaged with all of the available tech features. This includes HD radio and Android Auto. If you're an iPhone lover, then you can take advantage of Apple CarPlay features. Hands-free function via Bluetooth is also on the menu.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C 300 will provide a thrilling drive. The sedan's long, lean frame will cut through the…

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Headlights

Your vehicle has headlights on the front side of it. They are protected by a layer of plastic. Headlights are fragile, so it is important for you to know when they need to be serviced or replaced. If the lighting is dim, then it is time for you to get new headlights. Your headlights should be bright and clear.

It can be scary to see the lights flickering on and off while you are driving down the road. This is a sign that indicates your lights are going to die soon. 

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Is Your Car In Need of an Alignment?

Are your car tires contacting the road at the correct angles? Unless a skilled technician measures the angles with the necessary machine, you won't know the answer for sure. Thankfully, a wheel alignment appointment involves measuring the angles and setting things back to manufacturer specs.

some signs suggest wheels are out of alignment. When a car pulls to the right or the left, there could be an issue with the wheels. The steering wheel shouldn't end up "off-center" when you drive, either. That would be another warning sign.

 

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Audio & Entertainment Features

Mercedes-Benz has created the perfect high-tech cabin for the CLA 250. With the latest audio and entertainment features, drivers find the most comfortable and intuitive tools to make their drives effortless. In the base edition, the CLA 250 comes with a comprehensive multimedia package including an 8-inch touch screen, steering-wheel touch controls, Bluetooth audio streaming, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. You can connect to any app on your phone with a voice command or Bluetooth.

Optional upgrades include a 10.25-inch touch screen

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Keep your headlights looking good with these tips

When it comes to keeping up on your maintenance our team here at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) understands the importance of making your vehicle is in top form. Over time, your headlights can get worn out, and these tips can help get them looking clean again.

If your headlights are just slightly foggy, one household item you can try is toothpaste. Make sure to clean off the surface of the headlights with either window cleaner or soap and water first. Then you can use a small amount of toothpaste and a clean cloth to scrub the headlights. 

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Methods for Charging a Car Battery

Your automobile has two main methods for charging its battery. When it's running, your alternator will recharge your battery to full capacity. This is assuming that your battery is working properly. As long as you aren't placing too much draw on your alternator, it should be able to keep up with everything. The higher that your RPMs go, the faster you'll be able to charge your battery.

If your battery has died completely, your alternator will not usually be able to charge it back up all the way in its current state. 

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What's The Difference Between Oversteer And Understeer?

Every vehicle drives differently. Even the same model with two different trim levels can feel very different when you get behind the wheel to go for a drive. Two terms that apply to the sensitivity of your vehicle to steering are understeer and oversteer.

Oversteer is something you'll experience when your automobile turns far more than is commanded by you as the driver. Some people don't mind this effect, while other people try to stay away from a vehicle that has oversteering

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What to do if you're in an accident

At Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park), we want to make sure that you're as safe as you can be while driving on the road. If you've been involved in an accident, here are some helpful tips to consider.

  • The most important thing to consider is whether or not someone is injured post-accident. If medical attention is needed, call for an ambulance right away.
  • A police officer will need to draft up a report of the accident. They may also need to redirect traffic if vehicles need to be towed. Call them right away.
  • Exchange information with the…
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Glare Can Be Damaging When Driving: Here Is How To Handle It

You don’t have to just accept that glare is going to be a part of the driving experience that you can’t do anything about. That is both not true and not acceptable. You can and should look for ways to combat the notion that you are a sitting duck when glare creeps in.

AAA has recommended that all drivers look at using their sun visors when glare becomes a problem. They should also look to polarized sunglasses as an answer to their problem with being able to see as well in the midst of the sunlight. On top…

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