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Quiet Your Noisy Car With Exhaust Service

If you have ever had the embarrassment of driving or riding in a car with a damaged muffler or exhaust system, you know firsthand how loud a car can actually get. With every acceleration, the sound pounds your ears and fills the neighborhood you are driving through with a loud roar. It can also get you pulled over for noise issues and improperly maintained equipment.

Mufflers and other exhaust parts are located on the bottom of the vehicle and as such take an enormous amount of abuse as they are directly exposed to the elements. 

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Replace Your Winter Wipers With Some Suited for Spring Rains

Now that we are starting to really experience some spring weather, it is more important than ever to get those old winter windshield wiper blades changed out with a new set of wiper blades to welcome in the rainy season.

Winter wiper blades are an important seasonal upgrade during the icy weather because they are made from a heavy-duty rubber that is strong enough to push all that heavy snow off of your windshield without getting damaged and will also be more resistant to the cold, improving performance. 

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Get the Most Out of Your Tires With Regular Rotations

Your tires are some of the most important pieces of equipment on your vehicle. And because of the nature of the function that they perform, you may notice them wearing down kind of fast. Tires are not known for being particularly cheap, and you will obviously want to get as much used out of them as you can.

Fortunately, there are things that you can do to maximize the amount of use that you get out of them. 

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Maintain the Most Critical Component of Your Cooling System

Due to the extreme temperatures that your engine runs at constantly, it has its own dedicated cooling system built into your vehicle. This is to keep the engine from overheating and causing permanent damage. Over time, the coolant in the system will get dirty and sludgy and will become much less effective. When that happens, it is time for a coolant flush.

To do this, you will start by draining all of the coolant from the system. 

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Are Your Car's Tires Inflated to the Correct Pressure?

Your car's tires are like Goldilocks. They need to maintain pressure not too high, not too low, but just right. Tire pressure is essential to your safety and to the performance of your car.

When the tires are under-inflated, they may wear out faster. Under-inflation also causes poor traction, which could lead to a spin-out or tire blowout. Over-inflation is also a problem for tires. 

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How do Your Brake Pads Work?

As you navigate the Loves Park, IL area, consider how many times each day that you put pressure on your car's brake pedal. Ideally, your brake pads help the vehicle slow down. Do really know how they work and when they need replacing? Our auto service and repair team can help.

On cars with disc brakes, every wheel has a brake rotor that spins along with the wheel. When the brake pedal gets pressed, brake calipers, located on each tire, put pressure on the rotors via the brake pads, causing a large amount of friction. 

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Pay Attention to These Alternator Warning Signs

Your alternator is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your car. It restores the power that is lost by the battery when starting and operating other electrical systems. Sometimes an alternator will give signs that something is wrong, and the auto service techs at our Loves Park, IL dealership can help you learn what to look out for with your car.

A dead or weak battery may be your first sign that your alternator is not providing an adequate recharging experience. If your lights suddenly dim, this can be another bad alternator sign. Not all cues of…

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Why Your Check Engine Light Should Never Be Neglected

We understand how frustrating it is when one of your dashboard warning lights comes on. At a minimum, they cost you time, but hopefully heeding the message the warning light sends you will help keep money in your pocket by allowing us to catch small problems before they turn into big ones.

If your check engine light comes on and stays on, you need to go ahead and bring it to Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) so we can check for a problem. The check engine light can indicate an incredibly minor issue like your gas cap being loose…

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Are Your Car’s Wiper Blades Ready for Winter?

During the winter months here in the Loves Park, IL area, one of the most important safety precautions you can take is to ensure your vehicle has properly working wiper blades that are in good or new condition. Here at Napleton’s Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park), we inspect every vehicle that comes through our service department for safe and effective wiper blades and windshield washer fluid.

The rain, snow and dirty slush that covers our windshields during these months can be a serious road hazard, so having a solid windshield cleaning system in place can be a lifesaver. 

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Make Your Nights Brighter with Headlight Maintenance

If your headlights are just not cutting it, you need to bring your ride to us here at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) right away so that we can get your headlights as bright as they need to be. It is very important to have headlights that are bright and reliable so that when you need them the most, they will get you through…

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