What are Anti-Lock Brakes?

Here at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) we routinely service vehicles with anti-lock brakes. Chances are your automobile is equipped with an Anti-lock Braking System or ABS; however, you may not know much about it. Allow us to explain the basics so that you can better understand it.

What are Anti-Lock Brakes?

Anti-lock brakes contain a sensor, hydraulic pump, and controller. These components monitor your wheels and sense when one of them stops turning. They then apply a "press and release" strategy to keep your brakes from locking up when you apply the pedal.

 
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Cabin Air Filter Replacement Importance

The cabin air filter system in your vehicle is crucial in the performance of the climate system. Without a properly functioning air filter system, the cabin of your vehicle may become dirty and dusty, causing discomfort to passengers.

The vehicle’s cabin air filter needs to be inspected on a regular basis. A trained professional can change the filter when it becomes too dirty. This will help rid the interior of the vehicle of dust, pollen, and mold spores, helping to alleviate the allergies of passengers.

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What is front-wheel drive vs. rear-wheel drive?

When it comes to powering up your car, you can look to the powertrain for options. Front-wheel drive vehicles mean that the car is pulled forward by sending power to the front wheels. In a rear-wheel drive configuration, power is sent through the driveshaft to the rear differential, which provides more horsepower.

With front-wheel drive, most cars are smaller, such as a compact-class or small sedan. You won’t be able to get huge acceleration at start, but it does build over time and many FWD vehicles can go over 120 mph.

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The Steps to Checking Your Vehicle Battery With a Voltmeter

The battery is an important part of your vehicle, so it is crucial to make sure that it is working properly at all times. By following the steps we've provided below, you can easily test your vehicle's battery with a voltmeter to see whether it's properly charged/charging or if it may need to be replaced.

• Ensure that the ignition is switched off
• Connect the positive voltmeter test lead to the battery's positive terminal
• Following that, connect the negative voltmeter test lead to the battery's negative terminal
 

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Stay on Top of Your Belt and Hose Services

If your automobile runs off of fuel then it has at least one belt along with a system of hoses that function in transferring fluids and connecting systems that help the engine run. It is important to have parts like your drive belt, timing belt and hoses inspected upon every service to ensure that they are in good working order.

When to Replace a Belt or Hose

Is your car making a squeaky noise? You probably need to replace your drive belt, its idler pulley or a part that spins around it like the water pump. Every 50-100 thousand miles…

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Brake Pads Explained

Modern vehicles have disc brakes. Each wheel is paired with a brake rotor that spins with the wheel. When the driver decides to slow or stop the vehicle, a brake caliper applies pressure to the rotor to cause the desired effect. Brake pads serve as a buffer between the caliper and the rotor. The friction they endure over time causes them to eventually wear out.

As the brake pads become thinner or begin failing, vehicle owners may notice a squeaking or squealing sound when they step on the brake pedal. If the pads are not replaced, the rotors become damaged…

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe Audio & Entertainment Features

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 offers unique audio and entertainment features that fit its luxury class style. The intuitive infotainment system also hooks into Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a WiFi hotspot, and surround sound system. The comfort level increases when you customize your drive using programmable steering wheel buttons and voice-activated controls.

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Expect Greater Durability With Cold-Weather Wipers

Here at our Mercedes-Benz dealership, we realize that making proper seasonal changes to vehicles can be of paramount importance to safety. That said, using the correct parts and accessories during winter months can also actually boost durability and longevity. One part that can certainly benefit from timely seasonal replacement is the windshield wiper.

Windshield wipers come in several varieties, and two popular types include all-season and winter wipers. As it happens, winter wipers have many construction features that make them suited to use during cold, icy weather. 

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Admire the Luxurious Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC SUV

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC SUV has all of the qualifications of a true luxury vehicle. Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) is excited to reveal the highlights of this five-seat model that comes from Germany. Running on a turbo engine, this compact car gets major leverage from the 4MATIC drivetrain system.

The upper dashboard and door trims in this Mercedes-Benz SUV are covered in the patented MB-Tex material. Nappa leather is standard in the climate-controlled front seats, which have visible stitching outlines for modern styling. 

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