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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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There’s Wisdom in Keeping Your Gas Tank Full

Here at Napleton’s Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park), we believe that there’s wisdom in keeping your gas tank full. There are some who live in cold environments that believe keeping a low level of gas inside the fuel tank is acceptable. There are some people who feel it depends on the vehicle and weather. Both drivers are wrong!

Here’s the reality: A full gas tank can help prevent condensation from building up in the vehicle’s fuel lines. This condensation can sometimes freeze when temperatures permit, and can prevent you from even starting up your vehicle. 

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Road Trips Need A Little Thought Before You Leave

Every road trip needs a little thought before you walk out the door. You might want to travel hundreds of miles to your next destination. You'll need to make sure your vehicle is prepared before you ever leave.

You can start with regular maintenance. Your oil needs to be checked. Your fluids need to be checked. Low levels could spell issues on the next road trip. You also want to have an expert check your battery, brakes, and tires. This is just good common sense.

You'll also want to prepare by packing the right stuff. You always need…
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Does The Purchase of Off-Brand Parts Really Make Sense?


Here at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park), we do realize that there are companies that sell auto parts for a cheaper price than what you will find at our dealership.

We pride ourselves, however, that the parts that you purchase from the dealership are manufactured to the same quality being the same part you had in your vehicle when you purchased it new. We put our name on the part and our warranty as well. If the part is defective we will replace it immediately, no questions asked.

Our automotive technicians are thoroughly trained to repair and adjust anything…
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