What to do if you're in an accident

If you find yourself in an accident, don't panic! The first thing to do is assess the situation and check for injuries. If you're not hurt, take a moment to make sure that everyone else is okay too. Once this has been done, follow these steps:

1) Call 911
2) Get as much information from other drivers as possible (license plate number, contact info., etc.)
3) Take photos of the accident before moving your car or anything else
4) Exchange contact info. with other drivers
5) Call your insurance company from the scene of the accident to report…

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Routine Engine Cooling & Radiator Services Are Critical to Your Vehicle

When it comes to routine maintenance services, the engine cooling system is one that you don't want to skip. The engine cooling system consists of the radiator, water pump, cooling fan, pressure cap, fluid coolant, and an overflow tank reservoir, and all of these parts work together to ensure that your engine doesn't overheat, which can cause significant damage. 

If you suspect there is a problem, there are a few ways that you can tell your engine is overheating, including the following:

  • Steam rolling from under the hood
  • The engine temperature gage goes into red or hits H…
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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Planning a getaway to New England for the fall is a perfect opportunity to see the spectacular colors of the region's changing leaves. Fall in New England is one of the best times to go. From the colors to the stunning views, there's much to enjoy about a leaf-peeping expedition to the region.

Go Early in Fall

If you are visiting New England for the changing leaves, you technically have a three-month window when you can travel. However, the ideal time to visit is early October. In the first few weeks of the month you'll get stunning…

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Top Indicators Your Brake Pedal Needs to Be Repaired

As a driver, you need to know how to care for your vehicle and perform repairs when it's necessary to ensure you can help it drive safely. The brake pedal can need attention when wear or damage occasionally develops.

A common sign that your brake pedal needs repairs is if your car starts swerving to the side when you try to reduce your speed on the road. A few different sounds may also come from the pedal, which will sound like grinding or squealing. It's also common for a burning smell to develop, which becomes stronger the more…

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How do extreme temperatures affect car batteries?

Extreme temperatures can be hard on a car battery, which is why it's important to take care of your car battery in the winter. If you live in an area with extreme cold and have a lead-acid type battery, then you'll want to keep them at room temperature when possible. This will help prevent freezing or boiling while also making sure that they don't get too hot either. We recommend storing your car during the colder months so that it doesn't have to work as hard.

What Can Cause a Car Battery to Fail in Extreme…

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Get Introduced to Infotainment Systems

While driving around Loves Park, you may have noticed that infotainment systems are becoming common in today's automobiles. To help you fully appreciate this advancement, we are happy to share our expertise on the subject at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park).

The AM radio was the original automotive feature that informed and entertained. In the 2020s, the infotainment system's interface rests in the same general area as that bygone radio. You can still listen to the radio in a modern vehicle, but you'll access it via the infotainment system's touchscreen. 

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Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan Features Intuitive Multi-Media System

For multimedia features that are just as high-end as the car your riding in, buyers choose the Mercedes-Benz E 300. This luxury sedan features a wealth of high tech features that will keep you entertained n your ride to work or on those long summer trips on the road.

At the core of the E 300's multimedia experience is the mbUX system that features innovative technology based on artificial intelligence and an intuitive operating system. It comes standard with a 12.3-inch touchscreen that drivers can control via a touchpad on the center console and through voice-activated commands.

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Why Tire Pressure Matters to Drivers

We have all been driving down the road when the low tire pressure sensor comes on, and in the rush of daily life it tends to get ignored. However, there are many reasons why you should tend to low tire pressure immediately. Although it may appear to be an issue that can be put off for a while, doing so can interfere with the functionality of your vehicle and safety of your passengers.

When your tire is inflated properly, the weight of your vehicle's cargo and passengers can be distributed evenly. Low tire pressure disrupts this balance and can…

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Conquer the Streets of Loves Park in a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz

If you love luxury vehicles but think that you simply can’t afford a Mercedes-Benz coupe, sedan or SUV, it’s time that you discovered the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program. We here at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) are standing by with all the details on why this program just might be what you’re looking for.

In order to be offered for sale through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned program, a vehicle must have been on the road less than six years and must have low mileage. The vehicle must also be free from operational issues and pass a…

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Dog-Friendly Features: Find a Vehicle That Works for You and Your Pet!

If you are near Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park), stop by and talk to our team about your dog and vehicles that will work well for you both. Whether you want a truck, a wagon, or an SUV, we have vehicles with great features for your pet.

If you have a dog that you love taking on adventure trips, then you may want a vehicle that is not traditional. You can find some vehicles that do not have carpeting, and you can easily rinse them out after a day visiting the dog park or playing in the muddy water…

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