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Automotive Maintenance: What Exactly is Brake Fluid?

Staying educated is important. Especially when it comes to your vehicle. Have you wondered what stops your vehicle? Surprisingly enough, it's fluid! That's right, without brake fluid to compress the brake pistons into the brake discs, you would not be able to stop the vehicle. The brake pedal will just go all the way to the ground.

This hydraulic fluid made from either glycol or silicone has a reservoir under the hood of your car that you can check regularly to make sure there are no signs of leaks or corrosion. 

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The Importance of Tire Pressure

As a driver, you already know that you need to have air in your tires. Therefore, you know that tire pressure is important. However, there is more to tire pressure than just having air in your tires. There is a certain amount of pressure that your tires need in order to be good for driving.

Your tire pressure has an effect on a few different factors in your vehicle. Having correct air pressure in your vehicle is an important thing. Incorrect tire pressure will cause your tire to wear out in an uneven way, especially if it is under-inflated. 

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Tips to Avoid Hydroplaning When Conditions Deteriorate

The following tips are going to help you to put your car tires in the best position to scatter the maximum amount of water off the road surface to reduce instances of hydroplaning.

Do your best to travel in the tracks of the vehicle ahead of you. Those tracks have less water and make it easier for your tires to grip the road surface. Shifting to a lower gear will ensure that you are not traveling too fast on slick roads. Make certain to slow the vehicle down as you enter turns. 

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Is Your Car's Exhaust Leaking?

Keeping your car up and running at full strength is of utmost importance. By doing so, you are able to get the maximum benefit out of your car throughout its usable life. Knowing what kinds of warning signs to look for when noticing various common issues can drastically help this process. That is why our team of car experts at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) want to give you some background on one of the most common issues, an exhaust leak. 

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Charcoal is the Latest Car Odor Control Solution

Many vehicle owners are switching to charcoal as a way to control odors in their vehicle. This is an unconventional way to reduce the terrible odors that can present themselves in your vehicle if left unattended to.

Charcoal has this natural ability to overwhelm and absorb other odors in a way that most other things simply do not. You can actually get a lot of benefit from just placing some charcoal into your vehicle to spruce things up from time to time.  

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What to Do When You Experience a Tire Blowout

You are very likely to experience a tire blowout at some point in your life. Therefore, it is important to know what you should do in order to make sure that you get to where you need to be safely. While tire blowouts can be very stressful, knowing what to do reduces the stress that comes with a blowout.

One thing that you should do in the case of a blowout is keep a firm hand on the wheel and let your vehicle slow itself down. While you are slowing your vehicle down, get it into a safe spot out…

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Getting Your Multimedia Kick With the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC

If you are looking for a vehicle that is going to give you a lot of great multimedia entertainment for the whole family, then the new Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC SUV is the type of vehicle that gives you the multimedia enjoyment that will keep everyone in the family happy.

Among the features that you are offered with the GLS 4MATIC is Bluetooth Streaming. This allows you to listen to your music from your mobile device without having to deal with wires. You also get to listen to high quality music with the HD Radio receiver which gives you some…

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Luxury and Convenience in the Mercedes-Benz E 300

Having a large inventory of luxurious sedans, Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) offers test drives in the Mercedes-Benz E 300. Made in Germany, this full-size car is available with high-end amenities that are part of optional packages.

Power-folding side mirrors are standard in this sophisticated European car that has seating for five people. When you use an electronic key to remotely lock the doors, these mirrors will automatically fold. If you unlock the doors, the mirrors automatically return to their normal positions.  

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Important Reasons to Use a Dash Cam

There are different accessories that can be purchased to enhance the vehicle that you drive. Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) wants you to make the most of that vehicle and all that can be added to it. We recommend that you at least think about what a dash cam can do for you.

Have you ever been involved in an accident and found that you were blamed for what happened even though you were not the one in the wrong? There is a not a person in the world who wants to go through that. A dash cam gives…

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Must-Have Items for Dealing with Motion Sickness

Are you prone to experiencing motion sickness? We here at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) understand that this condition can easily ruin your vacation. We want you to enjoy your travels, so here are some items that can help you feel comfortable wherever you go.

Many over-the-counter medications are specifically designed to combat the effects of motion sickness. You can get them at most stores around town. Simply take the medication before you leave so that it can start working before symptoms kick in.  

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