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Jump-Starting Any Car with a Different Vehicle

Have you ever been stuck on the side of the road with a dead battery and not know how to jump start it? Well here are some tips.

  • In order to jump-start the battery in your vehicle, you'll need a car with a strong battery. Bring the car right to the nose of the car with the dead battery, then turn off the engine.
  • Open the hood, unravel the jumper cables.
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Audi A5 Coupe Design Features

The Audi A5 Coupe has received raved reviews from drivers and critics alike. Ranked highly for its performance, interior, safety, and reliability, US News & World Report gave the Audi second in the luxury small car market. Why do people love this sporty coupe so much? For one, the design is absolutely impeccable and refreshed. With multiple trims and modern styling, the Audi A5 is a minimal yet refined sports car that really delivers on sophistication.

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Check Your Car's Gaskets

As a service to our clients, we offer informative blog posts. This post will educate you about gaskets.

No matter what you drive, you will find gaskets in its systems. These parts separate gasses and fluids that should not mix within your engine. Common gaskets include the head gasket, the intake manifold gasket and the exhaust manifold gasket. Car companies use rubber and thin layers of steel to produce gaskets that create excellent seals. 

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Technology Meets the Road in the Audi A3

You are not alone when you are driving the Audi A3 sedan, as the plentiful driver technology assists ensure that help is always available when you need it the most. Ranging from driver and passenger conveniences to driving assistance, these features add peace of mind while navigating the highways.

Sensors monitor the road with cameras and available laser scanners with the turn assist feature, which helps prevent turning into traffic inadvertently in a left or right turn. 

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Common Motor Oil Truths Debunked

Believe it or not, but some of the most common truths associated with motor oil are actually myths. For one thing, you do not need to change your motor oil every 3,000 miles. Here are a couple of more common truths about engine oil debunked.

For one thing, the "W" in 10W-30 does not stand for "weight." In truth, the "W" actually stands for the viscosity rating for your oil during winter months. 

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Safe Driving in Bad Weather

Hydroplaning occurs when your tires run into more water than they can push or channel out of the way. The tires are sliding above the pavement on a thin film of water, resulting in a loss of steering control. Hydroplaning is caused by a combination of wet pavement, excessive speed and worn, bald, or improperly inflated tires. There are a number of things you can do to prevent hydroplaning.

  • The most important is tires. Good tires, properly maintained, go a long way toward preventing hydroplaning.
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Breakdown Safety Tips

Car owners know how important it is to maintain their cars to keep them running safely and at their best, but even with routine maintenance you may find yourself on the side of the road with car problems. Listed below are some tips on how to stay safe during a roadside emergency:

  • Get off the Road- The first thing to do if you find yourself with a roadside emergency is to get your car off the road and out of the way of traffic.
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Brake Pad Performance

You use your brakes every day as you navigate the Loves Park, IL area. Perhaps you don't know how they work or the importance of keeping your brake pads healthy. The Audi service team at Napleton's Audi can help.

Vehicles equipped with disc brakes have a brake caliper and a rotor attached to each wheel. The caliper puts pressure on the rotor when you apply the brakes to make the vehicle slow or stop. The extreme amount of friction that occurs requires that there is a brake pad between the caliper and the rotor to prevent damage. 

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Is Synthetic or Conventional Motor Oil the Right Choice?

Deciding which motor oil is best for your Loves Park, IL adventures requires taking several variables into account. One of them is deciding on whether to use synthetic or conventional oil. Your vehicle and the type of driving you do has an impact on that decision, and the service experts at Napleton's Audi can help.

Conventional oil is derived from crude oil and blended with additives to achieve the required viscosity. It is appropriate for older model vehicles and for lower mileage driving. 

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