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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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Under the Hood: The Most Essential Fluids to Maintain

In order to run smoothly, vehicles need a lot of maintenance. Many car issues are preventable when its owner has a knowledgeable and skilled service team to help out. Bringing your car in to Napleton's Audi in Loves Park on a regular basis will keep maintenance costs down in the long run and your car out on the road where it belongs. Maintenance includes keeping an eye on these essential fluids and topping them off or replacing them as needed:

  • Engine Oil
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Coolant
  • Brake Fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
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Get Brighter Headlights

If your headlights could be brighter, then it is time to bring your vehicle to us here at Napleton's Audi so we can get that fixed. It is important to have headlights that you can count on to light the way.

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Online Financing Applications Will Save You Money On A Babysitter


Is the only time that you get away from your kids is when you hire a babysitter to watch them while you escape to get groceries? Do you have access to a babysitter but do not want to spend money on a sitter if you don't have to?

Applying for financing through dealers can require a lot of your time. If you have a babysitter, do you want to pay them for the time you sit at a dealer trying to get financing? Is there anyone who you can leave your kids with that will help you out while…
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