The Importance of a Timing Belt

Every vehicle needs a properly functioning timing belt to run. This rubber belt synchronizes the movement of the camshaft with the crankshaft so that the valves are moving together at the same rate to keep the engine running. Note that the belt may be a chain in some older vehicles.

Newer vehicles can generally run for about 100,000 miles before the belt needs to be replaced. Older vehicles may need a belt replacement at about the 60,000-mile mark.

Unfortunately, it is challenging to discern when your timing belt may be going out. What usually happens is that the…

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Tire Replacements and the Thread Depth Gauge

Using a thread depth gauge is a lot more accurate than the Lincoln penny test when it comes to determining the health of particular tire.

The tread indicator is first placed somewhere in the tread grooves then the gauge is removed by the barrel so that the probe isn't disturbed. That's when the proper measurement can be taken. This is done in multiple locations around the tire to achieve an average. That is, divide the total by the number of measurements. The numbers will reveal whether or not the tire is good to go or not.

 

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Performance Features of the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250

A turbocharged four-cylinder engine does most of the work for the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV. Providing power that is unmatched with a style that is crisp and clean, this SUV is bold in every aspect. Equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and paired with all-wheel drive capability, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 manages transitions smoothly and efficiently. Not all luxury SUVs perform as well as they look, but the GLA 250 is different in this aspect.

Though this model isn’t necessarily a speed demon, recent upgrades have enhanced its power and capacity.

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Essential Information About Headlights

At Napleton's Autowerks of Indiana, Inc., we want you to have the information you need to safely enjoy your car, truck, or SUV as much as possible. Headlights are a critically important component of any vehicle. The following information will help you make informed decisions regarding headlight care and replacement.

Headlights are for more than providing light for nighttime driving. While nighttime vision is essential, headlights signaling other drivers and warning construction zone workers are two more crucial headlight functions. Whether it is night or day, headlights 

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The Energetic Little Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 SUV

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 compact SUV remains a favorite among Schererville owners who prefer a smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicle that also comes with luxurious features. The latest models are slightly larger than the year before while offering impressive power and performance.

The vehicles come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that produces 221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The motors pair with an automatic dual-clutch transmission having eight speeds. FWD is also standard. But, 

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What Could Drivers Do To Deal With The Winter?

Heavy winter snowstorms could undermine safety on highways and streets. Even light snow could make things dangerous on the road. Drivers should adhere to helpful tips for driving safely during the winter. Other precautions might be necessary to enhance safety on the road.

Driving in a slow, controlled manner with ample braking distance might improve safety immensely. Road conditions change in snowy, icy weather. Drivers might need to adjust their driving behavior dramatically.

Taking steps to prepare a vehicle for the winter could make rides safer. 

 

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Reasons to Buy a Used Car!

At Napleton's Autowerks of Indiana, Inc., we love to discuss the benefits of purchasing a new car with the community! Considering the fact that used cars don’t depreciate as fast and you may have more options if you are looking for a used purchase, a used vehicle is a significant investment!

You will probably have lower insurance rates if you purchase a used vehicle. Once vehicles are a few years old, insurance doesn’t cost near as much as insuring a brand-new car. You may also get discounts!

 

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Braking and Handling Boosts in the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe

Having an athletic body with well-defined lines, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC Coupe is a luxury sport utility vehicle with superb safety technologies. Napleton's Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. will show families how to properly use the accident-avoidance features and security amenities in this five-seat model that's imported from Germany.

This lavish Mercedes-Benz SUV is outfitted with a standard all-wheel drive system that comes from the latest 4MATIC series. With additional leverage 

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Why opt For A Mercedes-Benz C 300

If you're on the market for a sedan that can handle all of your automotive needs, then you should look no further than the Mercedes-Benz C 300. This popular sedan appeals to a wide demographic of people and for good general reasons. High-performance, interior luxury and innovative technology are all built into this marvelous package. This includes Nappa leather, Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, split-fold rear seats and KEYLESS-Go technology.

On the performance side of the spectrum, this luxury sedan will operate like a sport sedan in a sense. 

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Proper Ways to Correct a Slide When You're On An Icy Road

Winter weather in Schererville can result in some pretty slick roads because of snow, sleet and ice. If your vehicle starts to slide out of control a bit, there are some steps that you can take to correct this situation so you don't end up sliding into oncoming traffic or into a ditch on the side of the road.

It's important that you don't use your brakes. A lot of people's first reaction is to slam on their brakes, but this will only cause your vehicle to spin out of control further. Turn your steering wheel…

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