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What is Brake Fluid and Why is it So Important?

Though you may not think of it at every stop, your brake fluid gets things done. Proper brake fluid maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your vehicle. Most drivers know little about their brake fluid, but it only takes a bit of basic knowledge to keep it in good shape.

What Your Brake Fluid Does

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid; most people have heard of it, but most aren't sure what it does. When something is hydraulic, it's powered or moved by fluids. That's just what your car…

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How to Monitor Your Tire's Pressure

At Caspian Auto Motors, we want you to know that your tires play a pivotal role in getting you to your destination and back home again safely. To keep your tires in good condition, it is important that they are properly inflated. A light will likely go off on your dashboard if the tire pressure is too low.

Your owners manual will likely indicate how much air pressure your tire can safely handle. Generally speaking, you want to inflate a tire to about 33 PSI. 

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How to Control Pet Hair in Your Car

At Caspian Auto Motors, we know the importance of caring for your car. We want you to be a knowledgeable vehicle owner, and our team wants you to know how to properly care for your car. When you own a pet, you are always getting rid of pet hair. Your furry friend will shed fur when you are driving.

Inflate a balloon and rub it on the carpet. The static will collect the hair. You can also use a pair of rubber gloves and water. Rub the floor and seats with your gloved hands. A lint roller will also remove…

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Timing Belts and Why You Need to be on Top of Maintenance

The timing belt is placed inside engines to keep the pistons and valves moving as they should. This is possible because the crankshaft and camshaft are linked by the belt. Caspian Auto Motors knows automakers take their time creating such beautiful engines. Like any other belt, this one can break or crack after some time of service.

You do not want it to break because it'll cause your car to stop without warning. This could put your passengers or other drivers in danger. There could also be some damage that could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars to repair…

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Tips for Cleaning Your Tires

Have you cleaned your tires lately? You should be cleaning your tires at least once every two weeks, but if you live in a particularly dusty area, then you’ll want to clean your tires more often. This is because brake dust and debris can get stuck in your tires and damage them over time.

When you decide to clean your car, you’ll need to start with the wheels. This is because you’ll probably spray out a lot of grime that can get onto the rest of your car. By starting with your wheels, you’ll one by…

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How to Overcome Odors in Your Vehicle

There are certain odors that are harder to get out of your vehicle than others. At Caspian Auto Motors, our goal is to help you with all of those smells. With a few tips, you can get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke, wet dog, and more.

Start by getting rid of all of the trash in your vehicle. You might find some lingering odors from food wrappers, cigarette butts in the ashtray, or random things that have slid under the seat. Once it’s all out, you can focus on getting the odor out once and for all…

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Things to Know About Windshield Repair

The expectation you might have after you purchase a vehicle is to find great joy and satisfaction as you drive around. Things happen, however, and our staff wants you to be aware of how to handle every situation. This includes unexpected damage to your vehicles windshield.

There are four types of chip damage that can happen to your vehicles windshield. These are Half Moon, Bulls Eye, Combination, and Star. If these can be repaired, then it is a cheaper option to do so rather than replacing the entire windshield.  

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Wiper Blade Inspections Help You Know When Replacement is Imminent

Windshield wiper blades do a lot more than keep the rain and snow from obstructing your view as a driver. They also wipe away dirt and debris from your windshield, which helps to keep you safe!

Unfortunately, wiper blades usually become noticeably deficient during adverse weather conditions. However, there can be early warning signs, such as wiper blades leaving streaks on the window or not disbursing the rain or snow from the window properly. It's critical that you inspect your wiper blades for replacement on a random basis.  

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The Correct Way to Safely Test Your Car's Battery

To test a car battery correctly, you'll need a few things like a voltmeter, work gloves, wire brush, and safety glasses. Be sure the car lights and engine are turned off, open the hood and use the wire brush to clean the terminals of the battery.

Take the red cable of the voltmeter and place on positive side of the car battery securely. Take the black cable of the voltmeter and place on negative side of the car battery securely. 

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Is Your Ignition or Starter Failing?

Ignition switches can cause issues for a number of reasons. If your car suddenly shuts off or doesn't start at all, you could have a disconnect between the ignition switch and your battery. It could also be an issue with your key or transponder on the key. Worn out keys often have trouble turning in the ignition as well.

Manufacturer defects can often explain an ignition switch that starts failing on a new car. The ignition switch could have difficulty connecting to the fuel system as well, which may cause a car to start but then suddenly stop. Another…

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