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You Can Protect Your Car: Keeping Auto Theft From Happening to You

 

No one wants to have their car stolen, but the fact is that 770,000 vehicles are stolen each year at a cost of roughly $6 billion. The good news is that there are steps you can take to greatly reduce your risk of becoming the victim of car theft. Caspian Auto Motors would like to offer you the following advice to help keep auto theft from happening to you: 

  • Don't tempt thieves with valuables left in your car. Hot items like jewelry, technological gadgets, cash, etc. left in sight can make your vehicle a target.
  • Cars that are…
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Get a Great Deal on a Pre-Owned Vehicle

Before you purchase your next used vehicle, it is vital that you set a budget before you visit any dealerships. This will help to guide you as you find the perfect vehicle for your Stafford, VA driving needs.

Before you begin negotiating prices, you must be familiar with the pricing structure of the vehicle. You must also be willing to walk away if you are not happy with a deal. While you want to make a reasonable offer, your first offer should also be low enough to leave room for the dealer to negotiate upwards or to offer add-ons to…

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Stay Safe this Halloween

When Halloween comes around, your kids are probably raring to go trick-or-treating. As a parent, your top concern is probably safety. With a bit of planning, you can have a safe, fun experience.

One of the best ways to stay safe on Halloween is to avoid areas with high traffic levels. Quiet residential neighborhoods are a great choice. If possible, consider planning a route that doesn't involve many road-crossings. 

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Planning a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip

Fall foliage offers some fun and beautiful road trips down Route 100 in months like September and October, but when is precisely the right time to go? Even experts have a hard time deciding. Most experts say that it’s best to pick a route and final destination, then you’ll know what time of year is best. For example, areas of northern New England such as north New Hampshire, Maine, and northern Vermont start to change in late September and early October.

However, by late October and early November, the fall foliage comes alive in southern New England. 

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A Steering System Enhances Safety on Roads

On rural roads, many curves are very steep. The only way to successfully drive a vehicle around these curves is by relying on an efficient steering system. Understeering and oversteering can increase a driver's risks on challenging roads with vast curves. If you understand the risks and signs, you can implement maintenance procedures on time to boost your safety before every trip in a rural area.

Understeering can dramatically affect timing when a car enters a curve. If a car understeers, it will only make a slight turn because understeering shortens an automobile's cornering ability.  

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How Understand LATCH System Ratings

Most drivers are familiar with the tests and ratings conducted on vehicles by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). One of the newer tests involves ratings for the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system, which makes it easier for parents to correctly install car sets to keep young passengers safe.

Some LATCH systems are difficult to use so the IIHS rates these systems on their ease of use, which will ostensibly lead to car seats being installed securely.  

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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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