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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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A Road Trip is Fun and Games

If you have young children, a summer road trip can be a lot of fun. However, children tend to become impatient with the journey and they can become easily bored. Therefore, Caspian Auto Motors wanted to make a few suggestions to you for an enjoyable ride!

In order to make the journey a pleasant and memorable one, it’s a good idea to have a few games for young passengers. Bingo is an excellent choice! Simply, use a standard bingo card and place it on a small clipboard for each person. Then, place 16 pennies in resealable bags to use…

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What to Know About Your Car Payment

One of the benefits of owning a vehicle is that you can sell or trade it in at any time. When you trade in a vehicle, any equity that is in the vehicle will be applied to the purchase price of your next car or truck.

It may also be possible to save money on sale taxes when you trade in your car. Even if you choose to pay the sales tax yourself when buying a new vehicle, it can still help to reduce its overall cost. Refinancing a loan can either change its term or the interest rate that…

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Shopping on a Budget: Tips for Buying a Used Car

Just because you are shopping for a new vehicle on a budget doesn't mean you can't purchase something that you'll love. A used vehicle doesn't mean it's going to come with damage to the exterior and problems under the hood. In fact, we have a large selection of vehicles on our used vehicle lot that are reliable and impeccable. We provide you with a thorough vehicle history report and answer any questions that you may have. We also want to provide you with some tips for buying a used vehicle: 

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