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Making Sense of Vehicle Safety Ratings

If you’re planning to purchase a used vehicle in the near future, it’s critical that you have all the available information that you’ll need to make an informed decision. Keep reading to learn more about the different vehicle safety ratings issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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What Is the Difference Between Oversteer and Understeer?

Car owners have a lot of terms to keep track of. The importance of understanding these terms cannot be understated. This is because a more knowledgeable car owner is much more likely to extend the lifetime of their car and save tons of money over time. That is why we here at Cassill Motors Inc of Cedar Rapids, IA wanted to be sure to teach you the difference between oversteer and understeer.

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Winterize Your Vehicle with New Wiper Blades

When winter hits, it can hit hard. Snow and ice can lead to problems on the road, creating hazardous conditions and sometimes causing accidents. In addition to making sure your fluids are topped off, your tires are in good condition, and that you're regularly checking the weather reports, you can also take a look at your wiper blades.

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How to Prevent Your Car from Being Stolen

We want you to be someone who is informed about the care that a vehicle needs, and we want you to know how to keep your vehicle from being taken. You should know what you can do to keep your vehicle from being stolen.

If you want to make sure that no one else gets into your vehicle and attempts to take it...

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

When you want to have confidence when driving in the winter, getting a set of winter tires could provide you with the added traction you need to feel safe. At Cassill Motors Inc, we can show you your options for winter tires and explain how they are better equipped to handle winter driving conditions than standard all-season tires.

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Learn How to Haggle the Best Price on Used Cars

The team at Cassill Motors Inc wanted to help you save money when buying a used car. Keep these tips in mind before you go to the lot to see that used car and make an offer.

If you're going to get the best price on a used vehicle, you have to always be ready to walk away from the deal if you don't like it.

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Prying the Badge Off of Your Vehicle

For those of you that are not aware, you can actually remove the badge from your vehicle. This is especially true for badges that are held in place by adhesive. They are not very difficult to remove because there are many different ways to remove an adhesive badge.

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Apple CarPlay Presents an Innovative Driving Experience

Apple CarPlay is now the most popular in-vehicle technology system in many cars today. It is reserved for Apple users who have the iPhone operating system installed on their mobile devices. Drivers can plug in their iPhones to the vehicle, and all of their apps will show on the large touchscreen. Let's take a look at what some of these apps are.

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How to Know Whether Your Battery is Good or Not

Staying on top of your car battery can be very tricky if you do not know how to determine whether the battery is good or bad. Fortunately, there are factors you can consider like how often you leave the lights on or leave the door open when your vehicle is off.

The only way to know whether your car battery is good or bad is to test it. 

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The Advantages of Buying a Used Car

The decision to purchase a vehicle isn't just about make and model. Buyers may want to consider the expenses of buying a new vehicle weighed against the savings of purchasing a previously owned car.

Used car buyers save on average over $10,000 when making a purchase. While new cars have no wear and tear, sparkling engines and the latest gadgetry, this comes at a price and may not offer commensurate advantages. 

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