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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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When to Get Your Belts and Hoses Replaced

Your vehicle's engine uses a series of belts and hoses to operate efficiently. Some of these components include the timing belt and the coolant hose. It's important to get these components serviced and replaced regularly to ensure that serious problems don't occur when you're on the road.

Timing belts are responsible for keeping the camshaft, crankshaft, and distributor in sync. 

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Saving Your Paint Job – Applying Touch Up Paint Simplified

Here in Cedar Rapids, we take great care of our vehicles. When something threatens the integrity of something upon which we so strongly rely, we respond swiftly before the problem gets out of hand. Unfortunately, a lot of people have a bad habit of not taking scratches seriously. However, they can cause increasing damage to the paint job, and even allow horrible rust to begin to spread throughout the vehicle.

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How-To Towing Guide

While it may seem simple at first glance, towing something with your car, whether it be a trailer, camper, or whatever else you may need to tow, knowing how to do it right is essential for completing the task safely. There are a number of factors that should be considered before you head out on the road to tow something heavy.

One of the most important things to know is what is the towing capacity of your vehicle.

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Tips for the Back to School Carpool

When choosing the right car for your family, safety is the foremost consideration. Dependability is another key factor; your car must be able to handle early morning runs with ease. There are also other factors to consider if you're planning on being part of the everyday carpool.

You'll need a vehicle with enough carrying capacity to handle a crowd. Small children will also require a car or booster seat, making a roomy interior a plus. 

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Are Summer Tires Better for Your Vehicle?

There are a variety of differences between summer and all-weather tires, including the rubber that they are made out of and the tread pattern. When you're looking for high performance in warm and occasionally wet driving conditions, the stiffer rubber of summer tires may be your best option.

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