Engines can overheat when they are being worked too hard, and other times they overheat because there is a problem with the cooling system. Summer weather can definitely contribute to the engine overheating so this is a great time to review before anything happens.
Keep reading to learn what to do in the event your engine shows sign of overheating and be prepared before you hit the road for any long trips.
Always have 1 spare gallon of coolant and 1 gallon of distilled water in your trunk.
Keep an eye on your temperature gauge while driving. It takes a little practice but is worth it since many people don't notice until their car is overheating.
If the gauge rises, pull over when possible. If you see the temperature gauge rising or steam coming from under the hood, pull over,...
Engines need a thicker oil in the summer months because of the summer heat and its effects on thinning the oil out. When the weather cools down, you can switch back to a lighter, thinner oil, which will help preserve gas mileage in the winter months. Here's how to check your oil though and see if it's time for a change.
Now is the time to get your vehicle ready for those spring and summer road trips, and to check on those things that might have been ignored during the winter months. As drivers and vehicle owners, we do not want to overlook any important maintenance. Therefore, spring is a great time to focus on any vehicle maintenance that might need your attention.
Follow our Simple Spring Maintenance Checklist below:
Wash, Wax & Clean the Inside too
Inspect the tires & Tire Pressure
Change your Wiper Blades
Check under Your Hood
Check Fluid Levels
Check Alignment & Suspension
Consult your maintenance schedule
If vehicle maintenance is not your thing, don't worry, stop by our service department today and our certified technicians are available and ready. OUR SERVICE...
Have you ever wondered what types of tax breaks you are eligible for? Want to learn more? Read on.
On the off chance that you utilize your auto only in your business, you can deduct auto costs, as indicated by the Turbo Tax site. In the event that you utilize your auto for both business and individual purposes, you should separate your costs based on mileage. Auto deductions are for a car, van, and pick-up or board truck utilized for business as indicated by the IRS web site. It is important to be aware that the commute between one's home to work is a personal expense and not deductible.
However, if you drive from your usual work spot to another work related site whether it be a meeting in a different office, the store to buy office supplies or the airport, those are tax...
In light of the new year, we'd like to go over a few accident avoidance practices. Drive safe everyone.
1. Check blind spots.
Side mirrors and review mirrors are not enough. Always do a head check before changing lanes. Also be aware of other vehicle's blind spots as they could not be looking.
2. Judge the driver by the cars condition.
Typically a driver with an expensive car or a well-maintained car hints that they are cautious with their vehicle, which can also mean they are cautious drivers. Those who don't take care of their car might not be as cautious.
3. Know your car's limit.
Understanding what your car can do is an advantage. Don't over do it - pushing it to drive through poor conditions if it can't handle it is dangerous.
4. Keep your car in good shape...
Prestige. It's the Cadillac way and the XT5 upholds that standard. If you want a crossover SUV that takes you out of the rough world and into a world of comfort and elegance, you want to experience the XT5. You make your own world - choose to make it elegant with the XT5. Keep reading to learn more.
1. The Engine
The XT5 is powerful. A DOHC 24-valve V-6 engine outputs 310 hp. It's both fuel efficient and powerful so you can tackle a variety of terrains and haul more on your road trips. Active Fuel Management technology helps to limit fuel consumption which improves overall miles per gallon.
2. The Interior
Don't fight over legroom. All passengers can be comfortable with the XT5. Furthermore, collapsible seating meets changing cargo requirements. You'll find plenty of leather...
On November 16th, 1936, a major United Auto Workers strike began at the Fisher Body plant in Atlanta, GA. It was a strike organized by the UAW with the hope of stopping GM from sending work to non-union plants - as well as to establish a fair minimum wage scale and a grievance system, plus safety requests for assembly-line workers.
The Fisher Body Plant strike was followed by strikes in Kansas City on December 16, Cleveland on December 28 and a sit-down protest in Flint, MI on December 30, 1936. The Flint, MI plant was a pivotal factory strike as it contained one of two body dyes GM used on every vehicle.
The strike lasted for 44 days and it resulted in GM and the UAW signing an agreement in mid-February that gave the UAW just about everything they asked for.
It's October and it's National Car Care Month. This month means it's time to prepare your vehicle for the winter season. Look below for a list of quick fall checks that can help you and your vehicle prepare for winter.
A good battery starts your car and powers the vehicle's electronics. A bad battery leaves you stranded in a parking lot, shivering while you wait for a tow truck. You want a good battery, not a bad battery. If you notice a slow-starting engine, corrosion on the terminals or dimming lights you might want to have your battery checked, cleaned and charged or possibly replaced.
Good tires make driving more controlled. Bad tires can leave you spinning, hydroplaning or make the ride a bit shaky. If you notice uneven tread wear, low tire tread...
In terms of rich histories among auto dealerships, Capital Cadillac has one of the longest and resilient historical tales from a dealership. Since its inception, it has been Georgia's largest Cadillac dealer.
The dealership opened for business in 1930; it was first established as Atlanta Cadillac, and then operated as Martin Cadillac until Elwyn Tomlinson bought it in 1930 and renamed it as Capital Automobile.
In order to survive changing economies, the dealership had to be resilient and Elwyn had to make adjustments to his business. One way he adapted to changing economies was during WW2 when new cars were not being produced.
Tomlinson closed down the new car department and rented out the space to Naval recruiters. The income generated from the Navy rental lease and the revenue...
Yes. It's true. The 1959 Cadillac ambulance has been retired. The iconic prop now sits on the Sonly lot as an ornament and photo opportunity.
While we are a bit sad to hear this, we are glad to know that Hollywood added to the new Ghostbuster film with 80's Cadillac classiness.
The 2016 Ghostbuster film uses a Cadillac Hearse Wagon which adds new comedy style to the film with its ghost hood ornament, oversized emergency light and Ghostbuster gear.
You can read more about the film and new Cadillac here.
If you're looking for luxury in an SUV, you're looking for the Cadillac XT5. It's a game changer in the mid-size crossover market and it is turning heads.
The exterior shell has a similar look as the SRX but it is 300 pounds lighter. The pounds it shed doesn't translate to a loss in durability. Cadillac found a way to blend a variety of high-grade steels that weigh less, all while maximizing stiffness and collision strength.
As has become standard with Cadillac, the interior seating is finely crafted. Notable technology features are its hands-free liftgate and advanced safety systems. The Cadillac CUE system is a top-tier entertainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Test drivers can also test out the crossover SUV's Active Fuel Management with Automatic...
People share a lot of ideas on the internet. Some are good ideas. Some are just plain fictional. For the month of June, Capital Cadillac would like to clear up a few car buying myths that get tossed around a lot.
Outside financing is cheaper.
Outside sources could be cheaper, but chances are we can compete or beat outside lenders because we deal with both the manufacturer and other lender sources. Your best bet when buying a car is to just do your homework. Compare rates of outside sources to our rates before locking in a loan.
Dress down to save money.
There is no such thing as a dress-code advantage when negotiating price on a car. Neither, dressing down or dressing up will give you a better deal on a car. We don't sell cars based on customer appearance. We sell cars...