Outdoor temperatures are rising, and so is the heat in your car. On a hot sunny day, the interior temperature of your car can be well over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. When you get in your car, the first thing you want to do is crank your AC and cool off. Before summer strikes in full force, we have some suggestions to protect your car from these extreme temperatures and keep your air conditioner running like a champ. At Cassels Garage here in Melbourne, Florida we have some tips keep cool and your car running smoothly all summer long.
At Cassels Garage here in Melbourne, FL, we focus on keeping your car in tip-top shape. From basic oil changes, transmission repair and tune-ups to timing belts, engine replacements, and everything in between, our team of auto technicians are here to serve you. While we focus on your engine and auto repair services, it’s critical you don’t forget the importance of maintaining the exterior of your car.
With summer approaching, now is the perfect time to detail your car. Detailing your car will do a lot more than just make your car look shiny and new. It will improve and maintain the health of your car just like changing the oil and spark plugs. It may take several hours to fully detail a car, but it will help maintain its value and keep your car in tip-top shape.
Let’s face it, buying a new car can be extremely expensive. Once you finish making monthly payments, wouldn’t it be nice to extend the life of your car far beyond five or six years? A well-maintained car can last over 15 years and well over 200,000 miles if you keep up with routine maintenance. Plus, if you keep your car in top shape when you are ready to sell or trade it in for a newer model you will get top dollar.
Summer is right around the corner here in Brevard County. If you are a long time Floridian, then you know how hot and humid it can get this time of year. This can make some everyday tasks almost unbearable, and cleaning your house is no exception. So, why not take advantage of spring fever and get have a huge clean up now, before the heat sets in? Spring cleaning season is officially here and we want to help you through it. We at Cassels Garage thought it might be nice for us to put together an easy to follow as well as easy to accomplish cleaning checklist. This will help to ensure that your cleaning experience is as fast and efficient as possible so you can get out and enjoy this beautiful spring here in Melbourne, FL without having to worry about the mess that is waiting at home.
This one is a must. Take the time to go through all your clothes, shoes and more. Make separate piles for keep, donate, resell, and trash. Make sure you are honest with yourself and what you will actually wear again. If you haven’t thought of wearing it in the last year, you should probably get rid of it. Clear out some space for whatever new items you might get this year and do some research on where you might be able to get some money back by reselling gently used items.
Throw out empty shampoo bottles and give your bathroom a nice scrubbing. Make sure to get all the areas you don’t usually clean. Pop in a plugin air freshener when its all said and done and enjoy.
You know that stuff that you just threw in your storage room or bins and thought, “Eh, I’ll get to it someday.”? Yeah, someday is now and it is time to go through that and decide what you actually need.
It’s also time to find out what monsters (or trash) is living under your bed. Don’t be scared, just get to cleaning.
Grab your shredding machine and get to chopping. Recycle any papers you no longer need, clean up any stray books or files and get your life sorted.
Give those shelves a good wipe down. You wouldn’t want to eat off plates or cups that have been resting in filth, would you? Nope.
Give all of your basic medicine’s expiration dates a glace and double check you don’t have any expired Neosporin or Advil before you have an accident and need them.
Throw out any busted appliances, unsalvageable soccer balls, old dog bones and any other items that have taken up residence in your garage.
Don’t forget to give your vehicle some tender loving cleaning. People spend a lot of time their cars, so why not take care of yours? Clean it out and then feel free to come over to Cassels Garage. We can help you change your oil, pump up your tires, and give your vehicle a look over to make sure everything is good to go.
Cassels Garage is a family owned and operated Brevard County small business. We would love to help you with any and all of your vehicle servicing needs. Stop in, call, or check out our website to make an appointment today.
When you take your car in to get an oil change, there are typically two options you can consider for your vehicle – conventional or synthetic. If you are not careful, or you take it to the wrong auto repair shop, you may end up with the wrong kind of oil in your car. Newer car models typically use full synthetic oil options while older car models tend to use conventional. At Cassels Garage, we recommend that you maintain one kind of oil in your car and you don’t switch back and forth. As a full-service auto repair shop in Melbourne, FL, we make it our business to keep your car well-maintained. In addition to oil changes, we perform brake checks, tire rotations, transmission repairs and other types of auto repair services. We also offer vehicle fleet maintenance for many Brevard County businesses.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Police departments, highway patrol, and auto insurance carriers are teaming up to raise awareness and encourage every driver to be more proactive behind the wheel. At Cassels Garage, a full-service auto repair shop in Melbourne, FL, we want to join the effort to promote safe driving. While we can make your car as safe and well-maintained as possible by performing brake checks, oil changes, tire rotations and transmission repairs, your safety on the road is ultimately up to you and the drivers around you. So, we wanted to take some time and talk about the dangers of distracted driving so you can do your part to make the road a safer place.
If you are a frequent reader or follower of the Cassels Garage blog, then you know that in our last blog we began our Spring Break Series. We thought it might be helpful for our readers to have a blog series dedicated to spring break and making sure that both you and your car are prepared to make whatever journey you have planned this March. This is Episode 2 of our Spring Break Series and we are excited to continue on this adventure. This week, we want to give our readers and the people of Brevard County a few ideas on ways to keep their brains alive and thriving after hours stuck in their vehicle. It can be easy to get bored or tired while being packed in a moving vehicle for an extended period of time. So, we have compiled a pretty rad list of activities or ideas of things for you to prepare to keep yourself awake and alert during your spring break trip.
The month of March is here! At Cassels Garage we are amazed at how fast the first two months of 2018 have zoomed past. March is here and along with it comes the spring break season here in Melbourne, FL. We know that spring break is a fun time for college students and families of all sizes to hit the roads and explore our amazing country. So, we thought it might be fun and helpful to do a “Spring Break Series” where we cover everything from car prep to the ultimate road trip mix tape. For the month of March stay up to date on all of our tips and tricks, to not only make sure you have the best spring break ever but also make sure your car can get you there.
At Cassels Garage we are always trying to stay up to date on ways to make shopping with us easier. So, if you take a quick look at our main page, you might just see some new additions to our page. We are so excited to now offer our customers a quick and easy way to sign up for myCARFAX! Now you may be thinking: “What in the world is myCARFAX?” Well, in short, it offers customers the best way to stay up to date on their vehicle and the services it might need now or in the future. We thought it might be beneficial to answer some of the common questions about this new addition to our website. Read below to find out more.
At Cassels Garage we really pride ourselves on being able to keep things at our garage fresh and up to date. So, you may have noticed some new features we added to our website. We are so excited to share with you some of the additions we have made to better our site and make it easier for our customers to get what they need from us, faster. This week we thought it might be beneficial to our customers and readers to give you a quick overview of our website and what we have to offer. If you are unfamiliar with our website, then let us assure you that it is super easy, efficient and helpful, just like us at Cassels Garage. Read on to find out some of the amazing things our website has going on!