Fall is here and we can already smell pumpkin spice everything filling the air here in Melbourne, FL. Soon the pumpkins, gourds, and ghosts will be on every corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Lucky for us in Brevard County, fall provides us not with just great scents, but also the opportunities for many family fun activities. This week we put together a list of some fun family ideas for activities you and your whole family might enjoy!
Just imagine: Your car starts making this funny noise, and before you know it, you are having trouble getting it to start on a day to day basis. You have no experience with cars. Heck, you don’t even know how to lift your hood up, because you’ve never had to before! You know you should probably get someone experienced to help you figure out what is going on under the hood. As a new vehicle owner, you’re not sure what to do or where to go. You might think that it would be easy to just go to the first big auto repair shop you see. Somewhere with a lot of cars and a service sign on the building. That’s where you’ll get the best service for your vehicle right? Well, we at Cassels Garage might have to disagree with that logic. Why? Well, because if you aren’t coming to us you might not be getting the quality vehicle service you need and deserve.
With the kids back in school, the weekends are time for fun! But, Brevard County has its fair share of rainy days. So, what do you do when you are stuck indoors keeping dry? The kids will probably quickly reach for their phones and iPads to seek entertainment. Well, let us help you get them off their phones for a day. Cassels Garage of Melbourne, FL doesn’t just provide wonderful service for your vehicles, this week we are here to help our customers and readers keep the rainy day blues away with some fun activities that you don’t need a phone on to enjoy! Here are a few ways to do just that.
In life, it is important to constantly try to improve in all areas. So, this week we thought we would talk about some common habits that “good” drivers usually have. Take a peek and see if you can apply any of these suggestions to your driving habits. Enjoy!
Plan ahead so you never need to rush anywhere.
Rushing can lead to common driver mistakes. Take it easy on your stress levels and your vehicle by making sure you plan ahead so you never have to rush anywhere. This is not only a good driving habit to follow but is generally just a good idea across the board.
Drive a bit slower than you want to through residential neighborhoods.
It may seem like you are just crawling along when you drive through residential areas, but those low-speed limits are set for a reason. Just keep in mind that at any moment a ball could roll out into the street and accompanying it could be a little kid. The general rule of thumb: when driving through a residential area, drive even slower than you think is too slow. And remember that speeding through neighborhoods don’t just put your life in danger but those surrounding you as well.
Always remember to signal, even when you think no one is around.
It may seem silly but always use your turn signals. The other drivers around you can’t read your mind. Even when you think no one is around, it is good practice and you never know. There might be a driver that you can’t see. So, just try to remember to keep using those signals no matter what!
Keep jumper cables in your trunk.
Vehicles have a funny way of not working .when you most need them to. So, be prepared. Pick up some jumper cables, store them in your trunk and should you ever need them, they will be there. You also might need to help someone else out so they are always nice to have around.
Contain road rage, even when you don’t want to.
It can be so hard to contain that anger when someone cuts you off or isn’t following the driving laws but it is very important that we all try to contain ourselves. Just try to let it brush off your shoulders and consciously try not to let it affect your driving. And if a fellow driver is driving recklessly or dangerously please pull over and report it.
Never try to outrun a yellow light- it will always turn red.
Please, just don’t do it. Even when you think you can outrun a yellow light, just slow down and come to a safe stop.
We hope that you found some of these common habits of good drivers useful and easy to apply to your own driving habits. Should you ever need your vehicle serviced here in Brevard County, we at Cassels Garage of Melbourne, FL would love to help you out. Book your appointment for brake checks, vehicle maintenance, or transmission repair online or give us a call today!
Sometimes, it is easy to miss what is right in front of our noses. We get all caught up in our day-to-day lives and we miss the signs that something might be off. Is your vehicle one of those things you’ve kind of forgotten about? Well, this week we will be talking about some super simple telltale signs that it might be time to put your old vehicle to rest. Read on!
Sometimes, it is easy to miss what is right in front of our nose. We get all caught up in our day-to-day lives and we miss the signs that something might be off. Is your vehicle one of those things you’ve kind of forgotten about? Well, this week we will be talking about some super simple telltale signs that it might be time to put your old vehicle to rest. Read on!
Accidents happen every day. It is just a way the life works. We at Cassels Garage understand this more than most because we frequently see the aftermath of the accidents that can happen out on the road. We have seen our fair share of fender benders and such, but we would like to help prevent these and more serious accidents in the future. So, this week we will be giving you 3 easy ways to check yourself before you wreck yourself. Listen up and enjoy!
Check your speed
It is so easy to not pay attention to how fast you are actually going. This is especially true here in Brevard County. We are all busy people with busy lives, but it is important that when we get behind the wheel that we take a second and just slow down a bit. When you find yourself rushing to your next destination, try to remember that no appointment or meeting is worth putting you or your fellow drivers’ lives at risk. Don’t speed through the yellow turning red light and don’t swerve through the lanes passing people who just “aren’t going fast enough.” Read your speedometer. Follow the speed limits but also the flow of traffic. Overall, just slow down.
Check your physical state
This is an obvious suggestion, but it is important to know how you’re feeling physically. The most obvious question is usually “have you had any alcohol to drink?” Or, have you taking any substances that might hinder your ability to drive? Something you might forget to check up on is how much rest you’ve had. Have you gotten enough sleep so you can safely get from point A to point B? Don’t put anyone in danger by getting behind the wheel when you feel tired. Not only could falling asleep behind the wheel harm you, but you could also take other drivers out as well. So, really check your physical wellness every time you turn that key in the ignition.
Check your mental state
Have you ever gotten home from work and realized you don’t even remember the drive? It can be a scary thing to think about. Driving when your thoughts are elsewhere is also a sure fire way to put yourself in danger. When you allow your brain to be on anything besides the road, accidents can surely follow. So, make sure that when you pull out of your driveway you are fully aware of where you are going. It can be a difficult thing to not let your mind wander to the issues in life, but try not to do that when you are behind the wheel.
We at Cassels Garage want the people of Melbourne, FL and our community to stay safe. Hopefully, you found these quick reminders helpful and will try to remember these in the future. And if you should ever need any assistance after an accident or just have general car servicing needs, we want you to give us a call or schedule an appointment today! We would love to help you with any and all of your vehicle’s maintenance and repair needs.
Schools will be starting back up here soon in Brevard County, and many new drivers will be taking to the roads for the first time since driver’s educations. At Cassels Garage, we want the new drivers of Brevard County to know that we are here for you as you step into this new phase of your life. We thought this week we would talk about a few of the common mistakes first-time drivers make. Hopefully, by us letting you know about them, you will be wise and avoid them. Read on!
On the surface, it seems easy to do, but sometimes coming up with ways to give back to the community can be hard. But don’t you worry because Cassels Garage is here to help! We want our Melbourne, FL community to continue to thrive so we have put together a list of ways that you can give back this to the Brevard County community this summer.