Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

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Summer time prep tips

Spring break has come and gone and summer is just weeks away!!! That means vacation travel time and the scorching high temperatures of summer are just around the corner for Brevard County residents. Cassels Garage, your local full service independent automotive repair facility located in Melbourne, is always ready to service your vehicle providing reasonable rates and quality guaranteed work for our valued customers. We know the high temperatures in Florida can wreak havoc on cars from cooling systems to batteries, to tires and paint jobs; your entire vehicle can be affected by the dog days of summer!

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Spring Cleaning Part 2

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Spring Cleaning: Part 2

Cassels Garage, serving Melbourne, Florida as a full service automotive repair facility, knows spring is in the air! While spring fever, spring break, and spring cleaning all are common vernal terms, we want to throw your automobile into the mix! This time of renewal should include the interior and exterior of your car, and all the nooks and crannies in between. Be sure to read Part One of this blog which includes tips to keep your car sparkling inside and out, running properly, operating safely, and seasonally maintained.

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Spring Cleaning: Time to Spruce Up Your Automobile

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Spring Cleaning: Time To Spruce Up Your Vehicle

Even though Connecticut faced a blizzard warning and experienced 15 degree temperatures in March, Florida is abloom, pollen abounds, birds are singing, the sun is shining, and temperatures are already warm! Spring has definitely sprung! It’s time for spring cleaning in Brevard County. While this typically includes a top to bottom house cleaning venture, why not include your automobile too? Most people’s cars could benefit from a thorough cleaning, a little updating, and some freshening up. Cassels Garage will happily help you update, service, and maintain your vehicle to assist you in sprucing up your car for spring cleaning and any Spring Break travels you have planned!

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Independent Garage vs Dealer: Where to Repair Your Vehicle (Part 2)

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In our last post on this topic, we addressed the hot topic of deciding whether to use an independent local maintenance garage versus an automobile dealership for routine service maintenance work, warranty work, or emergency repairs. Many people feel compelled to go with the dealership when purchasing a new car or a gently used car still under warranty. Others are conflicted because they want to stay with the tried and true neighborhood garage they have formed a relationship with over the years rather than adopting the service schedule established by the dealership/warranty guarantee. There are pros and cons to consider when making this decision. Hopefully by providing you with information, Cassels Garage can help you can make the decision right for you!

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Independent Garage vs. Dealer: Where to Repair Your Vehicle (Part 1)

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Independent Garage vs. Dealer

Many people are under the misconception that they must go to a car dealership for routine maintenance if their car is under warranty. This is simply not the case; in fact, in almost every situation getting routine maintenance performed on your vehicle by an independent garage will not affect your warranty. This includes tire rotations, oil changes, fluid checks, new brake pads and more. Going to your neighborhood garage also comes with the added benefits of convenience and that personal touch you just won’t get at large dealership. When considering whether to take your vehicle to a local garage or to a dealership for routine maintenance, take the following into consideration.

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Distracted Driving

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Distracted Driving

The focus of our last post was to outline a Florida ban on wireless communication while driving, which was adopted in an attempt to prevent crashes and improve safety for pedestrians, vehicle operators, passengers, and bike riders. It also allowed law enforcement to stop and issues citations to people texting while driving. The ban stresses that a motor vehicle is not to be operated by a person entering symbols, multiple letters, numbers, characters, or manually typing. This Florida statute (Title XXIII Chap. 16.305) prohibiting the use of wireless communication devices was created with safety as a primary goal. Distracted driving, specifically texting while driving, is a risky behavior which puts drivers and passengers in danger. At Cassels Garage, not only do we want to be your full service automotive garage keeping your car in prime operating condition, but we want to disseminate information regarding all aspects of operating your vehicle safely!

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Texting While Driving

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Texting while driving in the car

Cassels Garage is focused on repairing vehicles of all makes and models with quality, affordable service provided by qualified specialists. As a family owned and operated garage in Brevard County, Melbourne Florida for over 40 years, we provide services ranging from general checks/routine maintenance to major overhauls. Our last few blogs have been focused on keeping your car regularly maintained with routine scheduled services in order to be safe while on the road. We also discussed how to react if you were to find yourself in an emergency and what items you should keep in an emergency kit in your car. As a community based business, we hope to share information to help you keep your vehicle maintained safely and to be here to service your car when a problem arises. Probably one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to keep yourself safe while driving is to stay aware at all times… NO texting while driving!

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Roadside Reminders

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Roadside Reminders

From battery problems to engine software malfunctions, there are many issues that can cause you and your vehicle to end up roadside and in need of assistance. Keeping your vehicle on a regular maintenance schedule is one of the most proactive things you can do as a car owner to keep your car running safely and properly – avoiding potential breakdown causes. Cassels Garage is a family owned and operated full service automotive repair facility located in Melbourne, Florida. Our rates are affordable and we are staffed by specialists, so let us help you keep your car in tip top shape and keep you off the roadside broken down.

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Roadside Emergencies: Preventing and Preparedness

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Roadside Emergencies: Prevention & Preparedness

In a previous post, we covered the potential problems revolving around underinflated or overinflated tires. A blowout is a stressful driving event which more than likely leads to a roadside emergency situation. A flat tire usually loses pressure gradually resulting in a less reactive, but still taxing driving scenario and repair. Let’s take a look at the most common causes for breakdowns and what you should carry in your car to handle roadside emergencies. At Cassels Garage in Melbourne Florida, we can help you regularly service and maintain your vehicle proactively to avoid as many mishaps and emergency situations as possible.

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Be Prepared

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Be Prepared

Part of being a good driver is being prepared. In our previous post, we talked about how important it is to keep your tires properly inflated. Failure to do so could lead to a blowout- a sudden rupture or malfunction due to pressure, in particular the bursting of an automobile tire. A blowout can be a dangerous situation. A flat tire can also lead to a stressful and hazardous roadside situation. Cassels Garage can handle tire servicing for you in the Melbourne area of Brevard County, Florida. We also strive to keep you safe and informed. So, here is some information on how to be prepared in case of a blowout or roadside emergency.

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