Your car is one of the biggest purchases that you are ever going to make in your life. Think about that for just a moment…that means that besides your home, your vehicle is something that you need to make certain you take care of and maintain. Finding a great mechanic and trusting them is important, and no one understands and respects that more than the automotive specialists at Cassels Garage. So, here are five reasons why you need to trust your mechanic.
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!
Road Trip! Road Trip! Road Trip! This is another week of our road trip entertainment series! We at Cassels Garage want you to fill up the rest of your summer with trips and adventures. We also want to make sure you are entertained while you are stuck in the car on your journey. So, this week we have put together a couple of entertainment ideas for your summer road trip/journey! Enjoy!
Cassels Garage is here to help you make it through your family road trip and ace it with flying colors. Whether we are tuning your car up or giving you tips on how to prep your car, we are here for you in any way we can be. This week we thought you might like to hear some tips on how to pack your vehicle like a pro for your up and coming road trip. Read on for some killer tips and tricks!
There is nothing scarier than being stranded on the side of the road with a broken down car and no one to turn to. Or stuck with a steaming engine in the middle of a super busy intersection, smack dab in the middle of town. Or realizing as you are heading to an important event that your car no longer wants to start for you. Sadly, these things happen every day to good car loving people.
We at Cassels Garage understand the worry that comes along with this sort of situation, and we want to be able to help. We know that you, the customer, want to avoid any and all potential car troubles in the future. So, we thought it might help to put together a list of ways to successfully avoid any stuck on the side of the road scenarios that may occur. Here is a list of signs that your car may be in need of a checkup and/or tune-up. Look out for these bad boys.
Driving down the highway, you look down and see your fuel warning light is on. Do you pull over as soon as you see a gas station or are you one of those people who push it to the absolute limit? We are all guilty of pushing our car to the limit from time to time. However, there are some people that always wait till they are running on fumes before filling up. You may think running your car on empty is not a big deal, but it can be dangerous and can cause damage to your car. In general, you should always try to maintain at least a ¼ of a tank full at all times.
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.