Protecting Your Car from Your Pet and Vice Versa

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Protecting Your Car From Pets

This one goes out to the pet parents out there. We love to see you out and about with your furry friends!

Let’s face it: we love our pets sometimes more than we like some people out there. We love our pets and they love us (or least we think they do) but we don’t love them messing up our car. Their hair goes EVERYWHERE, they can be a cute distraction while we drive, and they can sometimes be prone to accidents (the yellow kind if you know what we mean). We want to keep both our pets and our vehicle safe when transporting the furry cargo, so we at Cassels Garage have put together a list of ways to protect both your pet and your vehicle. Read on for furry friend fun!

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Things to Be Thankful For this Holiday Season

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Happy Holidays

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas coming soon, holiday cheer is sure in the air! The holiday season is a great time to reflect on all the blessings we have in our lives. In the spirit of being thankful, we at Cassels Garage thought we might make a quick list of things we are extremely thankful for, not just this season, but all year long!

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What the Road Isn’t

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Working at a garage, we have heard our fair share of crazy driving stories. Cassels Garage has been servicing Brevard County since 1966, so we really have seen it all when it comes to the funny things people do in their cars. So, this week we thought we just give a quick reminder of what NOT to do on the road. We want everyone to stay safe while they are traveling, so here’s a reminder of a few things the road isn’t.

A place to do your makeup

Ladies, we know it can be so easy when you’re in a rush to do your makeup or brush your hair while your driving, but it’s just not a good idea. You are probably taking your eyes off the road, as well as a hand off the wheel. Keep yourself safe and choose to get ready either before or after you arrive, not while you are on your way there.

A phone center

We understand how hard it is to put down your phone, but the road isn’t the place to be calling or texting someone. Not only is it unsafe for you but it also is unsafe for everyone else who is also driving. Just be smart and put the phone down when you are behind the wheel.

A trash can

We recommend you keep a bag for trash in your car in case of an emergency. There is way too much trash already on the side of the road due to littering. And, since Brevard is home to multiple bodies of water full of many beautiful creatures, let’s keep them safe from our garbage. Please be mindful and throw your stuff away or recycle when you make it home. We want to keep beautiful Brevard beautiful, don’t we?

A place to take out anger

Road rage: we’ve all felt it. But it is important that we all try to remember our manners when we are all on the road. It can be pretty hard to fight sometime, we know, but let us all try out best to get from point A to point B without curse words flying. What is a good alternative to yelling at a stranger who cut you off? Singing your heart out to your favorite playlist. Trust us, your blood pressure will thank you.

What the road is

It’s a pretty fantastic place to explore new things, meet new people, and see the world! It is also what leads you to us. Cassels Garage is a family owned and operated, full-service garage that is proud to service Melbourne, FL and surrounding areas.  We’re all human, so if you forget what the road isn’t and scratch up your car when you’re looking at your phone or putting on lipstick (we hope this never happens), we have got you covered. We would be happy to help you with any car servicing or auto repair you may need. Give us a call or click here to schedule an appointment.

What Makes Us Unique at Cassels Garage?

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Why Go Anywhere But Cassels Garage?

Welcome! If you have stumbled across our website while in search of the best garage in Melbourne, FL then you are in the right place. Now, you may be wondering what we’re all about. What do we at Cassels Garage do, and what makes us unique? It may not surprise you, but we do perform more than just oil changes and quick service jobs, and we are more than just another garage. We are THE garage!

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Family Festival Adventures

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Family Festival Adventures in Melbourne, Brevard County

‘Tis the season to see and smell pumpkin spice everything! The leaves might not be falling quite yet and it might not be exactly sweater weather, but that can’t stop us for indulging in all the fall festivities. We at Cassels Garage are very excited for all the things that fall has to offer our customers. In case you missed it, in our last blog we talked about some fun family activities to do this fall, so this week we thought we might expand on that and talk about some of the fun fall festivals that are going on right here in beautiful Brevard County.

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Fall Activities for the Whole Family

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Fall Activities for the Whole Family

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!

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Why Go Anywhere but Cassels Garage?

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Why Go Anywhere But Cassels Garage?

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.

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Ways to Keep the Rain Day Blues Away

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Rainy Days

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.

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Common Habits of Good Drivers

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Common Habits of Good Drivers

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!

Signs It’s Time to Bring Your Car into the Shop

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Signs It’s Time to Bring Your Car into the Shop

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!

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