Safety Tips For Your Teen Driver

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Do you have a teen driver in your house? One that is about ready to get behind the wheel? While they’re probably ready and raring to go, there are a few car safety tips that they need to keep in mind! Don’t let your teen learn bad car maintenance and driving habits when they’re just getting started driving. Instead, teach them the importance of being aware and cautious when they’re out driving on the road. And, while driving safely is of huge importance for them to know, they also need to be aware of how to handle car issues as they arise.
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How Many Cars Should You Own in Your Lifetime?

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There’s a debate over car ownership going on and the answer will depend on who you ask. Just how many cars does a person truly need to own during their life?

When it comes to owning cars, how many is too many? Have you ever had this thought? Before deciding on the answer to that question, it’s time to ask yourself why you want to own cars and what your purpose is for them. Many people love cars for different reasons. If you ask the automotive specialists in your area, they’ll have their own thoughts and opinions as well. The truth of the matter is, you should have as many cars in your life as you want to, within reason.
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How Often Should You Detail Your Car?

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If you’re one of those people that loves to detail their car, you’re not alone! In fact, when it comes to taking care of your car, detailing it is actually really important. So many people tend to overlook this factor, but did you know that many automotive specialists offer this as a service as well?
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Simple Ways to Let Your Mechanic Help You

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Finding a good mechanic can feel like a never-ending search. There are only so many reviews that you can read online to see what experiences everyone had. And, no matter where you look, it seems like there is always another one or two options to explore. Why not save your time and energy and let Cassels Garage be your go-to auto repair and specialist? With years and years of excellent service, you can rest easy knowing that your vehicle is in good hands!
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Tips for Improving Your Car’s Gas Mileage

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Woman refueling the gas tank at fuel pump.

If you’re looking for super simple tips for improving the gas mileage of your car, you won’t want to miss out on these! Saving money at the pump has never been easier!

How often have you stared down at the gas gauge in your car and wondered where in the world all your gas has gone? Don’t worry, that’s a common thought or feeling for most drivers out there! And, while there are some cars that just tend to get better gas mileage than others, there are certain things that you can do as a driver to help improve your gas mileage with ease.
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How to Test Your Tire Tread Depth

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How to Test Your Tire Tread Depth

Knowing the tire tread depth on your current tires is important! With all of your vehicle weight being supported by the 4 tires on your car, it’s a true safety measure to make certain that your tires are safe and have a good amount of tread left. Anytime that you take your car to an auto specialist like Cassels Garage of Melbourne, FL, you can rest easy knowing that they are checking and testing your tires to make certain that they are safe to be on the road.

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3 Quick Ways to Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

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3 Quick Ways to Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

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.

Signs It’s Time to Come in for a Tune-Up

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Signs you need an Auto Tune-Up

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.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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.

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Is Your Car Ready for Holiday Trips?

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Is Your Car Ready for Holiday Trips?

November is upon us and along with it comes some upcoming holiday travels. Here in Brevard County, we are so lucky to experience warmer temperatures while many of our fellow Americans up north suffer through bitterly cold winters. While much of the country will be experiencing their first snowfall of the year soon, we have the privilege of soaking up some sun rays. And although we don’t exactly get to experience all 4 seasons, it is still important to prepare your car for some cooler days to come.

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