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!
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!
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.
Outdoor temperatures are rising, and so is the heat in your car. On a hot sunny day, the interior temperature of your car can be well over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. When you get in your car, the first thing you want to do is crank your AC and cool off. Before summer strikes in full force, we have some suggestions to protect your car from these extreme temperatures and keep your air conditioner running like a champ. At Cassels Garage here in Melbourne, Florida we have some tips keep cool and your car running smoothly all summer long.
At Cassels Garage we are always trying to stay up to date on ways to make shopping with us easier. So, if you take a quick look at our main page, you might just see some new additions to our page. We are so excited to now offer our customers a quick and easy way to sign up for myCARFAX! Now you may be thinking: “What in the world is myCARFAX?” Well, in short, it offers customers the best way to stay up to date on their vehicle and the services it might need now or in the future. We thought it might be beneficial to answer some of the common questions about this new addition to our website. Read below to find out more.
If you are new, please feel free to check out our previous posts to learn more about us. Now, onto this week’s blog.
Say your car is in need of some serious work. When choosing a garage to service your car in Melbourne, FL there are quite a few places to choose from. We at Cassels Garage understand that this decision can be a stressful one for some. Stress no more, because we are here to help clear up any questions you may be pondering. You may be wondering if you should pay a big dealership garage or if going to a family-owned garage would be a better fit. We want to help you out with this decision. We are here to help you understand why servicing your car with us would be a great decision.
The new school year is upon us here in Brevard County. Seems like summer break goes by faster and faster every year. For many teenagers, this will be their first year driving themselves to school. This is a super exciting time for our young drivers and possibly a super nerve racking time for their parents. But there is no need to fear. Cassels Garage is here to help! Below is a checklist of things your young driver should be able to answer before they cruise into this school year.
The balance of power between vendors and consumers has shifted steadily since the early 20th century. After centuries of “Buy at your own risk,” it took only a few decades to transition to “The customer is always right.” Everyone knows that the customer is not actually infallible, but it is true that businesses can no longer get away with poor customer service and expect to survive in our culture. For example, in a highly competitive restaurant market, if you have a bad customer service experience at a new restaurant, you can be pretty sure that this new restaurant will not be around next year. Restaurant customers have too many options to put up with bad service.
The Better Business Bureau’s ratings were an important step toward increased transparency and accountability for businesses, but social media has given everyone a voice in the marketplace. Nowadays, if a customer has a bad experience at a place of business, all of his friends will read about it on Facebook later that day. Also, many websites like TripAdvisor and Yelp specialize in customer reviews.
So now customers have the opportunity to know before you go. In many settings, it is possible to visit a place of business virtually before going in person. When was the last time you tried a new restaurant without reading the menu online or checking the reviews? Because of the customer-driven climate of today’s marketplace, it makes sense to be wary of businesses that do not offer ready access to their customers’ feedback.
Cassels Garage is West Melbourne was started fifty years ago, before personal computers and cell phones and social media were invented. For decades, we relied upon word of mouth advertising from our highly satisfied customers, but our satisfied customers did spread the word and our business flourished. Now our customers sing our praises on social media. We invite you to join our family of highly satisfied customers.
At Cassels Garage in West Melbourne, we are ready to help keep your cars in good working condition. We are a family-owned shop well equipped to provide routine maintenance or do major repairs on your car. We have been serving Brevard County since 1966.
One exciting but often unheralded feature of living on the Space Coast is the proximity to many other delightful destinations just a short ride away. Melbourne, Palm Bay, and our beachside communities have much to offer, but weekend adventurers can enjoy a variety of interesting locales that appeal to nearby tourists as well as those visiting from out of state. In coming weeks, this column will highlight some appealing destinations for easy weekend road trips from Brevard County. Because theme parks dominate the landscape, many Central Floridians overlook Orlando’s many other appealing features. Because the beach is so much of an attraction for those of us who live along the coast, it is easy to forget some of Central Florida’s inland beauty. This week, let’s take a look at the “World’s Most Famous Beach,” and see what there is to enjoy in and around Daytona Beach.
It is sad and surprising how many people drift into a routine of doing the same thing over and over, failing to appreciate the blessings of their environment. How many people live close to the beach but seem to never find time to go? Do you know people who express affection for art and music, but cannot remember the last time they went to a play or a movie or concert or museum?
One helpful technique for creating more joy in your life is to approach your home city as a tourist would. Why not determine to enjoy the gifts your home has to offer rather than waiting until you are out of town on vacation to indulge in a good time. If you set aside one Saturday each month as “tourist day,” then by the end of the year you will have enjoyed the equivalent of a two-week vacation without having to spend any extra on lodging.
If you live on the Space Coast of Florida, the options are many. Of course the beach and many beachside parks are a major attraction, but too many people overlook the natural beauty available on the mainland. Erna Nixon Park in Melbourne and Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay are just two of many parks that offer elevated boardwalks and nature trails. Palm Bay has an extensive system of trails for jogging, walking, and biking. The Brevard Zoo in North Melbourne is small but still relatively new and very well designed.
Both Melbourne and Eau Gallie have resurgent downtown areas with inviting shops, restaurants and bars. Foosaner Art Museum in Eau Gallie and Henegar Center for the Arts in Melbourne are just two of the highlights.
Next time, you are tempted to pick up the remote control to find out what is on television, why not Google “Things to Do in Melbourne, FL” and aim for some more adventure. Of course, you will want to make sure your vehicle is in top shape, even if you are only traversing Brevard County. Contact Cassels Garage in West Melbourne, Florida today for a tune-up. We are a family-owned shop, and we are well equipped to perform major repairs or provide routine maintenance on your car. We have been serving Brevard County since 1966. We can help you prepare for road trips of any length.