Is It Smart to Get a Second Opinion When It Comes to Automotive Repair?

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How many times have you taken your car to an automotive specialist, only to question what they’ve told you that you needed to fix? More than likely, you’ve probably had thoughts that you need to get a second opinion, or two, in order to figure out if you believe what they’re telling you. And truth be told, you’re not alone in that feeling. In fact, when it comes to automotive repair, most people actually feel better getting a second opinion rather than just going with what is suggested by the first automotive repair shop.

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop that you can know and trust, consider taking your car to Cassels Garage. Our team of Melbourne, FL auto repair specialists will provide top-notch service at an affordable price.
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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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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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Areas of Your Car to Get Detailed

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Man Hoovering Seat Of Car During Car Cleaning

Do you ever wonder just how dirty your car truly is? Do you even want to know? Certain areas of your car need to be detailed more than you probably realize!

Let’s be real…when was the last time that you gave your car a truly deep clean? We’re talking about a deep clean that has it looking and smelling like new. Maybe…possibly…never? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, there are tons of others who are in the same boat as you. But, if you’re ready to get your car detailed, you can have it done quickly and easily!
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Don’t Put Off These Car Repairs

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Young woman having a shock when her car broke down

There’s certainly something to be said about taking good care of your car. From the moment that you buy a new car, it’s your baby to care for and make certain that it lasts a really long time. Did you know that if you provide proper maintenance for your vehicle, you can prolong its life and keep it running smoothly? Staying on top of car maintenance and getting repairs done for your vehicle is key. The longer you put them off, the more damage can be done. It’s those repairs that you think aren’t big that can really do some damage! Instead of waiting out to see what’s going to happen, you’ll want to find the best car mechanic possible to take care of your vehicle.
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Tips for Getting Your Car Summer Ready

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It’s officially summer, and you know what that means. It’s time to take your car to Cassels Garage, your local auto mechanics in Melbourne, FL and have it checked out and spruced up to be road ready!

So many families and people are planning for their summer travels and vacations, but that doesn’t mean that they’re doing what it takes to get their cars ready as well. Don’t make that mistake! If you want to plan a vacation, great. But, keep in mind that your car needs to be in tip-top shape to get you there. If you don’t do the vehicle maintenance to get it ready for summer, you stand the chance of your car breaking down on you during those hot summer months.
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When Should You Wash Your Car?

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When Should You Wash Your Car?

It seems like some people are very aware of the need to wash their car, while others…aren’t. But, have you ever wondered if there are certain times when you really should wash your car?

Depending on who you ask, the answer is going to vary. Sometimes, the answer is obvious if there is mud caked on the exterior of the car. Those type of vehicles obviously needs to be cleaned. But what about the other times throughout the year? And is there really a need to wash your car every single week? All are valid questions that need to be answered.

You know the drill…When it rains, that rain and dirt mixture turn to mud which means a big sloppy mess for the exterior of your car. The good news? Once that forecast shows a sunny day, you can easily get it into the car wash and bring back that shine.

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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!

Time for an Oil Change

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Time for an Oil Change

When you take your car in to get an oil change, there are typically two options you can consider for your vehicle – conventional or synthetic. If you are not careful, or you take it to the wrong auto repair shop, you may end up with the wrong kind of oil in your car. Newer car models typically use full synthetic oil options while older car models tend to use conventional. At Cassels Garage, we recommend that you maintain one kind of oil in your car and you don’t switch back and forth. As a full-service auto repair shop in Melbourne, FL, we make it our business to keep your car well-maintained. In addition to oil changes, we perform brake checks, tire rotations, transmission repairs and other types of auto repair services. We also offer vehicle fleet maintenance for many Brevard County businesses.

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Our New MyCARFAX Widget

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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.

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