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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Resolve to Drive Safely

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Resolve to drive safety

Can you believe that we are almost to the end of the first month of 2018 already? Although we are nearing the end of January, we at Cassels Garage think that it is never too late to set one last New Year’s Resolution. An important resolution you may want to consider adding to your list could be driving a bit safer this year. It may not seem like the most thrilling resolution to make, but it is one that could save lives. This year, it would be beneficial to everyone on the roads if you were to put your phone down, put both hands on the steering wheel, and simply pay attention. This goes for all of us!

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2018: The Year You Get a Different Car?

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Is 2018 the year of the new car?

Are you riding into the New Year with an old clunker? Has your car search left you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? It is 2018 and you deserve to cruise in style. Cassels Garage understands that purchasing a new or different vehicle can leave people overwhelmed and sometimes with a sense of being in way over their heads. There is nothing more frustrating than knowing what you want but not being able to find it on your own. This is where we at Cassels Garage can step in and help.

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What to Do if Your Car Breaks Down

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What to do if your car breaks down

As we near the end of the summer season and slowly transition into the fall/school season, you may be putting quite a few miles on your car. The busy school year is here and this time of year usually includes many trips to and from school, grocery stores, and or after school activities. So, what happens when you are on your way and suddenly your car breaks down or you blow a tire? What do you do then? You may think you know what you will do in these circumstances but it never hurts to be prepared with a plan, just in case of emergency. Cassels Garage is here to offer the people of Brevard County, FL and beyond some advice on what to do when they are in a situation and are in need of assistance. Read on for more information.

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Back to School: Part 2

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Back to School Part 2

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.

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Get Out and Explore this Summer

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Get out and explore this Summer

At Cassels Garage we want you to embrace the summertime while you can. Before you know it, it will be fall and the kids will be back in school for another year here in Brevard County. We want to encourage people to get away from the technology and go exploring. Unplug for a while and spend time really getting to know the people around you. Get out and see the sights. Traveling is a great way to get that quality, uninterrupted family time that memories are made of.

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Spring Cleaning: Time to Spruce Up Your Automobile

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Spring Cleaning: Time To Spruce Up Your Vehicle

Even though Connecticut faced a blizzard warning and experienced 15 degree temperatures in March, Florida is abloom, pollen abounds, birds are singing, the sun is shining, and temperatures are already warm! Spring has definitely sprung! It’s time for spring cleaning in Brevard County. While this typically includes a top to bottom house cleaning venture, why not include your automobile too? Most people’s cars could benefit from a thorough cleaning, a little updating, and some freshening up. Cassels Garage will happily help you update, service, and maintain your vehicle to assist you in sprucing up your car for spring cleaning and any Spring Break travels you have planned!

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New Year’s Resolutions Part 2

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We’re well underway into 2017 and New Year’s resolutions are still fresh and motivating. A clean slate is ahead of us filled with potential and promise. As discussed in our latest blog, New Year’s resolutions can be far reaching and extend well beyond the typical goals of weight loss, exercising and traveling more. In your upcoming goals, a manageable resolution is to strive for a cleaner, safer, and more reliable car. At Cassels Garage, we can assist you in this quest. If you are in the Melbourne area of Florida and need a full-service garage specializing in affordable and quality work performed by staffed specialists, we are the garage for new you in the new year!

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