Cassels Garage has had the privilege of serving the people of Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Indialantic since 1966 with our auto repair and maintenance services. Over the 50+ years that we’ve been in business, we have seen certain trends and changes in the automotive industry. Some changes have been great, while others have been concerning.
One such trend in the auto buying industry called “kicking the trade” has come under scrutiny lately. A recent Wall Street Journal article titled “Dealerships Give Car Buyers Some Advice: Just Stop Paying Your Loan” explains what this underhanded practice is all about. Long story short, “kicking the trade” is when car dealers advise buyers (usually people looking to trade in their current vehicles) to let their auto loan lenders repossess their vehicles. Then the car dealers turn around and sell that buyer a new car.
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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It’s no secret that road trips are fun, but in order to make certain that your road trip is set and ready for success, there are certain things that you need to check on your car before you go!
No one wants the risk of a breakdown when on the road, so by simply taking the time to double check these simple items on your car can save you a ton of headaches in the future. An even better idea would be to check with the mechanics at Cassel’s Garage! We can get you set and road ready in no time at all!
Cars are one of those things that people just…notice. As you’re driving down the road, your car may catch the eyes of people from all over. People tend to notice the color of cars, the make of cars, and they’ll also notice if your car is making noises or sounds as though it needs to be worked on. Don’t let your car sound like it needs to go to the doctor! Instead, contact the auto specialists at Cassels Garage and let us keep your car strong and healthy all year long!
Your car is one of the biggest purchases that you are ever going to make in your life. Think about that for just a moment…that means that besides your home, your vehicle is something that you need to make certain you take care of and maintain. Finding a great mechanic and trusting them is important, and no one understands and respects that more than the automotive specialists at Cassels Garage. So, here are five reasons why you need to trust your mechanic.
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.
Schools will be starting back up here soon in Brevard County, and many new drivers will be taking to the roads for the first time since driver’s educations. At Cassels Garage, we want the new drivers of Brevard County to know that we are here for you as you step into this new phase of your life. We thought this week we would talk about a few of the common mistakes first-time drivers make. Hopefully, by us letting you know about them, you will be wise and avoid them. Read on!