Skip the necktie, coffee mug, and another sport’s team jersey. Get your dad something he can really use, yet might be reluctant to take the time to do for himself. Cassels Garage, the superior provider of car repairs in Melbourne, emphasizes the value of preventative vehicle maintenance to keep Dad’s treasured classic on the road for as long as possible. The experts at Cassels Garage dispel the myth that warranty work and preventative maintenance must be done at the dealership only, and their services are performed hassle-free and affordably.
Quick Historical Recap – How Did Father’s Day Even Become a Holiday?
Did you know there are over 70 million fathers in the United States today? The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972 – 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States.
Let’s go back to 1910, the beginning of a phenomenal innovation in the automobile industry. In 1910 there were around 500,000 motor vehicles cruising the streets of America. People no longer had to rely on horse-pulled carriages to get around, and there was a decrease in short trips by train as well. Automobile production was a booming industry—in fact, our modern use of the assembly line can be attributed to the early auto industry.
The best-selling car to kick off the 1910-1920 decade was the 1909 Ford Model T, also known famously as the Tin Lizzie.’ The Ford Model T was the first car in the automobile history to be mass-produced, making it more affordable and redefining the direction of the auto industry. It’s the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American and to the world.’
And, in 1972 when Father’s Day became a national holiday, the VW Beetle was the most popular vehicle. It was with the 1972 model that the VW Beetle overtook Ford’s famous Model T as the world’s all-time most-produced automobile.
In 2020, the best-selling vehicle was the Ford F-150 with over 750,000 sold even during the pandemic, and to date in 2021 the Ford F-150 holds the top spot with nearly 205,000 sold in the first quarter. The 2021 F-150 now includes a hybrid and an updated Super Duty model as well.
Celebrate Dad the Month of June by Taking Auto Repair Service and Car Maintenance off His Hands
As we reported in an earlier blog, research shows in 2021 there will be an estimated 76 million vehicles aged 16 years or older in the U.S. The number of vehicles five years old on the road is predicted to increase by almost 25%.
Sign the Father’s Day card with a note to let Dad know that you’re taking his car to Cassels Garage for a diagnosis because preventative maintenance is the key to maintaining his vehicle’s lifespan and his safety. At Cassels Garage in Melbourne, FL, we perform the following affordably, safely, and reliably:
- AC/HEATER REPAIR SERVICES
- STEERING & SUSPENSION
- ENGINE REPAIR SERVICES
- TUNE UP SERVICES
- TRANSMISSION SERVICE & REPAIR
- OVERHEATING REPAIRS
- COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE
- CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
- SHOCKS & STRUTS
- OIL & FILTER CHANGES
- FACTORY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE
- TIMING BELTS
- EMISSION CONTROLS
- ENGINE & TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT
- STARTERS & ALTERNATORS
- CV AXLES
- BELTS & HOSES
- CLUTCH REPLACEMENTS
- FUEL INJECTIONS SERVICE
- BRAKE SERVICE
Cassels Garage has been providing superior auto repair in Melbourne, FL, and the surrounding communities for over 50 years. We look forward to seeing you soon!