What does a full-service automotive shop really do?

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Have you heard the words “full-service automotive shop” and wondered what that truly meant? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. People often overlook the fact that they have a choice to take their car to one place and have everything worked on and fixed. Cassels Garage is a prime example of what a full-service automotive shop is, but here is a little bit of a better breakdown.

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A Positive Spin on New Year’s Resolutions

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2020 New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! Another year has gone and we just can’t believe how quickly it went. The year 2020 is here, and at Cassels Garage we are so excited to see what this year has in store for us. In our last blog, we discussed some New Year’s resolutions that you might actually be able to keep. This week we thought it would be fun to give you some resolutions that might be a bit harder to keep but would benefit you in the years to come.  We are so excited to see what 2020 will bring and we hope we can help give you ideas for ways to better yourself this year. Here is a positive spin on some common New Year’s resolutions you may consider this year.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Keep

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2020

We recently said goodbye to 2019. The New Year is here, and many people reflect on the year before and look forward to the year that is soon to come. Last year has been what one might call “interesting”. There has been plenty of tragedy and destruction going on in the world, but there have also been changes, growth, and happy memories. As many people look back on the past year, they will also start planning for 2020. Many of us have made resolutions, some of which we probably won’t be able to keep come February. Here at Cassels Garage, we thought it might be beneficial to provide the people of Brevard County with some resolutions they can keep and live by in the upcoming year.

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The Alarming Truth About Income Fraud and Auto Loans

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A recent Wall Street Journal article delved into a subject that we at Cassels Garage hear about all too often – car dealers engaging in income fraud. Some car dealers simply do not put the customer’s best interests first, instead opting to approve them for car loans that they cannot realistically afford.

$809/mo Car Payment on a $660/mo Income?

The article uses the example of a woman named Mirna Lopez, who bought a pre-owned 2018 Pathfinder and found herself with a car payment of $809 a month. The problem was, she only earned about $660 per month. How did she get approved for a loan that she wasn’t even close to being able to make the monthly payments on? The sad truth is that the dealer gave inaccurate information about her earnings to get her approved for a car that would drown her in debt. This is called income fraud, and it happens more often than you might think. In fact, about 1 in 5 auto loans contain income fraud. “The consequence for a lot of people is to ruin them financially for five to 10 years,” lawyer Richard Feferman points out.

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3 Simple Ways to Winterize Your Car

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Winter Driving

Depending on where you live, you may be dealing with snow and ice on a daily basis. Here in Florida, we don’t see much ice or snow, but if you’re planning a trip up north you’ll certainly want to get your vehicle ready. There are some very good and compelling reasons to winterize your car. Mother Nature isn’t always the kindest when it comes to the weather, so acting on a few of these tips can help your car or vehicle fare better in this winter weather.

Don’t worry – you don’t have to do these winterizing tips alone! The automotive experts at Cassels Garage can help get your car safe and ready for the winter weather. Call your local auto maintenance garage in Melbourne, FL for an appointment so your car can be ready to tackle the salt, the ice, and the snow with ease. Here are some things you can do to ready your car for the winter weather.

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Quick and Easy Holiday Car Preparations

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December! How did you get here so fast? The automotive team at Cassels Garage is so excited that it is finally time to break out the holly, send in our lists to good old St. Nick, and cross our fingers we are all on the nice list this year. Along with the beautiful busy season comes some crazy hectic travel plans. Whether you are going “over the mountain and through the woods” to visit your grandmother or you are just driving a street over to your sister’s home for the holiday, you want your vehicle to be fully prepared for anything this holiday season has to throw at it. So, here are a couple of quick tips to prepare your vehicle for the season. Don’t be stuck wishing you had taken the time to get ready, read on!

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Avoiding the Cycle of Auto Loan Debt

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Auto Loans

At Cassels Garage, we pride ourselves on giving our customers honest, reliable estimates and high-quality auto services. We want what is best for you and your car, and our outstanding reputation reflects these values. Purchasing, maintaining, and repairing a vehicle are important tasks that sometimes require hard decisions. This week we’d like to focus on a subject that has been in the news lately – debt from car loans. We would like to educate our readers on the subject of auto loans and offer advice on the savviest way to go about the car buying process.
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Car Safety Tips To Teach Your Teen

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Car Safety Tips To Teach Your Teen

When it comes to having a teen driver, car safety tips are important. And as the parent or guardian, it’s your responsibility to make certain that they’re educated on how to stay safe while driving. While there are plenty of car safety tips to teach your child about being on the road, there are certain automotive maintenance tips to teach as well. It’s also a good idea to introduce your teen driver to an automotive repair shop that they can trust and depend on.

These tips can be helpful to teach your teen driver and prevent further maintenance issues down the road as well.
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Things to Consider When Buying a Car

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Things to Consider When Buying a Car

When it comes to purchasing a car, there are some important things to consider. Should you buy new or pre-owned? Should you finance or pay in full? These are good questions, and it’s crucial to take them into account before making this big decision. At Cassels Garage, we have seen all types of car situations over our 50+ years serving Brevard County. In our years of experience, we believe it’s a wiser and more frugal option to choose a good-quality pre-owned car and pay it off upfront if you’re able to. Of course, it’s up to each individual to come to their own decision on this matter, but we’d like to present some information supporting why we think buying used is a better option.
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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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