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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring has arrived and with it comes the need to do a vehicle cleanse after a long winter. Cars go through so much during the chilly season— ice, snow, salt, slush sand, gravel, and dirt can all can pull a number on the cleanliness of your ride. Even if you live in a warmer part of the world, these are helpful suggestions for spring cleaning your vehicle and getting your car ready and sparkly for the warmer weather and longer days:   Clean Under the Cloth Floor Mats You'll be surprised how much salt, gravel, and dirt can get stuck under the floor mats. If left there, all this debris can eventually work through the mat and corrode the body of the car.   Wash the Headlights and Taillights The headlights and taillights can take a beating in winter and by the spring, they're generally pretty foggy and filthy. For safety and visibility at night, it's so important to make sure your headlights and taillights are clean. Just washing them with warm water on a d ... read more

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The Healthiest Snacks To Keep In Your Car

The Healthiest Snacks To Keep In Your Car

  Having the right snacks in the car when you're on long road trips or even just short car rides is wise so you can keep your hunger down and energy up. Here are some 7 suggestions for foods to eat that will keep you alert and focused on the road:   1. Popcorn   Microwave popcorn is coated with chemicals but the naked kernels are incredibly healthy. They're an excellent source of antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, and digestive-supporting fiber.   2. Beef Jerky   Protein is one of the most satisfying nutrients. There are healthier versions of beef jerky with less sodium and preservatives available at organic grocery or natural-food stores.   3. Greek yogurt with nuts or fruit   Greek Yogurt is a protein powerhouse that will keep your hunger at bay for hours. The nuts and fruit offer energy, fiber, and healthy nutrients.   4. Hard-boiled eggs and whole-wheat crackers   Hard-boiled eggs are full of hunger-repelling p ... read more

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Valentines Gifts for Car Lovers

Valentines Gifts for Car Lovers

  February 14th is approaching so romance is in the air. If your sweetie is a car enthusiast, you will definitely score points for gifting your loved one an automobile-related gift. The good news is there are all types of creative presents and ideas out there that car-crazed folks will certainly find appealing. Here are some suggestions:   Prepaid Gas Card – What car enthusiasts wouldn’t love a free tank of gas?   New Sound System – If you have a bass loving sweetheart, a new sound system is certainly going to be well received. Also, you can also consider gifting upgraded speakers.   Rent A Ride – Is your beloved into Lamborghinis but stuck with a Volvo? Rent your sweetheart’s dream car and have the weekend of your dreams.   Sirius – If your Valentine is interested in upgrading from local radio to nationwide music with few commercials and no fade outs, this could be the winning choice.   Quality Cleaning Prod ... read more

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Why Self Driving Cars Are the Future

Why Self Driving Cars Are the Future

It’s true. Driverless cars are here. The revolution of the self-driving car is building—and will alter our everyday lives in ways, major and minor. The transition may take longer than industry leaders had wished but its eventual impact on the world we live in is impossible to ignore.   There are many reasons to get excited about an autonomous car. Driverless automobiles will eliminate distraction and human error, major causes of accidents. So basically, self-driving cars could save lives! Also, people who spend long periods driving will have the opportunity to use their time in the car for work or leisure.  So when can we enjoy the benefits of the autonomous car? By 2020, driverless automobiles will start to be noticeable on the roads. It’s projected that 95% of new vehicles sold, will be fully autonomous by 2040.   This means big business. Google, Tesla, and Apple are tech companies that take pride in combining software and hardware, the basics of ... read more

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Get ready for Winter & the Holidays With Gift Cards from Complete Automotive

Get ready for Winter & the Holidays With Gift Cards from Complete Automotive

If there are people in your life who are bigtime car lovers, there are many auto-related presents you can consider for them. Here are some suggestions:   “Porsche 911: 50 Years” There are so many wonderful automobile-related coffee table books out there, but for the Porsche enthusiast, it doesn't get much more intriguing than this. The reader gets to take an in-depth look at the models of the Porsche 911. What actually led to making one of the most epic brands in the history of automobiles? Read this book and find out!   “The Man and Le Mans” (Documentary) This is a must watch for anyone who considers themselves to be an auto enthusiast. This documentary follows Steve McQueen's’ wild life in motorsports and the movies. The film dives deep into the behind the scenes and gives a greater understanding of his racing passion.   Ultimate Exotic Car Racing in Las Vegas If the recipient of a holiday gift has plans to be in Las Vegas ... read more

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The Importance of Preventive Maintenance Before Holiday Road Trips

The Importance of Preventive Maintenance Before Holiday Road Trips

Before those holiday road trips, it’s wise to have knowledgeable auto mechanics inspect your vehicle so you and your family feel secure on the roads. During your lifetime, a car is one of the most expensive items that you’ll buy. Maintaining the inside and outside of your automobile will extend the life of your automobile and protect your investment. In short, a properly maintained car will keep you safer. Having your vehicle maintained regularly will make sure that all is running well and eliminate scenarios that could keep you stranded. There are many benefits to a well-maintained vehicle. Not only will a dependable car give you and your family some peace of mind, but it will save you hefty repair costs down the line. Preventive maintenance is even healthy for the environment because a healthy emission system doesn’t emit harmful gases. Here are some things that the team at Complete Automotive suggest that you have inspected before you take off on that holiday trip ... read more

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Top Fall Festivals in the Springfield, MO Region

Top Fall Festivals in the Springfield, MO Region

With all the festivals happening in Missouri this fall, the team at Complete Automotive wants you to get to your destination in our great state safely. Should you and your family want to celebrate the fall season with a day trip close to Springfield, we have some fun recommendations in nearby Camdenton and surrounding areas.1) Every day through October, stunning Bridal Cave & Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton, Missouri will be open for an exciting Fall Festival. Enjoy smores, pumpkin fudge, caramel apples, duck races, a hale bale maze, and more fall-centric treats! Relax by the fire pits and enjoy live entertainment before you pick out your favorite pumpkin among the thousands that will be lining the pumpkin trail. You can also enjoy the following: Pan for gemstones Feed the giant fish Enjoy the Corn Crib Join the Duck Races Play jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe Toss bean bags 2) During the weekend of October 20th, vi ... read more

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Hybrids vs. Gasoline Powered Vehicles

Hybrids vs. Gasoline Powered Vehicles

Although Complete Automatic works mostly with gasoline powered cars, we also service hybrids as they are becoming more popular. With the high gas prices and growing environmental issues, the hybrid is gaining more appeal. Our team is always up-to-date with the most current technologies. With any big investment, it’s wise to weigh the pros and cons. Hybrid Car Pros Hybrid cars emit fewer gases and burn less fossil fuel. When you drive to a stop, the gas engine doesn’t run so the car ends up burning less fuel. You’ll end up saving on maintenance since the car is not sensitive to engine overuse. Living in an urban environment involves slower driving. In these cases, hybrids might be a better option Hybrid Car Cons Although hybrids offer great fuel economy, they also are much more expensive than the traditional gas-powered vehicles of the same size. In most cases, hybrids do not fail frequently. When they do not function properly, repairs ca ... read more

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How To Protect Your Vehicle During Summer’s Sizzle

How To Protect Your Vehicle During Summer’s Sizzle

The heat and the sun can cause damage to a car. There are many parts of a vehicle that are at risk. Whether you live in a place where the climate is warm all year or just doing the summer, it’s best to be prepared to keep your car protected from the sun. Protecting the exteriorWashing your car regularly helps remove dust particles and dirt that can cause scratches or dull your car’s finish. It’s also wise to wax your vehicle. A layer of wax between the sun’s ultraviolet rays and your vehicle’s finish helps with protection. A blowout on your automobile’s tires could occur during the extreme heat. Tires that aren’t properly inflated combined with hot pavement usually does not end well. You car’s manufacturer usually has recommendations for the tire pressure needed. Protecting the interior Parking in the shade is a simple way to protect your car from the heat. Your dash is less likely to dry and crack when your car is not in direct sunlight. You can also crack the ... read more

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Top 10 Must-Haves For Summer Road Trips

Top 10 Must-Haves For Summer Road Trips

It’s summer and the perfect time of year to hop in your car with friends and family and take that roadtrip. Cruising the open road gives us freedom, a sense of freedom, and the opportunity to experience joy alone or with those we love the most. Having your car stocked with the things that could make your trip safer and more fun is essential before you hit the road. The team at Complete Automotive has 10 “Must have” suggestions for you before you’re off for the adventure of a lifetime! OLD SCHOOLMAPS – Even though there are countless APPS that have electronic maps and directions, it’s always wise to have “old fashioned” paper maps on hand. Sometimes electronic map applications get a little fickle and can lead you in circles. Having a paper map on hand is a great precaution. SNACKS – To avoid extra stops and blood sugar crashes, it’s smart to keep some of your favorite non-messy snacks on hand. Fruit, cheese, and nuts are simple easy healthy choices. AAA – J ... read more

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