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Yearly Archives: 2021

Spooky Fun in Springfield

Spooky Fun in Springfield

Photo by Rondell Melling from Pixabay   Welcome to October! It’s an excellent month for a little spooky fun, with lots to do around Springfield. The number of kids’ events this year is heartwarming! We’ve got many recommendations for things to do as a family to share a little Halloween fun!  But before we get into the best of the spooky events that Springfield has on offer in October, we want to make sure that you remember that October is Brakes For Breasts month at Complete Automotive and Complete Automotive South!    When you come into either location this month for a Brake check, we give you FREE quality brake pads or shoes (with installation). All you wil ... read more

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Great Places to Teach a Restricted Driver How to Drive

Great Places to Teach a Restricted Driver How to Drive

Photo by Jan Baborák on Unsplash September is here again, and that means the latest crop of new drivers is getting learner’s permits and learning how to drive a car safely.  While the theoretical skills and knowledge of Driver Education are available for your student through the Springfield Public School System, there is no practical work, no cars to drive. When it comes time to teach your child the adult responsibility of operating an automobile, you will need a car and a safe space to teach your kid to drive that car.  There are driving schools you can use. We strongly recommend each new driver take a defensive driving course, as it can lower their insurance costs a ... read more

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Jobs in Auto Repair and the Complete Automotive Way

Jobs in Auto Repair and the Complete Automotive Way

Photo from the Complete Automotive website   Our new location, Complete Automotive South, opens to the public in September! We’re thinking up all sorts of things to say thank you to the community right now, and we hope you’ll join us in the celebrations!   Which reminds us: who do you know that deserves a little bit of help with their car right now? Nominate a friend with car repair needs for an incredible discount. Send us an email with their name, why you feel they deserve a break, and what kind of car they’re driving (as well as your contact information) to [email protected] to enter!   Do you love cars? At Complete Automotive, we’ve got cars in our DNA. Most of us have either an aptitude for repairing cars that surprised us when we discovered it, or a love of cars and their form and function that drew us to pursue a career in automotive repair.   Right now, the automotiv ... read more

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Top Signs That You Need Your Radiator Flushed

Top Signs That You Need Your Radiator Flushed

Your car's cooling system has an essential job in ensuring that vital components of your car's engine doesn't overheat. As a result, it is imperative to top off your coolant to keep your engine cool. You also need to flush the radiator and fill it up with fresh and new coolant from time to time.    What is Coolant? Coolant is a solution primarily made of antifreeze and water, and this liquid works by absorbing heat from the engine. Some of them also contain chemical properties that inhibit sedimentation and corrosion. However, the preventative properties wear off over time. At some point, you need to remove the coolant entirely as it becomes ineffective.   How Often Should I Flush My Radiator? There is no standard interval for which you should flush your radiator. However, the owner's manual provides more details of when to flush it.  If you do not have the manual, we recommend flushing the radiator every 80,000 miles. Newer vehicles may work ... read more

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Rotate, Balance, and Align: Looking After Your Car Through Your Tires

Rotate, Balance, and Align: Looking After Your Car Through Your Tires

Photo by Enis Yavuz on Unsplash   Welcome to the June blog! It’s National Tire Week, from June 28th to July 4th. With so many people hitting the road this year to enjoy fun in the sun, this is the time to remind the average driver of the importance of their tires to a safe journey for themselves and everyone else they encounter. If you’ve ever heard the expression “where the rubber meets the road,” you know the importance of tires to your vehicle. The entire scope of movement you’ll make with your tires depends on good tires for safety, comfort, and stability. Here are the three most essential things Complete Automotive does with tires: Rotate -- tire rotation is about prolonging the life of your tires by ... read more

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New Business Hours At Complete Automotive

Hello, everyone!   We are changing our hours of operation here at Complete Automotive, and we want to update you.  Our new hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, effective May 10, 2021.   If you need to drop off or pick up your vehicle during non-business hours, no worries! We have a 24/7 drop-off and pick-up service where you can access the automated lockbox that holds your keys. It's safe, easy to use, and people love our lockbox option!   We are excited about these new business hours because it allows us to better serve our team and our community.   At Complete Automotive, our company culture has always been centered around family and nurturing the next generation. We fully support more family time, and that is why our team deserves shorter work hours and flexible time off to meet family commitments. We are also taking personal time to mentor local students who want to work in the automoti ... read more

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Beating Summer's Heat

Beating Summer's Heat

Photo by Paul Szewczyk on Unsplash Welcome to Complete Automotive’s May blog! We’re looking into how to beat the heat in Springfield this summer. The summer heat can brutally damage your car and can make you miserable as a driver. Left unchecked, the sunshine that makes for beautiful outside weather also scorches the air in your vehicle and absorbs it into the dashboard and interior. Like a hot plate, the heat refuses to go away just because you need to get in your car and get moving.   With a little bit of foresight, shopping, and care, you can make your car a much cooler place in the summertime. There are three things you should address before July:   Plan out your trips. When you need to go shopping, try t ... read more

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Couples Therapy for You and Your Vehicle

Couples Therapy for You and Your Vehicle

Welcome to the April blog! This month, we’re thinking about the temptations of Spring and jealous hearts.  We depend a great deal on our cars. This has been especially true in pandemic. Our little contained environments may not entirely shut out COVID-19, but they at least give us the confidence to operate in a stressful situation, making us feel safer. When our car lets us down, it can damage the trust we have in it. We’re only human, and sometimes, it’s easy to blame the decline of a car on the car itself. The irony of this is lost on us, as our vehicles are entirely dependent on us to care for them. It’s hard not to fall in love with a newer model when you’re angry with your current car. If you feel let-down and cheated, it’s easy to want to break from your current car and go for something newer, shinier, with better features and the factory warranty still intact. It’s important to remember that the day will come when time and tide ... read more

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What Makes a Repair Shop “Family Friendly”?

What Makes a Repair Shop “Family Friendly”?

“Bring the whole family.” It’s often an overused expression in business advertising. When you show up somewhere, you find out the atmosphere isn’t suited for children after all and doesn’t make you feel like a home away from home. At Complete, we are a family-- or, at least, family-like. We treat our employees exceptionally well to foster an atmosphere of growth and support with their lifetime dreams and ambitions. We like coming to work in a place where everyone feels good about the work we are doing and wants to achieve great things, together.  We hold a high standard for our interactions with customers, making sure you feel at home and welcome. It’s a matter of pride that we look after each customer with the kind of care we want our parents to receive when they take their vehicle for service. Our Service Advisors are attentive, friendly, interested, and professional. Our auto mechanics are friendly and honest. When you bring your vehicle t ... read more

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5 Tips for Showing Love

5 Tips for Showing Love

February 2021 is here at last, and romantic love is in the air! Spring is on the way, Valentine’s is two weeks away, and the Super Bowl is just a week away! Even with all of the things COVID19 has done to try and ruin our rites of passage, America is still working, still protecting each other, still thriving. For many people, the past few months have been a dark and scary time. Springfield’s population has an optimism that carries them through the worst parts of history, and it’s time that we call on that. It’s essential to show love right now and deal with anger. Let’s look at five ways we can show love to one another in February and the benefits: Looking out for each other. All it takes is a small gesture of care to give a person the sense that they are not alone in this world. Acknowledge the people you see, make space for each other, offer to hold a door open. Just a small campaign of this kind of love can ripple out in our communit ... read more

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