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Yearly Archives: 2024

Celebrating Three Years of Complete Automotive South: A Testament to Community and Values

Celebrating Three Years of Complete Automotive South: A Testament to Community and Values As we look forward to September, we at Complete Automotive are excited to celebrate a significant milestone: Complete Automotive South’s third anniversary serving Springfield Mo. This occasion marks not just the three years of service but a reaffirmation of our commitment to serving our community with integrity, honesty, and compassion. Our core values “honesty, integrity, growth, gratitude, and compassion” have been the cornerstone of our operations since inception. These values are not mere words but principles we embody every day, guiding every decision and interaction we make. They define who we are and how we operate. Thus, ensuring that every customer who walks through our doors receives not only expert automotive services but also a genuine commitment to their satisfaction and meeting their expectations. At Complete Automotive South, our operating principles are ... read more

Topping Off Coolant Made Simple In 7 Steps

Topping Off Coolant Made Simple In 7 Steps

In the realm of automotive care, few tasks are as essential as monitoring your engine's coolant level. At the heart of this balance lies coolant—a silent guardian tasked with regulating temperatures and preserving engine health. As your vehicle traverses roads and miles, this critical fluid diminishes, prompting the need for replenishment. We will explain how to top off your coolant in 7 easy steps Step 1: Prioritize Preparation Park your vehicle on a level surface and allow the engine to cool completely before replenishing the coolant. This guarantees a stable, cool environment for a safe refill and minimizes the risk of coolant splatter. Step 2: Locate the Coolant Reservoir Identify the coolant reservoir, usually a translucent plastic container situated near the radiator. Verify the coolant level indicators on the reservoir's side ... read more

Why Is My Battery Light On (But My Car Still Starts)?

Why Is My Battery Light On (But My Car Still Starts)?

While the engine might start without any trouble, the presence of the battery light signals a potential issue with your vehicle's electrical system. We'll explain why the battery light might come on, what it means for your car's health, and why checking your alternator is required. What Is The Alternator Your car's alternator is the primary power source for its electrical components, including the battery. When the engine is running, the alternator generates electricity to power the vehicle's various systems and recharge the battery.  It converts mechanical energy from the engine into electrical energy, keeping everything running smoothly. Without a functioning alternator, your car's battery will eventually lose power, leading to a host of electrical issues. Common Signs of Alternator Trouble While a lit battery light is a clear indicator of potential alternator problems, there are other signs to watch for. Keep an eye ... read more

How to Tell If Your Transmission Fluid Is Leaking

How to Tell If Your Transmission Fluid Is Leaking

Transmission fluid plays a crucial role in the operation of your vehicle's transmission system, acting as both a lubricant and coolant to ensure smooth gear shifts and prevent overheating. However, the presence of transmission fluid leaking from your vehicle can be a cause for concern, indicating potential issues that require attention. Transmission fluid is a specialized lubricant designed to withstand high temperatures and pressures within the transmission system. It serves multiple purposes, including lubricating gears and bearings, cooling transmission components, and facilitating smooth gear shifts.  Detecting a Transmission Fluid Leak Transmission fluid is typically red or pink in color, allowing for easy identification. You may notice puddles of fluid forming ... read more

5 Unusual Signs Of Brake System Problems You Should Know

5 Unusual Signs Of Brake System Problems You Should Know

As you embark on your daily commute or an adventurous road trip, ensuring your vehicle's safety is paramount. While many drivers are familiar with common signs of brake system issues, such as squealing brakes or a soft brake pedal, several lesser-known indicators merit attention. 1. Mysterious Vibrations Feeling a mysterious vibration emanating from your vehicle when applying the brakes? This subtle shudder, often felt through the steering wheel or brake pedal, could indicate warped brake rotors. Warped rotors can develop due to excessive heat buildup during braking or prolonged use, compromising braking performance and requiring immediate attention to ensure safe stopping distances. 2. Pungent Odors Have you ever detected a peculiar odor resembling burnt toast or a ... read more

7 Tips To Take Care Of Your ABS

7 Tips To Take Care Of Your ABS

Your vehicle's Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) is a critical safety feature, designed to keep you safe on the road, especially during sudden stops or on slippery surfaces. Like any other essential component, your ABS requires regular care and maintenance to function effectively. But how can you keep it working at its best? 1. Regular Brake System Checks The effectiveness of your ABS is deeply intertwined with the overall health of your brake system. Regularly check your brake pads, rotors, and fluid. Worn pads or low fluid levels can impair ABS function. Scheduling regular brake inspections with a professional mechanic can catch issues before they impact your ABS. 2. Maintaining Brake Fluid Quality Brake fluid is crucial for transmitting force from your brake pedal t ... read more

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