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Summer Travel and Your Family

Summer Travel and Your Family

Image by Marissa Grootes from Unsplash   Summer Travel and Your Family  Road trip season is upon us, Springfield!    Now that the weather is a little more consistent, you might be planning a trip or two to St. Louis, KC, Branson, or even somewhere a little further! It’s essential to prepare accordingly and ensure your vehicle is ready to make the trip. Having your car in tip-top shape will keep you and your family safe. Before heading out, make sure to check the following:   Tires. Check your tire pressure, tread, and alignment.   Fluids. Make sure you’ve got coolant, windshield wiper fluid, and that your oil has been replaced recently, especially if you’re going far out of town.   Any warning lights. If you’ve been ignoring a warning light on your dashboard, now is the time to make sure nothing serious is going on ... read more

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Why We Always Remind Our Customers of Fluid Exchanges

Why We Always Remind Our Customers of Fluid Exchanges

Image by Skica911 from Pixabay  Why We Always Remind Our Customers of Fluid Exchanges  It’s hard to get through a heavy workout without some water or an electrolyte drink (or for my less-active friends, it’s hard to get through a sporting event without something to sip on, right?). Your car also has various fluids that need to be constantly exchanged and replaced for your vehicle to run correctly.    Vehicle fluids prevent overheating, lubricate the parts of your vehicle, and keep your car running. We always remind our customers how important vehicle exchanges are, because they can determine your safety on the road.  What Is A Fluid Exchange? Fluid exchange is pretty straightforward, though the technical term may make it sound complicated. Simply put, an “exchange” will happen between the old used-up fluids and new fluid ... read more

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Enjoying Spring in Springfield, MO

Enjoying Spring in Springfield, MO

Image by tekhnika from Pixabay  Enjoying Spring in Springfield, MO  Every Midwesterner knows that Spring is a time of great unpredictability. We haven’t quite put away our Winter sweaters (because there could be snow on the horizon). Still, we will begin to pull out our Summer shorts (because it will be between 70-80 every once in a while). We are planning out this year’s garden, prepping this Summer’s vacation plans, and waiting for our cars to thaw out before going to work in the morning.  Things To Check In the Spring  If you think you’re living in limbo, imagine how your car feels. You might be switching between heat and AC weekly, and driving over snow then back-roading with the windows down in the same week. Now is an excellent time to check for damage done by the cold weather and prepare y ... read more

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Has the Bloom Left the Rose?

Has the Bloom Left the Rose?

Image by Satya Tiwari from Pixabay    People can be very odd with their car. While a car is an inanimate object with no sense of pride or emotional connection, we put a bit of ourselves into cars the longer we own them: sometimes naming them, sometimes talking to them.    It’s funny and a bit sad, the way we sometimes treat our cars. Often, a person’s relationship with their vehicle reflects the way they date. Neglect and abuse are just as harmful to your car as your partner. But a car can’t give you children and can’t parent the children you have, so there’s less reason to stay ‘married’ to the car you have when a bright, shiny ... read more

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Knowing When to Get Ahead of Your Troubles

Knowing When to Get Ahead of Your Troubles

Photo by Chris Briggs on Unsplash   With February, we have the romance of St. Valentine’s Day, and of course, the complicated math of tax season has begun! Within a month or two, we’ll be submitting our taxes and hoping for a good return on our taxes this year.    When the refund arrives, different Missourians will spend their refund on different things. Some will spend their refund on a luxury they’ve wanted, like a new computer or a brand new phone. Some will put it towards rent or utilities, or even put it in the bank where it can begin earning interest for them. Some will spend their refund on a much-needed vacation.   If you don’t have your tax return ear-marked for a debt or a crisis, w ... read more

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New Year's Resolutions for 2022

New Year's Resolutions for 2022

Photo by Hello I'm Nik on Unsplash   Welcome to 2022! With a turn of the calendar page, we set out in a new year full of possibility and growth. How will you approach this new year? Have you already made resolutions?   Sometimes resolutions get lost along the way of our busy lives. What were 2021’s resolutions? Did you manage to keep them? What aspect of your life were you hoping to benefit? Have you considered making some resolutions about driving?   Here are some New Year’s Resolutions related to driving that we’d like everyone to consider– as a matter of making Springfield a safer place to drive:   Keep Your Car Clean. As unbelievable as this may sound, a clean car is a car that ... read more

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Whatever the Weather: Safe Travels around the Holidays

Whatever the Weather: Safe Travels around the Holidays

Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash As the year ends and we come to the holiday season, many of us will be traveling around or outside of Missouri. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to reunite with loved ones we haven’t seen in some time and share the wonder of a wintery holiday together. Missouri winters are snowy and often icy; that can make for poor driving conditions. When planning travels during the holiday season, here are a few of the things we hope you’ll look out for: Look out for others - Beyond just watching out for bad traffic congestion, Missourians must look out for each other on the road. Extend aid when you can, and help others get where they are going safely. The more people that choose to adopt this a ... read more

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Fleet and In-Flight: our Light Duty Fleet Services

Fleet and In-Flight: our Light Duty Fleet Services

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay   So many businesses these days are based on business-to-business delivery and supply. Even small distribution chains need the attention of a mechanic who knows their make and model and can respond quickly to a breakdown or head-off engine issues with good preventative maintenance and due diligence.    It can eat into your profits to lose one of your vehicles for hours or potentially for days in the immediate sense. But also think of the long-term, as your clients rate your reliability based on how often your service vehicles break down when they need them. Make no mistake: a chronic failure of your dependable vehicles is a business-killi ... read more

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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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