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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 Apps for Summer Drivers

Top Apps for Summer Drivers

Photo by Dariusz Sankowski from Pixabay   When on the road, your smartphone can be one of the most versatile and accessible tools. Whether it be Apple or Android, there are many apps that offer benefits such as easing navigation, pointing you towards cheaper food and gas, and even a better listening experience for your music! In this list, we compiled our top picks for our favorite apps to have on your smartphone before you head off on your road trip!   Waze Cost: Free Available: IOS & Android Using paper maps is a thing of the past. With advancements in GPS technology, it is far more convenient to install navigation apps on your smartphone. Our favorite pick was Waze Nav ... 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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Practicing Gratitude: Including Our Cars

Practicing Gratitude: Including Our Cars

With Thanksgiving on the way, it’s a good time to talk about the importance of gratitude, and including our cars in that. Thanksgiving grew out of the moment 400 years ago when the pilgrims on the Mayflower saw the Cape Cod shore after 65 days of rough sea and damage to their ship. One of the pilgrims led the others in the reading of Psalm 100, and that’s why we have Thanksgiving: the grateful travelers were finally on solid ground again. Practicing gratitude is important in all our relationships. To have respect and show appreciation is an important lesson to teach our kids, of course, but it’s just as important that husbands, wives, and partners remember their grace and not take each other for granted. The things we do for each other to improve our lives and to grow our fortunes should not be overlooked. As we take a day to thank each other, don’t forget that there’s a family member stuck in your garage who could use some attention for the dependabilit ... read more

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Preparing Your Vehicle for Fall & Winter -- National Car Care Month

Preparing Your Vehicle for Fall & Winter -- National Car Care Month

With fall and winter approaching, it’s time to consider what to do to prepare your car for snow and icy conditions that will come soon to Springfield. Are you prepared for a light snow? Ice on the roads? What will you do if the car stalls in a blizzard?  Here’s some suggestions for getting you and your car winter-ready again: Train yourself to check the MoDOT website before each trip The most important thing to update for cold weather is you, the driver! With as many devices and gadgets as most people own nowadays, it makes great sense to make a check of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)’s Traveler Information website before leaving on a trip. The MoDOT website gives real-time updates on road conditions you can prepare for while still in the safety of your own home. (The best disaster is the one you miss altogether, after all.)  Here’s a tip: add a winter keychain item as a reminder-- something like a winter scene, a polar bear, a S ... read more

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Knowing About Your Car’s Fluids

Can you name off all the fluids in your car?  Most people immediately think of oil, gas, and washer fluid. But there are eight different fluids in most gasoline-powered automobiles. In this month’s blog, we want to talk about these 8 fluids and what you should know about them. Gas Oil Washer Fluid Air Conditioning Coolant Radiator Fluid Transmission Fluid Brake Fluid Power Steering Fluid Gas is the fluid that serves as fuel. It is the most regularly consumed fluid in your car. You can buy diesel fuel plus usually three different grades of gasoline from lower to higher octane. Unless you’re driving an electric vehicle, it’s pretty obvious why your vehicle requires this fluid to operate. Oil is the fluid that keeps your engine running smoothly. Like the blood in your veins, the oil gets pumped throughout the engine to lubricate the many moving parts that create heat and friction. Over time, your oil needs to be changed because it gets used up and dirty ... read more

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Five Safe Driving Tips

  If you are starting to get outside and drive more frequently after COVID-19 restrictions, that’s great news. We still encourage you to be safe, wash your hands, and keep social distancing until we truly have the pandemic under control. But one thing we’ve noticed during the COVID-19 is how fast people are driving lately. Why is everyone in such a hurry? We realize that traffic is light and the roads may beckon you to hit the gas pedal a little harder, but our streets were never meant to be the setting for the Fast And The Furious street races! All kidding aside, here are five safe driving tips in case you feel your driving chops have become a bit rusty. Obey street signs. We know this sounds simple, and it really is. Follow the speed limit. Make a complete stop at a stop sign. Park only in places where you are allowed to. When you obey the street signs, your journey will be a lot less stressful with fewer tickets. Look both ways before c ... read more

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How to Show Love to Our Vehicles

How to Show Love to Our Vehicles

  Don’t get stuck pushing your car in for repair on an important day of your life, or even a regular one. February is the month of love and while your car may not need a romantic dinner or flowers, it still needs a little love to keep it running at its best. When you show your vehicle love, you’re the one who really reaps the benefits. From a thorough cleaning to maintaining preventive maintenance, it’s all a way to increase your joy of driving around Springfield and beyond.    The highly skilled and qualified auto mechanics at Complete Automotive wants to help you get the most out of your car always. Our main concern is always your safety, but it’s quickly followed by wanting to help you get the most out of your car for as long as possible. Here are five of the most vital services your car needs:    The fluids in your car are as important as water is to our bodies. When they are dirty or have lost viscosity, they can’t do the ... read more

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