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I See The Light!: Torch Award Winner & How Headlight Restoration Helps for Better Night Driving Visibility

I See The Light!: Torch Award Winner & How Headlight Restoration Helps for Better Night Driving Visibility

Complete Automotive in Springfield, Missouri is excited to announce some de-LIGHT-ful news!   Our auto repair shop was recently announced as the winner of the Better Business Bureau Torch Award in 2019! Yay!!! Here is the write-up that earned us this esteemed award:   “Proudly serving the community of Springfield, MO for 10 years, we have developed a solid reputation for 5-star service. Our team of auto mechanics are highly-professional, talented, personable, and are always studying up on advances in automotive technology. We can confidently say that our team is among the best in the auto repair industry. But we are in business for more reasons than to fix cars. We are deeply dedicated to our community, as well. We support many local artists to display and sell their works of art in our lobby. We host several community events and fundraisers, including National Police Officer Day and activities at local schools. Whether it is auto repair or community service, our re ... read more

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What You Should Know About Fall/Winter Maintenance and Battery Reliability

What You Should Know About Fall/Winter Maintenance and Battery Reliability

With the changing of the seasons comes changes to how you should be maintaining your vehicle. Summer can create some issues for your battery and unfortunately, that toll crops up during the colder months, making our batteries less reliable or prone to failure. When it’s time for you to prepare for the winter months, there’s a lot you can do on your own, but don’t forget that Complete Automotive is here to assist you with all of your auto repair and maintenance needs.  Car batteries are lead-acid batteries, and the way they work depends on chemical reactions. These chemical reactions are affected by environmental temperatures. Hot or cold, it is going to change how efficient your battery is and how long your battery is going to last.  Cold temperatures are going to slow down the chemical reactions, meaning your battery is going to bog down when it gets cold out. This can happen despite how fully charged your battery is. Though, a new battery before an extreme ... read more

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The Importance of Good Tires for All Seasons

The Importance of Good Tires for All Seasons

One of the best investments you can make for year-around safety is in a great set of tires. Tires are what not only make you move forward, but they also help you stop when you most need to. They can also help improve your fuel efficiency and get the best performance out of your car. When they are good tires in good condition, they hug the ground beneath their tread and keep you right where you should be going around that tight turn. Just don’t speed into it and you’ll be just fine! We live in a part of the world that experiences extreme weather conditions. We don’t have to tell you that, because you already know. If you already know this, then you also know that having really good tires is critical, especially when the weather conditions take a turn toward freezing.  Winter tires aren’t like regular tires. They are geared toward being able to properly function in harsh winter conditions with temperatures below 45 degrees. Winter tires come in all shapes a ... read more

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How Does Your Car’s Air Conditioning System Work?

 How Does Your Car’s Air Conditioning System Work?

With summer comes a huge change in the weather, it gets sunny and warm and turns your car into an oven. Your car's air conditioning system is your best friend as soon as the weather warms up. When it goes out its a sweaty nightmare. Do you know how your air conditioning system works? If not, you should! Knowing how the system works can help identify the problem if it goes out.  The air conditioning system’s purpose is to blow air to cool down the inside of the car that passengers are riding in, obviously. It also removes any moisture from the car so the air is more comfortable which you’ve seen when your car gets steamy. Your air conditioner automatically turns on when you turn on the defrost setting to pull humidity away from your windshield.  Your air conditioner is made up of five parts that are connected by tubing and hoses. There is a compressor, condenser, evaporator, thermal expansion, and the accumulator which is also known as the receiver drier. The ... read more

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Maintenance Tips for Summertime Travel

Maintenance Tips for Summertime Travel

Summers are meant for spontaneous adventures, day trips, and traveling as much as you can. As ready as you are for summer traveling your car might not be as ready. Prepping your car for summer is just the start, you’ll need to keep up with maintenance so your car doesn’t overheat, blow a tire, or damage your brakes. Keep these maintenance tips in mind when you’re traveling this summer.  You’ll want to make time to do regular maintenance regardless if you are traveling or not. Get oil changes regularly, you can find the suggested mileage in your owner's manual. Look under the hood every few weeks and make sure your fluid levels are full. These fluids include coolant, oil, transmission, and windshield wiper fluid. If you’re not sure where to look for these stop by your local mechanic who can show you where and what to look for.  While you’re under the hood take a look at your battery. Batteries tend to last 3-5 years depending on the cl ... read more

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Common Sense and Diagnostics

Common Sense and Diagnostics

  There absolutely is a place for common sense when it comes to diagnostics. There is much you can do on your own and it always helps when you can share with us, your trusted auto repair facility, as much as you can about what you’ve come up with using your common sense when it comes to diagnosing the issues your vehicle is presenting.  First off, it’s essential to care for your vehicle and regularly take it in for preventative maintenance. There are some simple, do it yourself, diagnostics that you perform from the comfort of your home. These DIY tests can assist you in determining whether you need to bring your vehicle into your favorite automotive repair shop. These tests can help communicate, locate, or diagnose a problem with your car to your mechanic.  All you need for these tests are your natural senses: feel, hear, see, or smell. There will not be any taste tests involved! These tests will help you be more specific in describing what issues your ve ... read more

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The BG Lifetime Protection Plan: What it Means for YOU!

The BG Lifetime Protection Plan: What it Means for YOU!

One of the most critical car maintenance services you need to get often is an oil change. Getting an oil change is something a majority of car owners too often forget to schedule. Most oil changes are nothing fancy, its merely to drain the old, used, oil and put in new clean oil. A majority of car owners are not too sure of the reason why their vehicles need oil changes every three months or so. Oil changes have an impact on your car’s fuel economy, power, and response rate. If you don't change your oil, your car can lose power, have a slower response, inefficient fuel performance, and in extreme cases, it can cause your engine to smoke or die. No one wants that! You might be thinking, is there a way to prevent those issues from arising? The answer is yes! There is the BG Performance Oil Change Service that provides FREE lifetime protection on your cars engine and fuel system. Instead of getting an ordinary oil change, ask for the BG Oil Change. The BG oil change includes ma ... read more

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All You Need To Know About Car Fluids

 All You Need To Know About Car Fluids

When it comes to the fluids in your car, it’s important that you don’t mix them up or it will be like drinking poison. Not a good thing, just to varying degrees. Like our bodies, our cars require a lot of fluid. Not only is it important to make sure the right fluid goes into the right engine compartment, it makes a difference in the quality of those liquids too. Make sure you have read your owner’s manual and that you have an awesome auto mechanic to partner with so that you understand what is best for your specific vehicle and don’t forget to factor in the area in which you live. Yes, location matters too!   Preventative and regular maintenance is critical to the longevity and performance of your vehicle. Each and every fluid in your car plays a critical role in contributing to both. From keeping things clean to lubed, they matter. And checking these fluids is an easy way you can help care for your car in between visits to your favorite automotive repair s ... read more

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Best Road Trips Originating From Springfield, MO

Best Road Trips Originating From Springfield, MO

While there are plenty of really cool things to do right here in Springfield, sometimes we just wanna get away and explore. There’s nothing better than putting the pedal to the medal and simply going. There might be a little bit of ice and snow this month, but nothing looks bad enough to keep you from enjoying some fun day trips:   Frisco Highline Trail: Lots to see and do along this 36-mile stretch from hiking to biking to dining.Red Oak 2: A canvas doesn’t have to be something you hang on the wall. It can also be a completely recreated town from 1930. Eureka Springs, Arkansas: Head out about a hundred miles from here to find this historic town. Here you’ll find Victorian buildings, shopping, good food, and plenty of outd ... read more

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Best Songs for Winter Road Trips

Winter is a great time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Some of us like to go skiing or snowmobiling, while others like to go ice-fishing or hunting. Whatever your reason to head out for a Winter road trip, you’ll need to take some important things with you. Of course, these road trip items include the basics, like food, water, blankets, gloves, emergency kits, power sources for our mobile devices, and more. But what about your road trip music? Do you have your road trip tunes ready to go? Regardless if you have access to iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, or CDs, you could boost your road trip enjoyment if you plan out your favorite traveling songs. Check out these wintertime road trip tune suggestions for your next outing.   Motivational songs Eye of the Tiger by Survivor Rocky Theme Song (“Gonna Fly Now”) by Bill Conti Chariots of Fire Theme Song by Vangelis Upbeat songs Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars September by Earth, Wind, and Fire I Believe I Can Fly by R. K ... read more

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