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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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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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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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