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Finding the right car seat for your child and keeping up with regular maintenance on your car are important aspects of keeping you and your child safe. At Custom Complete Automotive, safety is our top priority and we pride ourselves in providing trusted and reliable service for you and your family.

child in car seat in properly maintained vehicle

Why are Car Seats Important?

Car seats are crucial as far as keeping children in their seats in the event of an accident, greatly reducing their risk of injury. Regular seat belts are sized for adults, making them unable to offer the same level of protection to children under eight years old. According the American Academy of Pediatrics, using a car seat can reduce a child’s risk of

Car breakdowns can happen at any time or place. While we all hope our vehicle will stay problem-free and healthy, some car problems are unavoidable and having a few basic tools on hand can better help you handle the issue.

measuring tire pressure with tire pressure gauge

Basic Auto Tools

A few basic car maintenance tools your kit should contain include:

  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Jumper cables
  • Tire patch kit
  • Extra bulbs and fuses
  • Hand air pump (or one that hooks up to your car’s power adapter)

In the event you need to use the tools above, it’s also a good idea to keep a set of mechanic’s gloves and a heavy-duty flashlight with extra batteries on hand as well.

Hand Tools

It’s always a good idea to have a few

We know keeping up with regular maintenance tasks like oil changes can be tiresome. However, delaying getting an oil change can be detrimental to your car’s engine. Regular oil changes are essential in keeping your vehicle is good condition.

mechanics changing the oil in vehicle

Why is Oil Important?

A car engine is made up of many moving parts. Thanks to advances in technology, engines today are much more complicated than those of the past. However, even modern engines need a key ingredient: oil. Due to all those moving parts, engines need to stay lubricated. Oil serves as the grease in an engine that keeps metal from rubbing on metal. Oil also helps keep an engine cool, by preventing heat generating friction.

In general, having fresh oil in your car helps

Air conditioner maintenance is an important element of your vehicle’s care routine when the weather heats up. If it’s been several months since the last time you used your car’s air conditioner or you notice any problem signs, consider having it checked in order to prevent or repair any air conditioning problems this summer.

repaired air conditioning vents in vehicle

Signs that Your Car Air Conditioner May Need Repair

No one wants to deal with a malfunctioning air conditioner on the hottest day of the summer. Fortunately, many air conditioner problems do not happen overnight. Instead, there are many tell-tale signs that your air conditioner may need to be repaired. Some common signs that your car’s air conditioner may be malfunctioning include:

  • A warm, weak, or otherwise poor air flow

Get to Know Your Engine Block

At Custom Complete Automotive, we’re not above playing with blocks – most importantly, engine blocks! The engine block houses the cylinder and other essential parts of the internal combustion engine, including the crankshaft, coolant and lubrication passages, the water cooling jacket, and other various pistons inside the cylinder. The cylinder block may be split up into an upper and lower block depending on your engine. This block is built to be powerful and sturdy, because it essentially holds your vehicle together. If your engine block stops working, your car will not function!

vehicle engine being repaired

The engine block is responsible for a variety of operations: placing and distributing fluids, maintaining the accuracy of the main components within the block, and, perhaps most importantly, conducting heat. If the cylinder block is prevented