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Which is More Important, Your Cell Phone or Your Car?

Having reliable transportation is pretty important these days especially in a place like Jacksonville where public transportation can be limited and it is sometimes difficult to get from one place to another. It is not uncommon however for people who live in large cities to do without owning a car, but not here in North Florida. The most important thing a vehicle owner should do is have their car, truck or pick-up truck regularly serviced and that is often times, not a priority. Many individuals put off having their cars serviced at the correct intervals for relatively inexpensive services, like a 5000-mile oil change, brake pad replacement, yearly coolant system flushes, tire rotations, and general preventative maintenance. Putting off these essential automotive services can do irreplaceable damage to your car’s engine and performance, and cost you expensive repairs down the road. It’s no wonder there are so many different types of vehicles breaking down, not to mention the growing number of towing and automotive mechanical garages in business. If we take such poor care of our vehicles, you have to ask yourself, how important do we really feel our cars are in the general scheme of life.

What about our cell phones?  In today’s fast-paced world, it’s not unusual that we take our cars for granted but not our cell phones. Having a properly working cell phone is just about the most important thing. What we did before these devices were invented has passed into history. The modern cell phone has taken the place of just about every type of personal item we used to hold dear. Cell phones have replaced our address books, dictionary, encyclopedias, camera, video and voice recorder, texting devices, calculator, calendars, alarm clock, copy machines, the need for paper, it can even take our blood pressure, shopping for goods and services and give us the temperature and the time of day.

Ron Evans, owner, and operator of Muffler City Auto Repair says it would be a difficult choice. “We rely on our cars and cell phones in such a different way these days than we used too. We see it all the time, “vehicles that are in poor shape way before their time because we are so busy getting from one place to another we forget what’s important. Look at all the accidents on the road because people are too busy talking or texting on their cell phones to even drive properly putting themselves and everyone around them at risk, it’s unbelievable”. Maybe cell phones are actually making our vehicle’s condition worse. Breaking down in one’s car used to be a catastrophic event for most of us, but now if we have a problem we can make a call from anywhere and someone will come to our aid. One good thing that has come out of all this technology is we feel safer because we have a device that does all that, but are we really.

So, the question is, which is more important, your car or your cell phone if you had to give up one?

Why Choose Muffler City Auto Repair

At Muffler City Auto Repair, like cell phones, we do so much more than what we used to do. We are still a great custom exhaust and design facility but with today’s automotive needs, we have evolved into a full-service garage. From brakes to batteries, from auto air conditioners to engine rebuilds, we do it all. ASE Certified Mechanics, factory trained and equipped to repair or replace any part your car, truck, pick-up truck, commercial vehicle or RV needs. We are open Monday through Friday 8-6pm. Visit our website, even on your cell phone for a complete list of our products and services. Give us a call at 904-739-0091 for an appointment or drop by our service center conveniently located on Sunbeam Road between Philips Hwy (US1) and San Jose Blvd (SR 13).

1 Comment

  1. Tammy on November 1, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    The answer to the question, is both. The need for a running vehicle and the want for a working cell phone are equal even though they should not be. If you do not care for your vehicle, you are going to need that phone to pay for an uber or entertain you while you are stuck at home. After reading this article, I realize it has been a while since my car has been serviced! Calling Muffler City now for an appointment.

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