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April 18

Spring Car Care Tips

Now that spring has officially sprung, here are a few spring car care tips to help transition your car out of the harsh winter and prepare you for the warmer months ahead! Schedule an oil change and check your fluids and filters Regardless of the season, you should stay on top of getting your car’s […]

March 25

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: How to Avoid Distractions on the Road

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,450 people were killed in accidents related to distracted driving in 2016. Thanks in part to driver awareness and legislation, that number fell to 3,166 in 2017. However, it’s likely that number isn’t accurate, given that drivers are often reluctant to […]

March 12

The Six Levels of Autonomous Driving

The advent of the self-driving car and other technologies that relieve control of vehicles from the driver has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to define the six levels of autonomous driving. Most cars on the road today utilize some kind of automated driving technology, from […]

March 1

Pros and Cons of Electric Cars

If you’re thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of electric cars as you make your decision. Here are a few common pros and cons to consider. Pros Better for the environment Obviously, one of the major reasons why consumers buy or consider buying electric or hybrid vehicles […]

February 25

Blind Spot Driving: How to Check and Avoid Blind Spots

Being mindful of blind spot driving is an important part of being a defensive driver. For your safety and the safety of others, it’s important to know where the blind spots on your own vehicle are, as well as where they might be on others’ vehicles. What is a blind spot? A blind spot is […]

January 25

New Car Technologies for Safer Driving

As new car technologies improve and are implemented in more vehicles, one possible positive effect is the reduction of collisions due to these new safety features. Here are a few of the safety features you can expect to see and how they help encourage safer driving. Blind-spot warning systems Blind-spot warning systems are collision avoidance […]

January 25

Are Hybrid or Electric Vehicles the Most Environmentally Friendly Cars?

What are the most environmentally friendly cars? This is a question that more consumers are asking as environmentally friendly cars become more popular. Environmentally friendly cars have become more popular as more consumers face growing concerns about the environmental effects of conventional vehicles, and for good reason. According to the EPA, cars contribute about 75% […]

December 17

Schaefer Spotlight: Austin Blackley

Though Austin Blackley, the parts coordinator at our Webster Groves location, has only been with Schaefer Autobody for a short time, he’s made a huge impact on his teammates and leadership. Austin has an intrinsic drive for perfection and holds his own work to very high standards, always striving to improve everything he does. His […]

December 11

What to Stock in a Winter Car Kit

If you’re wondering what to stock in a winter car kit, pat yourself on the back for thinking ahead and wanting to be prepared. Winter can be a frenzied time for road travel. Winter weather can create all kinds of hazardous road conditions, and a lot of people spend more time on the road, driving […]

November 26

Employee Spotlight: Kyle Neely

Auto collision technician Kyle Neely celebrates his tenth year with Schaefer Autobody this month. In those ten years, Kyle has grown to be an invaluable member of the team who serves as an inspiration to not only his peers in our Crestwood shop, but also his more than 200 thousand followers on social media. As […]