Keep up with our blog for the latest car care tips and tricks (and some other fun stuff) from your friends at Schaefer Autobody Centers.

November 20

How Long Should Tires Last?

As the winter months are upon us (and maybe a little sooner than we anticipated), you might be giving some thought to your car and asking questions about its stamina in the season to come, questions that include how long should tires last. Tires are obviously an important factor in your car’s ability to drive […]

October 24

Schaefer Spotlight: Mike VanDeRiet

Mike VanDeRiet, the Schaefer Autobody State Farm liaison for our Creve Coeur location, has been with Schaefer Autobody for an impressive 22 years, so it’s no wonder he “bleeds green.” In that time, Mike has excelled in a number of positions at Schaefer Autobody, including an estimator, general manager, production manager, compliance manager and internal […]

October 1

Fall Car Care Tips

Because October is Fall Car Care Month, this blog contains some fall car care tips to get you in the spirit of the season. Fall is an ideal time to make sure your vehicle is in top shape before heading into harsh winter weather and temperatures. Keeping up with basic preventative maintenance helps prevent breakdowns […]

September 19

Schaefer Spotlight: Mike DeSuza

Schaefer Spotlight: Mike DeSuza This month, Schaefer Autobody is highlighting Mike DeSuza, a technician at our Ellisville location. Though Mike has only been with Schaefer Autobody for a year, he’s already shown himself to be the embodiment of Schaefer Autobody’s values. Mike shines every day as an example of the kind of teamwork we love […]

September 4

Back To School Car Care Tips for Students and Parents

The end of summer signifies a lot of things: the approach of fall, football season and the new school year, to name a few. Whether you’re preparing your car for the extra commute to school and extracurricular activities or your student’s car for their first year on the road or the drive to college, here […]

August 7

What Is I-Car Gold Class?

Over the last few years, the collision repair industry has faced a massive influx of varied and improved technologies for vehicles, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. Whether it’s new materials, advanced safety systems, new electronics or some other innovative upgrade, as more cars on the road embrace these […]

July 24

What is OEM Certification for Body Shops and Why Does It Matter?

OEM certification is issued to auto body shops by auto manufacturers after the shop has undergone an certain authentication process. But what does that process entail, and why is it significant? In the auto industry, pressure to meet higher standards of quality and safety has increased dramatically over the last few decades. As these obligations […]

June 4

Embrace the Car Debate: AC or Windows Down?

As summer returns, so does this oft-debated issue: Between rolling your windows down and using your air conditioning, what’s the most fuel-efficient way to cool your car off? Unfortunately, the answer is: neither. But riding around with the AC off and the windows up isn’t exactly practical in the Midwest summer heat. The key to […]

May 8

Schaefer Spotlight: Kristen Henry

Business Development Representative Kristen Henry has been with Schaefer Autobody for seven years. As our Business Development Representative, Kristen helps build the Schaefer Autobody brand through networking, attending and hosting community events and fostering insurance partner relationships. Kristen is responsible for writing and facilitating our Schaefer University classes, which are continuing education courses provided for […]

May 3

Get Your Car Beach Body Ready

As summer begins to roll in, you might be starting to work on your beach body—or at least thinking about it. We think you already look great, but is your car in the best shape it could be? Before you hit the road this summer, make sure you and your car are looking fresh with […]