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.

August 5

What To Expect From Your Insurance Claims Adjuster

If you’re one of the majority of people lucky enough to avoid frequent auto accidents, the insurance claims process is probably a mystery to you. Knowing what to do next and what to expect from your insurance company, and most importantly your claims representative, can be a bit of an enigma. You’re likely to feel […]

July 21

St. Louis’ Most Dangerous Intersections

Have you ever been driving along and silently thought to yourself “Well this is just an accident waiting to happen”? Reality is, accidents might happen there all the time. As competent and experienced drivers we can all recognize when certain roads or intersections are problematic. So what exactly makes an intersection more dangerous than others? […]

July 7

How An Aluminum Vehicle’s Dent is Repaired

This video shows the steps to correctly repair an aluminum vehicle dent.

July 7

Energy Displacement of a Collision And Steps to Identifying Vehicle Structural Repairs

The modern body shop needs to understand how a vehicle’s structure reacts to certain collisions. With all the new technology that is getting integrated into safety systems of new vehicles is getting very complex. Here is a video from a recent Society of Collision Repair Specialists SCRS meeting.

June 28

The Schaefer Autobody Difference

Schaefer Autobody is not your average St. Louis auto body repair shop. For all of us at Schaefer, average is simply not good enough. We’ve spent the last 30 years building a business that places emphasis on providing the best service possible to our customers. That means being experts in our field and leading with […]

June 13

Auto Glass Repairs: Why It Can’t Wait

Cracks in your windshield happen for all kinds of reasons. That rock that just happened to fly up at just the right angle while you’re driving down the highway, damage from falling branches in a storm, or any number of random accidents. While these windshield cracks are unsightly, if they aren’t too large you may […]

June 9

Wheels of Wisdom – Bug and Tar Removal for Summer

Roll the windows down. Turn the music up. Hit the road. Wait, what’s all this stuff hitting my windshield? Squish. Squish. Bugs?!? Gross! Only now you have to worry about how you’re going to get all that gunk off of your car. Same with tar. We’ve all been there. You’re happily driving down the road […]

May 24

Car Accident Trends In Summer

You might think a snowy Winter would be the worst time of year for auto accidents, but you’d be wrong. Summer is actually when automobile accidents increase in number, sometimes drastically. There are a few reasons for this likely increase. Busy Roadways – People are more active in the warmer months. After all, there’s a […]

May 20

Why Is The Cost of Auto Body Repairs Rising?

Does it seem like the cost auto body shop repairs is increasing? Turns out it may not be just your imagination, but the reasons might be a little different than you’d think. Industry giant, Mitchell, recently released their 2016 Quarter One Industry Trends Report. The primary focus of this edition is the rising price tag […]

May 4

Wheels Of Wisdom – Car Paint Care Tips

We are told repeatedly throughout our lives to baby our skin. Don’t use abrasive washes or scrubs, and for the love of all that is holy USE SUNSCREEN! Sad truth is that even then, some of us don’t do it. But, if you baby your skin, you should also baby your car’s paint. Like our […]