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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.

June 17

What are the Car Camping Essentials Needed for Camping in my Car?

Since June is National Camping Month, we wanted to share some fun tips for an activity everyone can enjoy! Camping is something that can be done just about anywhere and by all ages! Have you ever thought about camping in your car? It can be done! Start your trip with a full tank of gas, […]

June 10

Is My Vehicle a Total Loss?

What Does Total Loss Mean? When something is deemed a total loss it means the paying party has decided not to repair the vehicle. Typically, a vehicle is declared a total loss when the cost of the auto body shop repairs would exceed the actual value of the vehicle. States and insurers vary with their […]

May 22

What Should I Do If My Car’s Been Damaged by Hail?

How Do I Know If I Have Hail Damage on My Car? Weather is oftentimes unpredictable and hail can show up out of nowhere. Frozen precipitation falls and it can come down at varying speeds, shapes, and sizes which in turn can create unique damage on an uncovered vehicle. When the hail is over and […]

May 22

Why Do Car Seats Expire?

Materials will start to deteriorate over time, jeopardizing the safety and integrity of the product. When the plastic shell starts to deteriorate it becomes more brittle. This could create a situation where the car seat doesn’t hold up the way it should in an accident, which defeats its purpose. Even the metal components can develop […]

April 20

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

Deciding how often you should wash your car is dependent upon a lot of factors including the time of year, where you live, how often you drive, and so on. For instance, if it’s the dead of winter and you live somewhere with heavy amounts of snow, you’ll need to wash it more often than […]

April 6

How To Prevent Distracted Driving

When you get behind the wheel, your focus needs to be on arriving at your destination safely. Nothing else. Shifting or diverting your focus to other tasks while driving can put you and everyone with whom you share the road at risk. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent distracted driving. When we say “distracted […]

March 23

COVID-19 NOTICE

Main Phone: 636.305.8288 As an essential service by Federal guidelines, we will remain open. It goes without saying that these are unusual times, but we here at Schaefer Autobody Centers want to make sure you are aware that we are committed to meeting your needs. With that in mind, we are taking the following steps […]

March 16

Do I Need Collision Insurance?

Deciphering between types of insurance coverage and picking out the levels of protection you want and need can be an exhausting process. Even if your driving record is pristine, you’ll still want to be covered in the event of an accident or mishap beyond your control. When it comes to coverage questions like “do I […]

March 2

What Happens if Someone Else Is Driving My Car and Gets in an Accident?

If you are behind the wheel of your vehicle and cause an accident, your insurance will, depending on your policy and coverage, cover the cost of repairs for your vehicle as well as other vehicles or property that may have sustained damage. But what if it’s not you behind the wheel of your vehicle? What […]

February 10

How Long Can You Drive on a Spare Tire?

If you find yourself changing a flat tire on the side of the road, you might be asking yourself: how long can you drive on a spare tire? Well, the answer to that question depends on a few different factors. The most important variable when it comes to how long you can drive on a […]