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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.

February 3

What Happens When Your Car Is Totaled?

Accidents happen to the best of us. You can take every precaution imaginable to keep your car in pristine condition, but no amount of preparation can prevent the occasional run in with a falling tree branch, flash flood, hailstorm, runaway shopping cart, or your classic fender bender. Should you find yourself in such an unfortunate […]

January 20

Drivers Ed Refresh: Who Has The Right Of Way?

The idea of “right of way” is integral in sharing the road with fellow motorists. It’s one of the most important lessons new drivers learn, and yet it’s one of the most misunderstood for motorists at every age. Sure, most drivers are familiar with the basics, but we figured we’d dive a little deeper and […]

January 6

Car Stuck in Snow? Here’s What To Do

Winter driving can be extremely dangerous and there’s unfortunately no way around that. Blizzard conditions can severely limit visibility and icy roads can make even the simplest of drives a slippery and hazardous expedition. And as snow piles up on roadways, it can be far too easy to get your vehicle lodged with no apparent […]

December 18

Plastic Bumper Recycling Now Possible for Autobody Shops

When a vehicle has turned over its last tick on the odometer and is unequivocally and permanently out of commission, more often than not, it means scrap yard purgatory is its impending final destination. Every year, more than 12 million automobiles are scrapped, and unfortunately (unlike the lucrative business of metal recycling) plastic bumper recycling […]

December 6

How to Drive on Ice

Driving during severe winter weather can be challenging regardless of one’s experience behind the wheel. With dropping temperatures and hazardous snow, sleet, and rain in many a forecast, you’re going to want to play it safe when on the roads this winter. And while there’s no foolproof technique to winter driving, knowing how to drive […]

December 2

Is It Illegal to Drive With Interior Lights On?

When you were 16 and just learning to drive, your parents likely told you at some point that it’s illegal to drive with interior lights on. You questioned it, insisted on a good reason why, but in the end, you likely lost the fight. Ironically, to this day, you’re quick to snap off the interior […]

November 18

Tips and Tricks for Removing Tree Sap From Cars

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the time when sap from the Christmas tree you hauled home gets all over your car. Still, your family looks forward to that beautiful fir every holiday season, so a fake tree just won’t cut it. Thus, the question becomes: How do […]

November 1

Why Should You Drive Slower At Night?

Why should you drive slower at night, you might ask? It’s a perfectly valid question, especially this time of year as winter approaches and daylight hours become fewer and fewer. Furthermore, thanks to Daylight Saving Time ending, rush hour now falls after sunset, making nighttime commutes even more frequent for many drivers. Whether you’re a […]

October 7

OEM vs Aftermarket Parts: What’s the Difference?

When the time comes to repair or replace a part on a vehicle, the question of using OEM vs aftermarket parts inevitably arises. It’s something that every vehicle owner has to deal with, because even the most high-quality and well maintained automobiles will eventually need new parts or repairs. So, what’s the difference between OEM […]

October 1

14 Easy Trunk Or Treat Ideas

We’ve got nothing against traditional, door-to-door Trick-or-Treating, but we absolutely love the concept of “Trunk or Treating,” and with these easy trunk or treat ideas, you will, too! If you’re not familiar, Trunk or Treating is popular and safe Trick-or-Treating alternative in which cars gather together in a parking lot and costumed kiddos go from […]