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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.

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 […]

September 17

Do I Have to Add My Child to My Car Insurance?

When your child first starts driving, it can be a momentous milestone not only for them, but for you, too. Not surprisingly, your child taking the wheel unsupervised for the first time can be equal parts exciting and nerve wracking (OK, maybe slightly more of the latter). One question a lot of parents of new […]

September 6

How to Tell If Your Car Battery Is Dead

If your car just won’t start, and you suspect you might be dealing with a dead battery, you might be wondering just how to tell if your car battery is dead. Though it might not seem like an ideal situation, frankly, you’ll be better off if a dead battery is your problem. It’ll be the […]

August 20

Why Is My Car Air Conditioner Not Blowing Cold Air?

Have you climbed into your car on a recent sweltering summer day and turned the A/C on full blast, only to ask yourself a minute later: why is my car air conditioner not blowing cold air?! Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are a variety of reasons why your car might not be […]

August 13

What to Do if Your Car Is Stolen

Whether you need the information in the moment, or you’re just trying to be prepared for worst-case scenarios, it’s important to know what to do if your car is stolen. First thing’s first: Don’t panic. (Would it help to know that, according to Esurance, data from 2012 shows that nearly 88% of stolen vehicles were […]

August 8

How to Fix Deep Scratches on a Car

If you’re in search of how to fix deep scratches on a car, we’re obviously inclined to recommend you visit a reputable autobody repair shop to get your fix. However, we know that going to an autobody repair shop might not always be feasible or seem worthwhile for a small scratch. Whatever your reason, if […]

August 6

Why Did My Car Insurance Go Up?

If you opened your latest insurance statement, saw the cost of your premium and wondered (or, possibly even shouted), “why did my car insurance go up?”, we’re here for you. Unfortunately, there are several factors that can cause your insurance premium to go up, some of which are within your control and some of which […]

July 1

Who Has the Right of Way and Other Lessons From Driver’s Ed

For most of us, driving is second nature. We get in, start the engine, turn the wheel and hit the road. And while this “autopilot mode” means familiarity and general ease of driving, it also makes us complacent. It’s time we admit it: The lessons we learned in driver’s education courses of yesteryear are all […]