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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.

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 […]

June 26

Games You Can Play in the Car on Your Next Road Trip

It’s officially summer: time to dip our feet in backyard pools, throw barbeque cookouts and, of course, take the family on a road trip. But before you strap in the kids and hit the highway, make sure you have one important thing in your arsenal: games you can play in the car. And while these […]

May 28

7 Ways to Improve Gas Mileage

As gas prices increase, drivers are always looking for ways to improve gas mileage. There are some well known tips and tricks out there, and also a few others that aren’t quite as well known. Here are a few ways to improve gas mileage and, as a result, take better care of your car as […]

May 17

Commuter Karaoke: Songs Made for Singing in the Car

Are there any drivers that don’t enjoy singing in the car from time to time? It’s something almost all of us indulge in from time to time — some moreso than others. And why not? Your car is the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite tunes or practice your karaoke jams. The acoustics are second […]