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Archive for August, 2014

Is replacing your vehicles air filter absolute necessary – here’s 2 reasons why.

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Aug 26, 2014 Previous Publications 0 Comments

How often should your vehicle’s air filter be replaced? Every 10,000 miles? Once a year? Is it safe to wait 3 years? Do you even know the last time your air filter was checked? At Schaefer Automotive in Belleville, IL we have 2 reasons why regular air filter replacements are absolutely essential.    1. Debris will corrode your engine   As your engine air intake filter accumulates more and more environmental pollutants, bits of debris and waste can find ways into the engine. This is a problem because these abrasive particles act as shrapnel. While bug legs and small grains of sand seem insignificant to us, they can have a serious effect on your engine’s moving parts. These tiny bits of waste tear apart the engine. As more metal is shaved away, more debris accumulates and the engine continues to degrade. At first, this will affect your oil pressure and read more

How Often Should You Rotate Your Tires?

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Aug 26, 2014 Previous Publications 0 Comments

As you know the roads haven’t changed and as your leading auto repair shop in Belleville, IL we strive to make your vehicle safe and efficient. A decent time to have your tires rotated is the point at which you get the oil changed, accepting you do that in any event once a year and all the more frequently in the event that you drive, say, more than 10,000 miles yearly. Most vehicle makers propose that the tires be pivoted on the same timetable as oil progressions. Much of the time that implies each 7,500 miles or six months, however some have extended the oil-change interim to 10,000 miles, for example, on numerous Fords, Volkswagens and Toyotas. BMW permits up to 15,000 miles between oil changes, yet that is so long it would be impossible hold up to turn the tires.