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Introducing SchaeferAutomotive.com: Belleville’s Full Service Auto Repair Shop Specializing in Classic, Hot Rods & Custom Cars

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Nov 11, 2014 Press Releases 0 Comments

November 7th, 2014, Belleville, IL, United States– Schaefer Automotive is a premier Belleville based auto repair and maintenance center that specializes in offering a comprehensive range of vehicle maintenance services. Besides, as a company they also specialize in performing car custom work, restoration and remodeling of hot rods and classic cars to name a few.  Schaefer Automotive has earned a reputation for itself as one of the most reliable and highly professional auto repair shops from Belleville that is fully capable of handling all kinds of repair, services, and maintenance of vehicle at highly reasonable rates. It has a team of highly experienced and fully trained staff that can solve any automobile problem and ensure maximum performance of the vehicle. Moreover, they ensure use of finest state-of-art diagnostic tools to perform top-notch maintenance work at highly cost-effective rates. They can perform all kinds of factory maintenances such as transmission flush, read more

Fall & Winter Car Maintenance Tips – Belleville, IL

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Oct 30, 2014 Industry News 0 Comments

Don’t Let Car Troubles Ruin Your Holiday Travels Fall presents ideal time for car service and maintenance As the holidays approach, motorists should make certain their vehicle is up to the rigors of winter travel. Autumn has traditionally been a busy time for carcare activities. Whether you do your own maintenance or depend on the pros, fall service let’s you undo the wear and tear of summer’s tough conditions while getting ready for colder weather ahead. Cold weather will only make existing problems worse. A breakdown, while never pleasant, can be deadly in the winter. First things first Read your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules. Engine Performance Get engine driveability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good repair shop. Cold weather makes existing problems worse. Replace dirty filters air, fuel, PCV, etc. Fuel Put a bottle of fuel deicer in read more

Finding an Honest Auto Repair Shop in Belleville, IL

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Oct 30, 2014 Industry News 0 Comments

Finding A Quality Auto Repair Shop in Belleville, IL New to your town or city? Looking for a good auto repair shop in near you? The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), the non-profit organization that tests and certifies the competence of individual automotive repair technicians, knows a thing or two about selecting a vehicle repair facility. Whether you are new to the Belleville, IL area or you are just looking for a new shop, the experts at ASE offer some guidelines to help take some of the anxiety out of your search: Look for a repair facility before you need one; you can make better decisions when you are not rushed. Ask friends, co-workers and associates for recommendations. Consult local consumer organizations, such as the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and chambers of commerce, about the reputation of the shop. Inquire about the number, nature and resolution of complaints. read more

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.

Finding Someone Dependable to Do Quality Auto Repair in Belleville, IL

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Jul 28, 2014 Info Articles 0 Comments

Looking for an auto mechanic is kind of like looking for a pediatrician and a babysitter rolled into one. You wouldn’t entrust your bundle of joy to anybody but the best. In your vehicle’s case, finding an honest and qualified mechanic will save you time and money, not to mention a whole lot of anxiety. Trent Hamm, a contributing writer for The Simple Dollar, knows this all too well.

What does the check engine light usually mean?

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Jul 26, 2014 Company Updates 0 Comments

Common Symptoms of  Check Engine Lights  In this fast growing technology world, vehicles are made up with innovative as well as complex interconnected systems. The performances of these systems are perfectly monitored by OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) system in the vehicle. When it goes something wrong with any of the components in the vehicle, the OBD computer system senses it and sends a signal. When a check engine light is turned on, it is a signal that there is some issue with the emission control system of the vehicle.   People get troubled when check engine light or malfunction indicator light (MIL) comes on suddenly. Many think that the engine is going to break or fall apart. But the fact is you never feel any difference while driving or there is no distraction caused in engine’s performance when a warning light comes on. But you should never ignore check engine light. read more

1965 Belvedere Vintage Air Conditioning Repair

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Jul 23, 2014 Company Updates 0 Comments

We just finished this project on a truly great classic car, the 1965 Plymouth Belvedere. Installing a new air conditioning system. Auto repairs for any vehicle vintage or new, are what we focus on and getting your vehicle back on the road is foremost.  For all of your custom or classic car repairs or renovations contact Ben or Eric. We are located centrally in Belleville, IL