Changing the air filter should be part of any tune-up. Change it every 15,000 miles or once a year. If you live in an especially dusty or dirty area, change it more often.
Our shop located in Belleville, Il offers air filters for every vehicle and our auto repair service is the best in the area.
Whether you are looking to replace your stock exhaust with oversized custom bent piping, hoping for better fuel economy, or even if you just need to pass emissions, Schaefer Automotive can do it all. We stock most name brands and can even custom fabricate all essential components ranging from the headers back to the mufflers.
We use the best brake components for YOUR vehicle. The parts we select for your brake service and repair meet or exceed your car manufacturer’s specifications. The brake pads we use provide quieter braking and superior stopping performance in any driving condition.
Brakes Without Compromise: Quieter Performance, Superior Stopping Power, Less Dust and Longer Pad Life
Motorcycle Oil Changes
The single most important thing you can do to ensure a long engine life for your motorcycle is to perform regular oil changes.
Knowing the difference between a proper tire repair and an improper tire repair could be critical to vehicle safety. An improper tire repair could pose a safety hazard to you and your family and could also affect a tire manufacturer’s warranty.
We carry some of the best names in tires, including those from MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal® and many more.
Choose motorcycle tires that best suit your style.
Timing Belts & Chains
Timing belts are a critical but often overlooked part of your car’s engine. When an engine is not correctly timed, it will run poorly and inefficiently.
Engine Repair & Replacement
A quality engine repair will save you thousands of dollars in vehicle replacement costs as well as restoring the value of a vehicle with an engine problem. It’s a smart and practical investment!
Transmission Repair & Replacement
We can help when it comes to deciding whether it is best to repair or replace a transmission. The answer is wide-ranging, and one that requires careful consideration of many key factors before deciding upon the best option.
Your suspension system helps you stay in control when you’re on the road. We can help ensure your safety by keeping your suspension system up to every twist and turn the road may bring.
The steering system of your car is not only important for safety reasons but also to enhance the comfort of your car’s ride. The fluid, level and condition are vital to ensure the steering system is operating correctly.
We can repair your vehicles interior upholstery and convertible tops.
Temperature gauge, gas gauge, fuel pressure, oil pressure…oh my. With our state of the art diagnostic equipment we can get all of your gauges working properly.
Differential Repair & Replacement
Two of the most important pieces of the automobile are the Driveline and Differential. Without these two systems the power of the engine would not make it to the wheels and the car simply wouldn’t drive.
Transfer Case Repair & Replacement
We have the right tools to inspect your transfer case, and we will work hard to repair or replace your transfer case so your 4WD vehicle performs optimally.
If you’re wondering whether your car needs an alignment, first look at your tires. Uneven tire wear — often, more wear on the outside of some tires — is a prime indicator that your car is likely out of alignment.
Air Conditioning Repair
We are EPA 609 air conditioning certified. We offer car air conditioning services, from inspecting the air conditioning for leaks, to recharging and repairing the air conditioning system and more.
We are a provider of BG Products. Your vehicle experiences cycles of freezing and boiling which, over time, particles build up. A flush can clean out these deposits, increase fuel economy and save wear & tear.
Vehicle maintenance & engine tune up will help you get maximum performance out of your car. We look at 30-60-90k factory maintenance.
If your check engine light is on, your vehicle may not be running at an optimal level. At Schaefer Automotive we can quickly diagnose your check engine light.
Cooling System Repair
Your cooling system plays an important role in your vehicle’s performance. Left alone, an engine would become extremely hot, overheat and even begin to melt. The cooling system helps keep your engine cool, and running.
The serpentine belt transfers power from the engine to operate various engine components, including the alternator, water pump, power steering pump and the air conditioner compressor.
A blown hose could result in an overheated engine and can cause additional engine damage. Rubber hoses can become hard and brittle, deteriorating with age and exposure to heat, causing the hose to split, blister or leak.