Automotive Diagnostic, Repair & Maintenance

4.7 116 reviews

Complete Automotive Diagnostic & Repair Service in Swansea, IL

Schaefer Automotive provides a complement of vehicle maintenance services to cover most common car problems. If you are unsure which service to choose, or you have no clue what issues are plaguing your car right now, feel free to drop by our center to have your vehicle diagnosed. Allow us to assess your automobile’s condition and determine what needs to be done.

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Our ASE Certified Master Technicians Work On All Make, Model & Year Vehicles

Our Most Popular Services

Check Engine Lights

If your CEL is on, we will test it and give you an estimate for repair.

Engine Repair

We can repair anything, from spark plugs to an engine swap.

Routine Maintenance

Trust our experienced ASE Mechanics to maintain your vehicle

Exhaust & Emissions Repair

Call us to repair your exhaust or to pass your emissions test!

Brakes &

Trust us to help you make sure your vehicle stops, don't drive with squeaky brakes!

Auto Air Conditioning

We can keep you cool by diagnosing and repairing your AC or Heat!

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Our Customers are as Important to us, as Your car is to You

Our Hours

Sunday: Closed

Monday: 8am – 5pm

Tuesday: 8am – 5pm

Wednesday: 8am – 5pm

Thursday: 8am – 5pm

Friday: 8am – 5pm

Saturday: Closed

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Schaefer Automotive


  • Avatar Debi Shahein ★★★★ 7 months ago
    Excellent automotive service. We were getting a few local diagnoses for AC/compressor replacement/repair. Schaefer offered the lowest price diagnosis for repairs. Diagnosis was $79.99, not applicable toward actual labor or repairs. No AAA … More or AARP discount. They do offer a discount for first responders & teachers.I appreciate the email quote so I could look it over without feeling rushed. It was detailed, honest, and fair.The shop itself has a clean waiting area with a Keurig, for those who want a hot cup of fresh coffee.Service and communication were fast and friendly.The location signage could be better...they've recently relocated and a bigger/lower sign might be beneficial.Not related to actual automotive service, but important to me nonetheless from a customer service standpoint:I will also note the manager's use of a typical line on the phone "I can't hear you; you're breaking up." with callers that have an accent (My husband has an accent and the manager mentioned when I called to confirm the appointment that he was "breaking up and had a bad connection" when he scheduled the estimate. The connection was fine.)I also saw the manager apologize and hang up on someone with a Spanish accent (Mgr said "Mexican", because I absolutely questioned it since we're new customers and I'd heard the same line from the same person). It seems there could be a bias here--abd I KNOW telephone calls.are difficult. Having said that, I will also say *all* customers deserve the excellent over the phone service I received, accent or not. It's absolutely OK to say, "I can't understand you over the phone, please come by the shop to talk about your car."This is just my 2 cents worth. I still appreciate the conversation and automotive work itself.‍
  • Avatar nikki nissen ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    These guys are wonderful! I have been going to them for years and they always fix the problem the first time. They are very kind and helpful easy to work with. Explain what’s happened to my vehicle and what they are going to do to fix it.literally … More showed me pictures so I could understand it. They get you in for service In a timely manner. And they warranty their work.
  • Avatar Sydney Stanton ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Very efficient, helpful, and reasonably priced! We had an acute issue come up with the motor for one of the back windows and Schaefer got us in quickly and provided a lot of helpful information just during the initial phone call. Highly … More recommended and I will definitely continue coming here for any vehicle issues that arise.
  • Avatar Brandon Sellers ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Great service and phenomenal pricing. Got my vehicle in and out fast with no issues. Replaced a head gasket on a new Chrysler cheaper than the dealer would.
  • Avatar Darren Ray ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Great job at a fair price. Kept me advised as to progress. I will definitely be a repeat customer!! Thanks for the great job.