Automotive Diagnostic, Repair & Maintenance

4.7 130 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 Kim Carson ★★★★★ a week ago
    Brian was Very helpful, kind and explained everything in understanding detail. Got my vehicle in and out .quickly. I Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Becky Nolan ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Such nice folks, very knowledgeable & helpful. I went in thinking I needed a new heater core and found out my heater was clogged with dog hair (imagine that, with three australian shepherds). Their service was very fast!
  • Avatar Debi Shahein ★★★★ a year 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 Donna Aaron ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Excellent automotive service and communication. I was comfortable with the first conversation over the phone. This was my first experience with the shop. They were up front with me as much has they could with the repairs and what was … More going to happen. They called me with the estimate and explanation. Then sent a quote over via text. The quote had pictures and the breakdown of expenses for the estimate. I really appreciated that so much. My repair was pricey in general, but I feel it was a good price for all what was done. I will be going back.Make sure you look at the address. I went to the wrong Schaefer place. (Pictures on Google had me confused!) They were great as well!Thanks for making me feel comfortable!
  • Avatar Jimmy G ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Best repair shop in town. Top customer service (Brian) and will break down the issue to you. Brought my car in for a second opinion and quote. Price was fair and honest. You won't find a better place to take your vehicle.