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As the 4th of July is quickly approaching and we celebrate the birthday of our wonderful nation, we take some time to say Happy Independence Day to our great customers! Whether you're celebrating with fireworks, grilling out, or just enjoying the beautiful weather, we hope you enjoy this day. We also want to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road trips it takes this summer. If you’re in need of maintenance or auto repair, stop by Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN today. 

headlights

Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used. This is where your car battery comes into play. The battery of your vehicle holds electrical energy while the car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you allow our team here at Schaeffer Automotive to perform proper maintenance, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.

Does your steering wheel feel like it’s fighting you when trying to drive in a straight line? Does your truck turn too aggressively when you try to go one direction, and poorly when you try to go another? There are a few possibilities as to what it means if your truck resists going in a straight line. Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg has the answers for you.

oil being poured into a funnel

Correct fluid levels are essential to keeping your Ram, Ford, or Chevrolet diesel pickup on the road. Luckily, checking your coolant, oil, brake, and transmission fluid are easy to do, and will save you from a variety of issues down the road. Here’s what you should know about keeping the fluid levels in your truck maintained, from Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN.

clutch

If you drive a standard shift vehicle, you probably know your clutch is an important part of your driving experience. Proper maintenance and use of the clutch will dramatically increase its lifespan, saving you a lot of money in the future. Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN explains:

fleet of trucks

At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we service all kinds of trucks, young and old. If you’re in the market for a new or new-to-you truck, here’s some advice we encourage you to consider.

battery light on the dash

At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, we know how annoying a dead battery can be. Here’s some information on the subject, that will hopefully help you understand your battery issues a little better.  If your battery dies after your car, truck, or SUV sits for a few hours, the battery itself isn’t necessarily the problem. While having the battery tested is a good place to start, many people mistakenly make a bad battery diagnosis, when actually something in the electrical system is to blame.

At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we understand that big trucks mean bigger risk on the road. Here are some tips to remember, to reduce the likelihood of an accident next time you’re on the job.

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