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Your vehicle'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, which is where a car battery comes into play. The battery holds electrical energy while a 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 perform proper maintenance, however, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.

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Everyone knows to get routine tire care every so often. Tire rotations, alignments, and even replacements are necessary to ensure your tires stay in competent condition and don’t pose any harm when you’re driving. At Schaeffer Automotive, it’s important to us that your tires perform well and are safe to be on the road. Routine maintenance is sometimes not enough to get the most out of your tires. Here are just a few tips and steps to extending the lifespan of your tires, so they can continue to take you wherever you need for as long as you need.

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Is your car, truck, or SUV experiencing transmission failure? At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we’re here to help. You have a variety of options as to how to handle your failed transmission and knowing your options will help you to make an informed decision.

fluid being poured into vehicleIf you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, it’s important you know the basics of vehicle maintenance. Checking your fluids is the easiest and most effective way to ensure your vehicles stay on the road and going strong. Here’s what you need to know, from Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN.

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Keeping your tires properly inflated and regularly checking the tread can save you money and keep you safe! At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN we want to keep you and everyone in your car safe. Let us help you keep your tires maintained at their best.

battery

As cars become more technologically advanced, the importance of your vehicle’s battery becomes more important. In the old days, a car battery essentially worked, or it didn’t; if it was good enough to start the car, it was good enough. Moderns vehicles are a different story. A faulty battery can cause a variety of issues, including engine codes, sensor failures, irregular transmission behavior, and the list goes on.

Battery failure often causes issues that are commonly misdiagnosed, and in the hands of the wrong auto repair shop, a mechanic may spend hundreds of your hard-earned dollars chasing problems that don’t exist. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, our mechanics are familiar with modern vehicles and the problems that accompany them.

transmission

Your transmission mounts keep your transmission in place and suppress vibrations coming from the drivetrain. How do you know when to replace them or when they’re going bad. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, our goal is to educate you about your vehicle so that you can drive it safely and prolong its life. 

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When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years. So how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we have the answers.

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