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When something goes wrong on your vehicle, it can be tempting to take the cheapest route. With eBay, Amazon, and the countless other sources for car and truck parts on the market today, many people decide to go that route to save some money. Here are some points to consider when buying quality automotive parts, from Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN.

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At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.

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If you think your mechanic doesn’t have to deal with getting certified like other professionals, you are quite possibly mistaken. We say “quite possibly” because mechanics generally aren’t required by law to get certified in this country, so it’s conceivable that Bub down at the local filling station doesn’t have any meaningful credentials hanging on his wall. However, since the founding of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in 1972, a culture of professionalism has emerged and today about half of the country’s auto mechanics are ASE-certified. There are other kinds of certification, too, and other issues to consider when searching for the right mechanic. We’ll walk you through the details.

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On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes?  Here at Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we have those answers for you!

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If my car was a horse, and I flopped over the saddle, it would walk me to Schaeffer automotive, simply said, a new radiator, four new tires (where for the time in my life buying new rubber, I've always ask, "without adding height, can the tire be any wider?). Clint finds a tire, less expensive and an increase of an inch of width all the way around, stabilizing the actual feel with an impressive difference, to a car already legendary for its drive (BMW 323i), and under the estimate, yeah, I call Clint and Vic first, and an internet blog coast to coast of mechanic's he trusts. and assistance in financing, is there anything more an auto shop could do? So basically, thank you!
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If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle, there are important points to remember in preserving not only your car or SUV, but it's resale value as well. Luxury and performance vehicles depreciate more quickly than other cars. Many who own these cars like to have the newest and the best of the best. In that way, the odds are stacked against you when trying to get a good price for your car. Fortunately, Schaeffer Automotive has some steps you can take to ensure you get the most for your car when it’s time to sell. 

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Sometimes, it’s obvious when you need new brakes and sometimes it isn’t. Knowing what to look for and what causes issues will help keep you safe and remind you of when you should get your brakes checked out. Here are some symptoms of bad brakes, and what causes the issue from Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN.

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The condition of your transmission fluid can tell you a lot about the condition of the transmission itself. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we want to help you be aware of what to look for and what we look for when servicing your transmission. 

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