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Trucks aren’t like cars...your average personal vehicle usually holds about 5 quarts of oil, and you are supposed to change it every 3-5k miles. However, the same logic doesn’t apply to large trucks. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we know how important proper oil changes and diagnostics are to keep your truck on the road, for hundreds of thousands of miles. Here’s what you need to know:

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At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we aim to keep your four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive car, truck, or SUV ready for anything. 4X4 systems are pretty low maintenance, but equally as important to maintain as your engine or transmission. At Schaeffer Automotive our technicians have the tools and knowledge to help keep yours going strong.

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Well, again (yeah I know, amazing) Clint, his dad, Vic, and even "Studly," went beyond on my European BMW. Starter, tune-up kinda thing, they very simply stay ahead of "your car's" maintenance, and buddies she sings now! Since I've owned this car (close to 5 years) it is now the best it's been, any haters can pick a track, I'll see you there. Thank you Schaeffer Auto in Bretzville, IN!
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Your Ram, Chevy, or Ford diesel pickup is a big truck. All that weight takes some strong stopping power and takes its toll on your brake pads - especially if you ever pull a trailer or carry heavy loads. Whenever you need a brake job, Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN has your back.

When you see tires advertised, you’ll often see the word “radial” attached to it. What does this mean, and where did radial tires originate? Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN is here, with answers to questions you weren’t even asking.

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Everyone from mechanics, to your uncle that works on cars, has at some point given you advice concerning engine oil. The fact of the matter is that while we are familiar with words like “synthetic” and “oil weight,” many people don’t know exactly what the terminology means, or why common knowledge about oil exists in the form that it does. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN, we keep things clear and simple. The more you know about your vehicle, the better equipped you are to keep it maintained, and we know a thing or two about vehicles. We have compiled a short list of common myths for you, most of which you’ve heard, but maybe never second guessed.

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Transmission trouble codes are particularly annoying to the average driver. You might know what a misfire is, but what does it mean when you get a code for a failed governor pressure solenoid? Fortunately, Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN is here to help.

At some point, while waiting for your tank to fill up, you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between the choices of gasoline at the pump. Typically, you see three buttons, with a number between 85 and 98, in ascending order and ascending prices. These numbers are octane ratings, which you probably know; but what is an octane rating, really?

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