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Once you have a set of new tires installed on your commercial truck or fleet vehicle, you’ll want to get the most out of them. By maintaining them correctly and inspecting them regularly, you’ll keep them on the road for many miles to come. At Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN we want you to be able to drive on your tires for miles, so let us help you do just that! 

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Cars, trucks, and SUVs use and create multiple liquid substances. Here’s what you need to know about the puddle of liquid under your vehicle, from Schaeffer Automotive in Huntingburg, IN. There are a few different substances that can pool under an automobile, and some are more serious than others. Knowing what to look for and what to do could save you from hassle with your vehicle in the long run. 

alignment

Alignment is the position of your wheels in relation to your vehicle and how they interact with the road. When your vehicle is properly aligned, your wheels will point in the same direction as the vehicle. To maintain proper control of your car, you must keep your wheels in proper alignment. Otherwise, steering will become difficult, your tires will wear unevenly and your fuel economy will decrease. 

Chrysler 5.7L Hemi MDS-Delete engine

When it comes to our Huntingburg, IN drivers, we strive to provide them with only the highest quality of products. That’s why here at Schaeffer Automotive, we are excited to announce the latest availability of the Chrysler 5.7L Hemi MDS-Delete engine by Jasper Engines and Transmissions. JASPER is a leader in the nation for remanufacturing engines and drivetrain products at an affordable price point. The Chrysler 5.7L Hemi MDS-Delete engine is available for the 2009-2014 Ram 1500 applications and is not currently for sale, or use, in California.

miscellaneous auto parts against a wall

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.

Mechanic

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.

emissions testing being done on a vehicle

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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