7 Tips for Navigating Holiday Roads with Wisdom

The holiday season brings about festive cheer, family reunions and the joy of giving. However, it also marks a time of greatly increased travel, with millions of Americans hitting the roads to celebrate with loved ones. Ensuring a safe journey during this busy time of year requires preparedness, caution and an understanding of the challenges […]

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Fun, Philanthropy and a Chance to Win $5,000

Schaefer Autobody Centers is honored to give back to the communities we serve. Our largest annual event, the David Ian Charity Golf Tournament, benefits patients and their families at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This year, the golf tournament and popular Helicopter Ball Drop take place on Monday, September 25. Since the tournament’s inception in 2018, […]

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Calibration: A Brief Overview

Per Statista.com, in 2022, the U.S. spent 48 billion dollars on automotive research and development, which represents around 39% of the global automotive R&D spending. This comes as no surprise with the amount of technology in vehicles. The quickly evolving calibration tech is not only enhancing safety in autos but also comfort and convenience. Starting […]

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7 Tips for Driving in Wet Conditions

“April showers may bring May flowers” is a common English proverb, but driving in wet conditions in any month can be challenging and risky, especially if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Wet roads can cause your car to lose traction, leading to hydroplaning, skidding and accidents. Therefore, it’s essential to know how to drive […]

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17 Facts About VIN Numbers

Were you aware there’s a number displayed on your vehicle’s dashboard that can tell Schaefer Autobody Centers your car’s most intimate details? VIN numbers have been around for decades, and they’re still as useful as ever. Here are 17 facts about VIN numbers: As complicated as vehicles can be, it’s a relief automakers agreed to […]

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Best Regions in the U.S. for Car Exteriors

As winter takes hold on the Midwest, many of us are already looking forward to summer. If cars were sentient—thought for themselves, that is—they may be thinking the same. At best, winter weather and the chemicals applied to roadways are challenging for your vehicle’s exterior. At worst, the treatments on roadways, excessive moisture, and road […]

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How Important is Washing Your Car in Winter?

Winter in the Midwest can mean serious damage on your car’s finish. Our predictably unpredictable weather patterns leave MoDOT with the challenging task of planning to keep our roadways safe, which unfortunately includes lots of salt. The way in which salt damages your car is particularly nefarious. It corrodes metal surfaces leaving them open to […]

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