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Car Care Tips

At Schaefer's Service Center, we ensure that you have the tools and services you need to make sure that you get the most out of your vehicle. From auto repairs to get your car back on the road again to maintenance services like tire rotations and oil changes, our Slinger auto repair shop keeps your vehicle running at its best. 

On the tool side of things, we offer guidance from trusted technicians and car care tips like these to keep you rolling at your best. From extending tire life to getting better gas mileage, these tips can help you take better care of your vehicle so that it lasts a long time and serves you reliably. 

If you live in Slinger, WI and Hartford, WI or another nearby area and have questions about car care, bring your vehicle into us and we'd be happy to take a look. Our state-of-the-art facility and trained technicians will help you understand what to do with your vehicle to extend its life. 

And of course, when you need repairs, trust Schaefer's Service Center Inc. Our auto repair facility has ASE-certified technicians on staff, including Master Techs. Give Schaefer's Service Center a call at (262) 644-8418 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn to low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.
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Schaefer's Service Center

Schaefer's Service Center located at 1130 East Commerce Boulevard - Slinger, WI 53086 provides quality automotive products and services to customers in Slinger, WI, Hartford, WI, and West Bend, WI. Schaefer's Service Center is the leading tire dealer in Slinger, WI for top tire brands and auto parts from Bendix, Moog, and A/C Delco. We offer great discounts on them. Schaefer's Service Center also offers services in Tires, Auto Service and Preventive Maintenance for the communities of Slinger, WI, Hartford, WI, and West Bend, WI. Give Schaefer's Service Center a call at (262) 644-8418 to schedule an appointment today!

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Phone: (262) 644-8418
Fax: (262) 644-4068
Address: 1130 East Commerce Boulevard
Slinger, WI 53086

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