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Welcome to Schmidt Auto Care | Springboro, OH
How often should I rotate my tires?
Your tires should be rotated every other oil change to avoid uneven wear on the tires.  
Uneven wear can lead to purchasing new tires earlier than you normally would have.   
So rotate those tires and save yourself some cash.

Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the manufacturer’s recommended interval?
YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.
What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on?
There are a number of reasons your Check Engine Light or Service Engine Light may come on.  
Sometimes it is a manugacturer prompt telling you to do your basic maintenance.  
Sometimes there is a bigger issue that needs to be addressed.  
Either way, you want to have this looked at to ensure there are no larger issues at hand with the vehicle.  

PRO TIP:  If your engine light starts blinking, STOP DRIVING.  This means there is a more severe issue and the vehicle is warning you to stop creating more damage.  
What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
If you start to overheat, stop driving.  Find a safe place to pull over, and do that. 
If your car overheats for too long, you can severly damage your engine.
Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator.  It can burn you.
The best thing to do is have your car towed to a repair shop and cease driving. 
When should I get my oil changed?
You should get your oil changed every 5000 miles.  
We know the manufacturers say you can go far longer, but the amount of engine repairs we do due to long intervals tells us us this is false information.  For optimal performance and care of your vehicle, we do not recommend exceeding 5000 miles on a gas motor.
What causes milky brown engine oil?
Milky brown engine oil is an indication of coolant in the oil. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (other gasket), a failed transmission cooler or cracked casings. This condition is very serious and needs to be checked by a professional technician quickly.
How to make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?
Battery cables and terminals should be cleaned and inspected to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.
What is synthetic motor oil?
Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines, vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather) or vehicles that are operated in extremely cold or hot climates. Synthetic motor oils, though several times more expensive than mineral-based motor oils, can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes. They also provide instant lubrication on start-up.
When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?
To ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car’s fuel filter every 30,000 miles, or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
When should I change my spark plugs?
We recommend you refer to you manufacturer for this. 
Generally, for maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum-tipped spark plugs.
Spark Plugs are important to your cars performance, so don't skip this maintenance item.
What should I do when I need to replace a burned out fuse?
Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse).  If a fuse continues to “blow,” you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for defects.  Do not put a fuse in that is larger amps than recommended for the vehicle. 
Why is there a testing fee?
Think of testing like going to a doctor. 
You have to pay for a doctor visit when you feel ill, and we are like your cars doctor. 
Testing & analysis takes time, skill, expensive equiptment, and a skilled technician. 
Our testing pricing reflects the value and skill of our technicians and our professional atmosphere.
Can you supply your own parts?
The answer is no.  We can not guarantee the quality, or offer our warranty, on a customer supplied part.  And generally, that part is incorrect in what the car needs for repair.  So to uphold the level of quality we life to provide, we do not allow our guests to bring in their own parts.  We, as the experts, will source that for you.
Schmidt Auto CareAuto Repair Shop in Springboro, OH


285a Hiawatha Trail, Springboro, OH
Mon:08:00am - 07:00pm
Tue:08:00am - 07:00pm
Wed:08:00am - 06:30pm
Thu:08:00am - 07:00pm
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