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Dog Days Of Summer: How To Best Protect Your Pooch In Your Car

Dog Days Of Summer: How To Best Protect Your Pooch In Your Car

Many of us love to travel with our dogs. In fact, many of us don’t even like to leave our best friend behind when we go to the grocery store. We love our pooches, but that doesn’t mean it’s always best for us to bring them with us wherever and whenever we go out. It’s important to realize that our vehicle’s interior heats up very fast. When it’s only 70 degrees outside, a car interior can climb to 104 in a half an hour and up to 113 within an hour. The penalties for leaving a pet in your car ranges from a $50 fine up to a felony. Never leave your pet alone in your vehicle. There are other ways to protect your pooch when traveling or running errands that won’t leave your pet behind waiting for you in the car. It’s not a law in New York to restrain your dog in the backseat, but there are plenty of discussions encouraging lawmakers to take that stance. Some states already have those laws in place. While we don’t here, it is the safes ... read more

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How to Make Sure Your Car Is Prepared For The Hot Weather

How to Make Sure Your Car Is Prepared For The Hot Weather

Now that winter is long gone and spring showers are gone you can finally get ready for summer months. You might be ready for summer after you have stocked up on sunscreen, watermelon, and a new swimsuit. Think again! Just like you prepare your car for winter weather you also need to prepare your car for the hot blistering weather. Keep these tips in mind during all of our upcoming heat waves. The most important thing you want in the hot weather is a fully functioning air conditioning system in your car. To check this simply turn your car on and the AC, you obviously want cold air to be blowing out. If its just air blowing out then most likely something small needs to be replaced like an air filter.  Not only do you want to stay nice and cool during the hot weather but so does your car. Check your car's radiator to make sure it has enough coolant. If you glance at your dashboard and see the temperature gauge is too high this could be an indicator that there is a leak. A pro t ... read more

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June Road Trip Ideas Near Hamburg, NY

June Road Trip Ideas Near Hamburg, NY

Summer Time is the best time to road trip. You can roll down the window, let your hand flow with the air outside, or stick your head out the window. If you do, make sure to hold onto your sunglasses and hat so they don’t fly off your head. If you’re ready to escape Western New York pack a bag, jump in your car, and start driving. It’s time for a little getaway, you deserve it. A road trip doesn’t have to be a 20+ hour trip, instead consider a few-hours drives to explore one or more of these easy road trips. If you are passing through Buffalo you must stop for a sample of the Finger Lakes local wine and get a bottle for the place you’re staying. While you’re there you can explore the United States history or shop small shops in villages hidden in the hills. If you travel a little further up the map you will hit the famous Niagara Falls. Make sure to pack your passport.  While in Canada you can also visit it’s the biggest city, Toronto. To ... read more

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Though we don’t repair motorcycles, we are huge fans of them. Schultz Auto & Truck Repair in Hamburg, NY will do motorcycle safety inspections as required by the State of New York. For Motorcycle Awareness Month, consider getting a safety inspection, triple-checking your blind spots, and keeping a watchful eye for any motorcyclists on the road. After all, motorcyclists could be your father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, or friend.  :-) May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. There are ways for the average motorist to be better at sharing the road and there are definite ways that motorcycle riders can better protect themselves. The more that motorists understand basic motorcycle driving behavior, the easier it is to help keep them safe. The more that motorcyclists understand their limits, the roads, and their bikes, the best they can protect themselves. It’s all of us paying attention and having a willingness to share the road that will keep all of us driving ... read more

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Safety

What You Need to Know About Wheel Alignment

  Wheel alignment is more important than many vehicle owners realize. A lot of people think it’s just about keeping the vehicle driving straighter, but it’s much more than that. It affects the tire tread wear. It affects handling of the vehicle on straightaways and turns. It affects your safety as a driver. In other words, if your wheel alignment is off, you’ll want to get it fixed as soon as possible. Schultz Auto and Truck Repair in Hamburg, NY is your local wheel alignment headquarters. We can test the alignment and let you know if there are any concerns. If there are, we can make alignment repairs and ensure that your vehicle is performing its best on the road. There are three things we look for when testing for wheel alignment: 1. Camber If you are l ... read more

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Taking Care of Your Vehicle's Belts, Seals and Hoses

Taking Care of Your Vehicle's Belts, Seals and Hoses

Your vehicle has many different rubber components that perform very important functions. They conduct fluids, air and lubricants to the engine and transmission. They provide strong seals that prevent fluid leaks and provide insulation. Some help keep certain parts running smoothly. The cold Buffalo winters are especially hard on rubber components such as fan belts, gaskets, door/window seals and air/fluid hoses. As you drive on wet roads, water, grease and grime get kicked up from underneath the car. This can lead to corrosion in your belts, seals and hoses. If anything starts to leak or slip, it could lead to much bigger problems. Let's look at some of the most common rubber components in your vehicle: Timing Belt This is a notched rubber belt that allows the crankshaft to turn the camshaft. If it is slipping, then your engine will no ... read more

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Customer Reviews of Schultz Auto and Truck Repair

Customer Reviews of Schultz Auto and Truck Repair

Kyle's truck needed maintenance services and minor repairs, so he brought it into Schultz Auto and Truck Repair in Hamburg, NY. It was his first time visiting our shop, but he was so impressed with the experience that he decided to share a review on our Facebook page. "A big thank you to the amazing people and top notch service when I brought my truck in for some service," Kyle wrote. "I'll be bringing my vehicles here from now on." Kyle's review was short and to the point. We love hearing any feedback from our customers on any platform such as Google, Yelp, Facebook, SureCritic or on our own Cust ... read more

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Customer Stories

Happy Holidays from Schultz Auto and Truck Repair!

Happy Holidays from Schultz Auto and Truck Repair!

Wow! Another year is almost over and the holiday season is upon us. We at Schultz Auto and Truck Repair would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year! We'd also like to use this time to thank all of our loyal customers for making 2017 such a great year. We love what we do at Schultz Auto and Truck Repair, and serving the wonderful people of Hamburg and the surrounding greater Buffalo communities keeps us inspired to be our best every single day. If you need automotive repairs or maintenance services, always know that we're here to help with friendly service and quality auto care.  If you are getting ready for any holiday travels, it's not too late to make sure your ... read more

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Understanding Your Axles and Drivetrain Systems

Understanding Your Axles and Drivetrain Systems

When some people imagine their car's axles, they think of a long pipe that simply connects the two wheels. This may be what an axle looks like on an old stage coach your kid's Pinewood Derby car, but it is not at all representative of modern axle and drivetrain designs. The truth is that the more modern the vehicle, the more complex the drivetrain and axle systems are. Therefore it is important to understand some of the key components that provide power and control to your wheels and tires. Split-Axle Design Most modern vehicles will use split-axle designs, meaning there is a separate axle connected to each wheel. This greatly improves suspension and handling of the vehicle. The two halves of the axle are connected by a differential, which is a very important component that controls the power sent from the drive shaft to each wheel.  Differential ... read more

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At Schultz Auto and Truck Repair, We Believe in Treating People Right

At Schultz Auto and Truck Repair, We Believe in Treating People Right

Susan recently needed some repair and maintenance work done on her car. She knew exactly who to call, though. Susan is a longtime customer of Schultz Auto and Truck Repair in Hamburg. She knows she can always depend on Michael Schultz and his team of auto repair technicians to get the job done right. She also knows she can always expect excellent customer service when she visits our shop. "Great service in reasonable time," Susan says in her online review of Schultz Auto and Truck Repair. "Things explained to you so you can understand." Susan has been to plenty of other automotive repair shops in the past, and she was usually a little reluctant before she discovered Schultz Auto and Truck Repair. Some places don't treat her with the respect she deserves. At Schultz, we focus on treating our ... read more

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