Hamburg Auto Repair

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What You Need to Know About Wheel Alignment

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 looking d ... 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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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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Winter Car Care Tips from Schultz Auto and Truck Repair

Winter Car Care Tips from Schultz Auto and Truck Repair

Winter is almost here. Throughout Buffalo and Upstate New York, the weather will just continue to get colder, bringing rain, snow, sleet and ice with it. As a driver, you need to be extra careful while out on the roads over the next several months. You should also be mindful of your car or truck’s maintenance. Here are some maintenance tips that will help you contend with the cold winter weather and challenging driving conditions: Check/Change Your Windshield Wipers Having effective windshield wipers will be helpful for visibility when there’s rain, snow, sleet or fog. Get your wiper blades checked out and replaced as needed. Test Your Battery If your vehicle is struggling to start on cold mornings, your battery may be drained. Visit Schultz Auto and Truck Repair for a battery test, recharge or replacement. Check Your Wheel Alignment Handling is ... read more

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Tire Care Tips from Schultz Auto and Truck Repair

Tire Care Tips from Schultz Auto and Truck Repair

Winter is coming quickly and it’s more important than ever to make sure your tires in good shape. They grip the road and help keep you safe when driving conditions get more challenging in Buffalo’s wet, snowy and icy season. Here are some of the things you need to know about tire maintenance: Tire Tread Depth Obviously, if your tire treads are low, you will lose traction and control. There is an easy way to check the tread depth at home using the “penny test.” Stick a penny upside down in the middle of your tire treads. If there is any space between Lincoln’s head and the top of the tread, then your tires are getting dangerously low. You will want to consider getting new tires before something bad happens. Uneven Tire Tread Wear Be sure and perform the tread test on all four tires (and probably the spare tire while you’re at it). Under ... read more

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Longtime Schultz Auto and Truck Repair Customer Shares Feedback

Longtime Schultz Auto and Truck Repair Customer Shares Feedback

Ken is a longtime customer of Schultz Auto and Truck Repair in Hamburg, NY. He recently posted a review on Google and we appreciate him sharing his feedback. We encourage all our customers to post reviews and share their stories on our site, on Yelp, on Google or on our Facebook page. Hearing what people think about our shop is what helps keep our team motivated to provide the best auto repair services around. Here is what Ken said in his post: "Some of the best, if not the best, auto mechanics in Erie County," he writes. "They fix what needs to be fixed and never try to hit you with stuff you don't need." Ken makes a good point there because honesty and integrity are the values that drive Mic ... read more

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The Differences Between Diesel and Gasoline Engines

The Differences Between Diesel and Gasoline Engines

Since we work on vehicles with both diesel engines and standard gasoline engines (as well as hybrids) at Schultz Auto and Truck Repair, we get this question all the time. What makes diesel and gas engines so different? The Similarities Let’s start by looking at the similarities. Both are types of internal combustion engines using a four-stroke process. They convert the fuel into power by repeated, controlled explosions that move the pistons up and down inside the cylinders. That motion turns the crankshaft and the car is able to be propelled into motion. The Differences Where diesel and gasoline engines differ is in how those explosions take place. A gasoline engine will mix the fuel with air. It is then compressed by the pistons and ignited by the sparks coming from the spark plugs. In a diesel en ... read more

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