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Yucaipa: A New Man in My Life

I was so impressed with the service that I had to write you guys. I know people are more likely to spend the time to complain than to compliment.\n\nI have never been to Oil Can Henry’s before. I needed an oil change but with my elderly mom with Parkinsons and my 15-month old daughter, I didn’t want to sit at the dealership for hours. I also didn’t want my daughter to have to run around a dirty repair shop (where the waiting room consists of a gross coffee pot and the extra row seating pulled out of a van for guest seats). I looked up “oil change” in my area and your name popped up. I recalled that the buildings always looked cute and clean when I drive by, so I figured it would be a good place to try.\n\nI pulled up to a very pleasant man who told me I got to stay in the car with the kids and mom, and then handed us a paper and asked if we needed anything else to be comfy while we waited just a few minutes for the car ahead of us to be done. They offered services but didn’t pressure me to buy or act like my car was in desperate need of repair.\n\nThe guys worked together like a NASCAR pit crew. Everyone was sooo friendly…..and I mean they seemed down right happy to be working. They joked around with us. My mom, who hasn’t driven in years, said she wishes she could buy a car so she could get oil changes there. My 14-year old son said, “Whoa….that was impressive service! I was dreading going with you to the car shop, but that was actually FUN!”\n\nLater that night, I told my husband I had a new man in my life and his name was Henry. LOL. My husband is ready to take the other two cars there. Yeah….its a few bucks more than other places, but the extra few bucks is gladly spent to avoid the frustration. The only thing better would be a donut and a pedicure while my car gets done. So impressed.\n\n~ Anne L.

May Anniversaries: Earning Arizona Drivers’ Trust for 24 Years

Its mild climate, diverse habitats and soaring 9,000-foot mountains make southeast Arizona a mecca for rare and unusual bird species. As a result, Sierra Vista, situated just 30 miles north of the Mexican border, is a popular destination for birders the world over.\n\nWhile Sierra Vista is known as “The Hummingbird Capital of the U.S.”,  it also offers a wealth of interesting attractions and activities for archaeology, history, military, and outdoor recreation buffs.\n\nOil Can Henry’s has proudly served the Sierra Vista community for 24 years, earning drivers’ trust with quick and convenient service that helps their vehicles run better and last longer. Congratulations to owner Rick Hartley and his fantastic crew of trained technicians. Keep up the great work!\n\nSierra Vista is one of six Oil Can Henry’s centers celebrating May anniversaries. Our congratulations also go out to:\n

More Frequent Oil Changes Needed, GM Tells 778,956 Car Owners

General Motors is notifying owners of almost 779,000 vehicles that their vehicles may need oil changes more frequently than their onboard oil monitoring systems are telling them.

The company is asking owners of 2010-12 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain and Buick Lacrosse and Regal models with 2.4-liter LAF and LEA four-cylinder engines to take those vehicles back to the dealerships to have the onboard oil monitoring system reprogrammed.

The service will be completed at no charge to the vehicle owner through February 28, 2015.

GM issued the warning after noting high warranty claims on several models with four cylinder engines. Dealerships will recalibrate the oil-life monitor to use shorter oil change intervals, according to Automotive News.

The recommended oil change interval provided by the monitor depends on how the vehicle is driven and the environment in which it is driven.

When it’s time for an oil change or other preventive maintenance, don’t hassle with appointments and drop-offs at the dealership. Trust your vehicle to the trained technicians at Oil Can Henry’s; our quick, convenient and thorough service meets warranty requirements.

Learn more about oil change interval recommendations and take a quick quiz to find out if you’re “Normal” or “Severe” .

Every Day is Earth Day at Oil Can Henry’s

Today marks the 43rd annual Earth Day. At Oil Can Henry’s, we celebrate Earth Day every day with an industry-leading recycling program that reduces environmental impact. Last year our centers recycled more than:\n

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  • 1,000,000 gallons of oil
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  • 52,000 pounds of used oil filters;
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  • 47,000 gallons of used coolant; and
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  • Used wiper blades, cardboard and other packaging.
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\nFeeling green? Come on in for our Famous 20-Point Full-Service Oil Change using ECO ULTRA re-refined oil. This high performance synthetic blend oil helps preserve natural resources and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Learn more\n\n 

It’s Car Care Month! Show Your Vehicle Some Love

April is National Car Care Month, a great reminder to take care of the vehicles you depend on. And there’s no better place than your neighborhood Oil Can Henry’s to show your car, truck or van a little love.\n\nOur quick, yet thorough Famous 20-Point Full-Service Oil Change includes:\n

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  • Check of all fluids, including engine oil, coolant, transmission, power steering, and windshield wash. We’ll top-up all fluids except brake fluid at no additional cost; we don’t top-up brake fluid because doing so could conceal a serious problem.
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  • Check of hoses and belts. We’ll tell you if any are cracked, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.
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  • Check the battery and make sure the connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free.
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  • Check the tire pressure and tread.
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  • Check the wipers and lights to help ensure you can see the road — and other drivers can see you.
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\nNeed to complete some preventive maintenance, such as a Cooling System Flush or Gearbox Fluid Service? Don’t hassle with appointments and drop-offs at the dealership. You can maintain the warranty with services at Oil Can Henry’s, where you never need an appointment, our services meet warranty requirements and our prices are often lower than the dealership.\n\nOur trained technicians provide a variety of preventive maintenance services to help your vehicle run better, last longer — even enjoy improved fuel economy. When you visit Oil Can Henry’s, your technician will review with you the recommended service schedule provided by your vehicle’s manufacturer so you can make educated decisions about service for your vehicle.\n\nPreventive maintenance services available at your local Oil Can Henry’s include:\n

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  • Air Filter Replacement  A dirty or clogged air filter reduces the amount of air that can be drawn into the engine, which can reduce engine performance. Replacing a dirty or clogged air filter protects your engine and maintains engine performance.
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  • Automatic Transmission Flush  Helps extend the life of your transmission by replacing virtually 100% of the transmission fluid. Watch our video to learn more.
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  • Cabin Air Filter Replacement  Many drivers aren’t aware that their vehicle has a Cabin Air Filter, which promotes a healthier environment in the vehicle cabin by preventing dust, pollen and other contaminants from entering the ventilation system. Your Oil Can Henry’s technician can tell you if your vehicle has a Cabin Air Filter and replace it if needed.
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  • Battery Replacement  Most Oil Can Henry’s centers now provide a free battery test as part of our high value service. If you need to replace your battery, we proudly sell and install Interstate Batteries. We also offer Battery Terminal Cleaning.
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  • Cooling System Flush  Worn-out coolant can create corrosion, leaks and engine damage. Our Cooling System Flush replaces virtually 100% of the worn-out coolant with new coolant that meets your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. Watch our video to learn more.\n
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  • Engine Flush  Has it been a while since your last oil change? An Engine Flush helps ensure you’re putting clean oil into a clean engine. This service cleans out harmful sludge and contaminants from your engine to ensure maximum lubrication and engine life. Watch our video to learn more.\n
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  • Fuel Filter Replacement  A clogged or restricted fuel filter will reduce fuel flow and engine performance. Fuel Filter Replacement helps restore engine performance and fuel economy, and ensures proper filtration of contaminants that can harm the fuel induction system.
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  • Gearbox Fluid Service  Your vehicle has up to four gearboxes that play a critical role in the drive train, the collection of components that transfers power from the engine to the wheels that propel the vehicle. The special fluids in the gearboxes break down over time and lose their ability to lubricate, cool, clean and prevent corrosion. Watch our video to learn more.\n
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  • Headlight Restoration  Have you noticed that it’s harder to see the road at night? Do your vehicle’s headlights look yellowed or hazy? Your plastic headlight lenses may be the culprit. Our Headlight Restoration service can increase headlight output and visibility, and improve vehicle appaerance. Watch our video to learn more.\n
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  • Power Steering Flush  Helps extend the life of your power steering system by flushing the power steering system and replacing the old power steering fluid with new fluid.
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  • Serpentine Belt Replacement  Helps ensure safe operation of your vehicle. The serpentine belt drives several critical engine components, including the alternator, air conditioner, power steering, and water pump. If the belt fails, all these components fail, too.
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  • Spark Plug Replacement Does your vehicle have more than 50,000 miles? Have you noticed a decrease in gas mileage or engine performance? It may be time to replace your spark plugs.
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\nShow your vehicle some love. Drop by your local Oil Can Henry’s today!\n\nNote: Some services, such as Fuel Filter Replacement, Headlight Restoration and Spark Plug Replacement, are available at participating locations. Contact your local center for details.