Your local Oil Can Henry’s service center is now a Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ location. Visit us and you’ll see that our name has changed, but our trusted service remains the same:
* The same friendly, trained technicians;
* The same thorough service; and
* The same great value
Winter officially arrives December 21st, so now is an excellent time to double check the contents of your vehicle emergency kit.
Don’t have a kit? Don’t feel too bad; according to an AAA survey, 40% of drivers don’t carry an emergency kit in their vehicles. But do take this opportunity to prepare for an unforeseen emergency.
To determine the items that should absolutely, positively be in your emergency kit, we surveyed several state transportation and emergency preparedness agencies as well as our friends at AAA.
There’s a clear consensus that your vehicle emergency kit should include:
Windshield scraper and small broom
Kitty litter or sand (the non-clumping kind)
Flares and reflector
First aid kit
Gallon of water
Cell phone adaptor
Extra set of clothes, including coat, hat, gloves and boots
It’s also a good idea to include a deck of cards or a board game to keep yourself occupied if you need to wait for help to arrive.
While the natural inclination is to store your kit in the trunk, ReadyWisconsin recommends that you carry it in the passenger compartment of your vehicle because the trunk could become frozen shut or inaccessible in the event of an accident.
If you become stranded, what you do or don’t do next could mean the difference between life and death. The ReadyWisconsin website provides valuable survival tipsthat could help save the lives of you and your passengers. Be sure to check them out.
Now that you’ve assembled an emergency kit, do a little prep work to help ensure you never need to use it.
Before you leave, confirm your route, get updated road conditions and check these items on your vehicle:
Lights and turn signals;
Radiator fluid (antifreeze/coolant);
Windshield wash (use a winter mix that provides freeze protection if you’re headed somewhere temperatures could drop below freezing)
Tires (overall condition, tread depth and inflation
San Francisco, CA 5 out of 5 stars on Yelp. I have a sports Honda that I’ve serviced at the Honda “stealership” for the past 10 years since I bought the car. I’ve documented my mediocre experiences on Yelp, but despite my love-hate relationship, I keep going back. Well this time around, I couldn’t. Tried to book an oil change, and whatddya know, booked for 2 weeks out!!! So a friend mentioned Oil Can Henry’s. I was thinking it’s a shot in the dark. I know *nothing* about cars. In fact, chances are, I’ve been taken advantage of on more than a few occasions. But as soon as I pulled into this spot, I was put at ease. Here’s how it works:
You pull in, and tell them what you need.
Wait in your car while they do the work
FULL TRANSPARENCY, the best part 🙂
They have TV screens that show you the work while it’s being done. Oil changes, fluid-top offs, tire pressure, wiper blade changes are all on the list. (They did sell me on a couple of other recommendations, but they were good about justifying why I needed it. Case in point – when you see your air filter is BLACK as mine was, then it’s time for a change.) Prices are disclosed before you sign on to do anything. ***TOTAL TIME IN AND OUT: 25 MINUTES***! All in all, this is probably the best experience I’ve had changing my oil. Customer service is so on point, I have to recommend to my girls (and guys) who may be moving targets like me. ~ Angella S. San Francisco, CA
Oil Can Henry’s – Marysville, WA: I want to compliment you on your professional employees. The prompt and professional customer service had a profound effect on my husband and myself. The customer service and care that these employees provided is truly refreshing. I will continue to have our vehicles serviced here in the future and I will recommend this establishment to my friends and family. Thank you so much!!!! ~ Charmaine J. Lake Stevens, WA