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The Easy Way to Maintain Your Vehicle Warranty

OCH CastrolCamEvery once-in-a-while, we hear from a customer who’s been led to believe that maintenance services must be performed by a dealership to maintain a vehicle’s warranty. That’s simply not true.\n\nYou can maintain your warranty with oil changes and other preventive maintenance at your local Oil Can Henry’s.\n\nIn fact, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act expressly prohibits manufacturers from requiring that consumers purchase products or services from a specific company to meet warranty requirements.\n\nOil Can Henry’s offers a wide variety of quick, convenient and thorough maintenance services, all of which meet vehicle manufacturer warranty requirements. Plus, most Oil Can Henry’s centers are open seven days a week and you never need an appointment. (Sounds better than hassling with appointments and drop-offs at the dealership, doesn’t it?)\n\nSo, when it’s time for an Automatic Transmission FlushCooling System FlushGearbox Fluid ServiceOil Change or other preventive maintenance, trust your vehicle to Oil Can Henry’s.\n\nWhen you visit, our trained technicians will explain your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service intervals to help you make educated decisions about service for your vehicle – and keep that warranty in tact.

From Our Customers: Honest and Focused on What’s Best for Me

I came in for an oil change 3 months+ ago and when your technician looked up my record, he told me it was not time for an oil change.\n\nHe explained VW now specs (oil changes) on miles rather than months. I was shocked and so impressed that he was so honest and focused on what was best for me.\n\nToday I went in for an oil change and spent $234 on services. Because I can trust what I am told, I am willing to listen to staff recommendations.\n\nCongratulations and thank you for service excellence.\n\n~ Carol W.\nPortland, OR

April Anniversaries: 25 Years of Superior Service in Yakima

Where does the time go? It’s hard to believe a quarter century has passed since Oil Can Henry’s introduced its unique service to the wonderful people of Washington’s Yakima Valley.\n\nWhen Oil Can Henry’s opened its first Yakima service center, way back in April, 1989, George H.W. Bush was president, Batman was cleaning up at the box office and a gallon of gas cost about 97 cents.\n\nA lot’s changed since then, but Oil Can Henry’s commitment to quick, convenient and thorough service you can trust has remained the same. As a result, Oil Can Henry’s has flourished and expanded.\n\nToday, local owners Tom and Jenny Elwood operate seven central Washington service centers:\n

\nCongratulations to Tom, Jenny and the entire hard-working Yakima team on an incredible 25 years of superior service! And, bravo to the eight other Oil Can Henry’s centers celebrating April anniversaries:\n

10 Tips to Spend Less at the Gas Pump

Updated: March 13, 2014\n\nAccording to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report, the average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is $3.50. That’s 20 cents higher than this time last month, but 20 cents lower than one year ago.\n\nFuel is a significant, yet necessary, expense for most of us. That’s why we’re sharing these 10 tips from the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy and AAA to help improve your gas mileage and vehicle performance.\n\nMAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE\nKeeping your vehicle in shape with routine preventive maintenance, including oil changes at the mileage interval recommended by your vehicle manufacturer, will help your vehicle last longer and run better. It could also improve gas mileage and save you money. Most manufacturers provide two service schedules, one for “normal” driving and one for “severe”. Most drivers mistakenly believe they meet the “normal” schedule.\n\nThe U.S. Department of Energy’s fuel economy website provides these valuable tips to improve gas mileage:\n\n• Use the Correct Motor Oil. You can improve gas mileage by up to 2% by using the motor oil grade recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Your vehicle may also benefit from using a specially- formulated high mileage or synthetic motor oil.\n\n• Maintain Proper Tire Pressure. Underinflated tires are unsafe and can reduce gas mileage. You can improve gas mileage by up to 3% by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Don’t use the maximum pressure printed on the tire’s sidewall; use the pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer (usually listed on a sticker on your driver’s side door jamb and/or in the owner’s manual).\n\n• Replace a Clogged Air Filter. Replacing a clogged air filter in a vehicle with a fuel-injected, computer controlled gasoline engine won’t increase gas mileage but it could increase acceleration time by up to 11%. On older vehicles – primarily those built before the early 1980s – replacing a clogged air filter could improve gas mileage by up to 14%\n\n• Keep Your Engine in Tune. If your vehicle is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test, a tune-up could improve gas mileage by up to 4%.\n\nDRIVE EFFICIENTLY\nThe U.S. Department of Energy and Federal Trade Commission provided these handy driving tips to improve gas mileage:\n\n• Observe the Speed Limit. Gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds over 60 mph. Each 5 mph over 60 mph is like paying an additional 24 cents per gallon.\n\n• Don’t Drive Aggressively. In addition to being unsafe, aggressive driving (including quick starts and stops) can reduce gas mileage by 5% in town and 33% on the highway.\n\n• Avoid Excessive Idling. Sitting idle burns gasoline and gets zero miles per gallon.\n\n• Lighten Your Load. An additional 100 pounds in your vehicle can reduce gas mileage by up to 2%.\n\n• Avoid Packing Items on Top of Your Car. A loaded roof rack or carrier creates wind resistance and can reduce gas mileage by up to 5%.\n\nKEEP AN EYE ON GAS PRICES\nPut technology to work for you, finding the lowest gas prices near you or a future destination.\n\nBefore you depart on a road trip, check out AAA’s TripTik, which enables you to map your route and view recent prices at gas stations along the way.\n\nLooking for prices around town? Try, which provides a thorough listing of recent gas prices in your area.\n\nOn the road and need to fill up? There are more than 470,000 apps available for Android and iPhone. So, we appreciate that technology website Mashable. com took the time to research apps that promise to help drivers find the lowest gas prices. The website rated the GasBuddy app, which has versions for Android and iPhone, as the best.

March Anniversaries: Not-So-Secret in Gresham

Oil Can Henry's - Gresham, OregonGresham leaders may have a point when they say their city is “Oregon’s Best Kept Secret”. After all, most people don’t know Gresham has 1,635 fire hydrants; 116.74 miles of bike lanes; and 7,500 street lights. And, the majority of Americans are likely unaware that the city (the fourth largest in Oregon) was named after the American Civil War general, and Postmaster General, Walter Quinton Gresham\n\nThat said, there’s one thing that’s definitely not a secret in Gresham: the popularity of the local Oil Can Henry’s service center, which is owned and operated by Charlie Schwab.\n\nOne of Oil Can Henry’s first employees, Charlie has more than 30 years of vehicle maintenance and customer service experience under his belt. He understands the importance of providing quick, convenient and thorough service that people can trust, and has developed a fantastic team of friendly, hard-working technicians that know their way around a vehicle. Together, the Gresham crew has earned the loyalty of drivers throughout the Gresham area.\n\nCongratulations to Charlie and his Gresham team on 13 years of superior service. And kudos to the five other Oil Can Henry’s service centers also celebrating March anniversaries:\n