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January Anniversaries: Loving Life in Sunny SoCal

OCH_FountainValley_CA_EmailFountain Valley, Calif., touts itself as, “A nice place to live, work and play.” Having served the community since 2002, we couldn’t agree more.\n\nResidents and visitors enjoy moderate temperatures, a vibrant local economy, a plethora of recreational activities (including 640-acre Mile Square Regional Park), and quick access to the scenic and relaxing Pacific Ocean beaches.\n\nOur Fountain Valley service center, conveniently located off the I-405 freeway at the intersection of Warner Avenue and Bushard Street, is one of four in Southern California helping drivers ensure their vehicles run better and last longer.\n\nLocal resident John Christensen, who also owns and operates centers in nearby Brea and Whittier, and his crew of friendly, trained technicians make a point of delivering a superior, high-value service experience to each and every customer.\n\nSo, join us in sending a shout-out on 11 bright, successful years to everyone at Oil Can Henry’s in Fountain Valley and congratulating these three other centers, which are also celebrating January anniversaries:\n

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The Dangers of Driving with Low Oil Level

Low engine oilWe’ve seen a surprising number of vehicles arriving at our centers with low, or no, engine oil.\n\nIt’s our mission to help drivers get the most out of their vehicles by ensuring those vehicles run better and last longer. So, this is a concern.\n\nIt’s important to monitor the oil level in your vehicle because driving with little or no oil can cause severe engine damage.\n\nMotor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It:\n

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  • Reduces wear and friction by lubricating every moving part of your engine and removing deposits that can accelerate engine wear and reduce fuel efficiency and engine performance.
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  • Cools important engine parts your radiator coolant can’t reach.
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  • Helps maintain engine power and fuel economy by creating a seal around piston rings and cylinder walls.
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  • Protects the engine against rust and corrosion.
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To help your vehicle run better and last longer, we recommend you:

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  • Don’t wait too long between oil changes. Most vehicle manufacturers provide two oil change recommendations, one for “normal” driving and one for “severe”. An AAA study showed that “more than half of all motorists follow the wrong maintenance schedule.” Learn more and see if you’re “normal” or “severe”.
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  • Take advantage of our “Henry’s Top-Up Guarantee”, which provides complimentary top-ups of oil, fluids and tires within three months of your last Oil Can Henry’s oil change.
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  • Consider using a high mileage oil if your vehicle has more than 75,000 miles. Older engines burn oil faster; Castrol GTX High Mileage oil is specially formulated to help them burn less oil, leak less oil and use less oil.
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  • Check your oil level frequently, such as every time you gas up.
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Lincoln City: Furthering International Relations with Superior Service

Oil Can Henry's - Lincoln City, OregonMy husband and I witnessed the most remarkable professionalism by two employees at Oil Can Henry’s in Lincoln City.\n\nWe were visitors from Canada and had no previous knowledge of the company prior to requesting the oil change service.\n\nWe were incredibly impressed with the customer service we received (not to mention the cleanliness of the garage).\n\nThe two employees promptly tended to our request, and ensured step-by-step procedures were followed — including wearing hard hats. What an impressive safety standard they displayed.\n\nWhen we commented on what a super job they did, they immediately responded back with, “Our manager taught us well. He wants us to do a good job.” You must be proud of your accomplishment in terms of what you taught them in both business and the respect of the customers.\n\nTheir attire — sophisticated hat, bow tie and white shirt — was a nice added touch, especially in a business of this nature. We still talk about it with our friends, with good memories.\n\nWe would appreciate it if you would ensure both employees are advised of the positive experience we had at Oil Can Henry’s and how it exceeded our expectations. Hats off to both of them for a job well done and we wish them both the very best in their future endeavors.\n\nSincerely,\n\nMarlene L.\nCalgary, Alberta\nCanada

Congratulations to Our 35th Anniversary Sweepstakes Winners!

sweepstakes-for-blog\n\nRon S. of Beaverton, Ore. is the happy — and excited — winner of our 35th Anniversary Sweepstakes Grand Prize: a Trip for Two to the Rose Bowl!\n\nWe enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate 35 years of earning drivers’ trust with 35 days of fun and prizes. Thank you to everyone who participated in the fun and congratulations to all our Sweepstakes winners listed below:\n\nTRIP FOR TWO TO THE 2014 ROSE BOWL \n

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  • Ron S. = Beaverton, OR
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\n$350 VISA GIFT CARD\n

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  • Arnett M. = Milwaukie, OR
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  • Kerry B. = Spokane, WA
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\n$350 OIL CAN HENRY’S GIFT CARD \n

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  • Lonnee H. = Roseburg, OR
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\nFREE FAMOUS 20-POINT FULL-SERVICE OIL CHANGE\n

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  • Amanda H. = Modesto, CA
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  • Bruce S. = Troutdale, OR
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  • Carolyn S. = Nine Mile Falls, WA
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  • Chad D. = Roseburg, OR
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  • Christopher P. = Olympia, WA
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  • Craig S. = Florence, OR
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  • Cynthia M. = Boise, ID
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  • Dale M. = Roseburg, OR
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  • Danielle B. = Buena Park, CA
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  • Dennis S. = Grants Pass, OR
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  • Dustin M. = Beaverton, OR
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  • Julian S. = Whittier, CA
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  • Kristina C. = Boise, ID
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  • Lacey L. = Vancouver, WA
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  • Linza H. = Olympia, WA
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  • Mark B. = Salem, OR
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  • Matthew A. = Longmont, CO
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  • Maureen T. = Portland, OR
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  • Michael G. = Manteca, CA
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  • Mika T. = Renton, WA
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  • Mike L. = Doris, CA
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  • Milton G. = Yelm, WA
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  • Nicholas M. = Portland, OR
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  • Nicole C. = Riddle, OR
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  • Patricia L. = Beaverton, OR
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  • Rachel C. = Aloha, OR
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  • Renee L. = Sierra Vista, AZ
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  • Ron S. = Salem, OR
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  • Ryan C. = Corvallis, OR
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  • Sandra S. = Watsonville, CA
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  • Sevrin H. = Vancouver, WA
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  • Sharon S. = Eugene, OR
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  • Tracie M. = Vancouver, WA
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  • Valerie S. = Springfield, OR
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\nFrom all of us at Oil Can Henry’s, a sincere “Thank You” for trusting your vehicles to us. We’re looking forward to the next 35 years!

December Anniversaries: Earning Trust and Thriving in Milwaukie

Known as the “Dogwood City of the West“, Milwaukie, Ore., was home to largest andOil Can Henry's - Milwaukie, Ore. oldest dogwood tree in the United States until 1962.\n\nThat year, a massive Columbus Day windstorm ravaged the Pacific Northwest and caused significant damage to the tree, which had soared 65 feet high and spread 50 feet. When it was determined that the tree couldn’t be saved, community leaders chose to continue it’s legacy by bestowing “official city tree” status another dogwood in the area.\n\nThis dogwood tale is emblematic of Milwaukie and the community’s ability weather the recession. The city, a short seven miles south of Portland, has employed hard work and persistence to create a thriving business community that today includes household names such as Bob’s Red Mill, Dark Horse Comics, Dave’s Killer Bread, and Warn Industries.\n\nOil Can Henry’s-Milwaukie has proudly served this vibrant community for almost a quarter century (we opened our doors on December 14, 1999) and truly appreciate the loyal following of drivers who trust us to help their vehicles run better and last longer.\n\nOur Milwaukie center is one of 12 celebrating December anniversaries. Our congratulations also go to:\n