\n\nResidents of beautiful Spokane, Wash., like to think big.\n\nThis thriving eastern Washington community, located 92 miles south of the Canadian border and 20 miles west of Idaho, is the second largest city in the state. It’s home to four universities — Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, and Washington State University’s urban health sciences campus — and a lot of big ideas that produce big results. For example:\n\n1974 World’s Fair: The city attracted more than 5.2 million visitors to Expo ‘74, the first environmentally-themed World’s Fair. Forty years later, you can still enjoy some of the structures built for the event as you stroll the picturesque Riverfront Park.\n\nLilac Bloomsday Run: On the first Sunday in May for each of the past 37 years, tens of thousands of runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes have descended on Spokane to take on the challenging 12 kilometer (7.46 miles) Lilac Bloomsday course. The world-renowned event has drawn more than 40,000 participants each year since 1986 and boasted a massive field of 61,298 in 1996.\n\nHoopsfest: The biggest 3-on-3 tournament on Earth, Hoopfest hosts more than 7,0000 teams and 225,000 fans during its three-day run. Teams battle it out on 450 courts that occupy 42 city blocks — and generate a slam dunk economic impact for the community.\n\nOil Can Henry’s was certainly thinking big when we decided to bring our trusted service to this scenic corner of the world.\n\nOver the past six years, we’ve opened five convenient locations to serve drivers in Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and, most recently, Spokane Valley.\n\nThis month, the terrific team at our Spokane – S. Thor Street center is celebrating four fabulous years of superior service. We thank them for all of their hard work, and congratulate the other six Oil Can Henry’s service centers celebrating anniversaries this month:\n
These guys have never let us down.\n\nThey service our ’93 work rig, ’02 daily commuter, our recently purchased ’07 commuter and my BFF’s ’04 commuter.\n\nThey communicate perfectly during the service and take all the time you need.\n\nI’ve brought two newly purchased used vehicles here for the basic oil change, asked them to be my eyes and ears and check it all over and been so thankful I did. They catch little things the dealership overlooked.\n\nThe techs are respectful and have a great sense of humor. Good old school service and knowledge you don’t come close to getting at their “giffy” or competitors. They back up their work and work hard.\n\nMuch respect. We’ll keep going here for years and cars to come.\n\n~ Jack H.\nThe Dalles, OR
Residents of West Linn, Oregon, enjoy a wonderful quality of life highlighted by beautiful scenery, diverse recreation opportunities, lush parks, and bountiful farmers markets.\n\nSo, it should come as no surprise that West Linn has twice been named to CNN/Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list (2009 and 2011).\n\nWe at Oil Can Henry’s wholeheartedly agree with that assessment.\n\nFor more than 23 years, we’ve provided local drivers and visitors with quick, convenient and thorough vehicle maintenance services they can trust and, in the process, developed a special place in our hearts for West Linn.\n\nOur Willamette Drive center opened in 1991, and our 8th Court center, located just off I-205, opened seven years later, on September 8, 1998. Congratulations, and a big Thank You!, to our hard working teams at both locations. And, a tip of the Gatsby cap to our Watsonville and Whittier centers, which are also celebrating anniversaries this month:\n
\n\nToday, you are my hero!!\n\nI knew I had a good thing with you, having you change the oil in my 1991 Ford Explorer for the past 10 years (or more), helping it reach the ripe old age of 402k miles. But now, you have completely blown my gasket, in a good way, with your sincere care for my car.\n\nI live on the beautiful Oregon Coast, which requires me to cross the Coast Range when heading for the I-5 corridor, what we call “The Valley.” My car had made it over the last mountain and was heading for the town of Corvallis where I always stop at the Oil Can Henry’s on Highway 34 (in Corvallis) to get the oil topped off before turning north for Portland.\n\nAt this time I smelled burning oil and could tell it was coming from my vehicle’s engine. I crossed my fingers and drove the additional 10 mile to my usual stop for oil. The team at the Corvallis OCH service center were quick to inspect my vehicle and could tell from the leaking oil that there was a serious problem.\n\nI was ready to bite the bullet and call for a tow truck when Aaron, the manager, stepped up as my emergency angel. He suggested I wait while he and his team identified the damaged part, an oil pressure regulating thingamajig, and offered to replace it himself. Wow, what a surprise! Suddenly, I felt so safe knowing that OCH really cared about my safety and well being.\n\nIn less than an hour, my old Explorer was back on the road and peacefully rolling towards our destination, with the oil well topped.\n\nI can’t thank these guys enough and wish to sing their praise…\n
Aaron – Manager
Cody – P.I.C.
George – Area Supervisor
\nWith great appreciation,\n\n~ Katrina W.\nYachats, Oregon