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From Our Customers: The Most Pleasant Experience

Oil Can Henry's in Sumner, Washington
Oil Can Henry’s in Sumner, Washington: 1313 Valley Avenue

Oil Can Henry’s – Sumner, WA:
5 out of 5 stars on Yelp
I just had the most pleasant experience having the oil changed in my vehicle. What professional, courteous and friendly people.
As they go through their oil change procedure, they shout out everything they’re doing. Then they show you your oil dipstick so you can be assured that they actually did fill it to the proper level.
This was just a very, very, very nice experience.
~ RaeAn C.
Kent, WA

Anniversaries: So Much to Choose from in Wenatchee

Oil Can Henry's in East Wenatchee, Washington
Oil Can Henry’s – East Wenatchee, Washington: 159 Valley Mall Parkway

Washington’s Wenatchee Valley offers residents and visitors an abundance of choices.
Thirsty? Dozens of wineries, breweries and cideries provide exceptional locally-crafted beverages.
Hungering for tasty, fresh food? The Wenatchee Valley is home to a vast array of agriculture, including apple, pear, cherry, and produce farms. In June, farmers are busy harvesting asparagus, apricots and cherries.
Feeling the call of the wild? The Wenatchee Valley, which enjoys 300 days of sun every year and four distinct seasons, provides a smorgasboard of outdoor activities to keep you happy. With hiking, boating, biking, golfing, camping, and fishing, there’s something to enjoy any time of the year.
Oil Can Henry’s joined the Wentachee Valley community seven years ago, when we opened service centers in Wenatchee (May 20) and East Wenatchee (June 3).
While local drivers have a choice of vehicle maintenance providers, we’re proud that they continue to choose Oil Can Henry’s and our trusted service in ever-increasing numbers.
A tip of our Gatsby cap to the hard working teams of Oil Can Henry’s technicians in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. Thank you for providing quick, convenient and thorough service that drivers trust!
Congratulations, too, to the fantastic teams at these five centers, which are also celebrating June anniversaries:

From Our Customers: Getting the Job Done Accurately and Efficiently

Oil Can Henry's in Soquel, California
Oil Can Henry’s – Soquel, California: 2878 South Rodeo Gulch Road

Oil Can Henry’s – Soquel, CA:
The staff was courteous, informative and friendly and I love that you get to stay in your car for service.
I especially appreciate that they have a monitor next to the driver’s side window where you can watch the technician do the work and see for yourself that they’re getting the job done accurately and efficiently.
The old school outfits topped it off for me and made me smile, thus the 5 stars wasn’t a question for me.
~ Gina R.
Santa Cruz, CA

Weird Traffic Laws You Have to See to Believe

Weird Traffic LawsWhile most of us can cite a traffic law or two that just rubs us the wrong way, we understand that those laws were enacted with good intentions.
There are, however, a few that have clearly outlived their original purpose, didn’t make sense to begin with or are oddly specific. For example, it’s apparently illegal to read a comic book while driving in Oklahoma (no word if you’re OK cracking open a copy of War and Peace) or to frown at a police officer in New Jersey.
We’ve navigated the Internet and collected the following examples from the states where drivers do, fortunately, have the right to enjoy oil changes and other fast, friendly preventive maintenance services at their local Oil Can Henry’s. Enjoy!
CALIFORNIA:
It’s against the law for women to drive in a housecoat.
In Glendale, it’s against the law to jump out of a car traveling more than 65 MPH.
In Chico, you’re not allowed to plant rutabagas in the street.
COLORADO:
Denver prohibits driving a black car on Sunday. (While that sounds restrictive, Minneapolis traffic law goes even further by prohibiting the driving of a red car on Lake Street at any time.)
IDAHO:
Nonagenarians with an affinity for motorcycles may want to avoid Idaho Falls, where it’s illegal for anyone over the age of 88 to ride a motorcycle.
OREGON:
Drivers who are driving on a sidewalk (we thought for sure there would be a law against that) are required to yield to pedestrians.
It’s also against the law to use your vehicle to “prove your physical endurance”.
WASHINGTON:
In an admirable attempt to keep its citizenry safe, Washington state requires that motorists with criminal intentions stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police prior to entering town.
 
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about Arizona. Our research uncovered references to a law in the city of Glendale that prohibits driving vehicles in reverse, but we also found numerous posts disputing its existence. So, it appears lawmakers in the The Grand Canyon State are on the ball.
Reflecting on the  above list, our everyday traffic laws seem downright reasonable. So, get out there and enjoy the open road.
Safe motoring from all of us at Oil Can Henry’s!
 
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Anniversaries: A History of Success on Route 26

Oil Can Henry's in Tanasbourne, Oregon
Oil Can Henry’s – Tanasbourne, Oregon: 2055 N.W. Town Center Drive

U.S. Route 26 is rich with history.
Portions of the highway retrace the original Oregon Trail as it travels from Ogallala, Nebraska, through Wyoming and Idaho on its way west to the Oregon coast.
The stretch of highway that runs from Downtown Portland to the coast was nicknamed Sunset Highway for the sunset emblem worn by the Portland-based 41st Infantry Division, which, according to the Oregon Historical Society, was among the  first U.S. troops to deploy in WWII after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In the late 1970s, a large retail development named Tanasbourne was established along the highway, 11 miles west of downtown Portland. As detailed by Wikipedia, the name is “a hybrid of the Middle English term bourn and tenas from the Chinook jargon. The latter term translates as small and the former as creek, giving the term tanasbourne the meaning of small, pretty creeks.”
The Oil Can Henry’s – Tanasbourne service center opened its doors two decades ago, on May 13, 1996, to serve local drivers and employees of burgeoning nearby companies such as Intel and Nike.
The center has grown with the community and today is renowned for the quick, convenient and thorough service provided by its friendly, trained technicians.
Congratulations to the fantastic crew at Oil Can Henry’s in Tanasbourne, Oregon. Thanks for your hard work!
And a tip of our Gatsby to the five other centers celebrating May anniversaries:
* Corvallis, OR. 14 years (5/4/02)
* Florence, OR. 8 years (5/23/08)
* Newport, OR. 14 years (5/13/02)
* Sierra Vista, AZ. 27 years (5/18/89)
* Wenatchee, WA. 7 years (5/20/09)