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Is Your Vehicle Winterized? Check These 9 Things to Be Sure

Winter DrivingWinter is just around the corner, so it’s a good idea to take a little time now and make sure your vehicle is ready for the cold, and sometimes treacherous, driving conditions ahead.\n\n“You can save money and avoid dangerous winter breakdowns by properly maintaining your vehicle,” explains Don Weber, Vice President of Operations for Oil Can Henry’s. Specifically, Weber recommends checking your vehicle’s:\n

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  • Antifreeze. Over time, antifreeze breaks down and loses its ability to protect your engine against corrosion. If it has been diluted by water, it can lose its freeze and overheat protection. Check your vehicle manufacturer’s maintenance schedule and replace the antifreeze when it’s due. At the very least, have the freeze protection checked.
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  • Battery. It’s a good idea to carry jumper cables, but it makes sense to check the condition of your battery and replace it if needed. Also check the battery terminals and cables to ensure the connection is tight and remove any corrosion.
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  • Belts. Check your drive belts for cracks or fraying. Many of the newer multi-rib serpentine belts don’t show obvious signs of wear, so it’s best to replace them at the mileage recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
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  • Headlights. About 80% of driving decisions are based on visibility. So, make sure both headlights are operational and providing sufficient light. If a headlight is burned out, replace it. If your vehicle has acrylic headlight lenses that have become hazy or yellowed, have them cleared with a Headlight Restoration service to increase visibility and light output.
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  • Hoses. Check your cooling system hoses for cracks or leaks and for loose clamps.
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  • Oil. Use the proper oil for your vehicle and follow the oil change schedule recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Using the incorrect cold weather viscosity can decrease gas mileage and cause excessive engine wear during startup.
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  • Tires. Check the condition and pressure of your tires. Improperly inflated tires are unsafe and can reduce fuel economy.
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  • Windshield Wash. If you live in a cold climate, make sure your windshield wash fluid doesn’t freeze by switching to a winterized fluid that provides freeze protection appropriate to your area.
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  • Wiper Blades. Wiper blades wear out, so consider replacing them every six months or as needed.
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\nYou can do all of this yourself, or you can visit your local Oil Can Henry’s, relax in the comfort of your vehicle and enjoy a complimentary newspaper as our trained technicians take care of it for you.\n\nMost Oil Can Henry’s service centers provide a free battery test as part of your service. Need a new battery? We proudly sell and install quality Interstate Batteries.\n\nAs part of your oil change service, most Oil Can Henry’s service centers will also test the condition of your antifreeze to ensure it’s adequately protecting your engine. If it’s time for new antifreeze ask about our Cooling System Flushwhich replaces 100% of the old antifreeze. A radiator drain and fill, in comparison, replaces just a fraction of the old fluid.\n\nSafe motoring this winter from your friends at Oil Can Henry’s!

August Anniversaries: Reaching New Heights in Tigard

Oil Can Henry's in Tigard, OREvery June, the morning and evening sky over Tigard, Ore., is illuminated by the colorful glow of hot air balloons.\n\nThe three-day Festival of Balloons in Tigard draws thousands of people who come to watch the colorful balloons inflate and rise into the sky.\n\nMany in the crowd hang around to enjoy tasty food and carnival rides, too. Sound like fun? Make plans to attend the 2014 festival, which will be held June 20-22.\n\nOil Can Henry’s has proudly served Tigard since August 22, 1994. When you’re in the area, drop by our service center on S.W. Scholls Ferry Road and say “Hi” to our hard-working team of trained technicians, who continue to reach new heights in customer satisfaction.\n\nWe also salute the other ten Oil Can Henry’s celebrating August anniversaries:\n

Yakima-River Road: Very Impressed

Oil Can Henry's - Yakima, WAI was very impressed with how my service was done. The personnel were very professional and did not rush through the service and acted like they really cared about my vehicle.\n\nThey did a really thorough job and I definitely will be bringing this vehicle back and another vehicle that I have.\n\nAlso, all your workers were all very professionally dressed, which I really appreciate.\n\nThanks again for the great job.\n\n~ Randy H.

July Anniversaries: Celebrating Five Years in Spokane

Oil Can Henry's, 12108 N. Division Street in SpokaneAs you stroll Spokane’s wonderful Riverfront Park district, you can still see vestiges of the 1974 World’s Fair that helped transform the city’s downtown by attracting more than 5.2 million visitors and pumping about $150 million into the local economy.\n\nFast forward 34 years to 2008, when Spokane residents Bob and Barb Davisson opened the first Oil Can Henry’s center in the “Lilac City”. The Davisson’s thriving center may be seven miles from Riverfront Park but its location in front of the Wandermere Fred Meyer on Division Street has proven extremely popular.\n\nBob, Barb and their crew of friendly, trained technicians quickly won over local drivers and paved the way for three more Oil Can Henry’s centers in the area — 411 S. Thor Street, 5220 W. Lowell Avenue, and 124 W. Hanley Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. So, no matter where you find yourself in Spokane, there’s likely an Oil Can Henry’s nearby.\n\nOur congratulations to Bob, Barb and their crew on five great years in Spokane and to the other eight Oil Can Henry’s celebrating July anniversaries:\n

Yucaipa: A New Man in My Life

I was so impressed with the service that I had to write you guys. I know people are more likely to spend the time to complain than to compliment.\n\nI have never been to Oil Can Henry’s before. I needed an oil change but with my elderly mom with Parkinsons and my 15-month old daughter, I didn’t want to sit at the dealership for hours. I also didn’t want my daughter to have to run around a dirty repair shop (where the waiting room consists of a gross coffee pot and the extra row seating pulled out of a van for guest seats). I looked up “oil change” in my area and your name popped up. I recalled that the buildings always looked cute and clean when I drive by, so I figured it would be a good place to try.\n\nI pulled up to a very pleasant man who told me I got to stay in the car with the kids and mom, and then handed us a paper and asked if we needed anything else to be comfy while we waited just a few minutes for the car ahead of us to be done. They offered services but didn’t pressure me to buy or act like my car was in desperate need of repair.\n\nThe guys worked together like a NASCAR pit crew. Everyone was sooo friendly…..and I mean they seemed down right happy to be working. They joked around with us. My mom, who hasn’t driven in years, said she wishes she could buy a car so she could get oil changes there. My 14-year old son said, “Whoa….that was impressive service! I was dreading going with you to the car shop, but that was actually FUN!”\n\nLater that night, I told my husband I had a new man in my life and his name was Henry. LOL. My husband is ready to take the other two cars there. Yeah….its a few bucks more than other places, but the extra few bucks is gladly spent to avoid the frustration. The only thing better would be a donut and a pedicure while my car gets done. So impressed.\n\n~ Anne L.