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Sherwood Auto Repair inc. is a family owned and operated business in the Tualatin and Sherwood area since 1985.
Sherwood Auto Repair inc. is a family owned and operated business in the Tualatin and Sherwood area since 1985.

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Many of our readers got a kick out of our post, 10 Strange But True Facts About Cars, so we thought you might enjoy testing (or expanding) your knowledge about cars.

Lots of people like cars. But are you a true autophile? Autophiles are car enthusiasts and tend to know a lot about cars. Not to be confused with audiophile--one who is particularly interested in high-quality sound reproduction--though there’s no reason you can’t be both!

Over the next few weeks we are going to be sharing some fascinating facts about cars. See how many you know before scrolling down to get the answers.

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Top Back-To-School Car Care Tips:

1. Huh. I wonder what that light means. Check it!
Don’t ignore that warning light on your dashboard. Check Engine lights, warnings about your brakes (may be an ABS notification), or your airbags (it might say SRS) indicates there’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Sherwood Auto Repair provides a complimentary code-read to help determine if there are any warnings or if further testing needs to be done. We always consult with our customer about the results and provide recommendations.

2. Oh, no! My car won’t go! Check that battery!
You may not know the condition of your battery, but we can tell you. We can do a battery test so you won’t have to worry about getting on the road and running out of juice.

3. Where does the rubber hit the road? Many places!
Rubber does not last forever. In fact, it starts aging from the moment it’s produced regardless of use or miles driven. The #1 cause of highway breakdowns? Rubber belts and hoses. Changes in temperatures are also a factor. A close inspection of your car’s belts and hoses is a good idea before you head back to campus.

4. Rain, shmain. I know how to drive in inclement weather. Be prepared!
If you grew up in the Portland area you might have better skills than other drivers your age in dry climates. However, your tires, windshield wipers, and lights need to be in good condition so they function properly when you need them.

5. It seems darker than usual.. Check your lights!
Remember, if any of your exterior lights are out you may get a pricey visit from a friendly, neighborhood police officer.

6. Who’s calling? DO NOT USE YOUR CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING.
Using your phone not only puts you and everyone else on the road in serious danger, you risk getting slapped with thousands of dollars in fines, losing your license, or even jail time.
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The moral of these stories over the last few weeks?
Do not neglect proper car maintenance. Get in the habit of scheduling regular service. It’s not just about ensuring your car will get you where you need to go. When you drive you want to take every precaution possible to protect yourself, your passengers, and other drivers. Taking good care of your car increases its value, too. And if you don’t already know this, any accident you have, even a minor one, can increase your insurance rates -- sometimes a lot.

Call today and schedule oil service and regular maintenance. A comprehensive and complimentary inspection is included with every service so you can be sure your car is ready for fall. And if you plan to be back in the winter, schedule your next oil change now so you can get that taken care over your break.
Here at Sherwood Auto Repair we care about our customers and want all of you to drive smart and stay safe. Take care of yourself. Take care of your car.
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What happens when you don’t replace your worn windshield wiper blades?
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Patrick was careful about keeping his car clean and well maintained. In the dry heat of summer, he never used his windshield wipers. His wipers came with the used car he bought a few years ago. One day he was driving along a two-lane road when a sudden rainstorm hit.

Question: What do you think happened to Patrick?

Answer: As you’ll learn more about later in this post, rubber does not last forever. Patrick tried to use his wipers but the rubber was so dried out they did nothing to help him see. Needless to say he had to pull over until the storm passed.

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What happens when you don’t check your tire’s air pressure?
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John had a Toyota pickup truck. He was considered a hero when he helped his friends move, he used it to pick up treasures from garage sales and to haul equipment for work. John was pretty good about adding air to his tires because he knew it was important. One day John was driving with a co-worker when all of the sudden he heard a loud, “KaBOOM!” He swerved a bit but kept driving. Within minutes, there was a second “KaBOOM!” As his steering became difficult John pulled over and called for help. The driver towed his car to a nearby repair shop.

Question: What do you think happened to John’s truck?

Answer: Two of John’s tires blew. When the nice repairman inserted his tire gage into one of the two remaining tires he yelled, “Ay, ay, ay! 60 pounds!” Needless to say, the tire’s air pressure was much too high.

It’s not enough to simply add air to a tire. There is a reason the gage was invented. Using it to be sure your tire’s air pressure meets the requirements for your tires is very important. John and his co-worker were lucky they didn’t end up swerving into another car when the tires blew. Many accidents that occur from tire blowouts could be avoided with proper tire care and maintenance. Poor John ended up replacing all four of his tires and learning an expensive lesson.
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What happens if you forget to change your oil?
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Sara loved her compact Honda that was handed down from her older sister. Unfortunately, Sara wasn’t good at getting regular oil changes. One day as she was driving down the freeway, her car started smoking, and slowed and slowed until it stopped altogether. She was fortunate her parents gave her a AAA membership. She was also really lucky because the car had just enough momentum left to coast off the exit ramp instead of being stuck on the side of the freeway. She called AAA and told them she must be out of gas (even though the tank appeared to be ½ full). When the tow truck driver arrived with the extra gas, he popped her hood and checked her oil. Guess what? None. Nothing. Dry as a bone.

Question: What do you think happened to Sara’s car?

Answer: By avoiding regular oil changes (to save a little money) she ended up destroying her car’s engine. She couldn’t afford to get another car so she spent years paying off the several thousand dollars it cost to replace her engine.

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It’s that special time of year when we say “so long” to summer and begin looking forward to our beautiful autumn season ahead. Before you proudly watch as your dedicated offspring recommit to achieving their academic goals, we’ve put together a special Pop Quiz to share with them. We will be sharing questions over the next few weeks to see if you can answer before reading the following story!
These examples of just how NOT to care for your car are based on (embarrassingly) TRUE experiences. We hope the stories spark conversation and help your young adults learn the right way to maintain a vehicle and stay safe.
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In the old days, a nice day meant an opportunity to get your hands greasy working on the car. In fact the owner’s manual used to encourage car owners to take pride in maintenance and play an active part in car care.
Families may not work on the mechanics of a car like they used to (except the LaPlante family, of course -- we do it every day!), but there are still several things car owners should be doing to protect their investment. And teaching your children about proper car care and maintenance prepares them for car ownership, helps keep your family vehicle looking and performing its best, and improves its resale value.
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If you’re a Portlander, your car probably gets a lot of use throughout the summer. Like cold weather, heat also impacts automobile performance. The hot, dry weather affects your battery, tires, fluid levels, windshield wipers, and adds obvious strain on your air conditioning and cooling systems.
If you haven’t already scheduled service or a tune-up for your car or hybrid vehicle, give us a call or request an appointment online.
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Okay #PDX, it is HOT! So hot that many people are hightailing it for the beach, the mall, or even the grocery store freezer aisles to cool off.. You know you’ve done that!
If your AC isn’t working in your car that may mean that you are miserable there too! We want you to travel safely in your car without rushing to your destination for fear of melting into your seat. Let us help you! Give us a call to schedule an appointment to take a look at your car’s AC. 503-692-4000
The repair may not be as bad as you think, but you won’t know until you have it looked at by a professional!
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