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White Glove Service: Going The Extra Mile

Special attention to details. Extra consideration and care. Customized service catered to you. Yes, please! Isn’t a little extra TLC always appreciated? Fine restaurants and luxury hotels have mastered the art of pampering. So have top retailers, health clubs, and spas. So why not your mechanic? We’ve been pampering cars for decades, but that’s not exactly what we’re talking about. We’re talking about White-Glove service. Service above the norm. Think of us as your auto-concierge and you start to get the idea. Take vehicle delivery and pick-up, for example. A convenient service, no doubt, especially for busy folks with little time to spare. Well, how about ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation of the vehicle’s interior during transport? We know this is a top concern for customers and our crews take every precaution covering seats and floor mats, wiping down touch-points with sanitizer and disinfectant, and yes, wearing gloves – a fresh pair every time we driv ... read more

Community Spirit And Random Acts Of Kindness

In the past few weeks, as the coronavirus crisis has begun to hit home, impacting lives in our own community and surrounding towns, we have witnessed our neighbors, friends, family, and strangers coming together in wonderful ways while remaining apart. We have been reminded of the good that is woven into the fabric of our society and is at the heart of the community we call home. Yes, these are hard times, but there is much to celebrate. So, we want to take a moment to share the random acts of kindness, the good deeds and the warm-hearted neighborliness we see all around us. Walks in the neighborhood. Have you noticed how more people are out for walks with their spouses, partners, children or pets? We love this! And how about those friendly waves? We may be across the street from each other on opposite sidewalks or maintaining our distance on a trail, but rather than keeping to ourselves, we are connecting. That smile and friendly wave from a stranger ... read more

Spring Break Fun – Cool And Unusual Oregon Sites To Visit

Spring Break. Remember the anticipation and excitement around these two words when you were a kid in school? Spring break meant fun, possible adventure, and no homework! Well whether you’ve got kiddos of your own or not, we still think spring break is the perfect time for a little adventure and, at the very least, a break from the norm. So, we’ve rounded up a few of the more off-beat attractions our very own state has to offer – all within driving distance! Thor’s Well – Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Oregon Coast Ok, just the name alone is pretty awesome, but to see this natural wonder up close and in person is something else. Also known as the drainpipe of the Pacific, Thor’s Well is a gaping and seemingly bottomless sinkhole perpetually swallowing up the seawater around it. Of course, it’s not really bottomless – it’s only around twenty feet deep – b ... read more

Car Love 101: Little Things Matter

Ah, February, the month of hearts and flowers, chocolate, romantic dinners, and cupid’s arrows. Well, that’s the Hallmark Valentine version anyway. Not that we have anything against Valentine’s Day or any of its traditions, quite the opposite, in fact.  Wouldn’t you agree, though, that it’s really the little things throughout the year that make the difference, not the grand gesture once a year? Well, the same holds true for how you care for your automobile! When you take care of your vehicle regularly, showing a little love with the little things that matter, your car will drive better, last longer and reward you with lower maintenance bills in the long run. If you’re a bit out of practice with car love, here’s a quick lesson! Buy your car a drink. That’s right, cars get thirsty too, and not just when they run low on fuel. When was the last time you checked or replaced the rest of your car’s fluids? Oil, transmission, steer ... read more

Top New Year’s Resolutions For Your Car

Top New Year’s Resolutions For Your Car

Happy New Year! Have you got any resolutions or are you the type to eschew such “nonsense” and already lead your best life every day? We like celebrating a fresh start and have to admit, there is something a little exciting and motivating about the new year, but we are also of the mind that good habits should be followed all year long and it doesn’t matter when you start! Whether you are in the habit of making resolutions every January or not, here are a few resolutions for your car we think are tops and are also pretty easy to stick too. Resolution #1 Get in the habit of a regular maintenance schedule. Kind of like sticking to a regular exercise routine, regular maintenance will help keep your car running smoothly. Good maintenance habits can also extend the life of your vehicle, well beyond the average defined life of 100,000 miles. Today's vehicles are capable of easily twice that mileage with a moderate maintenance schedule and services. Just like o ... read more