All The Reasons We Love October, And It’s Not Just Because It’s Fall Car Care Month!

Apple spice or pumpkin spice? Hayrides or haunted houses? Scarecrows or jack o’lanterns? With so much wrapped up into one single month, it’s easy to see how anyone can get carried away by the season. It’s also why we love October – there is simply so much to do and enjoy – especially here in the Tualatin Valley! And whatever tickles your fancy, be it the spooky holiday at the end of the month or all the harvest festivals, there is sure to be something fun to do for you and yours. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite October happenings… ART SHOWS We love handcrafted and we love local. We also love supporting our schools, which is why Art in the Burbs really hits a home run for us. Featuring 70+ local artists, including some truly outstanding student artists, food vendors and live music, this artist showcase has been raising money to support art education in our schools for 20 years. T ... read more

Back To School Car & Driver Safety

Have you noticed an increase in traffic lately? Does it seem like the whole neighborhood is having a meeting at the corner bus stop every morning? Have you heard the bells ringing? Yup, school is back in session! Bright yellow school buses are on the roads, parents and their kiddos are waiting at bus stops, children are skipping merrily (or maybe trudging along – LOL) through neighborhoods to and from school, crosswalks are extra busy again and school safety zones are back in effect. We hope we don’t need to remind you to drive safely and keep an eye out for the little ones and teenagers, but it never hurts! And since there’s more to safe neighborhood driving than simply being aware, here are our top back to school driver safety reminders:  1.    Don’t go around the bus! This should be a no brainer, but when you see the flashing red lights on a school bus – whether you are behind the bus or it’s in the oncoming lane – stop. Too o ... read more

Car-Care Tips For College-Bound Drivers

Whether your student is heading back to college after the summer break or just graduated and heading off to college as a freshman; it is important that they take care of their vehicle's maintenance before they hit the road to ensure a safe arrival this fall.  College students are often so busy getting to and from classes they forget to take care of their car’s basic needs. Which is why now is the best time to get all of their annual car care done before classes begin.  How’s your AC? If you’re feeling the heat - give us a call for an AC inspection or repair. Here are a few basic tips that you can help your college student get done or (if you’re looking to give them their first taste of independence) you can just hand this off to them to take care of - #1 - Two Weeks before they Leave  Schedule your college student’s car inspection at least two weeks before they head off to school; be ... read more

Family Fun From Your Friends At Sherwood Auto Repair

July is a special time of year for many of us. It’s sandwiched perfectly between the month spent wrapping up one school year, and the month during which we busily prepare for another. July epitomizes the season, reminding us of all the great things we love about summer: fireworks, barbecues, festivals, swimming, parks, beaches, camping, long days and starry nights. Sherwood Auto Repair is a family-run business that’s been a part of this community since 1986. Our families have grown up together. Over our 30+ years here tiny people who once toddled around our lobby have grown into customers with cars and families of their own. We love being longtime Sherwood residents and are taking this opportunity to share several wonderful activities happening over the next few weeks right here in our own community. Links provided offer complete event details. July 5-15: Miniature Castle ... read more

Take Your Car For A Ride: 6 Great Day Trips From Portland

The beach, the mountains, the waterfalls, the breweries -- who says you can’t have it all? Pacific Northwest residents know how fortunate we are to have access to so many amazing places and activities. During the summer we share our glorious part of the country with tourists, many of whom are discovering the wonders of the region for the first time. Long-time locals and first-time visitors venture out together and explore all the parks, fests, concerts, sports, and outdoor activities that make summer in Portland spectacular. Plan, Schman. Get In Your Car And Drive. What makes Portland so ideally situated is the sheer number of things we can do within a day’s drive. Summer is the perfect time to throw the cooler in the car, pop in your favorite tunes, and head out for a day trip. So, whether you’re here for a visit and want to pack in as much as possible, or you just want to fill your time off with one-day adventures, here are six great ... read more