Why Sherwood Auto Repair Is Different

WHAT MAKES A GREAT AUTO REPAIR SHOP? Sherwood Auto Repair is family-owned. We’ve been in the business of repairing vehicles since 1986. The '80s were great, but a lot has changed since we paid an outrageous 89 cents a gallon for gas, and first heard Maverick and Goose say the words, “I feel the need...the need for speed.”* What hasn’t changed is cars still need repair, and people still value good customer service. Since we opened in 1986 we’ve seen shops come and go. We’ve become an established and respected service business because we see auto repair differently. We’re business owners, but we’re also consumers. Our approach to auto repair came from asking ourselves what we’d want in a shop if we were a customer, and then we designed the business to reflect that. Whether you’re a current or a future customer, here are some examples of how our customer-focused approach has enabled us to provide quality car repair services for more than 30 years. IT’S PROBABLY YO ... read more

Think About Your Car While Making Your New Year’s Resolutions

YOU DEPEND ON YOUR CAR, AND YOUR CAR DEPENDS ON YOU The holidays often prompt us to start thinking about what we want to do or change over the coming year - maybe we’ll get in shape, spend more time with family and friends, eat more vegetables. When we’re creating this new roadmap for our lives, why don’t we include plans for our automobiles? Thanks to our cars, we take road trips, we take drives, we take friends out. This holiday season, in the spirit of giving, think about adding these resolutions to your list and let’s make 2018 a safer, more enjoyable trip around the sun. Car Resolution #1 - Get Scheduled Maintenance This one may seem obvious but our lives get so busy this task sometimes gets pushed. Keeping up with oil changes and regular maintenance is the best way to keep car parts moving smoothly and prevent dirt and sludge from clogging up your engine. At Sherwood Auto Repair, it’s common for us to service v ... read more

6 Things Your Car Needs This Winter

DON'T GET LEFT OUT IN THE COLD They’re here! The holidays, that is. For many of us that means a long list full of holiday-related errands, transporting family and friends, maybe even road trips to visit loved ones. Winter weather impacts automobile performance differently than warmer months and special maintenance is often needed to ensure safety and prevent weather-related problems. Whether your plans include out of town travel or driving in and around Portland to take in the sights and sounds of the season, your friends at Sherwood Auto Repair want to be sure you get there safely. As you prepare for the upcoming festivities, take a look at these Six Things Your Car Needs to be sure you’ve crossed all the important “to-do’s” off your list. LET'S BREAK IT DOWN 1. Belts & Hoses - Did you know belt or hose failure is the #1 cause of breakdowns? Belts and hoses have a finite life. Changes in temperatures are hard on rubber parts because the ... read more

Let Us Make Something Perfectly Clear…

Visibility is Vital Fall in the northwest is a season filled with beautiful colors, snow-covered vistas, crisp breezes, and pumpkin flavored-everything. It also means shorter days, foggy roads, and rain. Lots of it. So before you get caught up in all the fall festivities, take time to address any problems with your car that may limit your visibility. We want to make sure your automobile is ready to safely carry you and your precious cargo through the busy holiday season. HELLO DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND* As days get shorter, we end up driving in the dark more often. Now is a good time to inspect your lights to be sure you can see, and be seen. Visibility is vital in any season, but particularly important when facing adverse weather conditions. Don’t wait for A Foggy Day* before making sure you have the best visibility possible. Bring your car in and let us clean your headlamps and fog lights and check that all interior and exterior bulbs are workin ... read more

Extend the Life of your Car - Sherwood Auto Repair

What is your primary goal for your car? Is comfort your priority? Maybe it is just for it to get you from point A to point B safely? For most we find that it is for your car to last as long as possible. At Sherwood Auto Repair in Tualatin Oregon our goal to help our customers obtain the lowest operating cost of their vehicles for as long as they want to drive them. Car longevity (extending the life of your car) is of interest to many car owners and concerns several things: maximum service life in either miles or time (duration), relationship of components to this lifespan, identification of factors that might afford control in extending the lifespan. Barring an accidental end to the lifespan, a car would have a life constrained by the earliest part to fail. Some have argued that rust and other factors related to the body of a car are the prime limits to extended longevity. We wanted to share with you some of the primary factors that ca ... read more