Yearly Archives: 2018

3 Things Every Car Owner Should Know How To Do

Did you know there are more than 250 million registered vehicles in the United States alone? While this figure does include cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, and other motorized vehicles, it’s still pretty impressive given our country’s population is around 325 million. And yet studies reveal only about 47% of us feel certain we could jump-start a car, and even fewer of us know how to change a tire. In this post we’ve provided a handy guide with the steps you’ll need to: Change a TireJump Start Your CarCheck Your OilSherwood Auto Repairwants you to have the information you need so you can be more confident when one of these situations arises. Feel free to print this out and put it in your car for future reference. We hear you millennials out there are saying, “But, why? I can always Google or YouTube that.” You sure can! Except when you can’t. What if you wer ... read more

Caring For Our Community

The Season Of Giving Sherwood Auto Repair is a family-owned business. We live and work in the area and feel it’s important to support causes that help strengthen our community. In the spirit of giving, we’d like to share some of the organizations we support and encourage you to join us in caring for our community. Giving Time, Talent, and Treasure Non-profit organizations welcome financial contributions, but you don’t have to donate money to support your favorite cause. Goods or services are often needed by charitable groups, and volunteering is another great way to help. Find a cause you care about and give them a call. They’ll be happy to share opportunities with you and let you know how you can help. PCC Automotive Department Throughout the year Sherwood Auto Repair holds a position on the advisory board of the PCC Automotive Department. In this program we help t ... read more

Top 5 Winter Weather Driving Tips

It seems like just yesterday Portlanders were complaining about the heat, seeking any indoor, air-conditioned activities we could find to keep the family happy and cool. Now that we’ve adjusted to the crisp air and oohed and aahed at the beautiful fall foliage, it’s time to clean out the fireplace, check the heater, winterize our vehicles, and prepare for another Pacific Northwest winter. Keep Your Cool Whether you’re planning a road trip over the holidays or simply driving friends and family around town, remember that winter weather impacts automobile performance differently than the heat. It also impacts how we drive, which is why we’re sharing our Top 5 Winter Weather Driving Tips: Tip #1: See Your Tank As Half-Full There are lots of things you’d rather be doing than waiting in a freezing car for help. In the winter, it’s a good idea to always keep your tank at least half full. Tip #2: Slow and Steady Every gr ... read more

October Is Fall Car Care Month: Care For A Special?

Before we all get funnelled into the fast lane in the race toward the winter holidays, Sherwood Auto Repair and our friends at the Car Care Council (carcare.org) want to remind drivers not to forget about car care. October is Fall Car Care Month for good reason -- as temperatures begin to drop after our warm summer months, cars need to recover from the heat and be properly prepared for the cooler weather. “The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather. Winter magnifies existing problems like hard starts, sluggish performance and rough idling. Whether you perform the check or maintenance yourself or go to the repair shop, it’s a small investment of time and money to ensure peace of mind, and help avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe weather.” --Rich White, Car Care Council Executive Director While you prepare for the pumpkin/candy/turkey ... read more

Think You’re A Car Expert? Let’s Find Out!

Think You’re A Car Expert? Let’s Find Out!

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! Here are some fascinating facts about cars. See how many you know before scrolling down to get the answers. 1. Cars can come with any number of features, but for a decade, one actually came with a picnic table. Do you know which one? 2. Many cars come with navigation systems these days. One car company has raised the bar by offering drivers cutting edge technology (a Multi-Media Interface, or MMI). It does a lot of fancy things, including the ability to experienc ... read more