Monthly Archives: October 2018

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 ( 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