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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.


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 working properly.


We’re Portlanders - we welcome the rain. We also prepare for it. For your car, that means making sure you have new wipers installed to help keep your windshield clear of rain and debris. Come in and let us inspect and replace your windshield wipers, if necessary. And ask about our windshield treatment - helps your new wipers last longer. We’ll also inspect your windshield and if we find anything of concern we’ll make appropriate recommendations.

TIP: Another good practice this time of year is checking and restocking your car emergency kit. Jumper cables, a flashlight with extra batteries, water, a blanket, an extra pair of shoes, and a few snack bars are all items that may come in handy in case of an emergency.

Sherwood Auto Repair provides customers with the best in automotive service and repair. Family owned and operated since 1986, your satisfaction with our service is a matter of personal and professional pride. We stand behind our work by offering clients an exceptional warranty. Let us earn your trust by showing you how we believe service should be.

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*Did you notice we got a little musical in this blog post? Here are the songs we referenced:

  • “Hello darkness, my old friend” is the famous opening line from Simon & Garfunkel’s quintessential 1964 hit, The Sound of Silence
  • A Foggy Day is a song written and composed by George and Ira Gershwin. Many singers recorded the song that was introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film, A Damsel in Distress including this version from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • Let It Rain is a Clapton classic from his 1970 self-titled debut album