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OEC Blog Spotlight

We are incredibly proud to have the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) highlight our company in their blog. OEC, founded in 1968, is the environmental advocacy group and we are so incredibly thankful to have the opportunity to share our company’s story. We are a fledgling mission-based startup that is trying to change the world, one oil change at a time. To read the coverage, please click here.

Have you heard of “Right to Repair?”

You should because the auto manufacturers want to deny access for independent repair shops like us to provide the best level of service to you. They want to limit the choice and freedom that is rightfully the vehicle owner’s. Watch the video below to get a brief introduction (it’s less than 3 minutes) and trust us, this is something every vehicle owner should care about.

Featured Video: Right to Repair

Pre-purchase inspections

First and foremost, can we just say… THANK YOU PORTLAND! The response to our launch was and continues to be amazing. You make us feel like we waited to long to bring our services to the area. Thank you for all the love and support.

Over the last few weeks, we have had the pleasure of helping customers with their car care needs ranging from brakes, steering and suspension, engine repairs to maintenance tune-up and oil change service. However, the most topical subject for us to blog on would have to be the increased number of pre-purchase inspections we’ve done. This is a common way to use one’s tax refund. As a result, we’d like to highlight some interesting and disturbing notes from our recent inspections.

1. If a dealer/seller is defensive against you bringing a mechanic to check your potential purchase: RUN… fast! If they are a legitimate dealer/seller, they would welcome an inspection because they know they’ve got nothing to hide.

2. Carfax and other car history databases should not be your sole source of information on the vehicle. If the original owner is not on the “up and up” to begin with, it does not benefit them to report accidents and other adverse incidents to the vehicle’s history. These reports are good starting points, but does not override the need to have an inspection.

3. Inspection reports have saved our clientele money, time, and a lot of headache. Our pre-purchase inspection service gives you the leverage to negotiate a lower purchase price.

4. It’s human nature to become emotionally vested in some point of the buying decision making process. Inspections help bring an objective perspective for your consideration, we’ll help you shop with a mechanic’s eyes instead of rosey-colored glasses.

Additionally, since we realize we’re not the best wordsmiths out there, here is a recent article that speaks to the fact that auto history reports show gaps. Another interesting news story covers the same problem, click here to watch the clip.

Love our local business

Love A Local Business is a contest that Intuit (maker of TurboTax and QuickBooks) is running that provides small businesses opportunities to win a $50,000 hiring grant. AutoMedic is currently ranked as the 6th most loved local business in Portland, OR. You can click here or the image below to read what others have written about us and if you’re inclined, feel free to share a line or two of what you think too! As the adage goes, if “it takes a village to raise a child” then it’s going to take a lot of love and support to raise a startup. Thanks for thinking of us for your car care needs!

Grand Opening Day

After a few months of preparation, the day is finally upon us. We could not have asked for a better day as a launch date for our business. The sun is out and it’s a beautiful morning.

Launch Date

Our company’s much anticipated launch will take place February 1, 2011. Please check back as the event nears for further information!

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