2011 Fall Newsletter

2011 Fall Newsletter

Wow, what a busy summer! This was one of the busiest summers we have ever had, I think, due to the economy and the specials we ran. I want to thank everyone for their business and my staff for their diligence and hard work.
We are expanding our services to most of the Japanese lines, Toyota, Honda and Nissan and their sister companies; Lexus, Acura and Infinity. With the professionals we have on staff, expanding to these quality lines are going to be smooth and effortless. We already have the diagnostic tools, due to working on Subaru for the last 4 years and have the parts connections in place.

Our sister company, ABC Auto Sales, is filling a great need for many of our customers that are looking for a good, reliable used car. We find cars that could use a little repair, but are in good sound condition, and recondition them to our rigid specifications.
The next “extra” special for our upcoming pre-anniversary is a discount and a contest together! We are attaching a coupon (on back) redeemable for an oil change and inspection for $24.95*. That will be a ten dollar savings off our regular price and also put you into a drawing for a weeks stay at the Edge Water Cottages in Waldport Or. The coupon will also be put into a $5.00 donation to either Food for Lane County or Beyond Toxics, formally know as Oregon Toxic Alliance. Our regular oil change is one that most oil change companies and other repair facilities consider their premium service and I see them advertised for twice the amount we charge. We also use Mobile Drive Clean oil which tested as one of the industries best and OEM filters to make sure your car is protected, not what you will see at most repair facilities. After all these trying times, you deserve to get an economic break, help your neighbor and possibly win a week off at the coast.

I sadly went to Dallas to watch our poor Ducks take “one on the chin” but since have bounced back into the team they were forecasted to be. I feel very sad for our friends up the road but knew this was going to be a tough road for them. My garden has done very well this year I think, due to the late planting and warm weather in the late spring.
Thank you again for your business and we will continue to make Swedish Engineering the place you’re proud to call your repair facility.
Ed Meza 541.685.0830 or ed@swedishwest.com

Subaru Facebook Fans Vote to Share Their Love with the Make-A-Wish Foundation ®

For the first time, Subaru invited Facebook fans to vote on a charitable organization for the automaker’s fourth annual Share The Love event. After three weeks of voting, Facebook fans added the Make-A-Wish Foundation to a roster of charities anticipated to receive a collective $5 million in donations from Subaru. The Share The Love event, which donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from Nov. 19 through Jan. 3, has donated nearly $15 million to charitable causes since the program’s inception three years ago. The other recipient organizations that will benefit from this year’s program include American Forests, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Meals On Wheels Association of America, and Special Olympics.

“At Subaru, we support causes that our owners are also passionate about. This year we took the Share The Love event a step further and asked our Facebook fans to decide which organization they’d like to add to the designated charities for this year’s event. We’re absolutely delighted to welcome the Make-A-Wish Foundation as the People’s Choice to join our existing charities,” said Brian Johnson, national advertising manager, Subaru of America, Inc.

Facebook community members were given the exclusive opportunity to vote for their favorite charity through the Subaru of America Facebook page from Aug. 25 through Sept. 15. During the three-week period, the Make-A-Wish Foundation received the most votes, making the organization the People’s Choice for the added charity.

“A Make-A-Wish® experience has the power to make a child with a life-threatening medical condition stronger and more optimistic, and the ‘Share The Love’ event offers a meaningful way to support our efforts to grant every eligible child a wish,” said David Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. “The Make- A-Wish Foundation thanks Subaru for this chance to make life better for more children and communities. We also are grateful for the incredible support that led to our selection.”

“We’re proud to host the Share The Love event and we’re happy to donate to our customers’ favorite causes. With their help, and when this year’s event comes to a close, we anticipate that Subaru will have donated nearly $20 million to deserving charities over the last four years. It just shows how much the power of love can do,” Johnson added.

Some Things to Have Checked Before the Cold Weather Arrives 1. Check Battery–It gets harder and harder for a weak battery to start your car as the weather gets colder. Batteries typically last about 3-5 years.
2. Check Fluids–When coolant breaks down it becomes acidic and can cause part failure and overheating. Have the coolant checked every year. You should also have the rest of the fluids checked if you’re not sure when they were last flushed or serviced.
3. Check Belts & Hoses–As these parts wear they become frail and get closer to failing. A broken belt or hose will leave you on the side of the road.
4. Check Tires–A flat tire is a safety hazard, not to mention inconvenient. Have them checked for wear. Also check the tire pressure, including the spare.
5. Check Wiper Blades–A lot of dry weather can cause them to dry rot and split or become streaky. Don’t wait until it’s raining to find this out.
6. Check Lights–make sure the technician checks all of your lights. Having all of your lights working properly is required to pass VA State Inspection and makes driving safer for everyone on the road.
Stay Ahead of Your Car, Before It LEAVES YOU BEHIND!

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