Eliminate Dead Weight: Carrying around excess items in your car can greatly increase the amount of fuel you burn. Simply, clean out any unnecessary items to prevent burning excess fuel. Do you really need to carry your golf clubs everywhere you go? An extra 100 pounds in your car can reduce your fuel economy by two percent.
The above was written by Katie Schosser and was published in the Summer 2012 edition of Vehicle MD.
The new Eagle Road Einstein’s Oilery opens the first week of August! It is located just north of Ustick next to Lowe’s behind the new Taco Bell. The countdown has begun! Get directions.
“I am the guy that used to refuse to get my oil changed anywhere but in my garage at home. With the price of oil skyrocketing at the local auto parts stores I can no longer change my oil for as cheap as I can get it done with the $24.99 coupon.
As I pulled up to the Einstein’s Oilery on Overland Street, One of the service guys came running up to my window and greeted me with today’s newspaper and price list . He offered everyone in the car something to drink. I took sprite and my two daughters both had ice water.
He directed us into position over the long hole in the ground where a second guy was waiting to do everything that needed to be done under the car. Once inside I was able to see the person working underneath my car while I sat and read my newspaper.
Then a little bit of goodness happened. They started communicating with each other. The guy up at hood level would yell instructions or information to the guy under the car. If you have ever been in the military you can appreciate when the person you are giving orders to repeats the orders back to you to verify that they received the orders correctly and are taking action on those orders. I appreciated them being loud because I was able to hear what was going on step by step.
Overall I was very impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail, speed and value. These guys know what they are doing, and they do it fast and effectively. I will go again and I will recommend my friends and family go…
One last note.. As we were pulling away, my daughters, 9 and 6, asked me why the people at the oil place were so nice to us… It turns out they are not used to receiving good service from many other places around town.. I explained to them the importance of taking care of the customer.
These guys take care of you…. “
-Artur via Yelp-
“Idleness is the beginning of all vices”: This proverb certainly rings true in the automotive world. Not only is it annoying, but it decreases fuel economy. Avoid unnecessary idling and you could save up to 19 percent in fuel.
The above was written by Katie Schlosser and was published in the Summer 2012 edition of Vehicle MD.
The Meridian Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to partner with the Meridian Speedway to bring a wonderful Independence Day Festival to the residents of Meridian to celebrate our country’s freedom. While the Speedway runs their scheduled races on the evening of the 4th of July, the Parks and Recreation Departments hosts an event in neighboring Storey Park. The event includes inflatable toys, a climbing wall, and live bands. The evening culminates with a spectacular fireworks display that is visible throughout the Treasure Valley. Following is a schedule of events:
3:00pm – Event begins with inflatable toys, climbing wall and food vendors available in Storey Park.
3:00pm – “Dakota Mad Band” begins live performance in the Storey Park picnic shelter.
5:30pm – “Social Fallout” begins live performance in the Storey Park picnic shelter.
6:30pm – Meridian Speedway races begin.
7:00pm – Gate to the baseball field in Storey Park opens to allow for more fireworks viewing area.
7:30pm – “Big Wow” begins live performance in the Storey Park picnic shelter.
9:30pm – Safe and Sane fireworks area opens in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot. No aerial fireworks allowed!
“We the People” Liberty Day Parade
Theme: Celebrate the Constitution: Securing liberty for 225 years.
Where: Downtown Boise
When: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4
Visit Libertydayparade.com for more information.
Gem State Kiwanis Annual Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast
Where: Julia Davis Park; next to the Gene Harris Bandshell
When: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 4
Cost: $5 for adults, $4 for kids and seniors. Admission free for Active Duty Military and families. This will be the 49th year for the event.
There will be face painting for the kids and continuous music for all to enjoy. For more information/tickets, contact John Shaw at 331-1456.
Where: Ann Morrison Park
When: Wednesday, July 4, 10:15 p.m. (approximately)
The fireworks will be simulcast on Today’s 6, and synced to the music on 107.1 K-HITS!