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Einstein’s Customer Quotables

“Rolled in here for the 1st time today. WOW! Super convenient and fast. Guys were very nice. Yes, they did try to sell me a few things, but they were not pushy. I loved the fact that I did not have to get my baby out of the car. I got a paper and a soda, and was happy. The only thing that would make this place better is if they served alcohol.  LOL”

-Dawn J. via Yelp-

FREE Spring Break Programs At Boise Water Shed

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 Drop in between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 3/26-3/28 to create beautiful spring eco-crafts for all ages at the Boise Water Shed’s FREE spring break program! Make paper from recycled materials at the paper making station. Explore your watershed with a large-scale tabletop model. Participate in hands-on science activities at 10:30 a.m. daily in the theater. Take a waste water treatment plant tour at 11:00 a.m. (Closed-toe shoes required for plant tour).  All activities are FREE of charge and no registration is required.  The Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Center is located at 11818 West Joplin Road Boise, ID 83714.


FREE Car Seat Safety Checks

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 Did you know that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly? Whether you’re expecting your first child, or you have a car-full, correctly choosing and installing a child safety seat can be a challenge, especially with the variety of seats, belt systems, and vehicles available on the market.

 Let St. Luke’s certified child passenger safety technicians ensure your child is safe.  Attend a FREE car seat safety check at St. Luke’s Boise or Meridian. NHTSA-certified car seat technicians will individually evaluate your car seat for proper installation, use, and recall status. Parents will learn proper installation and receive answers to their child passenger safety questions.


Location, Date and Time:


St. Luke’s Internal Medicine (SLIM) parking lot
Jefferson Medical Office Plaza, 300 E. Jefferson Street

Follow the signs to the car seat check-up.
Registration is required. Call 381-9000 to schedule


2014 Boise dates 

Sat. 5/17 – 10am-2pm

Sat. 6/28 – 10am-2pm

Sat. 7/26 – 10am-2pm

Sat. 8/23 – 10am-2pm

Sat. 9/27 – 10am-2pm

Sat. 10/25 – 10am-2pm

Sat. 11/15 – 10am-2pm

Sat. 12/20 – 10am-2pm


St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center
520 South Eagle Road
I84 and Eagle Road, Meridian
Southeast corner parking lot, under the patient discharge overhang adjacent to the hospital.

There will be signs to follow. Registration is required. Call 381-9000 to schedule


2014 Meridian dates

Mon. 5/12 – 2pm-6pm

Thurs. 5/15 – 2pm-6pm

Mon. 6/9 – 2pm-6pm

Thurs. 6/19 – 2pm-6pm

Mon. 7/14– 2pm-6pm

Thurs. 7/17 – 2pm-6pm

Mon. 8/11 – 2pm-6pm

Thurs. 8/21 – 2pm-6pm

Mon. 9/8 – 2pm-6pm

Thurs. 9/18– 2pm-6pm

Mon. 10/13– 2pm-6pm

Thurs. 10/16– 2pm-6pm

Mon. 11/10 – 1pm-5pm

Thurs. 11/13 – 1pm-5pm

Mon. 12/8 – 1pm-5pm

Thurs. 12/18 – 1pm-5pm


  • For more information or to register, call 381-9000.
  • Bring your car seat, vehicle, and instruction manuals for both.  
  • Bring your child, if possible.
  • A complete car seat inspection takes approximately 20 minutes per seat.
  • Be prepared for you and your child to spend some time outside your vehicle at the check; dress appropriately for the weather.

If you cannot find dates, times, or locations that will work with your schedule, please check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website to find another car seat inspection location.  


Einstein’s Customer Quotables

“The other day I had a grinding noise coming out of my power steering system on my 2004 Ford Escape. I stopped into a local filling station, bought some fluid and put it right in – yet it did not solve the problem.

 So I went to Einstein’s to see what it would take to flush the system and see if that resolved it. As I watched Raphael I learned so quickly that I had in fact put the power steering fluid in the “brake fluid” reservoir! 

  He said that the power steering fluid did need attention and he took care of that problem. now the squeal is gone and I am happy as could be. But he didn’t stop there!

 Raphael gave me some advice on how to bleed the brakes and clear that system. He told me I needed DOT 3 brake fluid and where I could pick it up. 

 Raphael is an exceptional service tech. You have a helluva find there; I know you’ll work hard to retain this very talented young man!”

-George S.via Yelp-

Extended Hours Are Here!

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 Longer days and sunshine are back and so are our extended hours! Einstein’s is now open till 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday till 5:00 pm making it easier than ever to service your vehicle on your schedule. As always, no appointments are ever needed and you can relax in your car with a FREE newspaper, beverage, and Wi-Fi while you watch your service performed live on TV!


The Road May Be Dusty, But Your Engine Shouldn’t Be

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  With roughly 10,000 gallons of air running through your engine to burn a single gallon of fuel, even the best air filters can quickly become clogged with contaminants and need replacing. Because of the volume of air required to burn even a small amount of fuel, unrestricted airflow is of utmost importance. 

 Much like a cabin air filter cleans the air you breathe, your engine air filter performs a similar task. It removes contaminants from the air the engine breathes by trapping all the dirt, road grit, insects, moisture and other particles that would otherwise work their way into the engine.

 “If we allowed the air to go through the engine without filtering out all those things, the engine would wear our very quickly,” said Bill McKnight, team leader of training at Clevite Inc. “As a matter of fact, in tests years ago, experts found that a farm tractor in a dusty field using unfiltered air could be totally worn out in one work day!”

 Sometimes it’s the littlest things that have the biggest impact. This is especially true when it comes to your air filter. Even a partially clogged air filter can have a significant impact on your vehicle’s performance, fuel economy and wear down fuel injectors and moving engine components.

 When foreign particles are present in the engine, they move along with the engine components at a rate of roughly 40 times per second, wearing on the metal surfaces of pistons, cylinders and bearings—setting you up for larger engine problems (and larger repair costs) down the road. If replaced regularly, today’s filters capable of netting 98 percent of particles down to 20 microns in size.

  Air filters should be changed every 7500 miles unless otherwise specified by the vehicle manufacturer. To protect against premature wear, experts also recommend having your service advisor check the air filter each time the oil and oil filter are changed.

 When it comes to maintenance intervals, the environment you operate in is directly related to how often your filter needs changing.

 “Most manufacturers also have a “severe duty” statement recommending a more frequent change interval,” McKnight said. “For example, in a pick-up truck used in the oil and gas industry, running 90 percent of the time on dirt roads, that interval might be as short a 3,000 miles.”

The above article was written by Erin Coldewey and was published in the Winter 2014 edition of Go Drive magazine.