Einstein’s Customer Quotables

“On Saturday I took my Traverse in and your guys where great. Gerry did a good job and took good care of me but Collin was incredible. He was very helpful and had a great attitude. Helped make my visit a great one. I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was. I take all 3 of my vehicles in and things always run smooth but you could tell Collin and the others enjoy their job there. Good work man!”

-Jason A. via e-mail

Nampa Location Launches in 25 Days!

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 In less than a month, we will open the doors on the first Nampa Einstein’s Oilery location (in front of Costco). Opening day is slated for Friday September 19th. After nearly seven years in the Boise/Meridian area we are thrilled to make our Canyon County debut! See you soon in Nampa! 

Is Your Check Engine Light On?

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 We diagnose check engine lights FREE of charge! We can even provide a print out of our findings as well as recommend quality local service providers that can perform any necessary repairs. No appointments are ever needed for this service.

 As a general rule of thumb a steady check engine lights indicates a relatively minor problem.  However, even small issues can lead to expensive repairs if ignored so it’s always best to have the light diagnosed at your earliest convenience.  A flashing light usually indicates a major issue that should be addressed immediately and the vehicle should not be driven any further than absolutely necessary. 

The Dangers of High Temperatures and Hot Cars

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 Warm weather is great for trips to the pool or beach, but not so good for the inside of cars, which can rise to deadly temperatures in a very short period of time.

 Many people are shocked to learn how hot the inside of a car can actually get. Even on a mild 70 degree day, the temperature inside a car can rise 19 degrees in 10 minutes and keep getting hotter with each passing minute. The temperature can continue to climb much higher than it is outside, and cracking the windows doesn’t help.

 Since 1998, at least 617 children have died from heatstroke when left unattended in a vehicle. That’s one child every 10 days. More than half of these children were simply forgotten; something that can happen to the most loving and caring parents when their routine is changed. Other heatstroke deaths were a result of a child intentionally being left in a vehicle or climbing into a vehicle on their own and not being able to get out.

 While hot temperatures in cars can be dangerous for anyone, children are especially susceptible to heatstroke because their bodies heat up three to five times faster than those of adults. When a child’s internal temperature reaches 104 degrees, major organs begin to shut down. A body temperature of 107 degrees can be fatal.

 So what can parents and caregivers do to prevent heatstroke? Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation want to remind everyone to ACT with these three simple steps:

* A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

* C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

* T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

Losing a child to heatstroke is a tragedy that is completely preventable. To learn more about how to protect your child from heatstroke and other safety tips, visit safekids.org.