Category Archives: Feature Articles

The Sun Sets on 2017… FINALLY!

Here’s what was on our mind in a very long year… For an auto repair shop we put a lot… a LOT… of work into our newsletter.  Why?  Why spend hour upon hour researching, writing, and illustrating what could just … Continue reading

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Knowledge Is Power… GRAB SOME!

In 2017 we shared these insider tips to get the absolute most value from our service… If you’re used to dealing with Dealerships (or even other independent shops) you’ve probably developed strategies for getting no-BS vehicle service, but thousands of … Continue reading

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Our Last Quarterly Winner of 2017

Referrals from our existing clients are our greatest source of new clients… people telling people about what they’ve found with Tom Dwyer keeps our doors open!  We say “thanks” for that support through our Referral Reward Program.  When a new … Continue reading

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30 years in Sellwood! It’s been 30 years in Sellwood. Let’s do 30 more!

On October 7, 1987, Tom Dwyer wrote the first rent check for a tiny part of a building at SE 6th and Tenino, “at the East End of the Sellwood Bridge”.  Things have changed a little since then… the Bridge … Continue reading

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Here’s What Effective Journalism Looks Like A feel-good story about things working like they should. Sort of.

People can only act to fix things in our world when they know about them, but it seems like solid, actionable information gets lost these days in a blizzard of drivel. That’s why a recent story from 60 Minutes and … Continue reading

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Where The Rubber Meets The Road Tire Basics boot camp

Did you know we sell tires?  We do, and we have for many years. Among the many other features of our shop, we’re an “America’s Tire” dealer, so from Avon and Bridgestone to Uniroyal and Zenna, we have a full … Continue reading

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We Don’t Do Oil Changes At Tom Dwyer’s

We Don’t Do Oil Changes at Tom Dwyer Actually, we never have… We know how it is.  You’re driving when you notice the crusty old window sticker says you’re 2000 miles overdue for an oil change.  You look around and … Continue reading

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A De-Fishing Story- James Magmer’s hobby combines fishing, environment, and art

“My Dad always loved the outdoors and just hated seeing the trash left behind by thoughtless people.  He taught me to always leave the environment better than I found it.  Always.”  That lesson has stayed with James Magmer, our longest-term … Continue reading

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?  Apparently not.  Here’s why.

It’s not news that our country is going through a period of hyper-partisanship.  Nothing, it seems, is beyond politics and even demonstrable facts make little difference to entrenched ideological positions.  Rodney King’s plaintive cry, “Can’t we all just get along?” … Continue reading

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Our First Referral Reward Quarterly Winner of 2017

Our clients have voted, and the winner is… Our Referral Reward Program is our way of saying “thanks” for your generous referrals.  When a new client tells us they were referred by someone, we call the person they named and … Continue reading

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