Category Archives: 2009 Summer

News To Make You Furious – OpenSecrets.org and VoteSmart.org

This issue’s “News To Make You Furious” isn’t really news at all. We’ve all known for years, or at least suspected, that our government at all levels is bought and paid for. Here’s proof. Go to www.OpenSecrets.org and see just … Continue reading

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Websurfing With Tom Helllloooo? – Is there anybody out there?

No one ever reads this section, and you don’t know what you’re missing. For instance, this summer we actually watched something by Sean Hannity. Usually there’s not much he could say that would be interesting, but when he’s debating God … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update – More happenings with the worst bridge in the country

We usually go months with nothing new to tell you about our rickety neighbor, but this time it’s different. The first thing to mention doesn’t involve the bridge itself, but is a horrifying story with the bridge as a backdrop. … Continue reading

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CNP Update – Following The Money

With the summer heat blazing, surprisingly few people are thinking about what they could do to stop global warming. If you’re part of our Carbon Neutral Program, you can just concentrate on keeping cool because you know you’re doing something … Continue reading

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Client Profile – Rebecca Whetstine

“I’m getting ready to go to Sundance next week, so I’ll have to squeeze this interview in quickly,” said Rebecca. With a teaser like that, we were all set to ask about Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman, or Indy film, but … Continue reading

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Technician Spotlight – Ian Park

Of all the people at TDASI, only one person touches every vehicle that comes through the door. Ian Parks, our post-service tech, has the responsibility of checking each vehicle after servicing to make sure it is ready to hit the … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen – Hot off the grill

It’s summer, so no wants to spend time cooking inside. Even Drew has moved his Kitchen to the backyard to enjoy the great weather,  so this summer we bring you a recipe straight from the piping embers of Drew’s grill… … Continue reading

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When should I replace my tires?

Tread depth in the US is measured in thirty-seconds of an inch. Most new car tires start with 10/32″ to 11/32″ of tread, and are considered worn out when they are down to 2/32″. The classic “Penny Test” can easily … Continue reading

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Where the Rubber Meets the Road A Little Care Can Keep You Safe AND Save You Money!

This April we saw a lot of vehicles coming in with heavily overinflated tires to improve gas mileage, so we sent a warning to all our clients about the dangers of over inflation. Tires are one of the most important … Continue reading

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“Cash For Clunkers” Bootcamp

All The Basics On A Government Program That Might Actually Make Sense From Reuters- Tucked into a military spending bill that just passed Congress and is now heading to President Barack Obama for signature is a piece of legislation meant … Continue reading

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