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Give Thanks to Your Vehicle

Give Thanks to Your Vehicle

November is the month of Thanks and Gratitude. Here at Foreign Autohaus, we are grateful for our loyal customers. We took a poll on Social Media and asked our followers and customers, "Give us three reasons you are grateful for your car." We were not shocked by the responses. The repeated answer from all of our followers was convenience. We can all agree that when your car breaks down, it is the biggest disrupter in your life. An inconvenience is putting it lightly. We strive to make our customers' auto repair experience as convenient as possible. Convenience at Foreign Autohaus starts with the ease of scheduling your appointment. Did you know there are two ways to prepare for your next service? You can call us or go online; both are fast and efficient. Making life even more convenient, we have a comfortable waiting area with wifi, coffee, and water. This way, you can work while your car is being serviced. We've got you covered if you need a ride t ... read more

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Car Wash Time!

Car Wash Time!

Trivia Question? How often should you wash your car?  a) once a week b) every 2 weeks c) every 3 months Answer: every 2 weeks Experts say we should get a car wash once every two weeks for optimal results.  Now, this depends on environmental factors.  Living in an area with dirt roads or lots of salt (ocean) you will find you need a car wash more often. Whether you like to wash your car at home or take it to your local car wash, we know there is nothing better than driving in a clean car.  A clean vehicle inside and out takes your driving experience to the next level. Sticking to a 2-week car wash schedule will also keep you on track from collecting "junk in the trunk" 😂. Less time in between washes will create a clean car routine.  Periodic cleaning is much easier than one big clean day!  Let's check out a local spot Foreign Autohaus uses for all our car wash needs. Folsom Glenn Car Wash has been the leading car wash i ... read more

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Summer Car Essentials

Summer Car Essentials

Temps are rising and this can mean one thing...SUMMER is officially here! There is nothing worse than being uncomfortable in your car during the summer months.  We have created a list of 10 Must-Have items everyone needs in their car during the summer.  Trust us, you definitely want to check out this list! 1. Sunglasses!!! Essential for driving when that sun hits right under your visor, no squinting here.  Have an extra pair in your glove compartment to be on the safe side.  2. Water and Snack kit: Keep an insulated cooler in the trunk with water and snacks.  Hangry passengers are not the best company! 3. Bug Spray: You never need bug spray until you really need bug spray!  A product that is often forgotten since it is not used in our daily lives.  Bye-Bye mosquitos! 4. Phone charger: Arguably the number one item on this list no one can live without! 5. First Aid Kit: Safety first.  Check First Aid Kit before heading on your summer road ... read more

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Best Cars for Grads

Best Cars for Grads

What's the Best car for High School Graduates headed to College? This time in your grads life is full of lots of first.  First time living on their own, their first time figuring out how to manage their time, and the first time where they are responsible for everything!  Before they leave for college you need to figure out if your child needs a car in this next chapter of life.  Will your student need to travel from campus to home?  Will they need a vehicle for work and outside activities? Many incoming freshmen living on campus will not need a car however if they choose to get one here are some things to consider. The top four things to consider when looking for a car for your college student are safety, affordability, mileage, and insurance. When we consider affordability, a used car will be the best option.  In a recent article in Money Crashers, they list the best affordable cars for college students.  Let's take a l ... read more

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The Importance of Car Maintenance

The Importance of Car Maintenance

The most important item in a person's productive life is their vehicle.  We rely on our vehicle for everything!  Our vehicle gives us the freedom to get from here to there at our own convenience.  When a problem arises and our vehicle needs repairs, this throws a "monkey wrench" into our daily activities.  So, if our vehicle is the most important item in our lives, why do we avoid regular car maintenance?  According to a recent article, AAA states that 35% of Americans have skipped or delayed periodic car maintenance.  Why? It comes down to two major reasons: Cost and Time.   Have you heard the saying, "time is money?" This saying rings true when it comes to car maintenance.  If you do not take the time now to service your car, it will cost you in the long run.  Let's break down the time factor a little more.  How long does it take to get a regular oil change? An oil change at max will take about an hou ... read more

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Best Car Commercials from the Super Bowl

Best Car Commercials from the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVI was held last weekend and whether you are a fan of football or a fan of 90's rap, the Super Bowl did not disappoint.  The Super Bowl ranks among the world's MOST watched sporting events. This fact is not shocking at all, the Super Bowl provides entertainment for all.  The burning question is, why do you watch the Super Bowl?  Is it for the love of the game? Commercials? Half-time show? Or are you here for the snacks? A recent poll found that 52% of Americans watch the Super Bowl for the Advertisements/Commercials.  Let's take a look at the Best Car Commercials from Super Bowl LVI. 1. Polestar "No Compromises" Some would say this commercial was a little "shady." Their running theme: NO punchlines, NO hidden agendas, NO compromises, NO conquering Mars.  Hmmm, I do believe that was some shade thrown at Mr. Elon Musk.  Polesatars message was simple and clear. 2. GM-Dr. EV-il EVerybodyin   Dr ... read more

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How to Drive in Snow Safely

How to Drive in Snow Safely

Did you know January kicks off the best "ski conditions?" Skiing, snowboarding, and sledding trips are fun, but the snowy conditions can pose a problem for drivers.  If you are not familiar with driving in the snow, here are a few safety precautions to follow. Skidding and sliding are common while driving in the snow.  The key is not to panic when this happens.  Our natural reaction is to slam on the breaks, but DON'T DO IT!  Instead, ease off the gas.   Be prepared and carry the right supplies.  Drive with a full tank of gas, lights on, and always carry chains.  It wouldn't hurt to throw a snow shovel in the trunk too!   Keep driving movements smooth and subtle.  This includes control of the steering wheel, brakes, and accelerator.  Look far ahead and keep a generous distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Most importantly, if a road is unplowed the maximum speed limit is 35mph ... read more

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Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rain It's beginning to look and feel a lot like RAINY season!   According to the U.S department of transportation, there are nearly 1.2 million auto accidents each year related to weather.  Most of these accidents occur during rainfall.   Here are some tips for driving in the rain: 1.  Slow Down!  Allow more travel time while it is raining.  Traffic will be slower, so don't be in a rush-it is not worth it.  Speeding while driving in the rain will cause hydroplaning.  2.  Turn on your defroster:  Turning on your defroster will prevent the windshield from fogging up, and give you better visibility. 3.  Give extra room:  Give yourself a safe amount of space between vehicles.  The extra room will give you a better reaction time. 4.  Avoid hard braking: Slow down, and give plenty of room so last-minute braking is avoided. 5.  Stay calm if you ar ... read more

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October is Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month

October is National Fall Car Care Month Two months out of the year are designated as Car Care Months-April and October.  This makes perfect sense, both months are the beginning of a new season.  Each season will bring on different weather conditions, and we will need to prep our vehicles for any and all conditions headed our way.   In April you will be getting your car ready for spring and summer road trips.  In October you are prepping your car for the extreme weather; rain, sleet, snow...etc.  As we ease into October let's do a quick check car check.  Those summer months of trips to the beach, mountains, and big cities can take a toll on your car.  It is time to give your car some extra attention. Fall 5 checklist! -Check your windshield wipers and make sure they are not cracked.  Give them a test run to make sure they run properly.  Visibility is #1. -Check your vehicle's heater and defroster.  Both are imperati ... read more

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Never Ignore these Warning Lights

Never Ignore these Warning Lights

What's the 411 when it comes to emergency lights??   Emergency lights turn on during the most inconvenient times.  Let's face it, there is never a convenient time for your emergency dashboard lights to pop on.  Although not convenient, they should never be ignored.  Here is a list of the top 3 warning lights that should be taken serious. Check Engine Light: This icon looks like a silhouette of an engine.  It is safe to say this is the last light you ever want to see on your dashboard.  First instinct when seeing this light...$$$$$.  The check engine light can mean many things because it relates to anything having to do with the car's motor and emissions system.  It can range from a loose gas cap, to a loose wire, to a serious engine problem.  If the light turns on while you are driving, get it to your mechanic as soon as possible.  Your mechanic will be able to run a diagnostic test and find the problem. L ... read more

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