For your peace of mind please know that we will be continuing to adhere to the following guidelines at Foreign Autohaus:

- We are continuing to disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, handles, restrooms, counters, tables, and furniture multiple times throughout the day.
- Our technicians will wear disposable gloves while working on the Interior & Exterior of your vehicle.
- The Interior Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Door Handles will be sanitized before your vehicle is returned to you.
- All staff is required to wash hands multiple times throughout the day and after all interactions with customers.

Thank you for making us your hometown service center. We will get through this together!

Sincerely,
Your Foreign Autohaus Team

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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 Its 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 ... 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 lets 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 check list! -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 vehicles heater and defroster.  Both are imperative for yo ... 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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Auto Industry: FLEX your MUSCLES!

Auto Industry: FLEX your MUSCLES!

"Bring out the Big Muscle" The Auto Industry is the "BIG MUSCLE" for the US economy.  Have you ever taken the time to stop, look around, and think, what your day would look like without the auto industry.  We need the auto industry! The moment we wake up to the time we go to sleep, we rely on the auto industry.  Think back to a time when you car was in the shop; was your life inconvenienced?  Did your routine look different?  Did your attitude shift?  100% it is an inconvenience! Our lives revolve around our vehicle. Now, lets look at the auto industry from an economic scope: it is a critical component of economic growth.  Just like its a critical component in our daily lives.  The US economy needs the auto industry.  An article from Auto Alliance states, "America's automobile industry is one of the most powerful engines driving the US economy."  The reach of the auto industry ... read more

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5 Tips to Show Your Car Some Love

5 Tips to Show Your Car Some Love

  The month of February is generally known as the month of "LOVE." All month our social media has been focusing on "showing your car some love." If your not following us on social media, go give us a follow. Let's continue on the thread of love and focus on 5 self care tips for your car. You heard correctly, self care for your car! All too often we take our car for granted and think it will take care of itself. Wrong. Maintenance is key to the longevity of your car.   Here are 5 self love car tips that sound simple but all too often neglected.   1.  Keep your car clean on the outside and inside. Wash your car regularly.  Over time mud, dirt, and rain will attach to the surface of your car.  The minerals in these natural substances will cause damage to your paint job.  Its important to wash your car regularly, especially after it rains. Have you ever gotten a ride from a friend, you get in the car and before you can even ... read more

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Why OEM Parts Are All We Install

Why OEM Parts Are All We Install

Welcome to the New Year and our first blog of 2021! Over the years, you may have heard the expression “OEM parts” come up in conversation. If you’ve ever wondered what it means and why it’s important, this blog entry will bring you up to speed. The first misconception to clear up is that OEM is not a company. It’s an acronym, meaning Original Equipment Manufacturer. When a repair shop such as Foreign Autohaus says, “We only use OEM parts”, we/they are saying that we/they only use the parts that the manufacturer installed the day the car was sold for new-- no substitutes.  It might not sound all that bad, to use a substitute part in the place of an OEM part. Some people have an attitude of “a part’s a part” and don’t really care if an OEM part is used if it will shave a little off the price of their work. Some people like to save a little time or a little money, and cut a corner.  While we don’t argue w ... read more

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Top Parent-Approved Vehicles For Young Drivers

Top Parent-Approved Vehicles For Young Drivers

This December, some new drivers may wake up Christmas morning to find keys to a car in their stocking. As they prepare to move out of the home and on to college, parents are buying their kids ‘starter’ cars that they know they can depend on.  Of all the things parents most want their teenage drivers to have in a European import, safety is a top concern, so options like the Porsche 944 have been deliberately left off the list in favor of the more stable, dependable, and safe cars. Here’s a list of the top parent-approved European import cars for young drivers! Volkswagen Passat (2009 - ): Most importantly, the Passat are considered very safe, which is why they make the top of the list! Passats are well-rounded performers that just happen to come packaged in luxury. Audi B7 A4: A luxury car with a lot to offer, this import is much more popular in northern states. But it has many fine features, such as the Quattro AWD, and properly tuned-up, makes a good first Eu ... read more

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How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Severe Weather

How To Prepare Your Vehicle For Severe Weather

Although extreme weather isn’t typical in moderate Folsom, sometimes we find ourselves travelling in bad-weather situations. During the winter, already crowded and scary drives must occasionally also add bad weather to the mix. Torrential rain, snow, and ice can turn up on roads unexpectedly. In this way, severe weather can cause major hazards for drivers.  According to the Department of Transportation, on average (nationally), there are over 5,891,000 vehicle crashes each year. Approximately 21% of these crashes - nearly 1,235,000 - are weather-related. When you drive in bad weather conditions, you increase your chances of an accident greatly. When facing bad weather, it’s important to prepare for the situation as best you can. The following steps can’t save you, but they can help you navigate the danger and determine if the risk of traveling is a wise one: Preparedness. Do you have an emergency survival kit in the car? Do you have a solar-powered, hand-crank ... read more

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The Pros & Cons Of Maintaining Your Older Vehicle Or Buying A New One

The Pros & Cons Of Maintaining Your Older Vehicle Or Buying A New One

At times, and particularly with foreign automobiles, car owners come to a crossroads about whether to maintain their foreign car, or ditch it for something new and shiny. We thought we’d discuss some of those pros and cons e all face, and make our argument for both cases. Maintaining your current car: The Pros “It’s cheaper than a new car.” No matter how you do the math, a well-maintained vehicle saves you money in the long run. When you are diligently, honestly committed to keeping your car in good shape, it can thrive and carry on for years. Gone are the days when most cars never make it to 100k; nowadays, the goal is 300k. “I like this car!” If you maintain your current car, you are keeping up with a car you already know and can function well in. If you are getting regular service for it and getting any issues and worries looked into directly, then you have a good relationship with a car you’re accustomed to. Don’t ... read more

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