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Season's Greetings from Foreign Autohaus

Season's Greetings from Foreign Autohaus

Hope you're all navigating the holiday chaos like pros! 🎅 Before we dive headfirst into the festivities, we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude for being a part of the Foreign Auothaus family. Thanks for trusting us with your vehicle. Now, here's a helpful car tip to ensure your car stays safe during the holiday season: December Car Tip: Tire TLC According to AAA-113 million Americans plan on traveling 50+ miles over the holidays. Are you one of the 113 million? When was the last time you checked your tires? Your tires are the unsung heroes of the road trip – they deserve a little TLC. Take a minute to check the tire pressure. And don't forget to give the tread some love – good traction is your weapon against unpredictable winter roads. If your tires need some attention, swing by the shop. Our crew of European-savvy techs is ready to ensure your tires are up for the challenge. As we wrap up the year, we're here to make sure your holiday d ... read more

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15 Years of Excellence in European Auto Care!

15 Years of Excellence in European Auto Care!

15 Years of Excellence in European Auto Care! Since our establishment in 2008, Foreign Autohaus has been your trusted shop for top-notch European auto repair and maintenance. We're a family-owned and operated business, and we take great pride in being the go-to dealership alternative for European car owners in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Roseville, Citrus Heights, Rancho Murieta, and the surrounding areas. When you choose Foreign Autohaus for your auto needs, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands. We utilize state-of-the-art, factory-level equipment to diagnose and repair your car accurately. In our commitment to excellence, we exclusively use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, ensuring that your vehicle maintains its peak performance and reliability. Please note that we do not install customer-supplied parts because we want to guarantee the quality and authenticity of the components used in your vehicle. We understand that you ... read more

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Organizing Car Documents

Organizing Car Documents

Spring is on the horizon, and with that being said, this is an excellent time to talk about your glove compartment organization. What's in your glove compartment? Do you have an organizational system? Or do you toss everything and anything into your glove compartment? There are three essential documents every driver should keep in their car. Can you name these documents off the top of your head? Most importantly, can you locate these documents in your vehicle? The documents every driver needs while driving is a driver's license, proof of car insurance, and vehicle registration. Do you have these three essential documents in your car right now? The vehicle manual and service records are additional documents that every driver stores in their glove compartment. If you open up your glove compartment and there are documents everywhere, here are some simple and easy tips to get organized. First, clean out your glove compartment. Get rid of any unnecessary items that do not belong ... read more

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Best Iconic Car in a Motion Picture

Best Iconic Car in a Motion Picture

  And the award for Best Iconic car in a major motion picture goes to...  The Oscars will be held on March 12th, here at Foreign Autohaus; we thought it would be fun to join in on the awards ceremony "automotive style."  Many iconic cars are featured in movies, but here are the five most memorable ones.  Coming in at #1 and arguably one of the best 80's movies-Ferris Bueller's Day Off. This 1986 iconic movie is in a class of its own. It is safe to say the Ferrari 250 GT California feature was legendary. Let's all give this car a moment of respect.  The runner-up, placing second, is the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger. Perfection on wheels! "The" car for a secret agent. Here is a hint about our third-place winner. "Roads? Where We're going, we don't need toads." Have you guessed the movie and car? Back to the Future! Marty and Doc are the dynamic duos in their Delorean DMC-12. Mini but mighty, our fourth ... read more

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12 Days of Christmas Foreign Autohaus Edition

12 Days of Christmas Foreign Autohaus Edition

12 Days of Christmas Foreign Autohaus Edition We thought it would be fun to have a Foreign Autohaus 12 days of Christmas blog and focus on 12 tips to care for your car during winter. Throw on your Santa hat, and let's get to it. On the first day of Christmas, Foreign Autohaus said to me: Replace your windshield wipers.  On the second day of Christmas, Foreign Autohaus said to me: Rotate your tires. On the third day of Christmas, Foreign Autohaus told me: Keep up on preventive maintenance. On the fourth day of Christmas, Foreign Autohaus said to me: Be prepared with an Emergency Car Kit. On the fifth day of Christmas, Foreign Autohaus told me: Ensure front and rear defrosters are working. On the sixth day of Christmas, Foreign Autohaus said to me: Check headlights and rear lights. On the seventh day of Christmas, Foreign Autohaus told me: Stop and check the spare tire. Make sure your spare tire is not deflated. On the eighth day of Christmas, F ... read more

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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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