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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Christmas Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

Christmas Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life

  Best Christmas Gifts for the Car Lover in Your Life Not sure what to get the car enthusiast in your life?  Shopping for an automotive fan can be hard. Here is a list of our top gift ideas that will impress the car lover in your life. Art work: A true car enthusiast can not get enough of their car.  When they are not driving, the next best thing is to admire their car on the wall.  A canvas, custom print, or engraved blue print piece of art makes a great gift. Custom floor mats: There are several companies out there that can customize the floor mats and add the drivers personal style to the finished product.  Compact Portable vacuum:  Car enthusiast are meticulous when it comes down to the cleanliness of their car.  A portable vacuum cleaner will keep the car in tip top shape for the open road.   Gift Certificate to the Local Car Wash: Gift Cerrtificate is always a good idea! Wireless Car Charger ... read more

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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Tailgating 101

Tailgating 101

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? The NFL football season is here!  Truth be told you do not have to love football to enjoy tailgating.  Whether you are a sports fanatic or a food fanatic, tailgating is a MUST!  If you are a first time tailgater or experienced, let's go over the "Tailgating Essentials."Tailgating Essentials: Bluetooth Speaker: Nothing keeps the energy up more than music.  A fully charged portable speaker is compact and easy to pack.  Don't forget to charge your speaker before the big game. Cooler: Investing in a good cooler will be beneficial in the long run. It will keep the food cool and can serve as extra seating when not in use. Folding Chairs: Extra seating is a must!  No one wants to eat their food standing up.  Sit back, relax, and have a good time.   Portable Grill: Now to the most important part--the food!  Grilling and football go hand and hand.  A po ... read more

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Getting Your Car Ready for Back to School

Getting Your Car Ready for Back to School

Getting Your Car Ready for Back to School The 2021/2022 School Year is ready to start!  After over a year of virtual/hybrid learning, students are headed back to in person school.  Colleges all over the country are welcoming students back on campus.  As parents gearing up to get their child ready for college life, the list of what needs to be done is long. It can look a little something like this- dorm room decor, school supplies, laptop, college sweatshirt, and the infamous coffee maker.  Getting Your Car Ready for Back to School is also important and will ease a parents mind when sending their child off across state or even across country.    Is your Car Ready for Back to school?  Here is Foreign Autohaus' Checklist: 1.  Make sure your maintenance is up-to-date.  Take your car in for the routine oil change.  This will keep the engine in good shape, and allows for safety inspections. 2.  Check the conditio ... read more

Road Trip Playlist

Road Trip Playlist

Did you know that July is the most popular month for summer vacations?  51% of Americans will be packing up their bags and heading to a summer destination.  A majority of those travelers will be traveling by car.  In a recent survey on our social media we asked our followers, "What's most important on a Road Trip: snacks, music, podcast, or road trip games.?"  With a landslide win---87% of our followers voted that MUSIC is the most important aspect on a road trip.   So we did a little research and found on any music streaming service they have a ROAD TRIP playlist!  Spotify users will find 7 different road trip playlist.  Let's check them out!  -Classic Road Trip Songs -Road Trip Classics -Road Trip 2021-Best Hits -Road Trip Sing-Along Songs -Road Trip Throwbacks -Family Road Trip -70's Road Trip Wheeeeeewwwwwww, those are some options.  Digging into each playlist there was a ... read more

Get your Car "Summer" Ready

Get your Car "Summer" Ready

Hello SUMMER! Sunday, June 20th is the official first day of summer!  With that being said, "Is your car summer ready?" Here is our foreign autohaus "summer ready" checklist.   1.  There will be many trips to the beach, boardwalk, mountains; be safe and CHECK TIRE PRESSURE. 2.  No A/C?? This can ruin your day in a HOT second! CHECK YOUR A/C. 3.  Summer road trips = a bug filled windshield.  CHECK YOUR WIPER BLADES. 4. The weather from winter and spring can do a number on your cars paint job.  GET YOUR CAR WASHED. 5.  Make sure you have the number 1 road trip necessity: JUMPER CABLES. Let's focus on what we think is the most important item from this list: CHECK YOUR A/C.  With temps reaching over 100 no one can drive in a car with a faulty a/c.  Hot, hot, hot means a very uncomfortable car ride.  Be proactive before the temps become unbearable and run a quick check.  Run the a/c for ... read more

Gas Saving Tips

Gas Saving Tips

How to Save Fuel While Driving With the warmer weather approaching, Americans are starting to plan their summer trips.  AAA predicts  Americans will take 700 million trips in the summer.  Due to Covid, travelers are taking more long distance road trips.  Now pair that up with the recent fuel shortages and we need a "Summer 2021 Game Plan." Here are 5 ways you can save fuel while driving; 1. Slow down speed racer!  Change your driving habits: if you tend to brake at the last possible second or go from 0 to 45 instantly you might want to rethink your driving methods.  That's right, experts say that speeding increases fuel consumption and decreases fuel economy.  Although every vehicle reaches optimal fuel efficiency at different speeds, gas usually decreases quickly at any speed above 50mph.  Accelerating and braking gently can improve your fuel efficiency.  Practicing this tip can improve gas efficiency by 30% on the fre ... 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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