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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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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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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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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Why Are Fluid Exchanges So Important?

  Many car owners question the need for fluid exchanges at the frequency the factories recommend. After all, if your car’s fluids are topped off, there’s nothing to worry about, right?  Well, yes and no. Yes, having the ideal levels of fluid in your vehicle is important, but so is the cleanliness of the fluid, the fluid’s viscosity, and if the fluid has increased acidity. That is why the Foreign Autohaus auto repair team wants to talk to you about fluid exchanges in your European vehicles. There are a number of fluids that help lubricate and hydrate your vehicle. But before we get into what those fluids are, we invite you to think about all the fluids running through the systems in your own body. You have blood, saliva, bile, digestive acid, water, and more. If you didn’t have all of those fluids within your body flowing, secreting, and flushing properly, your body would get sick, correct? Well, a German automobile is built with various systems tha ... read more

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Fun, Family-Friendly Summertime Car Shows In 2020

Although COVID-19 has taken away a lot of social events and opportunities to mix and mingle, there is a silver lining. There are still some fun, family-friendly car shows going on in 2020, in spite of many cancellations. A lot of these car shows are morphing into “car tours”, “fuel runs”, and online events. Since August is typically a big month for car shows, here is our short list of the fun, family-friendly car shows we’ll be excited to see in 2020.   Monterey Fuel Run, August 13 & 14, 2020, up the Central Coast of California Monterey Car Week 2020 was cancelled, but that won’t stop the Monterey Fuel Run participants. This popular car tour is made up of Exotic, Hyper, and Supercars, and it starts in Santa Clarita, goes up the coast to Morro Bay, continues up to Monterey, and includes a bonus event at the Weathertech Laguna Seca Raceway. Our friend and marketer, Jennifer Filzen, was lucky enough to see some of the Fuel Run vehicles in Mo ... read more

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