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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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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