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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Car

It's that time of year--time for some SPRING CLEANING!!!  Temperatures are warming up and we see some road trips in your future.  Oh yes, road trips are in the planning process, hotels are booked--let the countdown begin!  Spring cleaning is not only for your home but also for your vehicle.  Time to clean out, clean up, and show your car how much you care. Today we are going to tackle a couple of areas of the vehicle that we call the "problem" areas.  These areas tend to be neglected the most and store a lot of junk.   The trunk is also known as the junk drawer of the car.  Our trunk ends up being a catch-all for anything and everything.  Think about it right now, what's the oddest item living in your trunk? Most likely that item has nothing to do with your car.  Clean-out unnecessary items in your trunk.  Make sure your trunk emergency kit is stocked with all the essentials: jumper cables, flashl ... 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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Best Car Commercials from the Super Bowl

Best Car Commercials from the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVI was held last weekend and whether you are a fan of football or a fan of 90's rap, the Super Bowl did not disappoint.  The Super Bowl ranks among the world's MOST watched sporting events. This fact is not shocking at all, the Super Bowl provides entertainment for all.  The burning question is, why do you watch the Super Bowl?  Is it for the love of the game? Commercials? Half-time show? Or are you here for the snacks? A recent poll found that 52% of Americans watch the Super Bowl for the Advertisements/Commercials.  Let's take a look at the Best Car Commercials from Super Bowl LVI. 1. Polestar "No Compromises" Some would say this commercial was a little "shady." Their running theme: NO punchlines, NO hidden agendas, NO compromises, NO conquering Mars.  Hmmm, I do believe that was some shade thrown at Mr. Elon Musk.  Polesatars message was simple and clear. 2. GM-Dr. EV-il EVerybodyin   Dr ... read more

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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. Artwork: 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 blueprint 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 enthusiasts 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: A gift Certificate 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 It's 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 you ar ... 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 let's 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 checklist! -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 vehicle's heater and defroster.  Both are imperati ... read more

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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 playlists.  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 com ... 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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