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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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Battery Care: Avoiding Cold-Weather Car Problems

Battery Care: Avoiding Cold-Weather Car Problems

As the cooler season approaches, it's crucial to prepare your vehicle for the chilly season ahead. Among the most common winter car problems is a dead battery. Cold temperatures can drain your battery's power, leaving you stranded. However, with some simple steps, you can keep your battery healthy and avoid any cold-weather surprises. -Battery Health Check: Start by checking your battery's health here at a Foreign Autohaus. If it's old or weak, consider replacing it before winter hits.   -Clean Connections: Corrosion can accumulate on battery terminals over time, hindering the electrical flow. Inspect and clean your battery terminals regularly using a mixture of baking soda and water and a wire brush. Remember to disconnect the battery before cleaning.   -Garage Parking: Whenever possible, park your car in a garage or shelter to shield it from the cold.   -Limit Electrical Use: Be mindful of using electrical accessories while idling, as this can dr ... read more

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Most Common Questions We Get Asked Here at Foreign Autohaus - Your European Auto Care Experts

Most Common Questions We Get Asked Here at Foreign Autohaus - Your European Auto Care Experts

Most Common Questions We Get Asked Here at Foreign Autohaus - Your European Auto Care Experts At Foreign Autohaus, we understand that you might have a few questions before entrusting us with your vehicle. That's why we've put together this FAQ guide to address the most common inquiries we receive from our customers. Q: Are you open on the weekends? A: No, we are not open on the weekends. Our operating hours are designed to serve you best during the weekdays, Monday to Friday. Q: What are your hours? A: We're open from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please note that we close briefly from 12 pm to 1 pm for lunch. Q: How do I schedule an appointment? A: Scheduling an appointment with us is a breeze. You can conveniently book your appointment online through our website, or if you prefer the personal touch, give us a call. We're here to make the process easy for you. Q: Do you provide a shuttle Service? A: Absolutely! We understand that being without your car for ... read more

Beat the Heat: Keep Your Car Cool in the Scorching Summer Months

Beat the Heat: Keep Your Car Cool in the Scorching Summer Months

  “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!” As the summer sun turns up the heat, we at Foreign Autohaus understand how crucial it is to keep you and your vehicle cool and comfortable during scorching days. No one enjoys stepping into a sweltering oven on wheels, so we've got some friendly tips to help you beat the heat and preserve your internal heat index in these hot summer months!   1. Keep it Shady: Choose shaded spots to protect your car from the sun when parking. If you can't find shade, invest in a windshield sunshade to reduce interior heat and prevent your steering wheel from becoming a sizzling surprise.   2. Sunblock for Windows: Tinting your car windows adds a touch of style and helps block harmful UV rays and heat.    3. Ventilate Wisely: Before hopping in, crack open your windows slightly to allow hot air to escape. Once inside, roll down the opposite window and fan the door a few times to create a natural cross-breeze, expelling even mo ... read more

Help! My Car is Overheating! What Should I Do?

Help! My Car is Overheating! What Should I Do?

Help! My Car is Overheating! What Should I Do?  We've all been there - you're cruising along, and suddenly, your car starts overheating. It's a stressful situation, but knowing how to handle it can save you from further damage and keep you safe. As an auto repair business, we've got your back. Here are some quick tips on what to do when your car overheats. 1. Don't Panic, But Act Fast: Take a deep breath and stay calm. As soon as you notice the signs of an overheating engine - steam, rising temperature gauge, strange smells - pull over to a safe spot. Don't wait it out! 2. Give It a Break: Turn off the engine and let it cool down. Be patient. Opening the hood right away can lead to steam burns, so wait at least 30 minutes. 3. Coolant Check: Open the hood and check the coolant levels once safe. Most likely, this is the culprit. Top it off; if you have coolant, be sure not to touch any engine parts. 4. Call for Help: If you're unsure about what caused ... read more

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Cracked Windshield

Cracked Windshield

Did you know that 42.4% of Americans ignore this vehicle repair? Can you guess the neglected repair? Utires conducted a survey and found that a cracked windshield was the number one neglected to repair. Most people admitted to waiting 30 days or longer to replace their cracked windshield. It is hazardous to drive with a cracked windshield. Neglecting a cracked windshield can lead to several potential issues. Your vision is obstructed while driving with a cracked windshield. This can lead to a rise in accidents, especially in severe weather conditions. A cracked windshield increases the glare from sunlight and lights at night, preventing clear vision. A damaged windshield increases the risk of ejection when in a car accident. Another problem that can occur is the airbag not deploying correctly during an accident. The windshield acts as a barrier to keep the airbag in place; a cracked windshield lessens the effectiveness. Neglecting a cracked windshield can lead to more d ... read more

Hazards of the Road

Hazards of the Road

"Raindrops keep falling on my head." If you reside in California, you can attest that we have had more rainy days than sunny days. Some would say this weather feels as if we live in Seattle. The Sacramento Bee reported it has rained for nearly half of 2023. It has rained 39 of the past 82 days! With the excessive amount of rain comes road hazards. Potholes are typically caused by weather, traffic volume, and the age of the road. It seems to be that every road and freeway in California is bombarded with potholes. The excessive amount of rain has increased the potholes in our area. When the water seeps into the crack of the road, it can expand during cold weather, causing the pavement to break apart. Once a vehicle drives over these areas, the pavement breaks more, creating potholes.  Avoiding potholes on the road will save you money. Hitting a pothole can cause damage to your car and a possible collision. Avoid potholes while driving by following these tips: d ... read more

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2023 Automotive Goals

2023 Automotive Goals

5, 4, 3, 2, 1: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you believe it? It is 2023. The beginning of a new year is full of goal-setting and resolutions. It is time to make a 2023 automotive goal. Creating new habits can be difficult; luckily, we have tips and tools to help you. Avoiding or putting off preventative maintenance will decrease the life expectancy of your vehicle. Not only will it reduce the lifespan of your car, but it will also create a reactive mentality. Setting an automotive goal will shift the car care mindset to proactive vs. reactive. Please do not wait to care for your car till it is a problem. Making a habit part of your lifestyle starts with consistency. Choose one day out of the month to work on your automotive goal. For example, make the first Sunday of the month "Car Care." Below is a list of items to check when working on this goal: -Check windshield wipers -Check headlights -Check the condition of your tires and air pressure -Clean-out middle consol ... 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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