“It’s 5’o Clock Somewhere”
Our cars that we drive day in/day out deal with our crazy lifestyles. The daily routines, unannounced weather conditions, lane-switching, music-blasting, brake-slamming behavior is just a “snapchat” of what our babies have to endure. Although they do not show their emotional breakdowns as we do, they are machines that have their good and bad days too. When your car is running outstandingly smooth it just makes you want to cruise down A1A, windows down, music up, and appreciate the moment. However, when your car is a bit cranky and not running as it should, it is probably because you need to pour her a good ole’ drink!
We all know that staying hydrated helps keeps our body feeling and acting healthy. I have also heard in recent studies that one glass of red wine every night can help prevent heart disease (thank you to whomever performed that experiment). Like humans, our cars have several ways to prevent the unexpected doctor’s visit.
Like water (or wine), oil in cars is used to keep the engine functioning properly. The moving parts included in a car’s engine need to be hydrated and lubricated for free movement. In turn, when the oil filters start to collect too much grime, varnish, and carbon it can unfortunately cause engine failure. Therefore, we need to keep our vehicles hydrated and even treat them to a nice happy hour once in awhile.
For luxury cars like mine, the average oil change is expected every 10,000 miles or about six months (depending on how much you drive), although your vehicle manual will most likely dictate the recommended time frame. Remember: Prevention is preparation. Clogged oil filters can result in a worn-out piston or an engine cleaning, both too costly while you splurge on your next Tory Burch bag.
My Car’s Time of the Year
As a woman, I must say we have so many schedules and updates we live by . From “it’s that time of the year”…to ” that time of the month”… to “time of the week”…and even “time of the days”. If you know what I am talking about, we are all on the same boat. There are those “times” that we can call ourselves pros when it comes to self-maintenance, such as scheduling your regular mani-pedi or highlight touch-ups. However, there are those other “times” that we dread just because after all the years, we perhaps still feel like rookies.
The other day I noticed it is nearly time for my baby (2013 6-Speed Mini Cooper S) to receive maintenance. Being that my father has always taken care of my car needs for as long as I can remember, I can embarrassingly admit that I am a rookie in this game field, just like many others. For that reason, I did my research to earn a self-degree with specialization in Motherhood of my Mini Cooper.
The Importance of Car Maintenance
Here in West Palm Beach we all know about and are familiar with hurricane damage. When you are looking to buy used car make sure you don’t get stuck buying one that has hurricane damage.
Whenever there is hurricane flooding, there is sure to be someone trying to sell a used car that has been ruined by hurricane damage. Used car buyers in Florida need to be aware that some used car dealerships may try to sell used cars that have hurricane damage. Foreign Affairs would like to share some tips with you so you know what to look for so you don’t get stuck buying a used car that has hurricane damage.
Here are some signs that a car may have been flooded by hurricane damage. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2011 BMW 535i at Foreign Affairs Auto is a great choice for a used BMW in West Palm Beach. The BMW 5-Series is a mid-sized sport sedan that was redesigned for the 2011 model and it’s a true driver’s car when you compare it to other mid-sized luxury sedans. The 2011 BMW 5-Series feels sportier and is more impressive than the previous model it’s replacing and gives you a sports sedan that will impress you and your passengers. A quality used BMW in West Palm Beach is a great choice for luxury sports sedan.
When you see this used BMW in West Palm Beach at Foreign Affairs Auto you will love it. The lower roofline and stretched wheel base have combined nicely to give the 2011 BMW 535i in West Palm Beach a markedly sleeker appearance.
The 2012 Audi A4 wagon delivers refinement in both appearance and driving dynamics along with some great cargo space for whenever you need it. The 2012 Audi A4 wagon offers a little something for everyone which makes it a great choice for used car in West Palm Beach.
The 2012 Audi A4 wagon delivers a great combination of power and efficiency making it a great choice for a luxury car in West Palm Beach. A favorable balance of sport and comfort are also helping the 2012 Audi A4 wagon be the best used car in West Palm Beach that we have to offer on our lot.
Prevent Auto Theft
On average a vehicle is stolen every 33 seconds in the United States and most of those thefts can be prevented with a few common preventative methods. Florida is in the number two state for auto theft in the country so all of us at Foreign Affairs Auto are going to teach you some methods to help you reduce the risk of having your car stolen in West Palm Beach.
Auto theft unfortunately happens in Florida all and most of the time it’s because of the owner’s behavior. Almost 50% of auto theft is due to something that the driver does or doesn’t do, like leaving the keys in the ignition or leaving the doors unlocked. Certain vehicles are more likely to become victims of auto theft. Surprisingly, instead of fancy sports cars and expensive SUV’s the cars that are most likely prone to auto theft are the common run-of-the-mill passenger cars. Car thieves often target your car for auto theft because they want to sell your components and the individual parts of your car, not because they want your whole car.
What’s Wrong With Your Car?
Is your car acting funny? Do you think something is wrong with your car? If you aren’t a mechanic it will be impossible to figure out what’s wrong with your car. Your car can’t tell you what’s wrong with it so it uses sound, smell and movements to let you know if something isn’t right. To keep you and passengers safe in your vehicle it must be working properly. In order to know what’s wrong with your car you should always keep your ears and nose open for some of the tell tale signs that something is wrong your car.
Foreign Affairs Auto has been selling luxury cars in West Palm Beach community since 1982. As a long time member of the community we want all our neighbors to be as safe as possible when driving on the roads. So when you hear something funny or think your car just isn’t driving the way it use to, there may be something wrong your car. Stop in at Foreign Affairs Auto in West Palm Beach and have our factory-trained and ASE certified technicians help you find out what’s wrong with your car.
Let’s go over a few of the common sounds and things to look for to help you figure out what’s wrong with you car.
When you are looking for an oil change in West Palm Beach then you must check us out at Foreign Affairs Auto. At Foreign Affairs Auto we sell luxury used cars in West Palm Beach and perform vehicle maintenance, car repair, inspection services and we are also a great place to get an oil change in West Palm Beach.
Our service department can perform oil change services on many European car models that include; Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Volvo, Land Rover and BMW. Our factory trained and ASE certified professional technicians are qualified to perform any type of automobile repair service, general maintenance or oil change in West Palm Beach.
Your next oil change in West Palm Beach should be at Foreign Affairs Auto. The service department offers oil change in West Palm Beach and is uniquely qualified to care for you European car or SUV. Foreign Affairs Auto gives you the highest level of customer service and we only use the latest technology when giving you an oil change in West Palm Beach or performing any car repair or vehicle maintenance.
Foreign Affairs Auto is now offering a great deal on an oil change in West Palm Beach until the end of June. Coupon for an oil change in West Palm Beach. The used car dealer in West Palm Beach has been performing oil changes and maintenance service in the area since 1982 and has created many long lasting relationships with our neighbors in the West Palm community. Schedule your next oil change in West Palm Beach at Foreign Affairs Auto.
Are you looking to buy a used car in West Palm Beach? Test driving a used car is the most important thing you can do before you buy a used car in West Palm Beach. You can use the internet to do all of your research for your vehicle online but you can’t get a feel for that car until you get in on the road, that’s where test driving comes into play.
Customers at Foreign Affairs Auto who want to buy a used car in West Palm Beach should test drive the vehicle they are interested in to get a feel for it to see if it’s exactly what they imagined it would be like. The first thing to do before test driving your vehicle is to do some research on it. When you buy a used car in West Palm Beach you want to have all of information available so you can make a well informed buying decision. A little homework before you go on that test drive will help put you into the right used car in West Palm Beach.
As you are test driving your potentially new used car in West Palm Beach you want to identify any problems that it may have so you can have your mechanic offer solutions and prices to fix them. Keep your eyes and ears open as they will be helpful in the identification process.
Foreign Affairs Auto in is a trusted luxury used car dealer in West Palm Beach that has served the Palm Beach area since 1982. Our relationship with our customers is what has continued our success in the area as a used luxury car dealership in West Palm Beach. Foreign Affairs Auto has a highly trained staff with years of experience as a used luxury car dealership in West Palm Beach. Our attention to detail and passion to care for your luxury auto needs has made Foreign Affairs Auto the best used luxury car dealership in West Palm Beach.
The 2012 Acura MDX is a great used SUV in West Palm Beach
The 2012 Acura MDX is one of the most comfortable, family friendly, three-row crossovers you can drive. The 2012 Acura MDX brings you all of the good stuff you look for in a used SUV in West Palm Beach. Strong acceleration and a very comfortable interior with impressive safety features all while having the ruggedness of an SUV have made the 2012 Acura MDX a great used SUV in West Palm Beach.
The 2012 Acura MDX has incredible performance for a used SUV in West Palm Beach. The2012 Acura MDX gives you a 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and all-wheel drive. Everything you are looking for in a used SUV in West Palm Beach is here at Foreign Affairs Auto. We have the 2012 Acura MDX on our lot and it’s waiting for you to test drive.