Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Drive Your European Sports Car in Winter

Even though there are European models that are perfectly suited for Everett winters, most European sports cars should not be driven in the winter. Here’s what you need to know.

The right tires for the job

Winter in Everett, Washington, usually means at least some slush and maybe a bit of ice here and there, and that means you have to have the right tires for the job. If there aren’t all weather tires available for your make and model, putting tires that don’t fit on the car could cause much more expensive issues. If your vehicle won’t drive well with all weather tires, you should park it.

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Myth Buster: Is There a European Vehicle Suitable for Washington Winters?

A lot of people think that European vehicles in general are not suitable for U.S. winters. While winters near Everett, Washington, are milder than some other states, we still have some sloshy ice in the gutters, along the sides of streets, and falling into the road from other vehicles ahead of you. These can definitely pose a hazard, and not every vehicle is suited for it.

But is there a European vehicle that can be driven in winter in Everett?

Actually, there are a few German vehicles that are good for winter in Everett, Washington. Volkswagen is the best brand to turn to for this. Germany winters can be somewhat harsh at times, and their vehicles are designed to be maneuverable in these types of road conditions. BMWs are also German cars that are built to be very durable, making most of those models good options for European winter cars as well. Even Mercedes Benz makes for a good winter car.

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Where to Show Off Your Classic Foreign Car This Fall

Most European car owners love to show off their vehicles at car shows and other hobby sites. Unfortunately, the pandemic has most of those events shut down for the year, and you probably didn’t get your usual year full of long drives and car shows nationwide. 

Well, you may not be able to enjoy hours or days of talking to other people who share your interest in high performance machinery, but you can still show off your car in other ways. Here are some great ways that you can show off your car while social distancing.

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What Is the Fastest Import Vehicle in the United States?

Most people who want to own an imported European vehicle want to do so for one of two reasons—they want the prestige of owning a coveted European car and/or they envy the performance in which foreign car manufacturers excel — in either case, the faster the car, the better! Here are the fastest vehicles imported to the U.S. that are road legal in our country.

Bugatti

Bugattis are the fastest cars on the market globally, but the versions you’ll be able to get imported to the U.S. are not going to be as fast as what is allowed in Europe. However, that does mean that you can get one of these babies that is actually street legal in most of America.

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The 3 Most Anticipated European Autos of 2021

Are you in the market for a new European vehicle? Whether you’re adding to your existing collection or replacing an older vehicle, you can’t go wrong with one of these highly anticipated European automobiles of 2021. 

You’ll notice something right away about these three models—they are all owned by the Volkswagen Group. They offer options and features for nearly every budget. Here are three of the most anticipated European vehicles for the American market in 2021.

Volkswagen Atlas

This isn’t a new model for 2021, but this standard SUV is getting a few upgrades for the new year. Notably, the vehicle can now be equipped with all wheel drive. It remains one of the best SUVs that, even though a European brand, is made in the U.S.

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Benefits and Advantages of European Autos

European models definitely cost more to purchase, maintain, and repair. With that in mind, why would anyone choose to purchase a foreign vehicle? There are actually some very big advantages to owning a European vehicle. Here are a few.

You’ll get better mileage.

We have reached a point where Europe is way ahead of us when it comes to fuel efficiency and going green. As such, European model vehicles have the best fuel efficiency of any vehicles on American roads. 

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Top Vehicles You Can Import in 2020

Did you know that you can buy a whole host of foreign vehicles in 2020? The Vehicle Safety Compliance Act requires that vehicles imported from other countries must be at least 25 years old. This year, that includes vehicles from 1995, which opens up some new and interesting possibilities for importing cars in 2020. Here are the top models being imported this year.

Mercedes-Benz Special Edition SL Mille Miglia

The R129 generation of the two-seater Mercedes-Benz convertible didn’t really have a high performance option — or did it? In 1995 the company created a special edition to celebrate the victory of Mille Miglia 40 years prior. The vehicle has many performance features, but there were only 600 made in Europe and none in the US.

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Surprising Ways Rodents Can Damage Your Import Vehicle

There are several issues that can arise with your import vehicle if you leave it in a garage most of the time. If you treat your import vehicle as a luxury vehicle used only for pleasurable scenic drives or road trips, it might spend an awful lot of time sitting unused. This can cause several issues, but the one we want to talk about today is rodents.

Rodents can get into your vehicle at any time. Even people who run their cars on a daily basis can encounter rodents in their vehicle. But when your car sits for long periods of time, you might not even notice a problem until the infestation is advanced. 

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Benefits and Advantages of Import Autos

Once upon a time when you bought a foreign car, everyone looked at it as a political statement, and some might have even railed over the fact that you didn’t buy American. But today, the global economy has changed all of that. Now the differences between domestic and foreign cars are much less significant, and some of the reasons to avoid import cars have been negated. Here are some benefits that you’ll enjoy when owning an import auto.

Best Ranked Vehicles

Authoritative groups such as Consumer Reports have done a lot of research into the safety, reliability, cost, value, and overall features of vehicles. Consumer Reports and similar organizations consistently rank foreign made cars at the top of the list in almost every category. If you want the best possible vehicle, you want an import car.

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Hiring a Specialized Mechanic Vs. Going to a Dealership for Repairs

When you first bought your import auto, you were probably told that you needed to get all of your repairs at the dealership. While it is true that import vehicles are different than domestic, there are many mechanics available who are certified in these vehicles, even though they don’t work for the brand or dealership.

Routine Maintenance

The only time you might want to consider going to the dealership mechanic is to get routine maintenance. Some dealerships offer oil changes and other routine maintenance at their shop free of charge for the duration of your warranty. However, dealerships still can’t require that they do the work. They should have some import mechanics that are able to perform this maintenance instead.

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