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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The Importance of Fluids

Your import vehicle makes use of several different fluids to keep its parts moving smoothly and the vehicle running reliably. You should check your fluids every week or when you fill up your vehicle. Checking the fluids and topping them off if a bit low can help maintain your vehicle and prevent costly repairs. Here’s why fluids are important, what fluids you should check, and when to see your mechanic.

Why Fluids Are Important to a Car

Your car is made up of a lot of different metal parts, all working in tandem to produce the result of moving and operating the vehicle. The movement of these parts can generate a significant amount of friction. Friction creates heat, which can fuse or crack metal parts. The only way to ensure that your vehicle will continue to run as intended is to keep your fluids full and clean.

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Why Cabin Filter Replacement Is Important

Most vehicles after 2000 have a cabin filter, and all import vehicles after 2000 have cabin filters. The cabin filter may be a relatively new feature for a lot of vehicles, but it is also one of the best innovations in the last couple of decades. Cabin filters improve the air quality of your vehicle.

Air Pollution Is Everywhere

Air pollution is a problem everywhere, but it is estimated that it is the cause of about 1,100 deaths per year in the state of Washington. Air pollution includes smog, toxic particles, and other toxins borne by the air. This air pollution can enter buildings, homes, and especially cars. The more you can limit your exposure to air pollution, the better your health will be.

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What to Look for in a BMW Service Center

There is no car quite like the BMW. That’s not just true about how it drives. It’s also true for how it is serviced and maintained. BMWs require special maintenance, which require special tools and expertise. Here is what you need to look for in a BMW service center.

BMW Specific Training

Because there’s nothing like a BMW, your mechanic needs to be specially trained in these vehicles. The mechanics working on your BMW should be ASE certified, as well as certified by BMW to make repairs and handle maintenance. 

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What Makes Us the Best Import Auto Repair Shop in Everette

If you have an import or foreign automobile, you want to make sure that it receives the best care and maintenance possible. As a repair shop with a long history of excellence, we can ensure that your import auto runs smoothly and for as many miles as possible. You should never take your import auto to a general mechanic trained only in domestic vehicles. As a repair shop specializing in imports, there are several reasons to choose us.

Satisfied Customers

We have been in this business for over 30 years, and we have had thousands of customers over the years. Most of our customers stay with us for the lifetime of their vehicle and maybe on to the next purchase. They trust us with their cars, and you can, too.

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