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Basic Car Maintenance: Honda Edition

Basic Car Maintenance: Honda Edition

  Basic Car Maintenance Guide:Honda Edition   There's no dispute, Honda has always been on the forefront of modernizing any and all technology, from its first motorcycle, to releasing the first hybrid car, (no, it wasn't the Toyota Prius, Honda beat them by a whole year!), Honda has made its mark in nearly every industry, even medical!     Let's Get to the Maintenance Shall We?   As far as owning a Honda (or any vehicle for that matter), adhering to a specific maintenance schedule can be down right grueling, but fear not! The purpose of our blog series is to easily show you what's needed to eliminate the guessing, or worse, waiting until it's too late for preventative maintenance.   CLICK HERE  at any time to see if your Honda is approaching it's next recommended service!     Best put by Soich ... read more

Basic Car Maintenance Guide: BMW Edition

Basic Car Maintenance Guide: BMW Edition

   Basic Car Maintenance Guide:BMW Edition   From launching their first electric car in 1972 to releasing concept cars that look like they belong in outer space, BMW has remained on the forefront of innovative technology, constantly changing, and it's easy to see why!1972...Today!     Another thing about BMW that's changed is their service warranty... but not in the way you want! Not only have they scaled back on the free services provided by two years, some of the services under warranty have been pulled. This doesn't apply to just BMW, as the brands Mini and Rolls Royce are under the same ownership, their warranties have been cut back as well. Check it out:  ... read more

Basic Car Maintenance Guide: Volvo Edition

Basic Car Maintenance Guide: Volvo Edition

 Basic Car Maintenance Guide: Volvo Edition   From launching the first 3-point seat belt in 1959 to introducing breakthrough features like lane-assist, Volvo has remained among the top safest brands since... well... since the beginning of its existence! Even Consumer Reports commented on their unmatched safety features!   Consumer Reports writes, "Solid and staid, Volvo sedans, wagons, and SUVs have secure if not particularly sporty handling and many of the latest electronic safety and collision-avoidance systems," . Being that Volvo is known for safety, it just makes sense that its owners would want to stay on top of their vehicle's service requirements. That being said, it can be difficult to discern when to take your car in especially when there's no funny sound to let you know it's time.   Whether you're looking into buying a Volvo or already own one, we've att ... read more

Say It Isn't So...8 Signs Your Shocks Are Starting To Go!

Say It Isn't So...8 Signs Your Shocks Are Starting To Go!

Say It Isn't So... 8 Signs Your Shocks Are Starting to Go! Ah, the subtleties of shocks and struts. These parts get worn so gradually that sometimes it's hard to tell its even happening. A proper suspension system is an essential component in securing road safety, and without it your vehicle will start to present various risks, especially in wet driving conditions. If you suspect your suspension needs to be replaced, here are a few signs to watch out for.   Uneven Tire Wear- Worn shocks are not capable of ensuring all parts of your vehicle remain on the road, resulting in uneven tire ware. Not only does this mean the vehicle wont perform at its highest potential, but uneven tires bring with them a high risk of hydroplaning, something we all wish to avoid.   Acceleration Squat- Your car's inability to keep itself upright while acceleration is another sign of work shocks! If you notice your car dip backwards as yo ... read more

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4 Ways Your Car Will Trick You!

4 Ways Your Car Will Trick You!

 4 Ways Your Car Will Trick You! Picture this: You're on your way to work and your tire pressure light comes on. You fill your tires, and as expected, it goes away. Unfortunately, too many people encounter similar situations and never  actually pay a visit to their mechanic, which in turn makes the issue worse- and the bill higher. Yikes!   To avoid sticky situations such as this one, our team at Glenwood Foreign Car has compiled a list of typical overlooked warning signs that if addressed, will prevent you from shelling out big bucks this season:   Tire Pressure Light-Just like in the example, some might shrug off an indication such as a tire pressure light. Even if your tires may be filled and in perfect condition. This light may indicate something of more significance, like the entire pressure system module not communicating properly.   Extra info on how your vehicle's TPSM works: ... read more

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Winter Traveling Tips.

Winter Traveling Tips.

Don't Let Car Troubles Ruin Your Holiday Travels Fall presents ideal time for car service and maintenance As the holidays approach, we want our customers to make certain their vehicle is up to the rigors of winter travel. Autumn has traditionally been a busy time for car care activities. Whether you do your own maintenance or depend on Glenwood Foreign Car, fall service let's you undo the wear and tear of summer's tough conditions while getting ready for colder weather ahead. The following tips from the experts at the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) should give you a road map to fall car care. According to officials at ASE, "Cold weather will only make existing problems worse. A breakdown, while never pleasant, can be deadly in the winter." First things first Read your owner's manual and follow the manufacturer's recommended service schedules.    *  Engine Performance    &nb ... read more

Is your car summer ready?

If you’re like us, you’ve probably already begun the process of spring cleaning. You’ve likely begun working through your shed or garage, getting ready for the warmer months ahead, and have maybe even started disposing of or packing away things you won’t need for a few months. But have you performed a Spring Cleaning on your car? At Glenwood Foreign Car we’re here to offer you a few tips to get your car summer-ready for the months ahead. First of all, it’s time to get rid of all the stuff you won’t need for the summer months. Any remnants from our tricky winter–hat and gloves, perhaps salt or a scraper–won’t be needed for a while, so it’s time to find a place in your garage or shed to stow them for a few months. Once all the trash and winter junk is out of your car, it’s time to give your interior a little TLC. The vinyl’s, plastics and leathers of most interior materials produce oils that make them prone to drying and cracking, and they should be cleaned with a micro ... read more

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The New BMW 5 Series

The New BMW 5 Series

The new BMW 5 Series is available now, here are some of the performance and state of the art features you will find in the new 5 Series sedan: 7th Generation of the 5 series iDrive 6.0, feeds you live content and understands natural speech patterns Active Lane Keeping Assistant uses camera sensors to detect lane markings Adaptive Mode anticipates curves, crossroads, and street type for a truly personalized performance 0-60 in 4.7 seconds in the 540i xDrive Sedan Apple CarPlay integrates your iphone messages, calls, maps, music Glenwood Foreign Car Services The BMW Lineup. Schedule an appointment today

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We’ve Launched GlenwoodForeignCar.com!

We’ve Launched GlenwoodForeignCar.com!

After months of planning, photographing, piloting a drone, writing, designing, and developing we’ve launched our new website. We hope that you find this new website informative in finding information you’re looking for and that it helps you learn how Glenwood Foreign Car can help your vehicle

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2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Apple CarPlay

2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan and Apple CarPlay

BMW has announced the 2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan (7th Generation of the lineup), will feature Apple’s CarPlay. BMW is the first carmaker to integrate Apple CarPlay without any cables at all. iPhones together with any apps that are on it, can be integrated into the vehicle’s system environment via the screen in the car. In addition, smartphones with inductive charging can be supplied with power wirelessly in the BMW 5 Series Sedan. This is an optional tray located in the center console in front of the cupholders. The charging tray establishes a wireless connection to the external aerial, which improves mobile phone reception. The options list also includes a WiFi hotspot offering a high-speed internet connection (LTE) for up to 10 mobile devices. Source: www.press.bmwgroup.com

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