1. Car Help 101: How To Change Your Oil

    In this edition of Car Help 101, we're going to learn how to do that simplest of car maintenance services: the oil change.  Changing your car's oil is a very simple process that does not require much mechanical know-how.  It does require a bit of time and getting underneath you…Read More

  2. Car Help 101: Winter Driving Tips

    Winter is upon us and the roads will eventually be getting icy, slippery and generally dangerous to the inexperienced winter driver.  So in preparation for the wintery driving conditions, here are some car help tips for driving in wintery conditions and avoid unnecessary car rep…Read More

  3. The Black Box: Coming Soon to a Car Near You

    A new bill which seems likely to pass in Congress, would mandate that the 'black boxes' now in use on commercial airlines throughout America, be standard in all vehicles. These boxes are designed to record important information about the engine and operation of the vehicle for ca…Read More

  4. The 5 Most Expensive Cars to Repair

    A few years ago, Forbes magazine did a study of the most expensive cars to repair.  Not surprisingly, they are all imported high-end luxury vehicles which are notorious for having exotic, expensive parts and a lot of them.  The most expensive cars were an Audi, a Jaguar, two Me…Read More

  5. 5 Common Car Problems and Their Repair Costs

      When that check engine light comes on in your vehicle it is normal to get a bit nervous.  Although the problem could be a simple, cheap fix it could also be something that may end up costing you thousands of dollars.  Here is a list of common problems that require repairs, w…Read More

  6. Repair and Maintenance Costs: Domestic Cars vs. Imported Cars

     What is the repair cost difference between imported cars and domestic cars?  Is it more cost-effective to purchase an imported car or a domestic vehicle, purely in terms of cost of ownership?  Reliability, including maintenance and repair costs, is obviously a huge factor in …Read More

  7. Will Buying a Hybrid Car Save You Money?

    These days with gas prices hovering anywhere from the mid $3's to almost $4 a gallon in peak season, many people have understandably started coveting fuel-efficient hybrid cars which boast MPG ratings in the 40-50 MPG range.  If you head to your nearest car dealership or auto ce…Read More

  8. Ignition Interlock Systems and Colorado Law

    Fort Collins Foreign Car Service is one of the only car repair shops in Fort Collins that offers ignition interlock installation.  Some people may be familiar with these systems if they have ever known someone who was convicted of a DUI violation, but many others are not.  As s…Read More

  9. Car Help 101: Routine Car Maintenance (What Needs Checking?)

    Cars need to have routine maintenance performed on them in order to stay running as efficiently as possible.  You probably are aware of this fact, but you may not know exactly what you need to check to maintain car health, or what your local mechanic will be working on when you …Read More

  10. 5 Essential Tips to Prepare Your Car for Winter

    Whether you like it or not, winter is coming.  The cold weather can be very bad for your car's health if you don't make sure to take a few simple steps to ensure that your vehicle and its engine are ready for the winter.  Thankfully, just in time for the chilly season, here are…Read More

  11. 3 Reasons Why Regular Maintenance On Your Engine Is Important

    The engines in modern cars are relatively simple machines.  In fact, for the most part they are unchanged in nearly half a century.  That being said, your car's engine requires regular maintenance in order to make sure that it runs as long and efficiently as possible.  Why is …Read More