Euro Motorworks Blog

Preparing Your Car for a Road Trip

Posted by Gloria Heath on Mon,Mar 18, 2013 @ 02:45 PM

Road trips are fun, especially to places warmer this time of year. But before you embark on your journey, you’ll want to make sure your chariot is prepped for the trek. Read on for some tips for preparing your car for a road trip.

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Tags: safety, car care

Premium car, premium fuel

Posted by Gloria Heath on Mon,Mar 11, 2013 @ 03:32 PM

More is better, right? But, is this really true when it comes to the octane in your fuel tank? With gas prices on the rise, it makes you really wonder if the premium gas is really worth the extra $0.20 per gallon. It seems the answer isn't as clear cut as you would hope. It really depends on your car. Here are a few tips to help you decide which fuel is best for your car.

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Tags: fuel efficiency, maintenance

3 Easy Ways to Avoid Auto Repairs

Posted by Gloria Heath on Mon,Mar 04, 2013 @ 03:47 PM

We can all come up with a list of things that annoy us the most. Individual pet peeves aside, there's one thing that tops the list for most...spending money needlessly. There are three situations in the shop that make us cringe because they cost you, our beloved customer, money that could have been spent elsewhere. Let's take a look at how you can easily avoid them.

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Tags: maintenance

Are diesel engines the next big thing?

Posted by Gloria Heath on Mon,Feb 11, 2013 @ 03:03 PM

Why is diesel so readily available? Most gas stations have at least one pump available for diesel fuel, sometimes with a diesel option at every single pump. With diesel powered vehicles only making up one percent of new car sales in 2011, it begs the question, who uses diesel? The short answer to that question is semi trucks, industrial agricultural equipment, and some models of passenger vehicles, overwhelmingly from European manufacturers. Diesel engines have long been popular in Europe, so why aren’t they popular in the U.S.?

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Tags: fuel efficiency, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Porsche, Volvo

Top Indiana auto clubs

Posted by Gloria Heath on Mon,Feb 04, 2013 @ 03:29 PM

What is better than one BMW driving through Indiana? Thirty BMWs driving through Indiana! You love your car, we love your car, so why not spread that love around? One of the best parts of owning a luxury car or performance vehicle is the attention and admiration garnered from fellow car lovers. Join an auto club and you can meet other people that just get it. Clubs are fun and provide great opportunities that you just can’t get by yourself. Whether your auto club is sponsored by the manufacturer or run by prideful locals, the benefits are worth looking into. Oh, and did we mention that it is fun? Because it really is!

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Tags: Indiana

Favorite Car Gadgets

Posted by Gloria Heath on Mon,Jan 28, 2013 @ 03:10 PM
Whether you’re looking for a great gift or wanting to pimp your ride, search no further. Below we’ve chosen a few of our favorite car gadgets that can do everything from saving the day to preventing you from running into something.
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Tags: Gadgets

Favorite GPS Apps

Posted by Gloria Heath on Sun,Jan 20, 2013 @ 03:37 PM
If you’re like me, you tend to get lost. A lot. (My mother used to say that I couldn’t find my way out of a paper bag.) Not surprisingly, GPS is one of my best friends. Even if you can’t afford an expensive device, there are FREE downloadable apps that can save the day if you’re directionally challenged like me. (There are obviously more GPS apps out there to choose from, but I’m choosing those that are free. Who doesn’t love free?)
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Tags: mobile apps

Tips for Car Seat Safety

Posted by Gloria Heath on Tue,Dec 11, 2012 @ 03:26 PM

When it comes to protecting your family, you want to make sure you’re taking all the precautions you can. If you have children under the age of 8, it’s important to make sure you’ve got them safely secured, as accidents (sadly) do happen. Let’s go over some car seat safety just to make sure your little ones are as safe as they can be, especially in this slippery winter weather.

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Tags: safety, Indiana, car seat

Best Auto Mobile Apps

Posted by Gloria Heath on Mon,Dec 03, 2012 @ 03:47 PM

Let’s face it. We’re addicted to our smart phones and the entertainment they offer us. They let us check out email while listening to our favorite Pandora station and checking for the latest game updates. They also let us practice our skills at launching Angry Birds while waiting in line at the checkout.

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Tags: mobile apps

What to Have in Your Trunk In Case of Emergency

Posted by Gloria Heath on Mon,Nov 26, 2012 @ 03:38 PM

You never know when an emergency is going to happen. Although you may not be a Boy Scout, it’s still good to be prepared. Here are some essentials for your trunk that will help you in case of an auto emergency.

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Tags: safety