You may, if you have a foreign car, care for it as if it were a member of your family. But do you love it enough to name an actual family member after it? There are many ways to pass down our love of cars to our children, but one of the most unique is to give a child a car-related name. Here are some of our favorite examples:
Axle/Axel/Axl: Axl Rose christened himself with that moniker, and it’s unclear whether it has to do with a love of cars. In fairness, Axel is a Scandinavian name meaning “my father is peace,” but it sounds pretty tough, nonetheless.
Porsche/Portia: They sound the same, so if you’re a fan of the car, you can totally get away with naming your daughter this classic name—even if your spouse objects. (In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus’s wife was named Portia!) In your head, though, you’ll be spelling it Porsche.
Cooper: How adorable is this name? It’s a legitimate name, of Latin origin, which means “barrel maker.” But who cares? It’s also the name of those cute little Mini Coopers.
Bentley: This very upper-crust sounding name for a boy is also the name of a very elegant luxury vehicle.
Lexus/Lexis: It can be short for Alexis, or it can be a direct homage to the luxury cars. Either way, it’s very pretty.
Enzo: Naming your boy after the founder of Ferrari may be putting a fair amount of pressure on him to do great things. Of course, it probably helps if you’re Italian. Enzo Ferrari is a great name; Enzo Johnson, not so much.
Avanti: This is the name of a Studebaker sports coupe, but we think it would be pretty for a little girl as well.
Diesel: Hey, we know it’s a type of auto fuel, but Toni Braxton liked it enough to name her son Diezel!
Dodge: What a good, solid name for an all-American boy. Aside from being the name of an automaker, it has been used for characters of stage and screen, and was originally a nickname for Roger.
Dauphine: What a pretty name! Though it may be that fans of the foreign car care not for its origins, it’s actually a word with a lot of history behind it. The name of a province in France, it also refers to the wife of the heir to the French throne. Renault made a lovely decision in choosing it for an adorable car in the 1950s, and it’s an equally nice choice for a little girl!
For a foreign car, care is shown in the way you maintain it, and the professionals you choose to help you do so. Naming your child after your car is a few steps beyond normal domestic or foreign car care! For more information on foreign car care, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, or visit us online at autoscope.co!
Around here, we’re experts on foreign car care, but sometimes, we hear terminology that isn’t completely familiar. When that happens, we brainstorm and put our brightest minds to the task of figuring it out! After all, the terminology regarding foreign car care often changes, and keeping up with automotive technology requires quick thinking. Recently, we’ve heard some mentions about B.J.s in relation to foreign cars, especially Porsches. We’re not sure about these references, but we have some guesses as to what they may be referring.
Brake Job: This is the most likely option, if you ask us. Good foreign car care includes high-quality brake jobs, so if you’re looking for foreign car care, this may be the kind of B.J. you’re looking for.
Ball Joints: Another probable contender, this refers to a flexible joint that can accommodate a wide range of angular motion. It consists of a ball in a socket, and is used in front suspensions.
Bumper Jumper: Well, we in the foreign car care business hope this is not a B.J. that happens to your luxury vehicle! A bumper jumper is when someone hits your bumper and drives away, so if this is the kind of B.J. you’ve been getting in your foreign car, you’d better get someone to make sure there’s no unseen damage.
Brake Juice: This is probably not all that likely, because most fine car enthusiasts are too sophisticated to use this slang term for brake fluid. Still, we don’t entirely dismiss the possibility. If this is what you mean by B.J., we’d like it if you’d stop using that term.
Bad Jounce: The jounce is the motion of your wheel, which compresses the suspension. A bad jounce, obviously, is not a good thing, so if this is the type of B.J. you’re getting in your foreign car, we’d suggest coming in to see the experts at Autoscope, so we can help you fix the problem!
Well, we may not be experts on abbreviations, but for more than thirty years, Autoscope has been the choice of those seeking excellent foreign car care in the DFW Metroplex. For more information on Porsche maintenance or other foreign car care tips, visit us at autoscope.co or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!
A good valet will treat your car with tenderness, providing the foreign car care it deserves, treating it like the prized possession it is. It takes a special kind of person to be the perfect valet, which is why we feel they deserve an ode of appreciation—a song written to these Princes of the Parking Lot, these Purveyors of Porches, and Bringers of Beemers. You can see where we’re going with this, but we know more about foreign car care than lyrics, and we’re just running into one small snag. What rhymes with valet?
Well, ballet is the obvious choice. So, of course, we’ve already come up with “Moving cars around like dancers in a ballet, no one gets around quite like a valet.” We’re sure you saw that coming. But where do we go from here?
Well, we may not be experts on songwriting, but we do know a thing or two about foreign car care. If you’re looking for experts to service your European vehicle, visit Autoscope and see why we’ve been a popular choice for foreign car care in the DFW Metroplex for over thirty years. For more information on Porsche maintenance or other foreign car care tips, visit us at autoscope.co or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!
If you’re shopping for a Land Rover, you probably already have a pretty good idea of the color you want. The Land Rover comes in a broad spectrum of color, and you’re sure to have dreamed about the one you want to own, picturing yourself behind the wheel. Which one tickles your fancy?
How do you feel about a red Land Rover? Candy apple, fire engine, knock-your-socks-off red really packs a punch, and is sure to be noticed wherever you go.
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Red
Maybe black is more your speed! Calling to mind elegant nights out on the town, a black Land Rover is the epitome of luxury and style.
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Black
Maybe you’d prefer a woodsy winter white. Comfortable in town or the country, it’s the color of warm vanilla cream.
Land Rover Color Spectrum: White
Silver is the color of sleek, the color of stars. If you’ve got stars in your eyes, maybe this is the Land Rover for you!
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Silver
Blue is electric, the color of a deep summer sky or the sparkling waters off a pristine beach. Does the blue Land Rover soothe your soul, or electrify your senses?
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Blue
Think pink! Pink is cupcakes and bubble gum, but a pink Land Rover is far from ballet pink. It’s a hot, shocking, look-at-me-now pink! Is it your pink?
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Pink
Bright as the summer sun and cheery as a canary, a yellow Land Rover is a happy color for a bright personality. Does it suit yours?
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Yellow
There are few car colors as unique as orange! Are you bold enough to take this fiery Range Rover for a spin?
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Orange
Purple! What else can we say? The color of royals for centuries, it gets a modern uptake in this head-turning model. Bold, passionate, and unique, that’s how we’d describe this purple dream.
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Purple
This deep gray Land Rover lets the world know you’ve arrived. Solid and dependable, but with an elegance and grace all its own, this gray announces to the world that you know who you are.
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Gray
Green is grass and bottle glass, forests and rivers and valleys. On a Land Rover, green is gorgeous and bright, shimmering with personality and standout style.
Land Rover Color Spectrum: Green
Find the Land Rover of your dreams in the color that suits your personality and style. Then trust the professionals at Autoscope to help you care for it! For more information on Land Rover maintenance or other foreign car care tips, visit us at autoscope.co or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!
To win the girl of your dreams you need to have impeccable character, a sense of humor, and it doesn’t hurt to have a BMW—specifically a convertible. Let’s face it, girls want a man with certain characteristics, and BMW owners embody many of them. Why is it that women love guys in BMW convertibles?
A guy who buys a BMW is a guy who is successful. This is a very attractive quality! A 2005 BMW 6 series, for instance, boasts a price tag that ranges from $69,900- $76,900, so a man driving a car like that obviously has a good, steady paycheck. Be warned: once a woman sees you in a ride like that, she’s going to expect to be wined and dined in high style!
Driving a BMW convertible shows that you know how to have fun. With a top speed of 149 mph, the BMW 6 Series is not for the faint of heart, but it’s perfect for a man who likes the thrill of the open road! It’s roomy, too, so a girl doesn’t need to feel cramped when she’s riding shotgun.
A woman who loves a guy with a BMW convertible gets to ride in it! This, in truth, may be the biggest draw of all. What woman can resist the sun on her face, the wind in her hair, and the feeling of freedom as the open road stretches out in front of her? Even if she’s not entirely sold on the guy, she knows that if she commits, he might even let her drive it.
Women love men who treat them with respect, show them a good time, and are well respected in the world. That’s why a man in a BMW is such a draw! A man in a BMW convertible represents stability, luxury, and fun—all in one attractive package. If this sounds like you, go for a Beemer! Once you do, trust the professionals at Autoscope to help you care for it. For more information on BMW maintenance or other foreign car care tips, visit us at autoscope.co or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!
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