We’ve all heard of the foreign vs. domestic car debate. Did you know that it does not matter anymore? Nancy explains why the debate is dead!
Does your technician repair foreign or import and domestic vehicles does the term foreign and domestic apply anymore to vehicles?
Do you know, in the repair industry, we were identified as having the ability to repair foreign or domestic vehicles?
But I’m not sure that phrase should even be used anymore because the United States auto industry has expanded with plants all over the world. International auto companies, well, they now have plants in the United States. So vehicles and auto parts are being built everywhere globally.
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center.
With parts being supplied to the auto industry from all over the world and plants being located also all over the world, is your vehicle considered truly foreign or domestic?
Is it more important when shopping for an order technician that you make sure that the technician can service your specific vehicle rather than lumping it as domestic or foreign?
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If you own a GM, Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Chrysler, Buick, GMC, or Jeep, then your vehicle is considered domestic as these are all American companies.
Did you know that while Ford’s headquarters is in Michigan, they had plants assembling vehicles in Mexico and Canada as does GM?
GM is also investing billions of dollars in developing plants in Brazil. So if your GM vehicle’s built-in Brazil, is it considered now an import? Domestic or import?
Do you know, we here at Kneble’s Auto, fix them all at 5473 Somers Point Road where we’re located.
This includes all vehicles by FCA, which stands for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-American multinational corporation owning Fiat and Chrysler (since they declared bankruptcy in 2009). That same company also owns Alfa Romero, Maserati, and recently purchased Ferrari.
By the way, did you know GM owns Holden, an Australian-built company?
While Ford has ownership in a Chinese brand Jiangling; Toyota, a Japanese manufacturer, builds vehicles in the United States with plants in Texas, Indiana, and Kentucky, just to name a few.
Mercedes, you know, the German car company? Well, they also have United States plants in Alabama since 1997.
BMW, well, their plan is in South Carolina since 1994.
Mercedes BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen, Subaru, and Hyundai, are all considered imported vehicles. But once again, are they really?
Since there is no longer a fine line as to the origin of an American company, do we really need to use the term domestic, foreign, or import?
What’s your opinion?
Just make sure your order technician has the technology so they’re capable of repairing your make and model. We here at Kneble’s Auto Service Center repair all makes and models, including BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Land Rover, and Jaguar, just to name a few.
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