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Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • British Car Clubs Near You

    There are two levels to British car fans. First, you love restoring and driving your car. The next level is that you love being around people that love their British car. If you've ever found a group of people that have a shared interest in classic cars you know it can be a wonderful community of friends.

    We've put together a few top ranking British car clubs around America in this week's blog post. There are many more clubs than the ones we list here, but we want to highlight these groups in the hope that it might inspire you to seek out a British car club near you!

    First let's start with the Cape Cod British Car Club. This friendly club has hundreds of members. They attend and host several events throughout the year, some of which do not require membership to attend!

    Next, is the Central Virgina British Car Club. Formed in 1984 by a group of MG owners, this group of car lovers host events focusing on the maintenance, preservation, and restoration of classic British cars.

    Finally, let's focus on an easy way for you to find a British car club near you. Meetup is a great way to find a local group of people that love cars, or even more specifically British Cars. Simply navigate to meetup.com and search for "British cars" based on your zip-code. There are more than 1,200 groups worldwide focused on motorcycles and cars. There are even some British car focused Meetup groups like The Pittsburgh MINI Cooper Meetup.

    Now get out there and share your passion for cars with some great people in your area!

  • [Video] How to Tune Up Your British Car

    The weather this summer is a bit hot, but it's a great time of year to take your classic car out for a drive. However, when you turn the key you may be greeted with the unwelcoming sound of a car that won't start. It's a sad sound to hear, but we've got some great tips for you today on how to tune up your British car.

    Here's a quick overview of some things to do when you want to perform an overall inspection of your vehicle:

    • Change your plug wires
    • Change your plugs
    • Change your oil (see our video on oil changes)
    • Inspect your cap
    • Inspect your air filter
    • Inspect your fuel filter

    In the video below Travis gives a tutorial on the basic process of a tune up.

    If you are a lucky owner of a classic model or a present-day style British car you may find it frustrating to find parts to keep our sleek machine performance and ride ready. You’ll be happy to know that at British Parts Northwest we have a section dedicated to parts for your British cars. We offer affordable pricing and fast shipping, because we stock what we sell. And as a family owned business, our motto is to keep our customers happy and coming back throughout the lifetime ownership of their car.

  • How to Add Items to Your Wishlist

    With the launch of our new website this year we've added some great new features that makes shopping and buying parts for your car even easier. In today's blog post we have a short video that describes how you can easily add items to your wishlist.

    Adding items to your wishlist makes it easier to find them in the future. Think of it as a way to bookmark something you might be interested in viewing or purchasing at a later date.

    Watch the video below for a helpful visual tutorial on how to add items to your wishlist.

    Step One: Make sure you are logged in.

    Step Two: Find a part to add to your wishlist.

    Step Three: On the product page click "Add to wishlist."

    Step Four: Find your wishlist on the left hand side of the page when you are logged in.

    Thanks for reading and if you ever have any questions about the website or even questions about your British car you can contact us through our Facebook Page, through our contact page, or call us directly at 503-864-2001.

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