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Stylish Safety: FIAT 500X

If you don’t want to compromise the style of a vehicle and safety features, the 2017 FIAT 500X is the vehicle for you. With its undoubtedly-FIAT design, and the Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) awarding it the "Top Safety Pick" award, there is no compromising between style and safety.

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Top 4 Reasons You Should Get Your Vehicle to a Car Wash

It might seem obvious that you need to keep up with maintenance like oil changes at Planet FIAT in Miami, FL, but do you know why you should also be getting your vehicle to the car wash? This is an established list of the top 4 reasons you should be at the car wash more often.

These reasons to get to the car wash include:

1. Removing dirt that mixes with rain and is acting like sandpaper on the surface of your vehicle.

2. Uses less water that if you were to wash it yourself, helping to conserve this resource…

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How to Maximize Fuel Savings

Improving the fuel economy of your new or existing car does not have to be a difficult process. There are several things you can start doing today that will help you squeeze the most out of your car's gas usage.

One of the biggest things that impact your car's fuel economy besides appropriate maintenance with us at Planet FIAT in Miami, FL, and care is your driving habits. For instance, aggressive driving can have a major impact on your fuel economy. Things like rapid acceleration and excessive braking can majorly affect your fuel economy...

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Spring into Summer Adventure in a 2017 FIAT 500X

It's late March, and April showers are soon to sustain May flowers, but one from the Miami, FL area need not wait for Mother Nature to fall in line for that long-planned road trip. Let the zip of an iconic Italian Cinquecento-styled CUV in the 2017 FIAT 500X line, in performance-minded Pop, Trekking and Lounge trims, take you there and back again.

Two go-getter engine options, including a 1.4-liter I-4 MultiAir Turbo in Pop trim and 2.4-liter I-4 Tigershark…

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2017 FIAT 124 Spider Earns Best Sports Car for the Money Accolade from U.S. News & World Report

The global consumer advice and ranking authority reviewed the FIAT roadster for quality and value, determined by five-year total cost of vehicle ownership and average vehicle price at time of award, and 2017 FIAT 124 Spider wasn't found wanting. And there's plenty else to love in the eponymous sports car, which evinces a signature combination of "agility, [overall] capability, interior quality, and affordability" and "classic, iconic Italian styling" replete with tech and safety features to speak to the performance driver in us all...

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Why Are Combinations of Drum & Disc Brakes Beneficial?

When you are looking at the specifications for a brand new car or truck, you might see the brakes listed. What do you want? Drum or disc brakes, would you like to have a combination thereof? When would a combination of drum and disc brakes be beneficial?

Car technology has continued to advance over the years. Usually, there will be a problem identified in a common automobile system and an alternative will be offered. This is what happened with drum brakes.

Drum brakes are quite powerful.

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Buying or Leasing: Which is More Convenient for Me?

Buying a car is a big responsibility. The question often arises, "Should I buy or lease my next vehicle? Which option is right for my current situation?" These are excellent questions and you should know that your leasing and buying options come with different areas of convenience.

On the one hand, buying allows you to purchase the vehicle one time, and when you are finished paying off the purchase or loan, you are finished paying for the vehicle. There is a limit on the amount of time you will be paying for your automobile.

 

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Why Should You Change Your Oil?

Whether you just got a new car or have had your vehicle for a few years, scheduled maintenance is important to ensure that your car continues running as good as new. One of the finest ways to help maintain your vehicle is to get regular oil changes. Most manufacturers will recommend that you should have your oil changed after a certain amount of mileage.

The reason that the oil needs to be changed is that old oil can inhibit the function of the engine. The oil is used to lubricate the engine and keep it running properly, which contributes to…

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Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil is Definitely a Decision

When comparing synthetic and conventional oil there are a few factors that separate the two chemically and how they affect your vehicle. Both conventional oil and synthetic oil derive from crude oil, and they undergo a refining process, the product of which, acts as the base oil. While conventional oil is then combined with other products to complete the process, synthetic oil further undergoes a form of chemical engineering, resulting in an oil that has more additives and detergents that spur efficiency...

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