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Feel the Power of the Fiat 124 Spider

Those in the market for a convertible sports car should take a close look at the popular Fiat 124 Spider. It is sleek, sophisticated, and dripping with style. Plus, this vehicle has the performance features you need for enjoying the drive around Miami.

Standard underneath the hood of this convertible sports car is a turbocharged 1.4L engine that produces 160-horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with twin intercoolers, a fresh-air induction system, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips, and 16 valves. This setup has plenty of power for zipping the little Fiat around.

 

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Powerful Exterior Features of the Fiat 500e

If you are looking for an electric vehicle that turns heads, then you will want to check out the Fiat 500e. In addition to offering incredible fuel efficiency, the 500e offers some amazing exterior features. Here are a couple of exterior features of the 500e.

During the worst winter weather, you want to make sure you can see the world around your vehicle. With that in mind, the Fiat 500e comes standard with heated side mirrors. At the touch of a button, you can easily defog your side mirrors in seconds. To make your Fiat 500e a true star, the…

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A Brief Explanation of Your Vehicle's Gaskets

Our team at Planet FIAT shares a goal to help Miami drivers understand how their vehicles work. You've probably heard of gaskets, but do you know how they function? Your vehicle has hundreds of gaskets that keep the fluids and gases from mixing and leaking.

Gaskets are engineered to withstand a variety of chemicals and extreme temperatures, and they are typically made out of multi-layered steel, copper, or rubber. Although they are built for durability, they will eventually wear and will need to be replaced. Failing to replace a faulty gasket can lead to costly repairs.

 

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How Often Your Car Needs Washing

Every member of our staff at Planet FIAT understands that your vehicle is a major investment and wants to help you get the most out of your investment. Washing your car regularly will not only keep it looking good and prevent accidents but can also add life to the car. Here are some factors to consider when determining how often your car should be washed.

  • Where the vehicle is parked. If you park your vehicle in an enclosed garage, it will need less frequent washing.
  • The distance you drive and the frequency. The more often you drive and the farther…
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Better Safety Means Backup Cameras

Safety is an important part of driving. This fact is drilled into your head by your parents, your driving instructors, and by police officers forced to chastise you. You know by now that the smallest lapse in safety can cause big damages - the backup camera is one new advancement that will hopefully eliminate any further lapses.

By showing you a live camera's view of the space behind your vehicle while you're backing up, backup or rearview cameras can help you protect yourself when backing up. 

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How to Prevent A Blowout of Your Tires

It can be scary to have a tire blowout while you are driving down the road, but staying calm is key to keeping control of your vehicle to get you somewhere safe. Pre-existing damage to tires such as punctures and wear, and hazards you may encounter on the road are the most obvious reasons you could have a blowout. However, knowing how to spot pre-existing damage will ensure that you'll be less likely to be in this potentially terrifying situation.

The best way to prevent a blowout is to carefully check your tires every few weeks. Knowing what to…
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Why are Summer Months Hard on Batteries?

Drivers know how hard cold winters can be on car batteries, but how many people realize that the hot summer months can be just as hard on batteries? What is it about summer that’s so hard on batteries? At Planet FIAT, we want to help you understand the importance of good battery maintenance. We also want you to be an informed driver when buying your next battery or a new car. Come see us today.

Extreme temperatures can be very harmful to car batteries. A battery used in temperatures of 77° will generally last around 50% longer than one…

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How to Rotate Your Tires Effectively

Rotating the tires on your vehicle is a maintenance task that is every bit as important as changing the oil or air filters. Think about it; the tires on the front of the car are not going to wear the same as the tires on the back of the car. The same is true with the tire on the left side compared to the tire on the right side.

What is Proper When Rotating Tires?

The most important part of rotating your tires is taking your car in for service where an experienced vehicle technician can give you advice on…

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Checking Your Gaskets Is Frugal

Your car has hundreds of seals and gaskets literally. They serve to fill in gaps between parts that contain fluid or create an air seal. They can be made of layered steel, copper, or rubber, depending on their use. When one of them fails, it can cause problems with that system. For instance, if a gasket fails in the braking system, it can cause brake fluid to leak out. A gasket in that seals oil in the engine can cause overheating or engine failure.

These can be expensive problems, and having your gaskets and seals checked regularly can save you…
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What to do After an Automobile Accident

If you're in an automobile accident, there is a set of specific steps you need to take following a collision. First, you must be certain to address your own injuries and those sustained by others. This typically involves contacting emergency medical personnel.

You need to clear lanes of traffic of the vehicles involved in an accident, if at all possible. The police need to be notified and a police report submitted. Contact and insurance information needs to be exchanged with the other driver. Your insurance company needs to be notified immediately of the accident. 

 

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