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Extreme Temperatures and Car Batteries

When it comes to car batteries, there are plenty of factors that influence how long a battery is going to last. One of the factors is the temperature that the battery is exposed to. If a battery is exposed to any extreme in temperature, then it is going to be in danger.

One of the common issues when it comes to car batteries is that they go dead in the winter and the summer. One of the reasons is that extreme temperatures do things to the battery such as evaporate the electrolytes and other things. This is one of the…

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How Do Auto-Dimming Mirrors Work?


Part of becoming a well-informed vehicle owner is understanding how different systems in your car work. Not only does this help you to better appreciate your vehicle, but it can also help you to spot potential problems before they become expensive issues.

One of the favorite new innovations in vehicles today are smart systems that automatically aid the driver. One such feature is auto-dimming mirrors, which use an embedded camera to sense oncoming light sources and work to diminish them. Most drivers are familiar with a vehicle behind them shining bright lights into the...
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Fiat is Italian for excellent exterior design – Fiat 500X

We all like to cruise the streets of Miami in style. While practicality and reliability are our top priorities in a vehicle, some style and comfort goes a long way too. Fiat has long been a name in stylish yet surprisingly practical vehicles.

The Fiat 500X lets you express yourself with 15 beautiful colors to choose from. The heated exterior keeps ice off the curvy, aerodynamic exterior. The luminous front and rear LED lamps provide the best visibility possible.

The flat top contour provides a smooth ride that slices through the air like a blade...

 

 

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Fall in Love with the Fiat 124 Spider Roadster

Style and performance keep the Fiat 124 Spider Roadster popular with convertible sports car enthusiasts. Customize your roadster by choosing one of eight different body colors. You also have the choice between 16 or 17-inch aluminum wheels in silver. Or, you might prefer the 17-inch wheels painted gunmetal. The sporty design of the halogen projector headlights provide an extra wide light pattern to ensure greater visibility. The LED tail lights are durable and ensure visibility by other vehicles.

Enjoy the wind blowing through your hair with the top down. When needed, put the top up. 

 

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A Few Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

Your car tires will give indications when they might fail. Here are a few warning signs to look out for.

Be on the lookout for low tire tread. In addition to your vehicle being unable to grip the roads when wet, these tires could be a few miles from failing and leaving you stranded on the highway.

If you can notice wear on one side and not the other of a car tire, this could be an indication the alignment is off.

When you can hear of feel tire vibration in the steering wheel or when you press the brake…
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Watch Your Speed on Compact Spares

Automakers use compact spares to save space; these small tires take about half the space of full sized spares. When using compact spares, drivers must follow the instructions for speed and overall distance. Full-size spares drive like normal tires; compact spares are only an emergency solution.

Miami drivers know that the compact spare tires are only temporary. Drivers should operate with compact spares at low speeds and just long enough to get to a repair shop to fix the flat tire.
 

 

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Is Your Fuel System Failing? Come in for Service Today!

A vehicle's engine needs a steady supply of fuel to operate normally. A fuel pump must feed the fuel to the engine reliably; without an efficient fuel system, a vehicle simply won't run. If you pay attention, it's easy to catch the symptoms of fuel pump failure before they leave you stranded in Miami.

  • A stuttering or jerking engine: If your engine sputters or jerks during normal driving, a malfunctioning fuel pump may be to blame.
  • Losing power during acceleration: If the car loses power when accelerating from a stop, the fuel system may need service. Acceleration…
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Ways to Stretch Your Gas

Gas prices don’t seem to be going down too much, but there are some ways that you can save money at the pump.

You can choose to be smart about how you use your gasoline. One easy thing to do is to stop wasting gas as your engine idles. Simply roll down the windows or put on an extra sweater if you’re usually doing this to control the cabin climate. As you’re driving, you can use cruise control on the highway. This will keep you at a constant speed, which can usually help you save gas, especially…

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Fiat 500X Exterior Features

A subcompact sport utility vehicle has to be able to pack a lot of power and performance into a relatively small automobile, but it still can show off an impressive exterior. The Fiat 500X is just such a subcompact SUV.

One key exterior feature of the Fiat 500X is the large number of paint colors available. Choose from 11 colors from passion red to tricoat yellow.

Another exterior feature that makes it stand out from the crowd — literally and figuratively — is its bifunctional halogen projector headlamps. Each of them provides a bright, beautiful light that is sure to help you…
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What exterior features stand out on the Fiat 500?

Many car purchasers take appearance into consideration before performance. The color, the shape, the accents, all come into play when making the decision to buy. A coordination in color pleases the eye while the shape tells the buyer something about the performance. Accents draw the eye to a vehicle.

All these factors come into play when considering the Fiat 500. The front and rear bumpers are the same color as the body of the vehicle making for a continuous “polished” look. The shape of a Fiat 500 says that this mini-compact car has the purpose of getting you from one…

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