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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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Which type of tire is best? Here's what you need to know

If you drive on a regular basis, chances are you have some experience with tires. Do you actually have the best tires for your driving needs, though? If you've been searching for the perfect set of tires, there are a few things you need to know before you make your choice.

First off, make sure you understand the difference between summer tires and all-season tires. Summer tires are designed to help you grip the road in warm weather or in light rain. They'll keep you from hydroplaning. All season tires, on the other hand, can be used in…

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How to clean your car quickly

We here at Planet FIAT of Miami want you to be proud of your car but realize cleaning it is time consuming. Most people don't have time to lug their vacuum cleaner out to the car and get into all of the tight spots where crumbs or dust may have accumulated.

Instead, simply take the floor mat out of the driver and passenger seats and shake them outside of the car to remove any debris. This way, any passengers will not be burdened with a dirty floor. Also, you can spray down the outside of your car with a…
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The All-New Fiat 500 Impressive List of Interior Features

The new Fiat 500 is recognized as a popular subcompact car that has many drivers excited. These are a couple interior features that have been getting a lot of attention these days.

Just because you are driving inside the Fiat 500, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a little of the outdoors too. The new Fiat 500 has a one-touch power sunroof that really brings the outdoors right inside the car. This sunroof can be tilted to let air into the vehicle only, or moved all the way back to enjoy a full opening and connection with the outdoors…
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The Upscale Features of the Fiat 500L

The Fiat 500L is similar to the Fiat 500. However, the Fiat 500L offers a few more features for you to enjoy. The Fiat 500L makes a great car for commuting in the city, but it will also serve you well in taking you on a vacation or road trip.

The Fiat 500L has an available dual-panel sunroof. The back pane over the passengers is fixed. However, the forward pane is easy to open. It is fully powered and operated with the flick of switch on the dashboard. The Fiat 500L also features dual climate control. The driver and the…
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