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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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The Fiat 500 Has Many Accommodating Exterior Features

The Fiat 500 Has Many Accommodating Exterior Features

Fiat cars have always been built with features to make the driving experience so much better. The Fiat company has used these same principles for the Fiat 500.

One of the most outstanding exterior features in the Fiat 500 is the trunk. With the push of a button, it can be opened or closed. This is great for drivers who shop a lot, and it is also great for drivers who pick up friends and family members from grocery stores on a regular basis.

 

 

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Energetic Exterior Features of the FIAT 500X


If you're in the market for a popular subcompact SUV, check out the FIAT 500X. A charming exterior makes this vehicle one that you'll love to park in your driveway.

Featuring an Italian-style exterior, the FIAT 500X has a look that grabs attention. Easily personalize the car to match your personality and sense of style by selecting from one of the 11 paint options. With exciting choices like Blu Venezia Blue Metallic and Giallo Tristrato Tricoat Yellow, the 500X has a stylish appearance. If you drive in cold weather that's 
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Are Oil Changes Necessary on a Regular Basis?

Although work, school and other family obligations require many people to drive their cars regularly, some people only drive their vehicles every now and again. For these low-mileage drivers, are regular oil changes really necessary? We hear this question frequently at Planet FIAT, and the answer is a definite yes.

Oil plays an important role in keeping your car’s engine lubricated and cool. It prevents small particles from scratching or damaging the engines. If the vehicle isn’t driven real often, there is a better chance of the engine becoming dry and contaminated.
 

 

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Explanation of Warranty Options


While there are many different warranty options that you can purchase for your vehicle, the most common ones are the bumper-to-bumper warranty and the powertrain warranty. They both take care of some of the most expensive parts of the car but do not cover the repair or replacement of parts that are known to wear down gradually, such as batteries, tires, glass or fluids.

If you have a bumper-to-bumper warranty for your vehicle, then you have comprehensive protection, but do not assume that everything under the car's hood is covered by the warranty. 

 

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Avoid Costly Repairs By Replacing Your Belts And Hoses In Your Car

At Planet FIAT we want our valued customers in Miami to be able to maintain their vehicle so that they can drive in it for as long as possible. The belts and hoses in every car are a vital part of the operation of any vehicle. They need to be replaced over time, or else the engine will fail.

One kind of belt found in a car is the timing belt. This type of belt ensures that engine parts such as the crankshaft, camshaft, and distributor work in tandem together. A damaged timing belt can cause your engine to stop…
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What You Need to Know About Cabin and Engine Air Filters

Your vehicle has many types of filters to keep pollutants and impurities out of important components. The most common filter is the engine air filter. However, the cabin of most vehicles also has a filter to keep the interior air of your car clean.

Engine filters come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Located under the hood, engine filters are usually in the front of a vehicle's engine compartment. All engine filters have some type of housing, so it is not exposed to the elements. 

 

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