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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement is Important: Here's Why

If you're driving down the road and the car in front of you kicks up some dust, it can be annoying and frustrating. All you have to do, though, is turn on your windshield wipers and clear away that dust. What if your wipers are worn out, though? What if they don't work as well as they used to? Clearing your window for something as simple as dust or water can be difficult. This is why it's important to regularly replace your windshield wiper blades.

Replacing your blades is a simple but necessary task. Regularly replacing your…

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Brake Pads and Wet Weather

The brake pads on your car or truck need to be able to stop your car in dry weather and in wet weather. The design of your brake pads has much to do with how they handle various weather conditions.

Sintered, organic, and ceramic are the 3-main kinds of brake pads. Sintered pads have metallic powders and binders in their internal matrixes. Because of this metallic build, these pads are better able to bite into brake rotors and stop vehicles in wet or icy conditions.

Metallic brake pads have extra stopping power, but this can come at a price. Over…

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Aligning Your Wheels Can Extend Your Vehicle's Lifetime


As a car owner, you have probably heard of a tire alignment but may not know exactly what they are or how often you need to get one done. Luckily, we here at Planet FIAT are here to give you the basic run down.

Wheel alignments help your car travel in a perfectly straight line when you are driving. Causes of your wheels coming out of alignment can be potholes, uneven surfaces, or driving off road. The biggest concern associated with wheels being out of alignment is that if left unfixed for too long, it can cause irreversible damage to…
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Choosing Between Front-Wheel and Rear-Wheel Drive Vehicles


When it comes to purchasing a new car, you have options. If you have been wondering about the difference between a front-wheel-drive car and a rear-wheel drive one, the first is how the car is powered.

With a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the power comes from the back of the car. This allows the front wheels to only focus on steering, and it is a common technology used in big trucks. Front-wheel drive vehicles are usually smaller and cost less to run. The front-wheel-drive technology requires less space, and therefore can be used to build a smaller vehicle.

 
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Move Over Laws: Working Together to Keep Our Roads Safe

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The Department of Transportation needs your help. A large number of car accidents have occurred involving motorists striking public officials, such as law enforcement, on the side of the road. One tragedy is one too many. To combat this, we wish to inform Miami drivers about Move Over laws.

On a highway consisting of more than two lanes, motorists must merge into the center lane for emergency vehicles. For two-lane roads, moving center-left is advised if the driver has enough room to do so. Additionally, drivers are required to slow down before passing the responding official.

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Online Service Scheduler Benefits Customers

The online service scheduler is a major benefit to our customers. It's easy to use. It just takes a few clicks to pencil in your time on our calendar. Our service team wants to make sure you get the specific time that works best for your busy schedule.

You can also tell us about your visit. Are you coming for a regular maintenance visit? Do you need an oil change? Is a warning light on? Do you need a tire rotation? There are many potential reasons why you would visit our service department. Our online service scheduler allows each…

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Seasonal Maintenance is a Preventive Necessity


If winter hasn't already arrived in your neck of the woods, then it is right around the corner. The professionals here at Planet FIAT in Miami have a few tips to keep your car, truck, or SUV on the road this winter.

Whenever the weather changes, that is the perfect time to give your vehicle an inspection. From tires to fluids to your battery, colder weather can wreak havoc on your vehicle and leave you stranded. Our service....
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Service Your Vehicle Before Driving for the Holidays

This is the most active travel time of the year for everyone in most parts of the world. However, it is an excellent plan to have something to eat packed for the long road ahead. Your family has invited you to join them for the Christmas holiday. Nevertheless, you are not yet prepared. Knowing this, you think about a scenario that might take place on your travels. You've decided to hop into your vehicle and race to your destination. You bought no gas, and packed no clothes for the possibility your relatives ask you to stay.

 
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Bad Visibility? Upgrade Your Car Headlights

Headlights are those essential parts of your car that you might ignore until they are gone. When driving in the road and the visibility becomes unclear you might start having more questions than answers. Here are tips on how to upgrade your car headlights.

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Choosing the Perfect Tires for Your Vehicle

When it comes to enhancing the safety and handling of your vehicle, having the right tires is important. Many factors must be considered when choosing amongst different tire options for your car. If you live in Miami and the surrounding areas, drop by Planet Fiat and let us help you make that important tires decision.

 

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