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Get the Goods on Apple CarPlay & Why It's So Popular

Do you or a family member have an Apple device that you’re forced to leave at home because you feel it’s useless when you’re out and about? If so, you probably haven’t heard about Apple CarPlay, an in-vehicle technology that lets you connect your iPhone, iPad or any Apple device to your vehicle and get the most of technology while you’re driving.

With Apple CarPlay, you can use the apps right from your phone, from the touchscreen display on your dash or by asking Google or Siri and touching a few buttons or knobs. Whether…
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Are All-Season Tires Really Good for Every Season?

Sometimes a driver will come into Planet FIAT, look at a vehicle with summer tires and then ask why they didn't just put all-season tires on it so they wouldn't have to swap anything out later. All-season tires, however, aren't always the best for every season, especially considering how hot it can get in Miami at times.

In actuality, all-season tires are a compromise that provide even performance in every season. it doesn't mean they perform great at all times of the year...
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Transfers And Titles

When you're looking at new or used vehicles, you need to get a vehicle history report as this can give you pertinent information about the vehicle before you take it off the lot. One of the things that you'll learn about the car is the mileage. This is important because you can compare the numbers to the ones that you see inside the vehicle.

Another detail that you can learn about from a vehicle history report is whether it's been involved in a car accident. When you're at Planet FIAT, you can sometimes look at the…

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A Fiat 500 With Attitude

The Fiat 500 is a subcompact car that's beautifully designed with modern lines and features. However, you can transform the car into something that's ready for the race track with distinct exterior upgrades.

In the Abarth model, you can get an aggressive front end. This model ditches the matching paint finish and goes with a staunch black accent. The black color extends throughout the entire width of the fascia. On the back, you can get a diffuser and splitter. They add some visual contrast to the back end and give the car a sportier look. These two features…

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Applying Touch Up Paint Doesn't Have to be Difficult. Follow These Simple Tips for a Professional Result

Giving your vehicle a once-over is important. This will give you an idea if there are any parts of your vehicle that need maintenance or repair. One issue that you should address right away is the application of touch up paint. Leaving an area of your vehicle exposed will only cause rust and further damage. Follow these tips for a professional result:
  • Don't buy your touch up paint online. The dealership is really the only place you can trust when we're talking about exact color and finish.
  • Don't apply any waxes or polishes before applying the paint…
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What Will a Backup Camera Do for You?


A backup or rear-view camera is a camera that displays what is behind your vehicle on a screen inside your vehicle. At Planet FIAT we offer help with safety features for new car owners. Our community of Miami is a great place to try out a rear-view camera! Parking lots and busy residential areas offer great places to utilize the functions of a backup camera.

Once you put your vehicle in reverse, you should see a visual of what is behind your vehicle on a display in your car. You may also see guidelines to help you get out of…
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Help a Dead Car By Jump Starting

Jump starting a car is done by connecting a dead battery to a vehicle that has a working battery. The jumper cables are red and black and have matching terminals on both car batteries. Turn off the working car and attach the jumper cables to the battery. Be careful about the clamps touching, as this will cause a spark.

Attach the jumper cables to the battery that is dead. Turn on the good car for a few minutes, allowing the dead battery to charge. Try starting the dead car. If it starts, you can take off the jumper cables. If…
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The Fiat 500 Impressive and Cozy Interior Features


The new Fiat 500 is regarded again as a popular subcompact car that is turning the automotive industry on its head. Here are a few interior features drivers are raving about.

The new Fiat 500 comes with an easy to grip leather-wrapped steering wheel that makes it comfortable driving in all weather conditions. Not only is the steering wheel easy to grip, it is comfortable. You'll be able to focus on the road without thinking twice about the steering wheel.

The new Fiat 500 also comes with the automatic temperature control feature....
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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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