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A Quick Look at the Interior Features of the 2018 Fiat 500X

Are you in the market for a new subcompact SUV? If so, there are many options that you have to choose from, but the 2018 Fiat 500X is among the best subcompact SUVs on the market. To learn more about the interior features that are included with the new model, read further.

The Fiat 500X comes with available heated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. When the vehicle is started using the remote start feature, the heated seats and heated steering wheel will be activated if the temperature is below 40ºF. In addition...

 

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Time for a Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement?

If you are not certain whether it is time for the windshield wiper blades on your car to be replaced, here are a few warning signs that will help you make that determination.

You'll notice trouble when driving in heavy rain because you won't be able to see clearly. Either blurry spots are making headlight glare from other cars distorted or streaks are blocking your field of vision; these are just a few areas of concern. 

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Routine Inspections Take Guesswork Out of the Condition of Your Brake Parts

Every vehicle should have a brake inspection on a yearly basis. There are different parts that make up the brake system and any of them can become deficient at any time. Whether it’s the brake rotors, calipers, master cylinder, brake pads or brake shoes, those functioning parts are essential to the peak operation of your brake system. However, each part is on an isolated time frame for longevity.

When you have a brake inspection, a trained technician will inspect each part individually, as well as the brake lining, to determine the condition and prognosis for replacement. 

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How do the parts of an exhaust system connect?

The exhaust systems of cars are made up of five separate parts connected in a long line. Each part connects to another part until the end when the tailpipe connects to the muffler at one end and nothing on the other end. Each part connects to the other by the use of flanges. Flanges are a flare at the end of the part with matching bolt holes drilled through them.

Flanges are the section of an exhaust system that connects to the next part. Flanges are a flaring of the pipe with bolt holes that match the bolt holes in…

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Understand the difference between conventional and synthetic motor oil


Do you know what kind of oil to put in your vehicle’s engine? When choosing between conventional, synthetic blend, and synthetic motor oil, it’s important to know the differences.

Conventional oil contains base oils with additives to improve its performance. Synthetic oil is designed from specific molecules to deliver optimal performance. Synthetic blend oil is a mixture of synthetic and conventional oils. Synthetic oil is designed to flow easily when your engine is cold and resist thermal breakdown when your engine is hot. This is especially important if you operate...
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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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