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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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Control Car Odors Before They Control You


You have a lot of power over how your vehicle smells and how to keep it as pleasant as possible. You just have to own it. You can do this by taking steps like using baking soda or perhaps even charcoal to absorb some of the terrible smells that linger in your vehicle now.

This is not your only choice of course, and it may turn out to be the case that you legitimately have to hire someone who is a professional at this kind of thing to work on it. You don't necessarily want to have to shell…
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How to tell the Positive From the Negative With the Battery

One good thing about the battery in the vehicles is that the manufacturers have made it easy for people to read. They not only made it relatively easier to find out which terminal is negative and positive, but they have also made it easy to know how to connect them with the color coding.

When testing the battery, it is easy to know the positive voltmeters as well as the negative voltmeters. This makes it easier for people to know how to connect the voltmeter to the battery. The red voltmeter is also the positive voltmeter. The black voltmeter is…

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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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