Consider A Used Car Instead Of A Brand New Vehicle

People sometimes have the tendency to think that new is always better with every product. For certain things this is absolutely the case, but it is not a universal truth across all products. Think about a used car versus a new one for example. You don’t get enormous value from a new car over a used one if the used one doesn’t have any obvious faults.

At the moment, the typical used car goes for just $14,000 compared to $37,000 for the average new car. 

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Alignments Save Tires

You've likely heard of an alignment, but you may not really know what it is. We're here to help you understand your vehicle at Planet FIAT. Let's highlight what an alignment from our Miami dealership can do for your car.

Like most auto makers, we recommend an alignment check once every 10,000 miles or 12 months. In our Service Center, we evaluate your alignment on our professional machine. It assesses your wheels' caster, camber and toe. Caster notes where your rear wheels track behind your front wheels. Camber seeks a 90-degree angle between each tire and…

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Feel the Power of the Fiat 124 Spider

Those in the market for a convertible sports car should take a close look at the popular Fiat 124 Spider. It is sleek, sophisticated, and dripping with style. Plus, this vehicle has the performance features you need for enjoying the drive around Miami.

Standard underneath the hood of this convertible sports car is a turbocharged 1.4L engine that produces 160-horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine works with twin intercoolers, a fresh-air induction system, dual stainless-steel exhaust tips, and 16 valves. This setup has plenty of power for zipping the little Fiat around.

 

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Powerful Exterior Features of the Fiat 500e

If you are looking for an electric vehicle that turns heads, then you will want to check out the Fiat 500e. In addition to offering incredible fuel efficiency, the 500e offers some amazing exterior features. Here are a couple of exterior features of the 500e.

During the worst winter weather, you want to make sure you can see the world around your vehicle. With that in mind, the Fiat 500e comes standard with heated side mirrors. At the touch of a button, you can easily defog your side mirrors in seconds. To make your Fiat 500e a true star, the…

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A Brief Explanation of Your Vehicle's Gaskets

Our team at Planet FIAT shares a goal to help Miami drivers understand how their vehicles work. You've probably heard of gaskets, but do you know how they function? Your vehicle has hundreds of gaskets that keep the fluids and gases from mixing and leaking.

Gaskets are engineered to withstand a variety of chemicals and extreme temperatures, and they are typically made out of multi-layered steel, copper, or rubber. Although they are built for durability, they will eventually wear and will need to be replaced. Failing to replace a faulty gasket can lead to costly repairs.

 

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How Often Your Car Needs Washing

Every member of our staff at Planet FIAT understands that your vehicle is a major investment and wants to help you get the most out of your investment. Washing your car regularly will not only keep it looking good and prevent accidents but can also add life to the car. Here are some factors to consider when determining how often your car should be washed.

  • Where the vehicle is parked. If you park your vehicle in an enclosed garage, it will need less frequent washing.
  • The distance you drive and the frequency. The more often you drive and the farther…
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Better Safety Means Backup Cameras

Safety is an important part of driving. This fact is drilled into your head by your parents, your driving instructors, and by police officers forced to chastise you. You know by now that the smallest lapse in safety can cause big damages - the backup camera is one new advancement that will hopefully eliminate any further lapses.

By showing you a live camera's view of the space behind your vehicle while you're backing up, backup or rearview cameras can help you protect yourself when backing up. 

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How to Prevent A Blowout of Your Tires

It can be scary to have a tire blowout while you are driving down the road, but staying calm is key to keeping control of your vehicle to get you somewhere safe. Pre-existing damage to tires such as punctures and wear, and hazards you may encounter on the road are the most obvious reasons you could have a blowout. However, knowing how to spot pre-existing damage will ensure that you'll be less likely to be in this potentially terrifying situation.

The best way to prevent a blowout is to carefully check your tires every few weeks. Knowing what to…
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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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