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Get The Dirt Off Your Vehicle Now

Taking your vehicle to get it washed on a regular basis is one of the cheapest and easiest things that you can do to keep it running properly. There are other routine maintenance tasks that you should be doing as well of course, but you have to remember the importance of just getting it washed and cleaned. This helps keep dirt and grime off the vehicle, and it can make for a better driving experience as a result.

There are other hazards to not washing your vehicle on a regular basis that you might not have thought about as well…

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What Gaskets Do For Your Car

Even people who don’t have much automotive knowledge know that the car is loaded with gaskets of one kind or another, yet how many actually know what gaskets do for their car or are aware of their importance. Gaskets play a very important role in your car, and our professionals at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel can provide you with information on gaskets as well as help you choose replacement gaskets.

In addition to the many parts that make your car run, the vehicle also requires various types of fluids and gases. These fluids must stay in the tubes…

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Two Popular Motor Oil Myths and The Truth

There are many motor oil myths floating around out there, and because of this, we want you to be well informed and to know the difference between these myths and the facts. Today, we'll be discussing a couple of the most common motor oil myths and uncovering the truth.

Myth: You must change your oil every 3,000 miles.
Fact: This wide-spread myth is untrue. This is because oil changes vary between manufacturers; some only require one every 7,000 miles. Most modern vehicles also come with an oil life monitor to make this task easier.

Myth: Once you…
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Checking Your Car Before A Tire Blowout

If you have a tire that isn't in the best condition, it could result in a blowout. However, there are a few ways that you can try to prevent this from occurring while keeping you safe on the road in Wesley Chapel.

Before getting on the road, try to check the condition of your car every few weeks so that you can correct any issues that are seen. Some common issues that could result in a tire blowout include dry rot and low pressure. Objects that are stuck inside a tire can also cause a blowout. Parks Fiat of…

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The Best Way to Enjoy Fall Foliage? Take a Road Trip

Fall's here, and the best way to celebrate the turning of the seasons is with leaf-peeping—the practice of seeking out brilliantly colored trees to view and photograph. Take a road trip for a fun holiday surrounded by beautiful scenery.

New England is the best-known location for spectacular fall foliage, but there can be great viewing across the northern US. To ensure an optimal leaf-peeping experience, check the website of the state you plan to visit—it'll tell you the best time to set out as well as the best places to drive through. 

 

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What Is Covered By The Warranty?


When you purchase a vehicle, you want some type of protection in case something goes wrong with the car. A vehicle warranty protects you against problems. You will notice that there are two basic types of warranties available. Cars normally have a powertrain or a bumper-to-bumper warranty.

A powertrain warranty covers those items on the car that give power to the wheels and make the car go down the road. The engine, transmission and water pump are covered in a powertrain warranty. Normal wear items like belts are not covered. The electrical system, audio system and other items are not…
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Why You Should Replace Your Car’s Cabin and Engine Filters

What’s the most important thing under the hood? While most would say the engine, even that wouldn’t be able to run without a clean filter in place. Same goes for keeping the interior cabin of the car clean and serviceable. So what’s important about each filter?

Maintaining the car’s engine filter will prevent dust, dirt, and other debris from getting inside the engine components. Meanwhile, the car’s cabin filter keeps the interior free of pollen, smog or mold from entering through the car’s HVAC system.

Knowing when to replace your filters varies...

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Why You Shouldn't Ignore Engine Noises

While engine noises are going to occur when you are driving your vehicle, they should not be ignored. It may be tempting to just write it off as if it could be nothing, but one small error in the noise of the engine can mean a world of trouble if you are not attentive.

One of the issues that can cause engine noises is a leaking exhaust. One sign that you can get from the leaky exhaust is popping and hissing noises. These shouldn't be ignored. This is a sign that you should inspect your engine in the case…

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Debadging Your Vehicle is Easier Than You Think

Removing the badges from your vehicle can be an easy process if you have the right tools and information. The automotive customization experts at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel want to equip you with the knowledge and tools to personalize your vehicle without damaging it. We welcome you to stop by and visit us so that we can share all of our debadging tips with you.

While most badges are affixed with a special industrial glue, some badges attach to the vehicle with clips that connect through the body....

 

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Instructions to Jump Start Another Car

If you ever have to give another car a jump start, you will be able to get it done easily if you follow these steps and have a pair of jumper cables. It may be the case that the battery is totally dead and needs to be replaced, in which case you should visit the service team at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel.

Do not try to hook up the jumper cables while a car's engine is still running. Pop the hoods when the car is turned off. Connect the cables to the correct battery terminals. There are four…
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