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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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Reasons To Use Car Wax

You see a lot of products in automotive stores. However, one of the products that you should definitely use is car wax. There are a lot of reasons to use car wax in case you are wondering. You will feel glad that you have started using it once you get into it.

One reason to use car wax is that it helps protect the paintwork of your vehicle. When you buy your vehicle and drive it around, you actually expose it to a lot of things in the environment that can do a little damage to your paint work.

 

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Budget for Your Next Road Trip and Save Money!

A road trip is a memorable way to see places you've never seen before. We at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel love to talk to people about all of their experiences while they travel. If you are starting off or stopping by, we hope you enjoy your trip and have a few tips for your trip along the way.

A frugal trip may be one of the biggest benefits of traveling. To save money on food and drinks, have a cooler packed with drinks and the food you want to eat on the trip. This will save you the…
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What is a Blind-Spot Monitor?


One of the primary concerns that drivers are taught at a young age is the blind spot. The mirrors of your vehicle can only see so much of what is happening behind you. Even with all the training in the world about watching your mirrors so you can see the sequence of events behind you, the blind spot is still a hazard you cannot get around whether you are driving in Wesley Chapel or down the freeway.

The blind spot monitor is a series of sensors attached to the sides of your vehicle. The monitors use radar and sonar to…
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Make Your Vehicle Winter-Weather Safe With these Tips

Right now is the time of year that people begin to worry about their vehicles. The snow and cold can cause problems, but there are some maintenance tips that can help get you through the winter season if you plan to travel out of state. Here are a few things that you should be doing to make sure that you and your vehicle are safe.

Make sure that you have a winter kit with you. Extra gloves, a blanket, and a shovel can help a lot if you find yourself stranded or stuck in the snow on your next road…

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Compact Spares are a Temporary Solution

Flat tires occur at any time. They happen on local errands, long trips, or you can discover it in the driveway. If you must use a spare tire, then the type of spare makes a big difference.

Wesley Chapel-area drivers can install a full-sized spare and drive the vehicle in normal ways. If they use a compact spare tire, then they only have a temporary solution; drivers should not drive around on compact spares. Automakers design them to get the vehicle home or to a repair shop.

At Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel, we want every vehicle to have a…
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