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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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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

There are some very common signs that you may notice about your vehicle if you are need of a brand-new set of tires. Don't ignore these warning signs. Paying attention to these signs may help you avoid something like a tire blowout while you are driving. Let's take a closer look:
  • Inspect your tires for low treads on one or more of your tires. Uneven tire tread can indicate there is a bigger problem going on with your vehicle that needs to be addressed. If the treads are low on all four tires, then it's time for…
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Fuel Economy Tips

An informed vehicle owner will usually be able to save the maximum amount of money over the lifetime of their vehicle. That is exactly why we here at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel wanted to be absolutely sure that you know all about these great fuel economy tips which can save you money and help you decrease your visits to the pump.

?The first tip is to maintain your speed as often as possible. Frequent accelerating and stopping can lead to poor gas mileage over time. Also, it is recommended that your car always be up to date with its…
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Are My Vehicle's Hoses Leaking?

Your car is naturally going to leak a few drops of fluid every once in a while, but you should be wary of ongoing leaks. When a leak isn’t addressed immediately, it could result in major damage to your engine. Luckily, most drivers can quickly check for hose leaks within nothing more than a few rags.

The easiest way to find a leak is to wipe down the area below your vehicle’s engine just before you go to bed. When you wake up, there should be no more than a drop or two under the vehicle. While your…

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How To Clean Your Car Quickly

Are you trying to sell your vehicle so you can head to our Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel lot and pick out something new? Before you start showing your vehicle to anyone, or posting photos of it on the internet, take a few minutes to give your vehicle a quick cleaning. Making sure that everything is in good shape actually will help make your vehicle appear more sellable. Not to mention that you can actually increase the sale price of your vehicle.

Make sure you don't let trash accumulate in your vehicle. Also, if there are any spills in…
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Top Reasons Why Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

If the tire pressure indicating system in your vehicle sees a drop in tire pressure in one or more tires, that pressure light is going to stay illuminated. Here are a few causes of the trouble.

There are many little obstructions that you may have driven over that still could be stuck inside the tire that you don't see. The longer they stay embedded in the tire, the more air is escaping, so if only one tire shows a loss of pressure, this could be the cause. 

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The Correct Ways to Fill That Roadside Emergency Kit

It always happens when we do not expect it. Perhaps you have to deal with a flat tire, loss of gas, an overheated engine, or something else. Consider these items that should be in your roadside emergency kit.

A couple of cans of tire fix-a-flat will allow you to get enough air in the tire to get it off the rim just high enough to where you can move the vehicle to a safer spot. A flashlight is a must for a number of reasons. In addition to lighting the way if you make any repairs to the car at…

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Is Synthetic Oil Better Than Conventional?


Changing the oil in your car is an important part of routine maintenance. But, it's also very important to know what type of oil to use in your car in order to keep it running smoothly and extend its life. Although they cost more, synthetic motor oils boast being the highest quality oils to put in your car.

Synthetic motor oil is made up of chemical compounds using specific formulas that, when used, provide your car's engine with total protection that other natural, conventional oils cannot. For example, synthetic oil provides important benefits like resistance to oxidation...
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