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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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Car Terminology: Oversteer and Understeer

Two terms related to a vehicle's steering are oversteer and understeer. In specific, these terms deal with the sensitivity level of the steering. However, there are some important differences between the two that you should understand.

The definition of oversteer is basically what the name suggests. This describes an excessive turning motion when the driver initiates a turn. Essentially, the vehicle moves in a direction more than what the driver originally intended. Oversteer is more likely to occur in front wheel drive vehicles.

Understeer is the direct opposite of oversteer...

 

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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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Tips to Safely Load Cargo Into Your Vehicle

If you own a vehicle, you know how valuable the extra cargo room can be. It is important for you to know how to safely load cargo into your vehicle.

When you are loading items into your sedan or SUV, you will want to make sure that all loose items are secure before you put them into the vehicle. If it is possible to strap down small boxes, you should do that. This will keep them from flying around while you are driving. It is also a good idea to put the heavier boxes on the floor of the cargo…

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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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The Bold Fiat 500X

If exterior styling is a top priority for you when you're getting a new vehicle, take a look at the Fiat 500X. This subcompact SUV has a beautiful exterior that's carefully crafted to turn heads.

The body of the 500X features dramatic lines and prominent curves. Not only do they prevent the SUV from looking boxy, but they also help to improve aerodynamics on the road. When it comes to color, Fiat doesn't let you down. The 500X is available in 11 different hues. You can get everything from a Niro Cinema black to an eye-popping Giallo…

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Choose the Fiat 500 for Its Exterior Features

When you are searching for the right subcompact car, you should look for something that has an exterior that makes it look like something that you should be driving. The Fiat 500 is a popular car and one with great exterior features.

You can choose the kind of paint finish that you want your Fiat 500 to have, picking from metallic, non-metallic, and tri-coat finish options in a variety of colors. The fog lamps on the Fiat 500 help you see in even the foggiest of weather and they add to the overall design of the vehicle.

 

 

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