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Climate Control in the Fiat 500

Enjoy your ride and stay cozy in the Fiat 500. This subcompact car has a smart climate control system that's designed to adjust the temperature inside automatically.

This system is fairly simple and easy to use. All you have to do is set the temperature you want the interior of your car to be one time. After that, the Fiat remembers. It'll warm or cool the cabin to reach your target temperature regardless of what the weather is like outside. If you want to cool off without the use of temperature control, the 500 is available with a…

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The Fiat 500X Has a Double Roof Window


The Fiat 500X is a leading subcompact that offers flexibility with solid construction and excellent fuel economy. The muscular Fiat 500X design accents the versatility of the crossover with a bold stance, bright colors, and powerful performance. The double pane skylight adds a brilliant view for all occupants.

Wesley Chapel drivers understand the important benefits of the heated exterior mirrors; in bad weather, the heated mirrors add critical visibility. The heated mirrors resist fogging, ice, and snow buildups...
 

 

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Interior Features That Come with the New Fiat 500


The all-new Fiat 500 has been recognized as a popular subcompact car that is really pulling away from the competition. These interior features appeal to a wider audience of drivers looking for value in the ride.

The unique one-touch power sunroof in the new Fiat 500 actually works two different ways. if you want to only get a little air inside, you can tilt the roof to the side. If you want to experience a full opening, press the button and the glass will recess all the way back.

Another feature inside the new Fiat 500 is the automatic temperature…
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One of the Best Safety Features -- An Auto-Dimming Mirror


An auto-dimming rear view mirror may be one of the best safety features in a car. We here at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel want you to be an informed vehicle owner, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror has a unique mechanism to help prevent accidents at night.

When you're driving at night, the bright lights of the vehicle behind you reflect in your rearview mirror. Both the lights themselves and for several seconds after they leave can create a blind spot in your vision, which can delay a driver's reaction time up to 1.4 seconds.

 

 

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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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