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The FIAT 500X is a Great Small SUV

Finding an SUV that suits you well can be difficult, but the FIAT 500X is a popular subcompact SUV with much to offer. This vehicle has an interior that you will love, and it offers you the performance features that you are seeking as you drive about town.

The 2018 FIAT 500X gives you the option to get set up with a power sunroof. This allows you to not only let natural light into your vehicle, but also feel closer to nature as you drive about. The FIAT 500X allows you to pick the fabric that you like best for…

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Tips on Brake Service & Repair

Your vehicle’s brakes have a very important job to do, and that job is to stop the car when you touch the brake pedal. The best way you can ensure they will always do their job is to have them serviced regularly. Our certified technicians at Savannah Fiat can inspect your vehicle and advise you accordingly. We also offer brake service and repair.

In order for your brakes to be working as efficiently as possible, all parts must be in good condition. Don’t wait until there is a noticeable difference to have your brake system inspected. 

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Are Your Windshield Wipers Trying To Tell You Something?

Most of us have had the experience of being out driving when rain hits. All you do is turn on your windshield wipers and, whoosh, the water is swept away with barely a sound. However, what if instead of a quiet sweep of the blade you are greeted with a loud and piercing squeal? That could be a sign that your wiper blades need to be replaced.

Because of their relatively soft rubber construction, wiper blades get worn down over time, and become brittle and cracked with UV exposure from the sun. When this happens the metal of the wiper…

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The Maintenance of Your Fuel System is Important

Checking the fuel system in your vehicle during scheduled maintenance is the first step to preventing fuel system failure at the worst possible time. Taking quick action to have your fuel system serviced will avoid being stranded on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. Take your vehicle to a service center if you notice any of the following signs of a failing fuel system.

  • The vehicle is losing power when put under stressful situations such as climbing a hill.
  • Sudden surging of the vehicle when driving at a consistent speed. 
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Consider the Differences Between Compact vs Full-Size Spare Tires

A tire blowout can put a halt to your drive. If you keep a spare tire in your car, you can get back on the road and to your destination. When choosing between a full-size and a compact temporary - or donut tire - you should know the pros and cons.

A full-size tire is the same size as your other tires. Therefore, it should not interfere with your ABS or traction control. 

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How to Jump Start Another Car Quickly

The only things you'll need other than jumper cables to safely start another car is safety glasses and gloves. Bring the running car to the nose of the car with a dead battery, then turn off the engine. Make sure the car lights are off as well. Open both hoods, and begin to attach the jumper cables.

The red cable ends go to positive terminals, but you have to make sure you attach to the good battery first. With the black cables, one to the negative side of the good running battery, then you can attach the last clamp…

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Why is Your Tire Pressure Light On? Here's What You Need to Know

As a car owner, you have a lot to worry about. You have to take your car in for regular maintenance checks, oil changes, and tire rotations at a trusted auto service shop. There's more to owning a car than all of that, though. What about tire pressure?

If you've been driving and you notice your tire pressure light is on, you don't need to panic. There are several factors that come into play when it comes to your tire pressure light. In most tires, there is a sensor that is linked to your car's computer…

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When to Retire the Tire

Many drivers use the warranty mileage as a determining factor for when to change out their tires. The mileage warranty is a manufacturer’s assurance of the distance of how far a tire should be usable. To use that recommendation without regard to where you are driving is to ignore your tire wear.

You should check your tires once every month to determine tire wear. A simple way to test the lifetime remaining in the tire is the penny test. 

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How Does the Outside Temperature Affect Your Car's Battery?

Cold temperatures can put an end to car batteries of all types. Vehicle batteries that are too cold can be unfortunate for a couple reasons. They generally cannot produce adequate amounts of current. Because of that, they often cannot start vehicles at all. If your battery is cold, your car may make a feeble attempt to start. It may produce dull sounds during the process.

Batteries that are warm are equipped with the current levels that give them the power to start vehicles. 

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Discover How Your Alternator Works

Most of the equipment in new cars runs off electricity. This places a lot of pressure on the alternator. Where belts used to run an engine's crankshaft, newer cars are being built with larger battery packs that depend on the strength of the alternator. The alternator works to charge the battery, making sure that it maintains the power supply to keep your car engine running.

Alternators basically take the energy from rotating the engine and convert that into an electrical automotive force. This provides an electrical supply to the battery to keep it charged even while under load. 

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