Three Halloween Safety Driving Tips from FIAT of Winter Haven

As costumed kids take to the streets this year to trick-or-treat, motorists need to practice cautious driving even more than usual. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that traffic incidents are four times as likelier on All Hallows Eve than any other day of the year.

This Halloween, follow these three safety tips from FIAT of Winter Haven to keep yourself, and trick-or-treaters, safe and sound!

Slow Down

Slow your speed down, especially in residential neighborhoods, and be sure to fully obey all traffic signs and signals. Drive five mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself more reaction time in case kids dart out into the street.

Stay Out of the Dark

Make sure that your headlights, taillights, and turn signals all work. Not only will the light ward off scary ghosts and goblins, but it will also help you to see children better after the sun sets, and for them to notice you. If you need a new headlight, come into the FIAT of Winter Haven service and parts center today or call us to schedule an appointment.

Be on the Alert

Be on the watch for children crossing the street as they may not be paying attention to traffic.  Also, slow down at crosswalks and alleyways.

Having fun on Halloween can be a breeze. In case you are driving, adhere to these tips to make this spooky holiday fun and safe for everyone involved.


Three Car-Buying Myths, Debunked

The seasoned and highly trained staff here at FIAT of Winter Haven understands that purchasing a new or certified used vehicle can make anyone nervous. There are many car buying myths floating around out there that can easily mislead the savviest consumer. As your trusted FIAT dealership, we strive to help every new client in the Winter Haven, FL area by debunking some of these unhelpful myths.

Myth #1: Car Sales Reps are Untrustworthy

Pop culture portrays car sales people as folks who will say anything to push inventory out the door. While this is good for an easy laugh, it’s simply not true. FIAT of Winter Haven’s sales team has your best interest at heart, and will carefully go over each and every aspect of our new FIAT inventory, as well as financing options, to make the process as simple and enjoyable as possible.

Myth #2: Buy a Car that Day or Miss a Great Deal

Many dealerships offer great savings deals, including us. But never feel pressured to buy a vehicle on the day you look at it. FIAT of Winter Haven is constantly hosting great savings offers, and it takes some consideration to purchase the perfect car. Always weigh your options and never jump at the first irresistible offer sent your way.

Myth #3: Never Buy a Used Car

Tons of people are under the misconception that if they buy a used car, they’ll be inheriting someone else’s unwanted problems. This is simply not true. FIAT of Winter Haven has a vast inventory of certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone rigorous testing and compliance, guaranteeing you’ll be driving a perfectly great car off of our lot.

If you’re still not convinced about how enjoyable purchasing a car can be, stop by our FIAT dealership today. We are located at 190 Ave K SW and look forward to meeting you!