Category Archives: FIAT Dealer Tips

The Importance of Vehicle Fluids

Vehicle fluids help keep your FIAT 500 running correctly and efficiently, which is why it’s critical to keep an eye on a number of them, such as the oil and transmission. Come on down to our FIAT service center near Auburndale, FL to have our expert technicians take a look at the fluids in your car to ensure they’re all adequately filled.

Oil

Your engine depends on oil for a number of reasons. Not only does it keep the powertrain’s components properly lubricated, but it also keeps it free of harmful substances and cool to prevent overheating. An oil change is needed roughly every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, depending on your specific vehicle and driving habits.

Radiator Fluid

Radiator fluid, which is antifreeze coolant, ensures your engine doesn’t overheat. This fluid helps prevent rust and keeps dirt, sludge, and old antifreeze from inhibiting performance. It depletes over time, which can lead to leaks and component failures if left ignored.

Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid is the lubrication your transmission must have. It also protects metal surfaces from wear, enhances cooling function, and increases rotational speed. When it gets low, you’ll notice your FIAT 500L or FIAT 500X experience delays in shifting and gear slippage.

Our FIAT car technicians in Winter Haven, FL are more than happy to assist with any additional maintenance needs, such as a brake inspection or tune-up. You are able to schedule an appointment online, as well as browse current service and parts specials we have going.

If you have any concerns over your car’s fluids, make an appointment today at our car service center near Lakeland, FL. Call us today at (888) 342-1171. We look forward to helping you out here at FIAT of Winter Haven!

Don’t Get Duped by Car Buying Myths

At FIAT of Winter Haven, we want every car buying experience to be a good one. Unfortunately, there are lots of myths out there that aren’t even remotely true. We’re glad to serve Auburndale, FL drivers and want to be sure you make informed decisions when buying a new FIAT vehicle.

Myth #1: You Should Buy a Car at the End of the Month

The reality is that promotions run all the time, so just because the month is ending doesn’t mean that a perfect deal is waiting. Plus, it will only be a great deal if the FIAT car you want is in stock. Instead of rolling the dice at the end of the month, work with an experienced FIAT team to find the deal right for you.

Myth #2: Buying Used Saves Money

Buying a pre-owned FIAT vehicle will save you money upfront, as they cost less than new cars. However, if financing, there are more options for new vehicles. You may also face more repairs or replacement of parts without the protection of a warranty. It all depends on the condition of the car and its long-term viability. Be sure to follow critical used car buying guidelines for the best outcome.

Myth #3: Buying Online Offers the Best Deal

Researching online helps you determine the best FIAT model for your lifestyle. We offer our full FIAT new inventory online, but buying online isn’t always the best way. You may find some deals, but the model and its features may not be what you had in mind.

With FIAT of Winter Haven, there are no myths here. We’re your local Auburndale, FL FIAT dealership and want to help you buy your next car. Come visit us today to get a look at the new 2019 FIAT line-up.

Buying Your First Car? Start at FIAT of Winter Haven

It’s that time of year again… time for all of us at FIAT of Winter Haven to extend our congratulations to the Class of 2018. Whether you’re just getting out of high school and need a car for the commute to college, or graduating college and want to arrive at your next interview in style, we’d like to help you start your new car buying experience off right.  Read the rest of this entry >>