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Seasonal Maintenance in Winter Haven, FL

At Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven, we provide a wide selection of new exotic autos, as well as extensive automotive knowledge. With the seasonal changes, our sales team thought it’d be helpful to keep you fully informed with seasonal maintenance tips.

Winter in Florida is nothing compared to winter in the Midwest. However, now is a great time to get your vehicle serviced prior to any holiday travel. If you expect to be tackling any snow, rain, or ice while visiting family this holiday season, it is wise to be cautious about your speed. Driving too fast can cause your tires to lose traction, and result in a disastrous spin-out. It also helps if you avoided braking too suddenly, as the same outcome can occur.

Your tires should also be evaluated as part of seasonal maintenance, as poor tread depth and low air pressure can increase your chances of losing traction while out on the road. Additional services include oil changes, tire rotations, fluid top-offs, and more.

Our team recommends that you visit our skilled Alfa Romeo service center to have your vehicle thoroughly inspected from trunk to hood. With their help, you can ensure your car is ready for all holiday travels.

We are your trusted Alfa Romeo dealership that is dedicated to both our customer’s satisfaction and their safety on the road this winter. While the winters in Florida can be pretty tame, the winter season in the rest of the country can be somewhat unpredictable. By preparing ahead of time, you can stay safe on the road and enjoy every moment of your holiday.

Spreading Joy Now and Through the Year

From ‘Pinking Rides’ in the name of a cure for Breast Cancer to Presiding as Grand Marshal of the ‘Christmas Magic in Monroe’ parade, our team loves to spread joy and give back.

Anyone who has had breast cancer treatment or known a loved one who has had to undergo it knows what kind of a great health challenge it is.  Breast cancer is a disease that affects not just the patient, but also the family and all loved ones.  Here at our FIAT of Winter Haven dealership, we make it our business to give back to charities and community organizations that are devoted to a cure for this and other diseases.  Besides providing great customer service and Low Payment King pricing, it’s just one of the many ways we like to take care of our clients, neighbors, and friends.

Perhaps we feel this way because we are a family-owned and operated business that’s been helping customers since 1966.  Our dealership locations are found in Central Florida, Shelby, Ohio, and Monroe, Michigan.

To share some good community news, our very own Low Payment King Ralph Mahalak, Jr. has had the honor of being asked to preside as the Grand Marshal in the upcoming Christmas parade in downtown Monroe, Michigan, near our sister car dealership in Monroe.  This event, which is called the “Christmas Magic in Monroe” parade, is a longstanding tradition in the community.  To find out more about this holiday event in Monroe, click here.  This is just one way we are pleased to help spread Christmas cheer for our customers, neighbors, and friends.

 

Other Ways We Like to Spread Joy Throughout the Year

This time of year is a season when many people think about ways to give back to their communities.  Here at our FIAT car dealership, we have several events and campaigns throughout the year where we aim to support our neighbors and friends by giving back and fundraising.  Here’s a few ways we give back:

  • Pink My Ride in October: this campaign has been hosted annually by our family of dealerships in the past and is back by popular demand! In October, any customer who elects to purchase a “Pink My Ride” package will be supporting cancer research!  A portion of the proceeds from all package sales in Florida and Michigan go to local charities devoted to a cure for cancer.
  • Other events and fundraisers we help support throughout the year include 18 Aces to Conquer Cancer, St. Jude Radiothon, the FiART Festival, and more.

 

If you have participated, attended, or supported this or any other charitable event we sponsor in any way, we thank you! It is people like you that help make a difference, and we will continue to do our part.  If you need any service to your vehicle or help with your car purchase, come down to the best Fiat dealership in Central Florida, where our Five-Star team will be happy to help.  You can call us at 888-585-3171 or stop by our Fiat showroom in Winter Haven.

What Are the Different Engine Types?

At Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven, we provide our customers with a wide selection of luxury Alfa Romeo models and a quality of service that is second to none. One of the many inquiries we receive from our customers circles on engine types. While there is a variety of powertrain choices out there, do you know what sets them apart?

When you buy a new car, you are often given the choice of a four-cylinder, V6, or V8 engine. These powertrain choices translate to the number of cylinders that powers the engine. The more cylinders you have, the more power behind the engine. V6 and V8 engines may not be as fuel conscious as a four-cylinder. However, they pack quite the punch when it comes to horsepower and torque.

At the same time, the style and design of the vehicle play a pretty significant role. For instance, the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider houses a 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine, but thanks to clever design, this luxury car pumps out an impressive 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It also earns 24 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio boasts a four-cylinder configuration as well, which achieves 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque.

When it comes to top-of-line performance, one of the Quadrifoglio trims is sure to exceed your expectations. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, for example, features a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that pumps out a tantalizing 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.

Regardless of what kind of engine you opt for, chances are there is an engine design out there that fulfills your automotive needs. The sales team at our Alfa Romeo dealership serving Auburndale, FL will go above and beyond to ensure that you get behind the wheel of a luxury vehicle that you love. Our bottom line is customer satisfaction, and whether you’re looking for a powerful V6 engine or a sleek four-cylinder, we’ll find the vehicle that works for you.

FIAT 500X for Sale at FIAT of Winter Haven

The FIAT 500X is a sophisticated crossover that takes you from Point A to Point B in an efficient, stylish manner. Small yet mighty, this vehicle is ready for any adventure. Enjoy the luxury of this midsize vehicle as soon as today here at FIAT of Winter Haven.

The FIAT 500X brings stunning Italian design to the crossover segment, with generous space and rugged capability to boot. Autotrader calls this first-ever FIAT crossover full of “style and character.”

The FIAT 500X houses 1.4-liter MultiAir® turbo engine underneath the hood, which delivers 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It pairs to a six-speed manual transmission, and it truly excels by way of fuel efficiency. On the highway, you can expect to get a maximum 33 mpg.

The available AWD system makes this car ride like a dream. It engages automatically at any speed, simply based on the road conditions. This means you’ll have traction delivered when you need it most. The FIAT 500X near Auburndale, FL is responsive to the changing needs of drivers; when front-wheel drive performance is sufficient, the AWD system disengages.

Every trim of the FIAT 500X is equipped with a rear back-up camera, creating seamless reverse maneuvers every time you shift into gear. Additional technology includes the vibrant seven-inch touchscreen with Uconnect®, which features voice command and Bluetooth® streaming audio. It’s also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

No matter what your needs may be, they’re sure to be met in the new 500X. Head down to your nearby Lakeland, FL FIAT dealership today to test out the FIAT 500X for yourself. We hope to see you soon here at FIAT of Winter Haven!

What to Do When Your Car Lease Ends

Leasing is a popular alternative to purchasing; however, it’s much different than standard financing. Leasing means you essentially “rent” the car from the dealership. So, what do you do when your car lease is up? FIAT of Winter Haven is here to help.

90 Days Before the Lease Ends

Start your research about 90 days before your lease expires. You’ll want to understand the lease-end value, which is the amount you can pay at the end of the lease to purchase the vehicle. This number is non-negotiable. Regardless if you intend to purchase your car, you still need to know this number. The other number to know is how much equity you have in the car, which would be the difference between what you owe and the car’s value on the market. Not all leaseholders will have equity.

What Are Your Options?

You have three options at the end of your lease.

  1. Walk away from the lease
  2. Trade the vehicle in
  3. Purchase the vehicle

If you decide to go in a different direction, you are more than welcome to simply turn in your keys and walk away—that’s the beauty of leasing, there are no long-term commitments. You can also trade it in and lease a new FIAT car that may better meet your needs. If you purchase your leased car, there are no wear-and-tear or mileage fees applied.

Once you have determined the best route for you and your leased vehicle, schedule an appointment with our FIAT dealership serving Lakeland to get the process started. Contact our Auburndale, FL FIAT dealer to learn more about your options!

Retro FIAT 500 Styling Package Is a Real Stand Out

If you’re a fan of retro and FIAT vehicles, you’ll want to know all about the new retro styling package offered from FIAT. As your local Lakeland, FL FIAT dealership, FIAT of Winter Haven is excited to inform you of this new option.

The Retro Look

The FIAT 500 1957 Edition packages transforms the FIAT 500 Lounge into a breathtaking model that features the styling of the original 1957 Nuova Cinquecento model. With this offering, drives receive a fun, customized FIAT 500 that’s iconic and timeless.

This stylish package is available on cabrio and hatchback body styles. The features of the FIAT 500 1947 include a retro fascia with vintage FIAT badging accompanied by bright inserts and your choice of three 16-inch wheel options in either blue, green, or white.

The door trim planes are Retro Ivory, while the exterior mirrors are white—these little details add to the unique look of the vehicle. The cabrio model has a black top, and the hatchback model boasts two-tone paint with a white roof. You can select from retro light blue, white, or light green on the exterior.

In the cabin, you’ll find a leather-wrapped shift knob in brown along with a two-tone steering wheel in brown and ivory leather. Car and Driver describes the vehicle as having “retro charm” and notes its new, more powerful engine.

Packed With Power

This model comes standard with turbocharged power. The 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine delivers an astounding 135 horsepower, which is 34 more horsepower than its predecessor. It also offers 150 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual, but you can upgrade to a six-speed automatic.

Learn More about the Retro FIAT 500

Get in touch with FIAT of Winter Haven today to inquire about this new styling package so that you can create your very own throwback car.

Exceptional Auto Cash Allowance Programs for the College Grad and More

At Alfa Romeo Fiat of Winter Haven, we offer the best in cash allowance programs, pricing specials, and customer service to get you into the best vehicle at the best price.

For seniors graduating this December, it’s almost time to get out there and start earning a living. At Alfa Romeo FIAT of Winter Haven, we can help you get to and from work with ease and at the same time you’ll have something to get around town with (or out of town with) on the weekend.

Also at our convenient FIAT dealership in Winter Haven, you can save some money buying a car with our College Graduate Cash programs if you’ve graduated in the last two years or are about to graduate.

Take a look at what we have in stock and look at the preowned vehicle selections. We have a 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited Sedan for sale for $11,713. It has just more than 50,000 miles on it and the 2.4-Liter four-cylinder get 23 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway. And for those who can get the College Grad $500 Cash Allowance, you could be eligible for other special incentives. For people enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate program, you could be eligible for discounts as well.

 

OTHER PURCHASE SPECIALS FOR FIATS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA

And, we also have a bonus for those who have served in the Armed Forces and protected our country. The Military $500 Cash Allowance can be applied toward the retail purchase or lease of an eligible vehicle. This is also available to customers who have been honorably discharged as well.

If you’re in search of a new FIAT for sale in Central Florida, we have dozens of top-of-line models here, and you may be able to save money on them with the Automobility Cash Allowance program. This allows eligible physically challenged people a cash allowance on buying or leasing a car.

Last, but certainly not least, another offer we have is the $1,000 Consumer Bonus Cash Allowance. With this program we offer eligible equipment or product owners an allowance applied toward the retail purchase or lease of an eligible vehicle. All these offers are good through the end of 2018, but hurry!  With these programs combined with our Low Payment King specials and our Five Star service and sales team, we have the best car deals in Central Florida!

For more information or to test drive a FIAT near Orlando, come to our beautiful vehicle showroom in Winter Haven, located at 190 Avenue K SW. We can send you on your way in style and with some money in your pocket!

The Luxury of a Midsize Vehicle at the Price of a Compact Sedan

When looking for the best FIAT 500X deals in Central Florida, our Low Payment Kings Dealership can’t be beat!

Dynamic, fun, reliable, and luxurious.  There are many words car owners use to describe the love they have for their FIAT 500X, but to fully understand what these drivers already know, you have to come down to FIAT of Winter Haven and see the FIAT 500X cars we have in stock for yourself. Its average price compares to a compact sedan and delivers the luxury of a midsize vehicle, starting at an incredible low price of just under $20,000.

And, with the specials we have, we can help make sure you get the best car prices in Central Florida! We are— after all— part of the family of Low Payment King dealerships!

First thing you may want to do is go to FIAT’s build and price site and check out all the ways you can customize your 500X. There are six types of 500Xs to get your creative engines going.

The car comes with a 1.4-liter turbo engine and, with the six-speed manual transmission, it delivers 160 horsepower and can get up to 33 mph on the highway.

This year’s model features Bifunctional Halogen Projector Headlamps with the FIAT 500 logo in chrome. The body of the car is built with high-strength steel, which is designed to transfer energy from impacts. The Blind Spot Monitoring System uses sensors help you switch lanes, has eyes in your blind spot and features seven airbags in the front and back. The four-wheel drive system engages at any speed and is based on the road conditions and your driving style.

 

More than Just Great Deals, Our Five Star Team Also Has the Expertise You Need

After you take a look at our web site and see what specials we have, we encourage you to come to our dealership and meet our Five Star team at 190 Avenue K SW in Winter Haven.  Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you with buying a car and getting other discounts, which includes anything from accessory specials to body shop specials and vehicle incentives for buying or leasing a car.

Give us a call at 888-523-2228 for our current specials!