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Learn the Difference in Vehicle Safety Ratings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are the two agencies that perform tests to ensure vehicle safety. Most consumers refer to their findings before making a purchase.

The IIHS categorizes their safety under Poor, Marginal, Acceptable and Good. 

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Time for a Back-to-School Tune-Up

Reading, writing and arithmetic. School is an important part of our children’s lives, and we want them to do their best. Before they embark on another school year, let’s make sure they have everything they need from check-ups to school supplies. As adults, we want to be sure we take care of things like lunches, schedule planning, and a back-to-school tune-up for our car.

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The FIAT 500 Looks Great Inside

The interior of a car can make a difference when it comes to how much you like or dislike that model, and the FIAT 500 has a great interior! This is a popular pick for people like you who are searching for a subcompact car and it is a vehicle that gives you the interior features that you are seeking.

If you like to have your seat warm you up when the air around you is cold, you will appreciate the option that you have to add heated seats to your FIAT 500. The rear seat of the FIAT 500…

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Leather Enhances the Interior of the FIAT 500L

Add some Italian style to your commute with the FIAT 500L. Its Trekking trim emphasizes sportiness through such appointments as the 17-inch five triple-spoke machined aluminum wheels while the Lounge trim gets more sophisticated with elegant accents and an eye-catching look.

Passengers get 121 cubic feet of interior volume, which also includes cargo room. Upholstery options include Warm Gray Premium Cloth and Carrera Gray Leather Trim. Enjoy the elegance of a leather-wrapped steering wheel that is polished off with stylish stitching. 

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The FIAT 500X is a Subcompact SUV You Will Love

You are searching for a vehicle that will not only help you feel proud as you drive about in Portland, but that will also keep you comfortable. The 2018 FIAT 500X is a popular subcompact SUV, and it has interior features to keep you comfortable and happy.

The FIAT 500X helps you stay warm with optional heated seats. You can warm up your body on a cold day by putting the seats to work. The FIAT 500X provides you with a special sound system that helps you to enjoy all of your favorite artists in a fresh way. 

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A Glance at the FIAT 124 Spider Exterior Features

Are you in search of a convertible sports car? The 2018 FIAT 124 Spider is among one of the top models in its class because it comes with superior features. Read further to learn about a few exterior features that are included with the new FIAT 124 Spider.

The standard trim offers 16-inch aluminum wheels that feature silver paint, and the Lusso trim comes with 17-inch aluminum wheels that are painted silver. In addition, the Red Top Edition and the Abarth trim also feature 17-inch wheels. 

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Find Out Why Your Engine is Overheating

If your engine is overheating, it’s critical to know the cause. Otherwise, you may be causing further damage if you continue to drive without addressing the problem. You may be surprised to learn that there are a number of parts that can cause your engine to overheat. There may be an issue with hoses, your radiator, the head gasket, or even the thermostat housing. Even a small leak can prevent the cooling system from working properly.

When you bring your vehicle to us at FIAT of Portland, one of our engine service technicians can diagnose the problem. 

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Reasons Why Your Tire Pressure Light is Illuminated

The tire pressure light in your vehicle will illuminate the second air pressure drops out of the recommended range. Here are some of the causes of that drop in air pressure.

There are many things on the road you may run over that get stuck in the car tires and are hard to see. You may run over a small nail and the end simply cuts off from driving on it for miles, so the piece in the tread is simply allowing air to escape. 

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What is the Difference Between Temporary and Full-Size Spare Tires?

With any car, you want to make sure that you are protected. Purchasing the right spare tires and roadside assistance is a great step to ensure that you are never stranded on the side of the road. Spare tires are not meant to go more than 50 miles. These temporary tires have low tread and can be purchased for a cheaper price than regular tires. Dealerships often include a temporary tire in the trunk of your new car.

However, a full-size tire is a better bet if you want to protect against a flat tire and have longer commutes. 

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The Basics of Tire Rotations

Tire rotations don't occur nearly as often as they should. That is why we here at FIAT of Portland want to teach you the basics of tire rotations. Depending on the type of drivetrain you have, your tires will wear at a different rate. For example, cars that have rear wheel drive will wear very differently than those that have front wheel drive. Because of this, you will need to switch tires in the front to the back and the tires in the back to the front.

It is recommended that this process be conducted every 5,000 to…

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