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Pros and Cons of Full-Size and Compact Temporary Spare Tires

When you're looking for ways to know that you'll be prepared in the event of a minor emergency on the road, you should make sure that you have a spare tire in the trunk. But you also need to know which kind you have. There are several kinds available, but at FIAT of Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, we're just going to start with two of the most popular types of spare tires.

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Easily Understand Motor Oil Ratings

We understand motor oil viscosity ratings at FIAT of Vancouver in Vancouver, BC, and we're happy to share this knowledge with you today.

First, we should clarify viscosity's meaning. Viscosity simply places a value on a liquid's resistance to flow. 

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The Time to Replace Your Tires is Here

Don’t make the mistake of driving on tires that are in poor condition. Any tires suffering from wear or performance issues compromise safety. Considerate it wise to be on the lookout for signs that the tires are best replaced. This way, you don’t find yourself experiencing a flat or blowout.

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Removing Debris from Headlights

After driving your vehicle for some time, you might notice that the headlights aren't as bright as they once were. This could happen for a variety of reasons. One is that a bulb is loose. There could also be an electrical issue that keeps the lights from shining as they should.

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Keep Your Car Protected From Salt in the Winter

The winter months can bring some hazardous road conditions. Salt is used to keep the roadways safe, and it has proven to be highly effective at doing so. At the same time, FIAT of Vancouver wants to remind you that salt can be highly corrosive to your vehicle unless you take certain precautions.

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What are the Different Types of Winter Tires?

Here at FIAT of Vancouver, one of our goals is to help drivers stay safe when they're on the road. If you're looking for your next set of winter tires, you have several options to choose, but which one is right for you? Let's find out.

Studdable winter tires have optional metal studs enhance traction. You can use these tires without the studs, and they can be a very good option for getting around in the deep snow. If you add the studs, it's probably going to cause noise, and because these tires can damage to…

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Changing a Tire the Safe Way

Flat tires are a likely inconvenience for most vehicle owners. On the good side, replacing a flat tire is a simple task if safety procedures are followed. Here are some tips to keep you protected.

Find a hard and flat surface to change the tire. If on the road, move as far off the shoulder as possible and place reflective markers on the shoulder. Find two rocks to “chock” the wheels. The rocks are placed to keep the vehicle from rolling when it is raised. Read the instructions for the car jack in the owner manual before beginning making note…

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