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How to Get The Powertrain or Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

After hearing about the powertrain or bumper-to-bumper warranty, you are probably wondering what you can do to get the warranty. Typically, the way you get one of the two warranties is by purchasing new or certified pre-owned vehicles. Even when looking at new vehicles, the type of warranty you are going to get depends on what is available for the vehicle.

The good thing about the powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties is that they are the most offered types of warranties when it comes to newer vehicles. There are other warranties that are offered depending on the vehicle, 

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Signs Your Starter May Be Failing

When you turn your key and the car doesn't start, your first inclination may be to blame the battery, but it's also possible that your starter is malfunctioning. Composed of moving parts, gears and systems like the solenoid, there are plenty of opportunities for it to fail.

You'll instantly know something is wrong if you hear an unusual grating noise when attempting to start your car. Any smoke rising from the area or a spinning noise that happens instead of the engine turning over are all indications you should have a mechanic look at your vehicle immediately…
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Safety Tips on How to Avoid Hydroplaning

The term hydroplaning means that your car tires are not able to push aside water fast enough, so the vehicle starts to leave the surface of the road. These safety tips will help you keep more tread on those wet roads.

Before even heading out on the road, take a look at the condition of the tire treads. If they are worn, have them replaced. Be sure you are having the tires rotated on a regular basis so that all four tires are wearing evenly too.

Once on the road, be sure you travel in the tire tracks left from…
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These Items Can Help in an Emergency Situation

Modern vehicles tend to be more reliable than those made in previous years and decades. However, they can still be vulnerable to breaking down when you least expect it. Therefore, be sure to have an emergency kit that can help you fix a problem or survive until assistance arrives.

Your emergency kit should consist of food, water and items that can keep you warm. A radio, flashlight and batteries to power those items can also be handy when you are stranded in Vancouver. A cellphone can be used to call for help while jumper cables may make it possible to…

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The Dangers of Driving on Winter Tires All Year

New tires for your vehicle can be a big investment. If you've recently invested in winter tires to keep you safe when the snow flies, you may be contemplating driving them year-round. While this is an economically smart concept, there are some downfalls to driving winter tires all the time.

Winter tires are designed to function optimally in colder temperatures. All season tires are designed with a variety of temperatures in mind. If you want a good grip on the road, winter tires aren't going to cut it in the summer months.

 

 

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A Quick Guide: Refinancing VS Trading in Your Car

FIAT of Vancouver is here to help you make wise decisions. Part of what you need to do that is knowledge, such as information about refinancing your vehicle or trading it in.

Refinancing vs Trading in the Car

We do not want the people of Vancouver to make decisions like these without understanding what they are getting into, so keep the following in mind:

Refinancing Pros
  • Interest rate could be lower
  • Paying less could increase cash flow
  • You can change the lender if you do not like the current one
Refinancing Cons
  • You may switch to a bad lender
  • Extending…
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Car Wax as a Sealant

One of the best ways to keep your car protected from the harsh outdoor elements is to apply a generous amount of car wax after washing your car. There are plenty of brands you can try out, and they all have different instructions on how to apply and buff the car wax.

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What’s an Infotainment Center?

While everyone should understand the technology in their car, many consumers balk at today's options, overwhelmed by the variety. A number of trends work quietly to transform our driving experience. The information revolution, the desire for safer vehicles and the evolution toward autonomous cars pushes much of the change.

Today’s infotainment systems play a part. The touchscreen looks like a small tablet or smartphone. Indeed, you can do phone conversations, read texts or navigate into a parking spot in reverse with a rear camera. 

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How the Tire Pressure Light Alert Helps


Your vehicle has a broad variety of different alerts and alarm systems to make sure that you stay on top of its health. One of the most important functions that it has readily available is the tire pressure light, and this light may go off for any number of reasons related to your tire pressure.

To begin, it can be easy for your tire pressure to start to fluctuate with seasonal changes. Extreme temperature changes can result in air pressure being lost within the tires. Sometimes a puncture or small abrasion may also be the culprit of lost tire pressure…
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Why You Should Consider a Dash Cam


Here at FIAT of Vancouver, we have a goal to help our consumers get the most out of their vehicle accessories. Many drivers are choosing to use dash cams for a number of reasons. Using a dash cam provides drivers with many benefits. Let's check out a few benefits of a dash cam.

With a dash cam, you have a visual recording that can be useful if you are involved in a driving or parking accident. Dash cams typically run on battery power, so they can be left on when your vehicle in in a parking garage. With a…
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