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Techniques for Removing Pet Hair from Upholstery

There are a lot of things that you probably love about your pet. They greet you when you come home from work, and they snuggle with you on chilly evenings. You probably don't like when they leave a lot of fur behind on your car's upholstery. We want you to be updated on some of the best techniques to keep your car in tip-top shape, so we're going to give you a few great tips.

To remove pet hair from upholstery, you can roll a piece of duct tape or packaging tape in a ball with the…

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LATCH for Child Safety

We value your family's safety at Mossy FIAT, so we want to share some important child-seat related information today. Modern automobiles feature hardware that lets you install your kids' seats more easily.

The federally mandated Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children system was developed to reduce car-seat installation mistakes and improve children's car safety. Automakers must include at least two sets of LATCH hardware in any new vehicle with more than two seats.  

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Repair Chipped Windshields Before You Have to Replace Them

There are some things in life that you can't do much about. For instance, if you're driving down the road, you might not anticipate the rock that flies up from the back wheel of the car in front of you and hits your windshield. You might be frustrated with yourself for failing to give more distance between you and the vehicle in front of you, but the damage is done. sometimes you can do something to repair the new chip in your windshield.

If the chip is small, you can have someone repair it by putting resin in…

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FIAT 500X Exterior Features

Italy meets crossover in the FIAT 500X. This car is the ultimate when it comes to style and variety.

You get incredible space with the FIAT 500X. There is enough cargo room so that all of your essentials can go on the trip. Of course, there is enough leg space to fit up to five adults. Suddenly, taking a road trip with this car does not seem so bad.

The 2018 FIAT 500X has a ruggedness to it that you may not expect from a crossover in its class. This car can take on the stormy weather all while providing…

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The FIAT 500L: A Crossover That Meets Your Cargo Needs

In the FIAT 500L, you have plenty of space to stash groceries, luggage, and large items. The sought-after crossover has versatile seating that can be modified to fit your changing cargo needs.

The second row of seats is capable of folding down. They have a split design so that you can create a configuration that works for the particular cargo you're carrying. In total, there are over 50 seating and cargo setups. With the seats up, you have 22.4 cubic feet or storage room. When they're down, that space bumps up to 69 cubic feet. You also…

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How to Determine Credentials for Finding a Good Mechanic

Often times, you're at the mercy of a mechanics' training and experience, unless you have mechanical knowledge. However, you can empower yourself to make the right choice by making sure the mechanic you choose has the right credentials. For instance, if you're having brake service, does your mechanic have a certification for the brake system? Most mechanics are ASE certified. ASE stands for Automotive Service Excellence.

Look for the specific certification around their workstation or look for their ASE patch, which is generally worn on the arm of their uniform. 

 

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See yourself behind the wheel of the Fiat 500

What do you look for when selecting a new car? Do you focus on the design? What about the features? Does price play a factor? Our team here at Mossy Fiat understands the importance of finding the right combination and is excited to show you this popular subcompact car.

The Fiat 500 comes with an advanced lighting system to help light up the road in a variety of road conditions. The halogen lights work as both headlamps and running lamps and are designed to light up the road.

When the fog rolls in, you can activate the fog lamps to…

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Three Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

The tires on your vehicle are going to help keep you and other motorists safe on the road. Keep a close eye for any of these warning signs of potential tire trouble.
  1. If you see low tire tread on one or all of the tires, today is the day you need to address the issue. Low tire tread reduces the ability of the tire to grip the road, especially in inclement weather conditions.
  2. When you can spot cracked tires, it might be an indication the tire is failing because it is defective. Get to a service center as soon as…
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Testing Your Car's Battery

When was the last time you had your car's battery checked? If you can't remember, it's a good idea to test your battery and make sure everything's working properly, and it's easy to do yourself.

Before you test, your ignition and lights should be off, and you should be wearing gloves and goggles to prevent acid burns. Using a voltmeter, connect its red or positive lead to the battery's positive terminal and the black or negative lead to the negative terminal. If your voltmeter's reading is 12.3 or above, the battery's…

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The Importance of a Timing Belt

The timing belt in your vehicle has an important job. It makes sure that the camshaft and crankshaft are turning at the right rate, and this leads to the valves opening and closing properly. All of these movements are vital to keeping an engine working efficiently.

When your timing belt breaks, so can other parts of your engine, like your intake valve and your pistons. These can be quite expensive to fix, so this situation is definitely one that you want to avoid. To protect yourself and your vehicle, it's recommended that you change out your timing belt every…

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