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Introducing the FIAT 500x Blue Sky Edition

You're searching for a subcompact SUV - but you don't want just any subcompact SUV. You want something distinctive and fun. You want something that while practical, doesn't immediately scream "boring". Rather, you want a vehicle that matches your dynamic and colorful personality. If this all rings true for you, then from all of us here at Mossy FIAT, we suggest taking a look at the new FIAT 500x Blue Sky Edition…

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FIAT 500 Abarth Receives One of 2018's "Fastest Cars for the Money" Awards

Style and Substance. The FIAT 500 Abarth offers them both. This sporty and stylish vehicle is the epitome of Italian design work and engineering. Not only is the FIAT 500 Abarth lithe and light on its four wheels, it's also considerably more zippy than other FIAT 500 models. So much so, in fact, that it's been named to U.S. News & World Report's "Fastest Cars for the Money" list for the 2018 model year.

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Replacing a Flat Tire

If you’re driving down the road in National City and you suddenly feel a tire go out, it’s important to know how to replace a flat tire. Most vehicles are equipped with a spare in the trunk or on the undercarriage.

Take out the spare, the jack, and the wrench. Locate the tire that needs to be replaced. Use the wrench to loosen the lug nuts partially. Then, slide the jack under the vehicle and raise it up. You can then remove the lug nuts. Slide the tire off carefully. Then, install the spare. Hand tightens the nuts…

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Testing Your Car Battery at Home

Do you think your battery might be going dead? If you notice that your lights are flickering when you turn on the car or if you notice your car is slow to start, then you may have a battery issue. It's important to test your battery so that you know if your vehicle's electrical system is working properly. If you check your battery every year, you'll be able to prevent issues such as your vehicle not starting.

You can use a multimeter to test your battery at home. These are affordable devices that will show the charge…

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Debunking Motor Oil Myths

One of the most important forms of vehicle maintenances is making sure the motor oil is changed regularly. But what is regularly mean? Stop at Mossy Fiat and let our service techs answer all your questions.

We often wonder how often the motor oil should be changed in our vehicles. This is mostly because of old wives tales we’ve heard for years. Here are a couple.

• The motor oil should be replaced every 3,000 years. This may have been true decades ago when there were only a few models around. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations
?• If you’re…

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Is Your Car's Ignition Malfunctioning?

The ignition initiates a sequence of events that start your car's engine. If you turn the key in the ignition and nothing happens, you might think that you've got a dead battery. If the lights and radio come on, it could be a solenoid problem instead of a battery issue.

If turning the key results in a grinding sound, this suggests that there is an issue either with the starter drive or with the flywheel. When these two parts of the starter do not engage, you may hear unusual grinding or whining sounds when you attempt to start…

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An Alignment Can Help You Get Ready for the Road

When your wheels are properly aligned, you can rest assured knowing that your vehicle will drive straight and true. Everything will stay in balance, and you'll be able to appreciate having better handling.

Bumping up against a curb, driving over a pothole, or even making your way over a rough road can disrupt your alignment. If you've noticed a change in how your vehicle drives, it might be an alignment issue. This is especially true if you notice your vehicle pulling to one side or giving you trouble with steering. Another sign that your alignment needs a servicing…

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What is Brake Fluid?

Hydraulic fluid, also called brake fluid, is pushed through the brake lines when you depress the brake pedal. It works as a way to keep the temperature steady during braking and as a lubricant for the brake system.

The fluid is pushed through the lines as you press on the brake pedal, and it heads to the brake cylinder. The cylinder compresses a piston that then forces the brake pad and disc to engage. It’s the friction of these two parts coming together that actually stops your vehicle. While braking, extremely high heat is produced, and the fluid is…

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Brake Fluid: Understanding a Vital Part of the Braking System

Every time you drive your car you step on the brake pedal but do you ever wonder what's causing your car to stop? Brake fluid is an important part of your car's braking system, and once you understand how it works, you'll realize how important it is to keep fresh fluid in your vehicle.

First, let's examine what brake fluid is. It's a non-compressible substance, which can handle high temperatures and pressure. Each tire on your car has a brake pad and a rotor. The rotor presses against the brake pad, and the pad presses…

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Try Synthetic Oil for You Next Oil Change

When it’s time for your vehicle's oil change, the type of oil you can put into its engine can depend on what it's manufacturer designed it to use. Older automotive engines were designed with conventional motor oil in mind, while many vehicles made in recent years require synthetic oil.

Regardless of what type of oil your vehicle's engine is designed for, synthetic oil is a good choice. Because synthetic oil lacks the natural components of conventional motor oil, it resists breaking down at the high temperatures found in your vehicle's engine. This means you'll…

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