Tread and Pressure Concerns for Tires

Checking tire pressure when filling up a car's gas tank might be a good plan. Air escapes tires gradually, and an unexpected puncture would empty air out far quicker. Besides reducing fuel economy, an underinflated tire could harm the treads. On a side note, underinflation isn't the only possible air pressure-related problem. Over-inflation creates issues, including a blowout risk.

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What to Know About Your Vehicle's Alternator

The alternator is a component within the engine that makes sure that the headlights, radio, and other accessories work properly. In addition to providing power to various features within the car, it is also responsible for recharging the battery while the car is in motion.

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Never Forget These Steps When Charging a Car Battery

At FIAT of Burlingame we know that charging a car battery seems like a simple procedure. We want drivers in Burlingame to know that there are important steps that should always be followed when charging a battery. Here's a quick reminder.

The first thing you should do is make sure you have a proper battery charger. You should invest in a good trickle charger that runs on electricity. You simply plug it in, attach it, and let the battery slowly charge over a few hours. When a battery is fully dead it is unlikely that a boost with jumper…

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Making a Winter Survival Kit

While your idea of winter survival might entail a cozy fire and a cup of hot chocolate, there are a few things you can keep in your vehicle that will help in the event of an emergency. Add a winter survival kit as part of your seasonal vehicle maintenance preparations so you have every eventuality covered for winter driving.

It’s important to stay warm as help arrives, so include a thick blanket, spare gloves and a knit hat. Energy bars and bottled water can stave off hunger, while a book or cards can keep boredom at bay.

 

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Signs to look out for with your belts and hoses

Almost every vehicle on the market has belts and hoses that help keep them going. Regularly checking these components can help you save on costly repairs if you catch them before they become a problem. When you need to get your belts and hoses checked out or replaced, our team here at FIAT of Burlingame is here to help.

The main use of hoses is in your engines cooling system. Hoses are used to connect the radiator to the engine and are exposed to high temperatures and pressure. This can cause cracks to form over time and eventually they will…

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How to Tell When You Need New Brakes

The brakes are no doubt one of the most important components of your vehicle, so it's critical to make sure that they are working like they should and that they receive proper maintenance.

How to Tell if Your Brakes Need Repairing or Replacing

There are eight tell-tale signs that your brakes need immediate attention, so if you experience any of these, don't hesitate and make an appointment with our service center immediately:

  • Brake light is on
  • You hear squeaking, squealing, or grinding when you brake
  • If the vehicle vibrates, scrapes, or wobbles when you brake
  • The pedal is…
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Fiat 500e Exterior Features

The new Fiat 500e is leading the pack when it comes to 100 percent electric cars. In addition to being highly environmentally friendly, the Fiat 500e is catching attention for several other reasons. These include the exterior features of the Fiat 500e.

 

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The Fiat 124 Spider Roadster Is Built To Perform

Here at FIAT of Burlingame, we know that performance ability is an important feature when shopping for a sports car. The Fiat 124 Spider Roadster is a popular convertible sports car that's simply loaded with desirable performance features. Many shoppers in Burlingame have already taken one for a test drive. Stop by to take one out for a spin.

 

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