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How to Test Your Car's Battery

Without a battery, your car will never have enough juice to create the spark which fires your engine to life. Batteries typically last for a few years but do need to be replaced once they get to the end of their usable life. That is why our team here at Lithia Fiat of Concord wants to be sure you know all of the basic steps to testing your battery.

First, make sure every light is out in the car and the keys aren't in the ignition. Then, hook up a voltmeter to the battery insuring that red goes to…
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How to Replace a Flat Tire

There's nothing more inconvenient than being stuck with a flat tire. While most people in Concord prefer to leave the job to the professionals, there may be times when you have to go the DIY route. Below are a few tips and tricks to make it easier to change a flat tire.

  • Find a safe place to park: Don't park on the grass or dirt, as the jack may sink into the soil. Avoid hills if possible.
  • Secure the vehicle: Turn off the engine and set the parking brake. Use a heavy rock or wheel chocks to keep…
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Timing Belt Basics

Most vehicles these days utilize a timing belt. It's an integral part of the engine that keeps the camshaft and crankshaft in sync. Without it, your engine won't be able to operate. Even worse, you may experience significant engine damage that can cost thousands of dollars to fix. Needless to say, making sure that this belt is in good working condition is essential.

The belt is characterized by its notched design. These notches turn the gears of the camshaft and crankshaft. The crankshaft controls the pistons of the engines while the camshaft operates the valves....

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Avoiding Hydroplaning

If you have the ability to avoid a hydroplaning situation, then you should do so. We here at Lithia Fiat of Concord understand that there will be times that you will hydroplane in your vehicle no matter what you do to avoid the situation. We have some simple tips that will help you stay safe even in the most wet conditions.

If you hit an area of water and feel your vehicle hydroplaning, you should let go of the accelerator. Trying to power through the area will only make the situation worse and cause you to lose control of your…
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Exterior Features of the Fiat 500X

With all the sporty features of an SUV packed into its subcompact frame, the popular Fiat 500X is a great option for drivers who want the utility of an SUV without the larger profile.

Rounded body sculpting gives the 500X's exterior an aerodynamic and stylish profile. Halogen headlamps encased in chrome fittings provide plenty of illumination, and the side mirrors are heated to assist in de-icing on cold mornings. The front and rear bumpers have rugged features that resist dings and scratches. The rear of the car features brake lights encased in chrome bezels for a stunning rear profile…

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Explore the Fiat 500 at Lithia Fiat of Concord

A subcompact car doesn’t have to mean skipping out on features or design. Our team is excited to introduce this popular subcompact car: the Fiat 500.

When you look at the Fiat you’ll find that you have a lot of choices available. With over 15 colors to choose from, you can make the car match your unique style.

For times where you want to enjoy the open air, the retractable soft top can be placed in four different positions to control the airflow. When fully closed, the dual-layer design keeps the interior dry.

Which Fiat 500 will you…

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The High-Tech Interior of the Fiat 500L

Add some Italian distinction to your drive with the Fiat 500L. Within its stylish body beats a 1.4L MutliAir® Turbo heart that gives you up to 30 highway MPG, which equals a range of up to 396 miles. To keep every ride controlled and gripping the road, Electronic Stability Control can brake individual wheel or adjust the throttle to compensate for inclement weather or demanding roads.

Keep in touch with your contacts using the Uconnect® touchscreen by wirelessly integrating your compatible smartphone using support for Android Audto™ and Apple CarPlay®. You’ll then be able to make...

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Tips for Creating a School Carpool

It's that time again when schedules change with the beginning of the new school year. With the new routine may come a new carpool ground to get your children to school on time. Here are some tips to consider.

Get together with your fellow carpooling parents to develop rules and timelines that everyone needs to follow. Create a group text message for emergencies and last-minute changes. Make sure that all children under 4-feet 9-inches are sitting in child safety seats. Other children must wear seatbelts and shoulder straps. Ensure that all carpoolers exit curbside for safety. 

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Small but Mighty is the 2018 Fiat 500

Fiat is out to prove that good things do indeed come in small packages as it rolls out the distinctive 2018 Fiat 500. This popular subcompact car offers some of the most innovative capability and performance features in its class. The patented 7-inch customizable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display delivers a bevy of pertinent real-time data including engine performance stats, navigation services, audio information, and more. The premium leather-wrapped steering wheel comes complete with conveniently-located audio controls all designed to make driving both comfortable
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Fiat 124 Spider Red Top Edition

Looking to purchase a new convertible sports car and want it to stand out among all the other convertibles, then the Fiat 124 Spider Red Top Edition is the car you have been looking for. The Fiat 124 Spider Red Top Edition is one of the most popular in its class and below are two reasons why:
  • Sophisticated Exterior- the Fiat 124 Spider Red Top Edition sets itself apart from other convertibles with its sophisticated Bordeaux colored convertible soft top that is sure to have people looking your way as you pass by. Also included are 17-inch silver alloy wheels…
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