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Household Items Used for DIY Headlight Restoration

DIY headlight restoration tips provided by Lithia Fiat of Concord can be achieved using simple household items to get impressive results.

Toothpaste has been effective at restoring foggy headlamps quickly and easily. Simply place a small amount of the toothpaste on the headlight lens, then use a damp cloth to rub the toothpaste in circular motions. Once the desired results are achieved, use a clean cloth to remove the toothpaste.

Bug spray can also be used to help clear the headlight lens, but it has to be the repellent that contains DEET. To avoid over-spray, place the bug spray on…

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Fiat 500X Interior

The new 2017 Fiat 500X is a vehicle that stands out from its competitors when it comes to not only the exterior of the vehicle but the inside as well. This is an interior that is more modern and sleek than anything you will find on our lot. Let's take a look at some of the interior features:

A dual pane, power sunroof provides a great view of the sun and the moon when you are on the road. Couple this with heated seats and a heated steering wheel and you are driving a true vehicle of luxury.

The…

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Learn What Gaskets Do And What Are Signs Of Gasket Wear

Gaskets are devices that are put over pipes and tubes that carry oil and chemicals in your vehicle. They form a barrier to prevent these fluids from leaking out or mixing with other liquids. Gaskets are usually made out of steel, rubber or copper. They are designed to be an exact fit over the pipes or tubes they cover, to ensure an impenetrable seal is placed over them.

Gaskets can get damaged or worn over time. Things such as the engine overheating, and not replacing oil and fluids at regular intervals can lead to gasket damage. They may also need…

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Reasons Your Engine May be Overheating

If you are driving around town and your car starts to have problems like it's overheating, you are going to want to make sure that things get sorted out quickly. If you find yourself in the middle of Concord, CA with a car that is overheating, you need to immediately stop and get some coolant in the engine to drive the temperature down.

If your engine continues to have problems with overheating, you are going to have real problems with your engine. If that overheating persists, you are also going to eventually have something other than new coolant added…

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Why do you need fuel filters?

 

Fuel is pristine when it comes out of the refinement process. After refining, the fuel is pumped into a truck that takes the fuel to a filling station. The truck pumps the fuel into the station’s fuel storage tanks. You fill up your vehicle from the storage tanks at the filling station. Contamination will inevitably get into the fuel somewhere along this delivery process.

The nature of your fuel breaks contaminants down to the tiniest bits. These bits are suspended in the fuel and travel with it. Fuel filters catch the debris down to the finest size, but some…

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Soft or Spongy Brakes? It's Time for Service

Your brakes are one of the most important safety features in your car so it's important to have any changes checked out right away. If you notice your brakes are soft or spongey instead of feeling firm when you apply them it's time to have an expert auto technician diagnose and repair the problem before it becomes a safety hazard.

Air in the brake lines is a common culprit with soft brakes. This can be addressed by bleeding the lines and ensuring that only brake fluid is flowing through the lines. Or you may have a leak in…

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Car Battery Jumping Strategies

When a car battery is totally drained, there are easy ways to charge the weak cells. However, if you want to avoid buying expensive charging equipment, your options will be limited. This is why most drivers invest in jumper cables. In order to use jumper cables properly, you'll need to follow a few easy steps.

Begin the process by aligning both cars so that they're about 18 inches apart. Before clamping the cables on the batteries, ensure that the engines aren't running. If one of the automobiles has an automatic transmission, put the shifting...

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Tire Pressure Sensor

In the majority of new vehicles that are being manufactured to date, tire pressure sensors are being included on each vehicle. These sensors are designed to alert you on your dashboard if the pressure inside of your tire falls below twenty-five percent of the recommended level.

A lot of people choose to ignore a tire pressure warning, but if your tire has fallen below twenty-five percent below its recommended limit, this can be a hazard. Without having enough air in your tires your vehicle just simply won't be able to handle the road as well regardless of the weather…

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Keep Your Family Safer On Properly Inflated Tires


We all want to be as safe as possible when traveling in our vehicles. One of the things that is sometimes forgotten is the important role proper tire inflation plays in that.

At Lithia Fiat of Concord, we try to make sure that all our customers understand that ensuring their tires have the right amount of air pressure is one of the easiest things they can to keep their family safe. We want to see them back here at our service center in Concord every chance we get.

To help in this quest, here are some facts about tire pressure…
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Windshield Wipers


When you are driving down the road in harsh weather conditions, your windshield wipers will be a big help to remove slush, icy, rain and snow from your field of view. If your wipers are cheap or damaged, you likely won't be able to do a good job of clearing your windshield so it might be a wise decision to stop down here to Lithia Fiat of Concord so we can upgrade your windshield wipers to something that is more beneficial.

It is normal that your windshield wipers will need to be replaced so don't worry if this…

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