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Great Holiday Gift Ideas for FIAT® Owners

The holidays are fast approaching. And that means it’s time to think about finding the right present for all those on your holiday gift list. If someone on that list happens to own a FIAT, we’ve put together our own Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel Holiday Gift Guide to help make your holiday shopping a little easier. Here are just 10 terrific gift ideas we’re sure any Fiat owner (maybe yourself!) will love.

  1. Oh Baby! – These adorable infant short-sleeved “onesies” with the phrase “che cosa gardi? (what are you looking at?) will make sure that little bambino is dressed in true FIAT style.

FIAT onesie

  1. Kids FIAT T-Shirt – This quality 100% cotton t-shirt is stylish and fun to wear.

FIAT kids tee

  1. Ladies’ Retro FIAT Long-Sleeve T-Shirt – Featuring a cool image of a classic FIAT 500 on the front, this casual t-shirt is always in style.

FIAT long-sleeve tee

  1. FIAT Fleece Sweatshirt – This fashionable zippered sweatshirt gives any wardrobe an international flair and proudly proclaims your FIAT loyalty.

FIAT fleece sweatshirt

  1. ABARTH Men’s Long-Sleeve T-Shirt – Get in gear with this clever t-shirt featuring the ABARTH crest and shift pattern.

FIAT ABARTH long-sleeve tee

  1. ABARTH “Scorpion” Cap – Just like Charlie Sheen did in his breathtaking 2013 TV spot that boldly introduced the stunning FIAT 500 Abarth to America, this trendy cap makes an equally daring and dramatic fashion statement. It’s emblazoned with the ABARTH’s signature scorpion logo which proclaims that “not all bad boys are created equal.”


  1. FIAT Phone Skinz – Personalize your iPhone® or Android smartphone with these chic FIAT logo-inspired protective covers.

FIAT phone skinz

  1. All-Weather Floor Mats – Protect the interior of your FIAT 500 with this rugged set of ribbed floor mats featuring the 500 logo.

FIAT floor mats

  1. Fun “Luigi” Sunshade – A must for those hot Florida summers, this whimsical and eye-popping sunshade is inspired by the FIAT Cinquecento character of the same name from the hit Pixar movie: Cars.

FIAT sunshade

  1. 16-oz. Stainless Tumbler – Keep your favorite beverage cool and handy with this handsome tumbler proudly displaying the FIAT logo.

FIAT tumbler

For more great FIAT gift ideas this holiday season, be sure to visit our Parts Department here at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel, or check out more holiday savings on authentic Fiat accessories.

Our studio is conveniently located at 28647 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. For Sales, call 877-709-6997. For Parts, call 866-383-5561.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel!


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FIAT Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fiat Breast Cancer Awareness

According to American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman developing invasive breast cancer during her life time is about 1 in 8.

To help raise awareness of the importance of breast cancer screenings and to help fight to end this disease, Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel is sponsoring the local American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event – Making Strides of Pasco County.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship and shared determination to end breast cancer.

This year, Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel – located outside of the Tampa metro area – is sponsoring the local Making Strides event. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will kick-off at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 25 at The Shops at Wiregrass. Day-off events are as follows:

  • 7:30 a.m. – Survivor Breakfast at Cantina Laredo
  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration Opens
  • 9:00 a.m. – Walk Begins
  • 10:30 a.m. – Closing Ceremony

All local Wesley Chapel and Tampa, FL area residents are encouraged to attend and/or take part in this special event! Anyone in attendance can enter to win a free FIAT 500 for a weekend. Visit our FIAT dealership or call (813) 991-3428 for details.

For more information about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, visit Making Strides of Pasco County event page.

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The 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth

2015 FIAT Abarth

This year, FIAT is adding a new option to the Abarth, a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth will be the first FIAT vehicle to offer the automatic option.  

Along with the now-available automatic transmission, the 2015 500 Abarth boasts a 1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbo engine, along with twin intercoolers for more engine power. 


Available in four exterior colors – black, white, granite and red – the all-new Abarth comes with 16-inch hyperblack cast aluminum wheels or the available 17-inch forged aluminum wheels in black or white. 

Similar to the previous model, the 2015 Abarth features bifunctional halogen projector headlamps, fog lamps and a turbo boost gauge.


If you prefer to customize the new FIAT 500 Abarth, there are three seat trim options available – Nero Leather, Rosso Leather or Nero Cloth. All models include high-back performance bucket seats, with firm side bolsters for added support.

Other features include a leather trim steering wheel and aluminum pedal covers to accentuate the race-style design.


When it comes to technology, the 500 Abarth provides a high-definition music experience with BeatsAudio™, along with six premium speakers, subwoofer and an eight-channel 368-watt amplifier.

For easy navigation, the new Abarth features advanced navigation, with the available TomTom® Navigation System with Voice Comment to help keep you on the right track while on the go.

Another added feature includes the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center) which displays vehicle speed, rpm, fuel level, engine coolant temperature and more.


The 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth is all about security. With seven airbags surrounding the driver and passengers, along with a computer-designed steel cage encompassing the vehicle, energy from a crash is channeled away from occupants and instead absorbed by the front and rear zones.

To help make parking less stressful, the Abarth features the Park Assist System to alert drivers of any large or small objects behind them. Last, but not least, to help drivers maintain control, a three-mode Electronic Stability Control system is integrated into the 500 Abarth.

If you’re looking for a new FIAT, consider the all-new 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth – now available with manual and automatic transmission options.

The new 500 Abarth is now available, with a MSRP of $23,045.

Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel is your Tampa area-FIAT dealership. Located at 28647 State Road 54, stop by our dealership to test one of our new FIAT models or used cars for sale.


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10 Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Back to School

~ It’s a never ending battle of making your cars better and also trying to be better yourself.
Dale Earnhardt

Has your FIAT been to the car doctor lately? With back-to-school season just around the corner, now is the time to get car care out of the way. Whether you need a reliable car for carpooling the kiddos to school or for driving back to college, car care is essential. Why not take advantage of these last summer days to get your FIAT ready before the busy school seasons kicks in. Consider this car care check-list to make your car maintenance process quick and easy:

Car Ready Tips

  •  Battery – You might love the summer heat but that’s not the case for your car’s battery. High temperatures are brutal on car batteries and heighten evaporation of the battery fluid. Without proper care, this can shorten your battery’s life. To prevent this, get your battery cleaned and battery fluid levels inspected before hitting the road.
  • Emergency Kit – Safety comes first. Traveling with an emergency kit is always a plus. Whether you travel with toddlers or with teens, the kids are always up to no good in the back seat. Here’s a list of things to keep in your car in case of emergency.
  • Brakes – Having your breaks inspected can save money, and lives. Accidents happen; and with the busy school season ahead you can count on the roads being busy again. Having good brakes is your ticket to preventing collision.
  • Hoses – leaks and heightened evaporation due to wear and tear is the leading reason why car parts deteriorate. Be sure to check under the hood and get your hoses and belts inspected. A simple hose replacement can improve your cooling and heating system drastically.
  • Oil – Nowadays it’s getting harder and harder to pick the best engine oil for your car. The notion that thinner oil works better in cooler temperatures is true. However, we encourage using the manufacturer recommended oil.
  • Coolant – Having problems with your cooling system this summer, you can expect to experience the same problem with your heating. A worn out cooling system can cause corrosion, which can lead to a blockage in the cooling system. Be sure to get your cooling system’s hoses inspected for signs of wear and tear.
  • Tires – You have heard time and time again that having good tires can improve your gas mileage. Technically it is the air pressure that does all the work. This is why it is essential to have the recommended air pressure for your FIAT. Since changes in temperature affects air pressure, be sure to keep up with regularly check the air pressure.
  • Lights – Poor headlights and rear lights can easily lead to fatal situations. Negligence on the road can cost you your life. Be sure to get your FIAT lights inspected. Lucky for you, there’s no need to buy a new set of headlights. Simply detailing and cleaning the lights and brushing off debris will restore your lights illumination to its true glory.


The last thing any driver wants is a broken down car especially when running on a tight schedule. Following these simple tips will help you enjoy worry-free driving during the coming school season. So why not head on over to your local car doctor, Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel, to get your FIAT 500 the care it needs. Visit us at 28647 State Road 54 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 or call us at 888 713-8650 to schedule a service appointment.


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2014 FIAT 500 1957 Edition

FIAT is a leading car manufacturer when it comes to style. To celebrate the FIAT 500’s 57th anniversary, FIAT rebirthed the 1957 model into an all-new retro model. With similar design elements to its ancestor, the FIAT 500 model offers a fun, head-turning driving experience. The little Cinquecento coupe was a huge hit in 1957, and the same goes for this year’s 2014 model. This small compact car is chic and easy to maneuver but that’s not all there is to love. Here’s more on the 2014 FIAT 500, 1957 edition.

1957 FIAT Edition Then Now

Celebrating the Cinquecento

The FIAT 500 1957 edition celebrates FIAT’s brand icon, the Cinquecento. It embodies a classic design with a touch of modern day technology. If you love all things Italian, this cute automobile captures the style and elegance of the Italian spirit.

Interior: It’s all about the Details

1957 FIAT Edition Interior

Retaining the classic design qualities of the 1957 model; new FIAT 500 interior offers a sophisticated feel. Its timeless interior comes with premium brown Leather seats with chic ivory accent stitching. To make the interior uniform, the grey door panels are adorned with ivory inner panels and brown armrests. Also, strips of brown leather are placed inside the rim of the ivory colored Steering wheel. When it comes to entertainment, you can count on the six-speaker audio system with satellite radio to deliver.

Exterior: Retro 50’s

FIAT 1957 Edition

You will be turning head everywhere you go this summer with the new FIAT 500’s vintage sports car look. This hatchback comes with 16-inch wheels detailed with distinctive body-color center caps and retro 50’s FIAT badges. Equipped with all-season performance tires and a sport-tuned suspension, you can expect a smooth ride. If celestial blue is not your color, have no fear. Other body paint colors include light green and white. The Light green and celestial blue color options come with white painted roof and mirror caps.

The 2014 FIAT500 1957 Edition is Fun for Summer Driving

Heading to the beach this summer? Why not arrive in style in the FIAT 500 1957 edition. With comfortable seating for four, you can invite some friends and enjoy an entertaining ride down to Wesley Chapel, FL. Also, thanks to the FIAT 500’s compact size and lightweight body, you don’t have to worry about spending too much on gas.

When it comes to cars, you either have to pick good looks or efficiency. With the 2014 FIAT 500, 1957 edition you can get the best of both worlds. Why not visit us at Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel and experience this beaut for yourself. We are located at 28647 State Road 54 Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. You can also call ahead and schedule a test drive at (888) 713-8650.



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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

Father’s Day is just around the corner and for those last-minute gift shoppers now is the time to show dad how much appreciation you hold for him. While the greatest gifts may not be in physical form, we’re sure your dad would still enjoy one or all of the following Father’s Day gift ideas:

  1. Tickets to his favorite sporting event. Make memories with dad at one of his favorite sporting events. Consider purchasing tickets to an upcoming Tampa Bay Rays baseball game. Or perhaps tickets to a future Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. For soccer dads, tickets to a Tampa Bay Rowdies game may make for the perfect Father’s Day gift. For tickets, be sure to check out the organization’s websites, or visit StubHub for discounted ticket options.
  1. Grab the clubs and hit the greens. If your dad likes to golf, then why not take him out for a day at his favorite local golf course. Depending on your budget, the Tampa Bay area offers a variety of golf course options, from the Quail Hallow, to Rogers Park Course and the Palmer Course.
  1. FIAT accessories and merchandise. Does your dad drive a FIAT? There are many customizable accessories and branded merchandise available to help him show off his FIAT pride. Perhaps a new car cover for Dad’s FIAT 500, or a remote starter for his FIAT ABARTH. A variety of apparel options are also available – jackets, polos and much more. To help save money this Father’s Day, check out the latest Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel parts and accessories specials. For merchandise options, visit the FIAT e-store.
  1. Visit the Lowry Park Zoo or Henry B. Plant Museum. This year, the Tampa Bay Lowry Zoo offering free admission to dads Father’s Day weekend. The National Historic Landmark, Henry B. Plant Museum, is also offering free admission for all dads on Father’s Day from noon to 5 p.m.
  1. A boat ride or fishing trip. For Southwest Florida residents living in Wesley Chapel, near Tampa Bay, consider taking dad out on the water this Father’s Day. There are many boat tours and fishing trips available for all ages.  For a full list of outdoor activities that the Tampa area has to offer, visit the Tampa Bay Visitor’s Center.

No matter what you do for your dad this Father’s Day, we’re sure he will be thankful for simply spending time with his family.

To all the dads, Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel wishes you a Happy Father’s Day!

For a new FIAT or used car, visit Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel. We’re located at 28647 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, near Tampa Bay. For auto service, schedule your next appointment online or call (888) 713-8650.

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Top 4 Road Trip Destinations

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson

Does your imagination need a decent dose of reality? Taking a summer road trip in your spacious new Fiat 500L Lounge may be just what you need to rejuvenate your imagination. Discovering new places and planning a road trip doesn’t have to be a chore. Check out our list of the four best places to visit in your Fiat.

Check out the Wildlife at Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway

The breathtaking views, varied variety of wildlife and the many chances for exploration are just a few reasons to drive your Fiat 500L Trekking through the Cherohala Skyway. Your journey can start by driving through the mountains at Cherokee National Forest. With 600 miles of hiking trails and 400 species of animals, you’ll be sure to experience something unlike ever before. Don’t miss the charming views of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

At your next stop, Bald River Falls, you’ll be exploring the Tellico River. You can white-water raft, fish for some trout or even relax and relish the view of the 100 foot tall falls.

Bring your camera to your next stop at the Santeetlah Overlook because you won’t want to forget the panoramic sights of the Great Smoky Mountains. From the top of the overlook, you’ll be able to see 7 miles of rolling mountaintops and huge woods below.

Get a Taste of Louisiana’s Creole Country

Beaufort Plantation

By Kimberly Vardeman (CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

Begin your southern adventure in Natchitoches, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Swing by the Historic District and take in over 100 historical structures ranging from forts to house museums. Don’t forget to add the five-acre Bayou Pierre Alligator Park to your schedule!

Enjoy the surroundings of the scenic plantations in a Fiat convertible. Take a break at the privately-owned Oaklawn, Cherokee and Beaufort Plantations for breath-taking sights of the grandeur structures and planted landscapes.

Head to North Historic Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania

Potomac River at Goose Creek

By Guinnessguy CC-BY-SA-3.0 (via Wikimedia Commons

Discover the opulent history of Virginia as you travel along the 175-mile long route of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground. This famous route will take you to historic towns from the American Revolution and Civil War. Make your way to Virginia to see Thomas Jefferson’s private home, Monticello and shadow in Jefferson’s paths as your tour the mansion’s gardens while catching a glimpse of the University of Virginia.

Then you can drive your Fiat across the Potomac River into Frederick, Maryland. There you’ll catch reenactments of the Civil War along with historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Last but not least, cross the Mason-Dixon Line and see Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Visit the monuments and battlefield made legendary by Abraham Lincoln’s well-known speech, the Gettysburg Address. The infamous Battle of Gettysburg transformed the course of the Civil War while claiming 51,000 soldiers’ lives.

Stay True to Your Roots in the Florida Keys

Florida Keys

If loading up hundreds of miles on your new Fiat makes you cower, maybe it’s best to explore something new while remaining inside state lines. Key Largo is home to enthusiastic divers and tons of colorful sea life. Don’t miss out on the attractions of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. If you’ve always wanted to try snorkeling, tanning on the beach and exploring the ocean, Key Largo is the destination for you.

Pack up your gear into your Fiat and drive to your last stop in Tavernier. Here you’ll get to travel the Conch Reef while experiencing the Keys’ finest drift dive. Witness tropical fish swimming alongside eerie sunken ships, and see remarkable scenes of the Conch Reef.

Wherever you decide to go this summer in your Fiat, make it an unforgettable one!

Visit the team at Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel or view our full line of new and used Fiats online. Schedule a test drive today! We’re located at 28647 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. For more information, give us a call at (800) 340-9431.

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Themed Gifts For Your College Grad

“Price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill

Is graduation just around the corner for your Fiat enthusiast? Why not show them their tassels were worth the hassle by surprising them with Fiat themed gifts.

To help get your started, here are a few gift ideas to consider giving to your graduate, as they jump-start into a great career.

Roof Cargo Carrier
Transitioning from college to the real world usually involves a lot of packing and moving. The Roof Cargo Carrier will come in handy when it’s time to haul cargo to that new apartment. It also creates room in the interior by clearing the way and providing good vision while driving. What’s not to love about the roof cargo carrier? It’s easy to mount and remove! The cargo carrier also allows drivers to travel worry free in any kind of weather thanks to its waterproof materials and taped seams.

FIAT Roof Cargo Carrier


Roadside Safety Kits

Life happens and sometimes roadside emergencies are simply unavoidable. The road side safety kit is a great way to stay on top of any surprises. Whether your graduate’s Fiat is new or old, traveling with a standard roadside safety kit will increase their safety. It also helps reduce stress and keeps the driver in control of the situation.

Here are a few must-haves in the safety kit:

  • Warning light, hazard triangle, or flares
  • Jumper cables or a portable battery booster
  • Gloves, hand cleaner, and clean rags
  • Cellular phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight

FIAT First-Aid Kit

Park Distance Sensors
Did you know, 25% all parking lot accidents are caused by vehicles backing up? The general assumption that vehicles move slower in parking lots causes drivers to be less cautious. Luckily, Fiat’s Park Sense ultrasonic technology is here to save the day. It can detect objects six feet away and notifies the driver through interior LED light and sound warning. Collision repairs can be costly, so help your graduate save money by driving safe with the Park Distance Sensors.

FIAT Parking Sensor


At Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel we too believe the price of greatness is responsibility. For all of your FIAT needs, choose Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel. From new and used inventory, to accessories and auto repair, our team has you covered. Stop by our dealership located at 28647 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, FL or give us a call, (877) 709-6997.


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Fuel Efficient FIAT: 2014 FIAT 500 Lounge

If you drive a FIAT, you already know that all of our models are fuel efficient. With the ever-growing concern of the environment and the increase rise in the cost of gas, drivers are becoming more conscious than ever when it comes to their vehicle purchases.


The all-new 2014 FIAT 500 Lounge is a stylish compact car that gets an estimated mpg 31 city and 40 highway, meaning more bang for your buck.

Besides excellent fuel economy, the FIAT 500 Lounge boasts a fixed glass roof, premium seats, 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels and bright exterior accents.

To help increase fuel efficiency, the 2014 FIAT 500 Lounge comes standard with a five-speed transmission, as well as a six-speed automatic transmission with an AutoStick shifter. The AutoStick shifter allows clutchless manual or automatic gear selection seamlessly.

When it comes to the engine, the FIAT 500 Lounge does not disappoint. The Lounge features a 1.4L MultiAir® 16V four-cylinder engine that provides drivers with the fuel economy they desire and deserve.

Explore the all-new 2014 FIAT 500 Lounge for yourself and stop by your local Tampa FIAT dealership, Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel today.

Whether or not you’re looking to purchase a new FIAT 500 Lounge or another FIAT, there are a couple of tips to get in mind to help increase fuel efficiency in any vehicle.

  • Pay attention to your engine. Without proper maintenance and care, an auto engine can deteriorate. To help extend your car’s engine functionality, keep your engine properly tuned and pay attention to any check engine warnings.
  • Maintain tire pressure and tread. Bad tires can cause a number of issues with your vehicle, including gas mileage. To help enhance your new or used car’s overall air flow and balance it’s important to maintain proper tire pressure and tread.

Along with these tips, driving within the speed limits and avoiding over-braking will also help increase your car’s gas mileage, thus helping save you additional time and money.

For all of your FIAT needs, choose Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel. From new and used inventory, to auto service and repair our team has you covered.

Stop by our dealership located at 28647 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, FL or give us a call, (877) 709-6997. We look forward to doing business with you.


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Introducing the FIAT 500c GQ Edition

During last month’s Detroit Auto Show, FIAT introduced the all-new FIAT 500c GQ Edition. The new FIAT model, in collaboration with GQ, is designed for the modern male, with a classic look and an attractive style.

FIAT 500c GQ Edition

Branded with the signature GQ logo, the FIAT 500c features hyperblack 16-inch aluminum alloy turbo wheels and bi-functional halogen headlamps. Inside the GQ Edition model contains a sophisticated dashboard design, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and satin chrome accents throughout.

When it comes to technology, BeatsAudioTM, Blue&Me® voice-activated feature and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio are all available.

BeatsAudioTM provides drivers with a high-definition music experience with six premium speakers and a Dual-Voice Coil (DVC) subwoofer. A one-year subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio is included with the purchase of the BeatsAudioTM Package.

If you want to speak and listen to your favorite music with hands-free technology, Blue&Me® provides just that. This easy-to-use convenient voice-activated tool is a must-have for any driver.

What about power and performance? The FIAT 500c GQ Edition comes standard with a 1.4L 16V MultiAir® Turbo engine with 160-horsepower.

The all-new FIAT is available in four exterior colors with an MSRP starting at $27,595 and is expected to rollout nationwide this spring.

For other new FIAT models, explore the Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel new FIAT inventory. From the FIAT 500 Abarth, to the FIAT 500 Pop, if you’re searching for a new car, Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel has you covered.


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