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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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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.