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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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New Year’s Resolutions for FIAT Drivers

“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” —Vern McLellan

Goals and Resolutions

Another year means more New Year’s resolutions. While only 8% of individuals whom create a New Year’s resolution actually obtain their goal, many others struggle after setting unrealistic goals.

The quote from Vern McLellan says it best, “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year,” meaning that what you receive this year can be due in large part to what you’ve done to get where you are.

This year, consider making realistic and obtainable resolutions that can help add to your quality of life, while extending the life of your FIAT.

Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel has put together a list of top New Year’s Resolutions for FIAT drivers to consider this year. Look to accomplish at least one of these resolutions in 2014.

Resolve to keep your FIAT clean. A simple, yet often daunting task, keeping your FIAT clean should be on your to-do list in 2014. Take time to remove any trash on your FIAT’s floorboards and be sure to check the console for any unwanted goods. Set a goal to visit your local car wash at least every couple of months to keep your car looking as good as new!

Resolve to maintain. One of the most important things any driver can do to help extend the life of their vehicle is through routine maintenance. This year, aim to schedule at least two checkup appointments for your new or used FIAT. To get a jumpstart on this year’s resolution, schedule your next service appointment with Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel now with our online service scheduler.

Resolve to drive safe. Every year seems to get busier than before. With all of the hustle and bustle from everyday life, it’s common for individuals to feel rushed. This year, be aware of your surroundings and practice safe driving tips to help keep you and your loved one safe on the road. Be sure to always buckle up and drive within posted speed limits. Driving within the speed limit can also help extend the life of your brakes and tires, an added bonus.

Resolve to enjoy your FIAT. Whether you live in Wesley Chapel, Tampa or the surrounding area, make time to enjoy your FIAT and go on periodic leisure rides. Setting aside personal time for oneself can be very rewarding and serve as a way to relieve stress caused by everyday life. This year, enjoy the ride!

Resolve to accessorize. Are there any accessories or customization ideas that you’ve had in mind? Prioritize your list and look to add those accessories to your FIAT. From new floor mats, to a gas cap and even a new knob cover, there are many ways you can customize your vehicle.

Don’t be another statistic. This year, set a resolution that you can accomplish! Remember, most of what you get, is a reflection of what you give.

If you are in the market for a new or used FIAT, shop the Parks FIAT of Wesley Chapel new cars and pre-owned inventory. For a test drive, visit our FIAT dealership at 28647 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543.

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5 Steps to Getting Your Car Ready for Seasonal Changes

The seasons are once again changing, and that means it’s time to make sure your car is in tip-top shape! Help avoid car troubles this winter season and consider following these five steps to help prepare your car for the seasonal changes:

Step 1: Change your oil. If you haven’t had your FIAT’s oil changed recently, consider doing so now. While Florida temperatures tend to remain mild, during cooler temperatures, thinner synthetic oil may be ideal, as it flows faster through an auto’s engine.

Step 2: Check your tires. This includes tire pressure and tread. Reference your FIAT’s manual to ensure your tires are properly inflated and have good traction.

Step 3: Ensure your brakes are fully functioning. One of the most, if not the most important safety feature on your FIAT would be the brakes. Visit Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel, or your local FIAT dealership, to have your brakes fully inspected.

Step 4: Replace windshield wipers if necessary. It’s recommended to replace your windshield wiper blades every other season – spring and winter. If you notice your wipers have started to wear and tear, it’s time to invest in a new pair.

Step 5: Check your coolant. If you plan on traveling to cooler climates this winter, be sure your car’s coolant contains a 50/50 mixture. This mixture will help avoid any freezing.

Seasonal Changes for Your Car

Going through these five steps will improve the functionality of your FIAT and help you keep yourself and loved ones safe from car troubles this season.

Schedule your next service appointment with Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel online or call (888) 713-8650.