When it comes to keeping your car running smoother, safer and longer, a few simple maintenance checks and changes can make all the difference. That’s why our team at Jake Sweeney FIAT and Total News Wire want to share an easy reference list for keeping your car in tip-top shape.

Be sure to get your oil changed regularly. Depending on the type of oil and the model you’re driving, that may mean every 3,000 miles and it may mean every 10,000 miles. Speak with your mechanic and keep a good record for when you need your next oil change. Whether you drive new or pre-owned FIAT cars, you also want to have your transmission fluid, radiator fluid and power steering fluid checked, filled or drained often.

Checking your fluid levels regularly won’t just make your ride smoother and your car last longer. It can actually tell you about the health and safety of your vehicle. For instance, if your brake fluid is dark, a mechanic will want to replace it. Certain fluids are part of sealed systems, so losing too much may be the sign of a leak or hose crack.

Whatever maintenance or car care you may need, trust the team at Jake Sweeney FIAT, the local FIAT dealership you can rely on, to ensure your car is as safe as the day it was built. We have a wide range of new and pre-owned FIAT models and we want to help put you behind the wheel of one today—but we also want to make sure it runs smoothly, safety and comfortably for years to come. Don’t wait, call or come on down to 5969 Centennial Circle in Florence for expert car care from the team at Jake Sweeney FIAT.