Even though most of us enjoy summer driving far more than winter driving, the “hot season” does bring its share of issues: blazing temps, high humidity, and heavy rainfall. Stay ahead of the game and keep your FIAT 500X or FIAT 500 Abarth near Middleton, OH in good shape this summer with these tips from Jake Sweeney FIAT in Florence, KY.

Engine belts: rapid changes in temperature such as those that sometimes occur during springtime can cause your FIAT car’s engine belts to crack, loosen, and deteriorate. The two most important belts to keep an eye on are the serpentine/drive belt and the v-belt, which connect the engine to the power steering, alternator, and AC. If these belts are compromised, your battery won’t charge and your car’s electrical components will conk out. Let our FIAT dealers serving Cincinnati, OH have a look, and we find that these belts are cracked or frayed, we’ll replace them in time for your summer road trips.

Tires: Your FIAT vehicles tires should be rotated every 6,000 – 8,000 miles, and replaced every 45,000 miles or so. Bad tires can put a real damper on your summer vacation, so if you’ve gone beyond the aforementioned mileage marks we recommend visiting our local FIAT dealership for tire care.

Fluids: plying your car with the necessary fluids and maintaining the requisite level for each is essential to problem-free summer driving. Engine coolant, wiper fluid, brake fluid, power-steering fluid, and of course the ever-important oil change are all things our nearby FIAT dealer can assist with.

Your automobile’s wiper blades and AC unit are other items you’ll want to ensure are squared away. Visit our FIAT dealership in Florence, KY today and get all of these important summer services at a fantastic price!