How to know if your ignition system needs service

February 12th, 2020 by

One of the most important components of your vehicle is the ignition system. If the ignition system fails, there is no way you are going to be driving. Of course, if your car won't start or your ignition system won't fire up, it's clear you have a problem. But there are signs your ignition system…

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Testing Your Vehicle’s Battery

January 30th, 2020 by

It's important to keep your car's battery as healthy as possible to avoid being stranded. Here at Planet Alfa Romeo, we are here to keep you as informed as possible about your vehicle. Test Your Battery With a Voltmeter Did you know you can test your battery yourself? All you need is a voltmeter. Start…

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Advice for Safe Jump Starts

January 29th, 2020 by

You might be asked by a Miami driver to help them jump start their car. Could you do it safely? The following expert advice from Planet Alfa Romeo can help you. Begin by turning off your car, engaging both vehicles' parking brakes and finding your jumper cables. For maximum safety, use the following connection sequence….

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Common causes of engine overheating

January 26th, 2020 by

There are many things you have to be concerned about when driving in Miami, and one that is not that common is an overheating engine. Though it's not common, you do want to know what the signs are. Here are some of the reasons your engine may be overheating. Leaks One of the biggest causes…

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The Importance of Belts & Hoses

December 29th, 2019 by

Your vehicle is similar to your home vacuum cleaner in that they both won’t run without a belt. Belts and hoses must be in good condition to avoid roadside breakdowns and costly repairs, and our team at Planet Alfa Romeo can give you tips on what kind of belts and hoses your car uses as…

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Knowing How To Replace Your Flat Tire Is Key

October 14th, 2019 by

Being capable to replace your flat tire with the spare is an important task to know in order to avoid being stranded. If you aren't familiar with the steps necessary to replace your flat, let us here at Planet Alfa Romeo keep you informed. Park Vehicle Safely And Place A Wheel Chock Make sure you…

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Keep Treadwear Even by Giving Your Vehicle Periodic Tire Rotations

September 5th, 2019 by

Here at Planet Alfa Romeo, we make it a point to help our customers and other drivers stay more secure as they operate their vehicles. An important aspect of safety is maintaining vehicle components in the proper working order, and few vehicle components are more important to this mission than vehicle tires. In addition to…

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Replacing Your Car Battery

August 28th, 2019 by

Your car needs a battery in order to function. One thing to know about batteries is that they eventually need to be replaced. While replacing a battery is one of the easier jobs of a vehicle, there are a few things you need to do in order to make sure that you have the right…

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Why Does My Engine Overheat?

July 29th, 2019 by

Overheating happens more frequently in vehicles in the summer; however, hot weather isn’t the only factor that can cause your engine to overheat. Most commonly, a faulty cooling system will cause overheating. Here’s what every vehicle owner should do to keep it operating properly. Insufficient or dirty coolant is one of the most common reasons…

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When Should You Replace Your Windshield Wiper Blades?

July 16th, 2019 by

Our team at Planet Alfa Romeo thinks that educating customers about the responsibilities of owning a vehicle is just as important as selling a car. The windshield wiper blade is a small but essential component that is frequently used when driving. It too requires replacement now and then. It is easy to replace a windshield…

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