Category: Fiat Automobiles

Truck Thursday: Mopar able to customise the all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator

The staff at Mopar knew there was a “ton of anticipation” for the all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator and so they have been on the prepared to supply lots of of elements to clients to personalize their new truck. “We’ve got been working tirelessly with the manufacturing groups because the inception of this idea to ensure we’ve what clients need, and what clients want, proper at launch,” mentioned Kim Mathers, Head of Mopar Efficiency and Equipment Portfolio. Backed by a manufacturing unit guarantee, Mopar provides a full menu of greater than 200 elements and equipment particularly designed for the Gladiator. And, all the elements have been created along side the Jeep model, engineering and design groups. Earlier than Mopar elements can be found to the general public, they undergo tens of hundreds of hours of growth, testing and validation. A sampling of those accessible Mopar elements will be discovered on the....



Truck Tuesday: Ram Heavy Obligation: The place Functionality and Consolation Mix for the Lengthy Haul

For hardworking truck homeowners, lengthy days on the highway spent loading, hauling and unloading heavy hundreds include the territory. With the 2019 Ram Heavy Obligation, an impressive stage of consolation and pleasure additionally comes with the territory. The ‘marriage’ of benchmark hauling, towing and torque with distinctive trip high quality was a Ram Truck engineering aim from the outset. The 2019 Ram Heavy Obligation affords work truck homeowners the quietest Ram Heavy Obligation cabin ever constructed by lowering ambient cabin sounds by practically 10 decibels. Ram Truck engineers additionally applied suspension choices that give truck homeowners a class-leading easy trip whether or not carrying a heavy payload or totally unloaded. Assembly powerful deadlines to ship payloads on time 24/7 is demanding sufficient for work truck homeowners. This Truck Tuesday, Rod Romain, chief engineer for Ram Heavy Obligation, reveals how Ram Truck engineers succeeded in serving to make these journeys there....


FCA Neighborhood: Volunteers remodel Michigan neighborhood, one home at a time

There are greater than 34,000 homeless folks in Southeast Michigan. To assist finish native homelessness, Grace Facilities of Hope in Pontiac, Michigan, has weaved collectively supportive providers, secure and reasonably priced housing, and neighborhood revitalization efforts to create “Little Grace Village.” As soon as a blighted neighborhood, this space is now a “neighborhood of hope” thanks partially to the lots of of FCA volunteers who’ve donated 1000’s of hours over the course of 5 years to remodel houses for people who find themselves making an attempt to remodel their lives. “Once we began working with the group serving meals, we knew there was a lot extra our staff might do to assist rebuild the lives of these in our neighborhood,” FCA Provide Chain Administration Director Christopher Mattingly stated. “I’m so grateful that my colleagues are as devoted to this group as I’m and are available again yr after yr able....



Rev up the eagerness, reminiscences at FCA Design vehicles and occasional

What automotive did you first learn to drive? Or experience within the again seat on a highway journey that also brings again reminiscences? Or was the primary one you obtain by yourself? Or want you hadn’t offered or wrecked? Or hope that you just’ll personal sometime? Few issues in life create as robust an emotional connection as a automotive or truck. That’s why there’s a membership or on-line discussion board for followers of virtually each automaker, model and nameplate in historical past. A large trade thrives on making elements to maintain long-out-of-production autos on the highway. That is the eagerness that fuels vehicles and occasional, native gatherings of followers and the vehicles and vehicles they like to drive, work on and showcase. Should you don’t personal your dream automotive but, it’s possible you’ll discover one to see up shut at vehicles and occasional. There’s a narrative behind each automobile there....


Truck Thursday: Engineers given a ‘distinctive alternative’ to carry the all-new Jeep® Gladiator again to market

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator gives best-in-class towing and payload together with quite a lot of distinctive options, equivalent to a forward-facing digital camera. When Jeep® engineers had been assigned the duty to carry again the enduring Jeep truck, they embraced the chance by making a car that’s a class-leader. “What we wished to do up-front is about a best-in-class goal for these key traits from a payload perspective and towing perspective,” mentioned Pete Milosavlevski, Gladiator chief engineer. The all-new Gladiator builds on the Jeep model’s wealthy heritage of reliable and sturdy Jeep vans with a class-leading payload of 1,600 kilos and towing of seven,650 kilos. 2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland There’s additionally an environment friendly powertrain within the Gladiator with the three.6L Pentastar improve that’s rated to 285hp and 260 lb. -ft of torque. Each Gladiator additionally comes with an ordinary four-wheel-drive system. When drivers take the Gladiator off-road, they are....



Chrysler Pacifica Advert Previews Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story four

Are you feeling it but? Springtime is unquestionably beginning to flip these winter blahs into enjoyable instances to come back. The Chrysler model is trying to assist get the celebration began with a brand new tv business that spotlights the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid minivans and consists of the characters from “Toy Story four.” Chrysler created the minivan section 35 years in the past with the introduction of the 1984 Chrysler minivan. It was love at first sight. Since then greater than 14.6 million households throughout the nation have made these minivans a part of their on a regular basis lives across the neighborhood and for the final word in consolation and comfort on lengthy household holidays. Over six generations of minivan, the model has applied 115 minivan-firsts, 37 of them for the Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid. Household-friendly options like industry-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating and storage, Uconnect....


2019 Ram Heavy Responsibility: King of the Hill for Functionality, Towing, Hauling

The 2019 Ram Heavy Responsibility has ‘overpowered’ the heavy-duty truck phase with functionality and torque unmatched in that phase on the street at this time. It’s fairly actually probably the most highly effective pickup ever constructed due to a brand new Cummins 6.7-liter high-output Turbo Diesel that delivers as much as 1,000 lb. ft. of torque. However the model didn’t cease there. This new Cummins Turbo diesel additionally weighs 60 kilos lower than the previous-generation engine, but nonetheless delivers extra energy and torque. All that energy and functionality translate into welcome information for truck homeowners who continuously face the necessity to deal with the largest towing and hauling jobs each day. This Truck Tuesday, Rod Roman, Chief Engineer for Ram Heavy Responsibility, says reaching the 2019 Ram Heavy Responsibility ‘trifecta’ of benchmarks – towing, hauling and torque – was the mission of everybody on this system from the beginning!



Dodge Durango SRT repeats Truck/SUV class win in One Lap of America

The one-off Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit “Velocity Entice” idea laid down the regulation for high-performance SUVs within the 2019 Tire Rack One Lap of America. After greater than four,000 miles over eight days, overlaying seven states and 7 tracks, the 797-horsepower Durango SRT Pursuit idea, nicknamed “Velocity Entice,” helped Dodge//SRT repeat as winner of the Truck/SUV class and positioned 18th out of 77 rivals total with drivers David Carr, SRT automobile efficiency dynamics engineer, and David Hakim, automotive photojournalist and www.dodgegarage.com contributor. That’s a notable efficiency in a discipline full of costly, high-performance sports activities vehicles that depart little room for long-distance journey consolation. “The 2019 One Lap of America went rather well. At each monitor we went to, we obtained quite a few compliments on how properly the automobile dealt with and the way good it sounded,” stated Carr. “Being a part of One Lap is a superb expertise....


Truck Thursday: All-new Jeep® Gladiator has options solely a Jeep pickup might supply

The inside of the all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator affords quite a lot of distinctive options that solely a pickup by Jeep might supply. Unique all-new rear seats with a safe storage design, open-air freedom and a heritage-inspired middle stack are among the many many progressive, purposeful and intuitive options provided in a Gladiator. This mixture of precision craftsmanship and high-quality supplies resulted within the Gladiator being named one among Wards 10 Finest Interiors for 2019. “The Gladiator’s rugged inside styling is a delicate steadiness of premium supplies, must-have options and expertise that turns the fundamental every day drive into an journey,” mentioned Ralph Gilles, Head of Design, FCA. “The truck encompasses the spirit of the Jeep model whereas checking all of the bins our clients need.” These choices embody the flexibility to take the doorways off and the highest off, one thing that’s completely distinctive to the Gladiator. A push-button....



If it’s surf or snow, the Jeep® model is there

When a few of the world’s high athletes Cling Ten within the World Surf League (WSL) or hit the halfpipe on the X Video games Aspen, viewers and attendees at these occasions discover a big Jeep® model presence. Whether or not it’s Jeep autos on show at sporting venues or the model sponsoring the long-lasting yellow Jeep Leaders Jersey for the World Surf League or supporting 4 World Surf League athletes as they participate within the “Make A Wave” social initiative, these occasions completely signify the rugged, go-anywhere legacy of Jeep and are good companions for the model. WSL Jeep model Ambassador Filipe Toledo “The WSL and their athletes embody the identical ‘seize the day’ philosophy because the Jeep model,” mentioned Tim Kuniskis, Head of Jeep Model, FCA – North America. “Our international partnership permits the Jeep model to attach our shared fan bases, giving our collective followers and followers....


Be careful for the ‘Velocity Lure:’ Dodge//SRT takes on One Lap of America once more, this 12 months in Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit idea

One 12 months in the past, a Dodge//SRT -backed driving duo proved to One Lap of America rivals that the mixture of energy, all-wheel drive and room to stretch out within the Dodge Durango SRT is a successful method for the weeklong endurance occasion. Individuals have been watching. So now, SRT automobile efficiency dynamics engineer David Carr and dodgegarage.com contributor David Hakim are again to defend their class championship within the 2019 One Lap of America, which kicks off this weekend. There are a handful of different groups that need the category title. Carr and Hakim are embracing the “Pursuit” of their crown. The roomy, specifically ready Durango SRT returns as their experience, boosted with a few of the most coveted elements within the SRT and Mopar elements rooms. This particular, one-off Durango SRT Pursuit idea packs the 797-horsepower supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® high-output V-Eight discovered within the 2019 Dodge Challenger....



Expertise is cool

Stefanie Thornton is the Senior Supervisor-Expertise Acquisition at FCA US LLC. The automotive business can also be cool.   The place else are you able to see the product of your work sitting in entrance of you day-after-day whereas ready in line on the Starbucks drive-thru? It’s simply cool. The actually cool a part of all these attractive Jeep®, Ram and Dodge automobiles out there may be what these merchandise actually, actually symbolize … the hundreds of gifted individuals who every day deliver their modern concepts to design, construct and market such an thrilling product lineup. So to an organization like FCA US, expertise is an important forex and key to a profitable future. To assist this insatiable want for expertise, FCA US is actively engaged with scores of faculties and universities across the nation. Our workforce usually performs a job on campuses within the hope of figuring out that....


HEMI® Day: Working the numbers on history-making engines

Efficiency automobile followers have a good time April 26 as HEMI® Day, marking the day the calendar aligns (Four/26) with the displacement of the second-generation V-Eight powerplant. Be part of the celebration: Pull in your HEMI and Mopar gear and provides the throttle of your automobile or truck a blip or two to let everybody know immediately is a big day. The almost 70-year historical past of HEMI engines at our firm is full of loads of numbers. Listed below are just a few of our favorites: 1950: The unique hemispherical combustion chamber engine design is launched with the FirePower identify for 1951 model-year Chrysler autos, rated at 180 hp. Dodge, DeSoto and Imperial additionally used variations of the engine 138: Decibels of the FirePower-driven Chrysler Air Raid Siren 1958: Remaining 12 months of the first-generation HEMI engine 1964: The Gen II 426 Race HEMI engine debuts as Richard Petty....



See why this summer season would possibly simply be the perfect time to get the used automotive of your goals at Rick Case FIAT

When you’ve been watching our weblog these days, you have in all probability observed we have been speaking about a few of the thrilling new FIAT fashions popping out within the close to future. Nonetheless, whereas it is at all times enjoyable to sit up for new fashions and trims, we predict you will discover simply as a lot to be enthusiastic about with our used stock nowadays. The truth is, it’s possible you’ll discover that this summer season is among the finest occasions to get an awesome deal on a used automotive you will love for years to return at our dealership close to Miami. It is no secret that many drivers right here in Davie and close by Ft. Lauderdale are on the hunt for brand new vehicles nowadays, and paradoxically, meaning there isn’t any higher time to buy a used automotive. Many drivers will likely be buying....


FIAT 500L makes a fair stronger worth proposition when in comparison with the competitors!

We predict that just about everybody can agree that relating to FIAT autos, there’s actually nothing else on the market that compares, significantly relating to distinctive fashions like the brand new FIAT 500L. This compact automotive is a lot greater than meets the attention, mixing the FIAT model’s heritage Italian styling with a practical but upscale inside to make one thing that appears nearly purpose-built for the wants and tastes of Miami drivers. Nevertheless, though we right here at Rick Case FIAT suppose that the brand new FIAT 500L is among the most compelling choices available on the market in the present day, we all know that savvy customers all through South Florida are at all times searching for what the competitors has to supply. Fortunately, so are we, which is why we have made a short aggressive comparability for the FIAT 500L to point out you the way it....



What’s New for the 2018 FIAT 500L?

As car design and expertise enhance, so too do our automobiles. And the 2018 FIAT 500L is leaping in head first. Or, I suppose, grille first. The upcoming 2018 FIAT 500L is getting a contemporary redesign, so you may have an much more fashionable drive on the Miami roads. Here is what’s new for the 2018 FIAT 500L. General, the 2018 500L will get an aggressive restyling, together with 40% new parts. The entrance is marked by a extra upright fascia main the best way. Complementing the up to date look are decrease foglights and air consumption, full with LED accented headlights. Inside, you may discover a refreshed management mounted steering wheel design and instrument cluster. With a speedometer and tachometer on both facet, you’ll get all your wanted journey data on the three.5-inch shade driver data show. And with the most recent Uconnect expertise, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto....


Enjoyable for Much less: Our Used FIAT Stock

What might be extra enjoyable than driving a FIAT via Miami? Driving a FIAT for much less. That is precisely what you get to do once you climb into the driving force’s seat of a used FIAT. Used automobiles generally is a sensible buy, and a used FIAT provides a dose of pleasure to your drive. Discover our used FIAT stock at present. Why must you purchase a used FIAT? Initially, they’re reasonably priced. Used FIAT fashions usually have decrease buy costs, and are cheaper to register and insure. Second, they’ve the potential to carry their worth at wonderful charges. Used FIAT fashions devalue at a slower tempo than new automobiles, which can come in useful must you resolve to trade-in or resell sooner or later. Third…. it is a FIAT! You get to take the wheel of a enjoyable, agile, and thrilling automobile. Search our used FIAT choice on....



The FIAT 500c Makes it Inexpensive to Drive with the Prime Down

The dream of so many is to drive with the highest down. Cruising alongside the seashore in Miami at sundown with the wind flowing via your hair or in your bald head (the wind does not discriminate)… However so many in Davie additionally quit on that dream considering that these autos are completely out of their value vary. Our 2017 FIAT 500c choice modifications that, and provides ranges of pleasure and magnificence that solely come when a FIAT places the highest down. How does the FIAT 500c make a contemporary drive inexpensive? Think about these three areas: Beginning value: The 500c begins at $16,490! That is over $eight,000 extra inexpensive than the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, and over $10,000 extra inexpensive than the Mini Cooper Convertible! Gas effectivity: The 500c reveals affordability is not simply in regards to the value, but additionally about chopping down on a regular basis prices like....


The FIAT 500L Will get a New Search for 2018

As you might know, the 2018 FIAT 500L is getting a refreshed look, and we couldn’t be extra excited. There might be some modifications within the cabin, so this wagon would be the good family-friendly car for all your travels. Go to Rick Case FIAT at your earliest comfort to study extra concerning the upcoming FIAT 500L mannequin. We all know you’ll be glad you probably did! The general design of the 2018 FIAT 500L just about stays the identical, however the styling is extra aggressive for the brand new mannequin 12 months. Up entrance, the fog gentle surrounds are wider and properly contrasted by chrome and black items. Lighting acquired a contemporary makeover because of the LED accents. The rear positive aspects new chrome accents on the bumper, along with new reverse and rear fog lights. The 2018 FIAT 500L might be provided an assortment of ten colours and....



Preserve the Pleasure Rolling With a New FIAT Lease in Miami

Keep in mind that feeling you had if you took your new automotive onto the Miami roads for the primary time? The sleek journey. The innovative expertise. The agile dealing with. The purr of the superbly tuned engine. You may have that feeling extra typically if you lease a brand new FIAT from Rock Case FIAT! There are many nice causes so that you can lease a brand new FIAT. Like… You pay much less! Not solely as a result of month-to-month lease funds are usually decrease, but additionally since you do not pay the complete quantity of your FIAT! You solely make funds whilst you’re in your lease. Qualifying service and upkeep is normally coated beneath guarantee at some point of your lease. When your FIAT lease ends, the return course of is problem free, and – this is one of the best half – you’ll be able to....


The FIAT 124 Spider Wins the Vehicles.com Greatest New Convertible Title

When a car finds itself on the high of a “Greatest Vehicles” record, it is spectacular. And when that car can put the highest down, it is even higher. That is precisely what the 2017 FIAT 124 Spider can do, having been named the Greatest New Convertible by Vehicles.com. Benefit from the Miami solar on this distinguished convertible. Vehicles.com evaluators liked the design of the FIAT 125 Spider, particularly the simplicity of its high, and the way straightforward it’s to place up and take down. Impressed by its Italian roadster heritage, the brand new FIAT 124 Spider can rev as much as 164 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque with its 1.Four-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine. However don’t fret, this roadster is gas environment friendly on the similar time, boasting as much as 36 mpg freeway with its six-speed automated transmission. As Vehicles.com notes, “Have a look at this factor:....



The New FIAT500 Instructions Consideration

The #FIAT500 instructions consideration. pic.twitter.com/9YivSvfOSM— FIAT USA (@FIATUSA) June 10, 2017 It’s true; the FIAT500 instructions consideration wherever you go. We already know its iconic exterior would be the speak of the city, however have you ever seen the inside? It loaded with all the comforts you could make every journey slightly extra gratifying as a result of large issues are available small packages! On the know-how aspect, the 7-inch customizable Driver Data Digital Cluster Show offers drivers with real-time data on engine efficiency, audio choice, car standing, and extra. All FIAT 500 fashions come geared up with the Uconnect® 5.zero system. This features a 5-inch full-color touchscreen, which provides you entry to a media hub with Voice Command, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, and Arms-Free Calling. The FIAT500’s inside can be fairly elegant. The leather-wrapped steering wheel options detailed stitching, whereas premium material or obtainable leather-trimmed bucket seats greet you. As....


Selecting real FIAT components from Rick Case FIAT could make all of the distinction to the longevity and efficiency of your automotive!

When Miami space automotive customers are searching for one thing unique and distinctive, many select to go to our showroom right here in Davie to browse our collection of new FIAT fashions. Nevertheless, along with offering drivers from West Palm Seaside to Hollywood, FL with a collection of distinctive Italian automobiles to select from, we right here at Rick Case FIAT additionally host a fantastic collection of real FIAT components to maintain them in nice form. Now, you possibly can inform simply from taking a look at a FIAT automotive that these autos are in contrast to anything on the street. And uniqueness has at all times been one of many FIAT model’s strongest qualities, it additionally implies that in the case of caring on your FIAT automotive, you possibly can’t simply use generic auto components. Fortunately, you will at all times discover a full collection of real FIAT components....



FIAT 500 Urbana Version fuses fashionable metropolitan type with Italian design sensibilities!

When you’ve been looking our weblog recently right here at Rick Case FIAT, you in all probability caught our protection of a few of the new FIAT trims unveiled at this 12 months’s New York Worldwide Auto Present. And whereas the FIAT 500X Blue Sky Version was one of many greatest hits on the present ground this 12 months, it was removed from the one factor that the FIAT model had in retailer for us. The truth is, the flagship FIAT 500 is getting a brand new trim too within the type of its Urbana Version. We ?? @NYAutoShow. pic.twitter.com/GX9oCmKRdl — FIAT USA (@FIATUSA) March 29, 2018 Proven within the bottom-left image of the tweet linked above, the FIAT 500 Urbana Version definitely lives as much as its title, including fashionable city aptitude to this iconic Italian automobile. Outfitted with black-trimmed exterior lights, 16-inch hyper-black aluminum wheels, and an inside....


FIAT unveils recent updates to the FIAT 500 at this yr’s Geneva Worldwide Motor Present!

At Rick Case FIAT, we’re at all times maintaining a detailed eye on the automotive information wire to convey you updates on all the newest FIAT information. And in case you did not know, FIAT took to the Geneva Worldwide Motor Present this previous month to showcase its newest improvements. And whereas there are a number of thrilling updates to cowl, we might like to spotlight one which we’re notably trying ahead to right here at Rick Case FIAT: new powertrain choices for the FIAT 500.   A publish shared by Fiat (@fiat) on Mar eight, 2018 at 9:27am PST For its 2018 mannequin yr, all the brand new FIAT 500 fashions will come commonplace with the distinctive 1.Four-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, which is ready to supply 33 p.c extra horsepower than the earlier mannequin yr. As well as, trims just like the FIAT 500 Pop and FIAT 500 Lounge....



Prepare for travels this coming summer season with a little bit little bit of FIAT upkeep this spring!

Spring could also be formally in full-swing, however summer season is simply across the nook. Now, should you’re like many FIAT house owners right here in South Florida, you are probably trying to benefit from the nice driving situations and occasions all through the better Fort Lauderdale space this summer season. And that is going to imply spending lots of time on the highway. Now, right here at Rick Case FIAT, we love a little bit of summer season journey ourselves, however we all know that each one that extra mileage can put lots of pressure in your FIAT automotive. Thankfully, we contemplate ourselves to be one thing of FIAT service specialists. That is why we have taken the freedom of placing collectively a short breakdown of some helpful FIAT upkeep and repairs you’ll be able to care for this spring to get your prepared for summertime journey. At the....


See how the brand new FIAT 500L exceeds each expectation of what a compact automotive will be!

“Greater is healthier”. This sentiment has been echoed fairly a bit all through the years, tying the standard of any product to its dimension. However whereas it might be true of smartphones and sunhats, chances are you’ll discover that it would not fairly line up with the automotive buying selections of most drivers round this little nook of Florida. In truth, the vehicles with the largest attraction round right here are sometimes fairly small. Sure, compact vehicles are taking up the streets from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, and for those who’re fascinated with buying small along with your subsequent automotive, you’ve got most definitely began in the appropriate place right here at Rick Case FIAT. Our showroom performs host to a broad collection of compact FIAT fashions, and if you would like to search out out what makes these small Italian vehicles such a giant hit with drivers throughout Florida, you....



Tires wanting a bit worse for put on? Study all you must find out about FIAT tire care from Rick Case FIAT!

Compact, nimble, and nice for metropolis driving on the busy streets of close by Miami, FIAT automobiles have all the time been a favourite of oldsters who love to face out from the gang right here in Florida. That being stated, if you wish to actually benefit from your time behind the wheel of your FIAT automobile, you owe it to your self to get the fitting set of tires for it. “However what sort of tires are proper for my FIAT automobile?” you may ask. Properly, that is a query we’re solely too well-equipped to reply right here at Rick Case FIAT in Davie, FL. Now, the brief reply to the query above is that each FIAT automobile wants a set of tires which might be correctly sized, correctly inflated, and frequently rotated. Now, you most likely know concerning the first two, however many Miami drivers neglect to frequently....


Do You Know When to Have Brake Service On Your FIAT?

Routine upkeep and repair is vital to your FIAT, as we mentioned in our final weblog submit. However let’s get a little bit extra particular this time: your brakes are vitally vital. Not solely do they enable you safely decelerate, however wholesome brakes can forestall accidents. Are you aware when to have brake service in your FIAT? Hold an eyes and ears out for the next indicators. Brake pads: Your brake pads must be no less than 1 / 4 of an inch thick. In the event that they’re worn down past that, it is time to have them changed. Grinding: A grinding sound and sensation is probably as a result of your brake pads are completely worn down, leading to your calipers and rotors rubbing collectively. At this level, it is most likely time to switch each your pads and rotors. Squealing: Whereas pretty regular beneath moist highway situations,....



Carry out at Your Finest: Routine Upkeep and Service for Your FIAT

Acting at your finest takes common upkeep. In an effort to run your finest time, it’s worthwhile to observe and keep your physique. In an effort to shoot the right soar shot, you have to work in your taking pictures mechanics. It is the identical together with your automobile. To make sure your FIAT performs its finest, routine upkeep and repair are the important thing in Miami. Engine: Altering your oil and filter can take away filth and particles out of your engine, and assist it run extra effectively. Brakes: Having your brakes inspected and serviced will guarantee which you can cease on a dime. Contemplate changing your brake pads and rotors if there’s extreme put on and tear. Battery: Within the distinctive South Florida warmth, a battery can lose fluid, leading to oxidation. However having a battery take a look at will let you already know if it is....


The FIAT 124 Spider Abarth is the Small Convertible Winner on the Topless in Miami Competitors

Iconic Italian model is tough to beat in Miami, and the 2017 FIAT 124 Spider is proof. The Topless in Miami aggressive automobile occasion, hosted by the Southern Automotive Media Affiliation, lately handed the highest “Small Convertible” award to the FIAT 124 Spider Abarth. It is clear this convertible belongs in South Florida. This yr, the seventh Topless in Miami automotive occasion, noticed greater than 40 journalists consider over 25 automobiles representing numerous automobile manufacturers. After taking all of them for take a look at drives, the journalists voted on their favorites. And the FIAT 124 Spider Abarth impressed greater than another within the small convertible class. The FIAT 124 Spider comes with an ordinary 1.Four-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine that packs as much as 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and may effectively cruise at 36 mpg freeway and 25 mpg metropolis. The double-wishbone entrance suspension and rear....



Bugging Out for Earth Day

These inns don’t have any complaints about bugs – in truth, they’ll’t get sufficient. To rejoice Earth Day this 12 months, we hosted the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) and about 20 college students from two Michigan excessive colleges to construct “bug inns.” The inns – crafted from pine cones, tree bark, bamboo canes and paper tubes – present the creature comforts wanted to advertise the expansion of those tiny however vital critters. “By offering a stupendous and correct construction for bugs, we’re constructing a habitat that may present bugs secure hibernation within the winter and glorious location for nesting in the summertime,” mentioned Surroundings, Well being and Security Lead Dave Soar. “Working along with the scholars and the Wildlife Habitat Council provides FCA a fantastic alternative to interact with our neighborhood to guard insect populations and reminds us how beneficial each creature on Earth is.” Bugs account for half of....


See stars, climb the mountain at New York’s auto present

Head-turning design, the fun of a crowd, seeing issues from new heights – all are attainable at FCA manufacturers on the New York Worldwide Auto Present, which opens to the general public on Friday, April 19. What’s there to see? If you happen to’re going to be in New York Metropolis, recover from to the Jacob Javits Conference Middle and take a look at: The Stars & Stripes editions of the 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger. The bundle features a distinctive Satin Black and Silver accent heart stripe, Satin Black American Flag fender decals, 20 x 9-inch Mid-gloss Black wheels and Black badging. Bronze-colored four-piston Brembo brake calipers come normal on Challenger R/T Scat Pack and Charger Scat Pack fashions, and are packaged with the Efficiency Handing Group on GT and R/T fashions. Inside, there are Gloss Black inside accents, distinctive Black-on-Black fabric seats with an embroidered Bronze star, Darkish....



Truck Thursday: All-new 2020 Gladiator carries on the Jeep® truck heritage

The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator is the newest iteration in a protracted line of Jeep vans with greater than 40 years of wealthy heritage to attract from. Jeep’s truck heritage started again in 1947 when Willys Overland launched a one-ton truck with four-wheel drive primarily based on the CJ-2A. 1947 Jeep(R) Pickup Truck. (J-0275) Within the early 1960s, the primary Gladiator was launched. “Essentially the most iconic Jeep truck might be the Jeep Gladiator,” stated Brandt Rosenbusch, FCA Supervisor of Historic Providers. “It’s obtained that spherical or oval ‘rhinoceros grille’ as they referred to as it. It was only a robust sturdy trying automobile.” 1963 Jeep Gladiator The Gladiator was the third Jeep truck to be launched after World Struggle II. The truck, which was obtainable in pickup, stake mattress, and cab and chassis fashions, was constructed till 1965. “Willys Overland expanded past the CJ collection into vans as a....


Preserve the trip clean with Mopar tire TLC

Whether or not it’s each day journeys round city or the memories-forging street journey, tires play a key position in making the trip secure and cozy. Right now’s tires are versatile, dependable and high-tech in case you take a look at their development and rubber compounds. Nonetheless, slightly TLC goes a great distance towards serving to to attenuate the prospect a flat tire will add an unplanned cease to your journey. Even with common upkeep, tires finally have to be changed after they put on all the way down to minimal tread depth (2/32 inch is the authorized minimal.) When that point comes, the Mopar service division at your Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram and FIAT USA seller is a perfect place for brand new tires. By the way in which, via the top of April, Mopar service departments are working a promotion that gives the fourth tire for $1 while you purchase three....



Jeep® Gladiator to reign over Easter Jeep Safari in Moab

Six Jeep® Gladiator-based idea automobiles from the Jeep® and Mopar manufacturers can now be present in and round Moab, inspiring the numerous off-road fanatics attending this 12 months’s Easter Jeep Safari. Jeep and Mopar designers and engineers captured the model’s sense of journey, utility and heritage with the custom-built idea automobiles. These ideas are actually being proven for the primary time publicly on the 53rd annual gathering of off-roaders in Utah. “The Moab Easter Jeep Safari gives the right venue to work together with and collect suggestions from our most loyal and passionate clients – the diehard off-road fanatics who attend the occasion every year,” stated Tim Kuniskis, Head of Jeep Model – North America. “This 12 months’s Safari will mark the debut of the extremely anticipated all-new Jeep Gladiator on Moab’s scenic and demanding trails. To have a good time, we’re showcasing six enjoyable and ultra-capable new truck-based Jeep....


Mopar, Dodge carry the HEMI® rumble to NHRA tracks close to you

The heat of spring reawakens the roar of nitro-fueled HEMI® engines on the drag strip. Do you hear it calling? The Mopar and Dodge//SRT drag racing squad rolls into Houston this weekend for the Mopar Specific Lane NHRA SpringNationals Introduced by Pennzoil. After 4 occasions within the 2019 NHRA season, Humorous Automotive driver Matt Hagan carries a victory collected in Phoenix, whereas teammates Jack Beckman and Tommy Johnson Jr. notched runner-up finishes. The Mopar-backed Humorous Automotive drivers of Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) proceed to be taught the nuances of the brand new Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat physique that debuted final summer time on the Denver race. The brand new physique incorporates a bigger entrance splitter for extra aerodynamic downforce and aspect scallops that extra carefully resemble the manufacturing Charger SRT Hellcat to reinforce on-track perform and efficiency. Heading into Houston, the DSR teammates rank 2nd, threerd, 5th and eightth within....



Truck Thursday: Jeep® Gladiator builds on the model’s four×four legacy

four×four is a time period and a perform that’s woven deep into the Jeep® model’s heritage, character and automobile options. It’s additionally a day on the calendar (April four) for fans to have a good time the lineup of go-anywhere Jeep autos from the long-lasting Wrangler to the all-new 2020 Gladiator, probably the most succesful midsize truck ever. 2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon Gladiator is the latest addition to the Jeep household and marks the model’s return to the midsize truck market with a pickup that gives superior fuel-efficient powertrain choices, unmatched towing and unmatched four×four payload capability. “We knew we had a loyal following and we introduced again one thing that we’ve performed for years,” stated Scott Tallon, who added that Jeep has had a truck within the market for almost 50 of the model’s 78 years. “There was anticipation for a variety of years that Jeep would carry again....


Seventy years of Abarth energy, efficiency and iconic growl

Properly earlier than Karl Abarth based his firm recognized for efficiency automobiles with 4 wheels, he was setting a tempo few may match on two wheels. At a younger age of 11, Abarth coated the picket wheels of his scooter with a leather-based belt so he may go quicker than older kids in his neighborhood. This love of pace, and showcasing his skills, continued as he aged out of non-motorized transportation and into motorized automobiles. This was on show in 1933 when he challenged, and beat, the Orient Specific prepare in a 850-mile trek from Vienna to Ostend on a motorbike with a sidecar. Following a profitable profession racing bikes and automobiles, he based Abarth & C. on March 31, 1949, with driver Guido Scagliarini. The primary car Abarth produced was the 204 A Roadster, which was based mostly on the FIAT 1100. It gained the 1100 Sport Championship, in....



FCA Group: Educating Boys to Break Free from the Hashtag and Take Motion

The previous saying goes, it takes a village to boost a toddler. Sadly, Carlton Honey didn’t have a village rising up. His father labored 4 jobs and his mom was fairly in poor health, and he made some poor selections. A pastor and father to 3 now, Carlton spends his spare time constructing a village round boys who’ve behavioral points. As a pacesetter in Past Hashtags, an afterschool program designed to encourage, inspire and alter the lives of younger males, Carlton works to equip them with sturdy life abilities via clear management. “Youngsters usually mannequin misguided behaviors with acts of defiance, riot or anger on social media and it’s stopping them from seeing their full potential in actual life,” mentioned Carlton, Jefferson North Meeting Plant launch staff member at FCA US. “We should start to maneuver past the hashtags and the standing updates we cling to and start a motion....


Girls’s Alliance shares key learnings throughout first Management Summit

Teresa Thiele is the Head of Expertise Acquisition for NAFTA and Co-Chairwoman of the Girls’s Alliance at FCA US LLC. In Virginia Woolf’s 1929 essay “A Room of One’s Personal,” she wrote: “For many of historical past, Nameless was a lady.” Historical past exhibits that improvements of the long run may be born from experiences of the previous. Proper in the midst of Girls’s Historical past month, the FCA US Girls’s Alliance organized an modern program March 13-14 aimed toward teaching the following era of leaders at FCA by bringing collectively an assortment of audio system and panelists from throughout the business to share learnings of their success. The 2-day Girls’s Management Summit supplied an in-depth take a look at how synthesizing the important thing learnings of the previous can assist girls of right this moment higher handle their profession trajectories. Attendees supplied sturdy discussions all through the Summit. Barbara....



What in case your final day of faculty was additionally your final day of lunch?

Summers of racing down the sidewalks and enjoying kickball with buddies don’t exist for some youngsters. Some youngsters are hungry, drained, can’t focus and don’t have any power to play. Largely as a result of they don’t know the place their subsequent meal is coming from. On common, summer season trip is about 12 weeks between the final day of the old fashioned 12 months and the primary day of the brand new college 12 months. That’s about 120 meals that 83% of eligible Metro Detroit youngsters aren’t consuming. Meet Up and Eat Up adjustments that. Meet Up and Eat Up is a federal meal program supported by United Manner for Southeastern Michigan. It gives free breakfast and lunch for youngsters 18 and youthful Monday via Friday all summer season lengthy. In 2018, greater than three million meals had been served at greater than 700 websites throughout Wayne, Oakland and....


Know Your Worth

Roughly 300 FCA US staff listened to an uplifting presentation by Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and writer of the ebook “Know Your Worth,” on March eight to commemorate Worldwide Ladies’s Day. On the occasion, sponsored by the Ladies’s Alliance at FCA US LLC, Brzezinski supplied her views on girls and management but in addition pressured this recommendation is likely to be useful to each women and men and their youngsters as they pursue profession alternatives. Brzezinski urged “girls right here to be taught their worth and discover ways to talk it effectively in order that they will make one of the best of their expertise with this firm.” Her discuss challenges everybody to speak successfully by working towards voice management and vary in addition to good posture. She additionally advocates for locating what drives you and creating a private model that may be delivered in a....



Cuts Like A Knife: How Kokomo Transmission Plant Diminished Laceration Accidents

“Be protected by selection, not by likelihood” is the mantra Kokomo Transmission Plant (KTP) staff heard throughout a brand new security program rolled out in 2018 by the Laceration Elimination Committee. Wait, a Laceration Elimination Committee? Sure, in a constructing filled with sharp edges, corners and uncooked sheet steel, lacerations pose a danger to staff within the manufacturing of transmissions on the Indiana plant. “The committee got here collectively after 61% of the plant’s complete accidents in 2017 had been lacerations, up 30% since 2015,” stated Maria Milescu – Surroundings, Well being & Security Lead for KTP. “We made it our mission to create a safer office for our colleagues.” Lacerations embody something from minor to extreme pores and skin tears. The committee developed a twin technique to coach the greater than four,000 plant staff: Laceration Consciousness Coaching and a Cell Laceration Dojo. The Dojo, a particular coaching space for....


Make a break for Spring Fest 14

There aren’t many higher methods to welcome the automobile membership season than to affix 2,000-plus fashionable muscle automobile homeowners and followers in southern California for the Spring Competition of LXs, popularly recognized at Spring Fest. This yr’s occasion, the 14th annual sponsored by the SoCal LX membership, is ready for Saturday, March 23, on the Auto Membership Raceway in Pomona, California. Followers of the Dodge Charger, Challenger and Magnum, and the Chrysler 300, come from across the nation to indicate off their rides, renew friendships and take a look at the creativity of their fellow fans. Spring Fest is a red-letter day for folks at Dodge//SRT, Chrysler, Mopar and the FCA Product Design Workplace, who stroll the rows of automobiles and spend the day assembly homeowners and followers. It’s a main alternative to gather autographs on engine covers, hoods and radiator helps (be sure that to have a everlasting marker or paint pen helpful!) Among the....



Celebrating Girls’s Historical past Month

Teresa Thiele is the Head of HR Enterprise Optimization and Co-Chairwoman of the Girls’s Alliance at FCA US LLC.   March is the month we take time to honor the various achievements of girls all through historical past and the huge strides ladies are making at this time. Girls’s Historical past Month had its origins as a nationwide celebration in 1981 when Congress licensed the President to proclaim the week starting March 7 as Girls’s Historical past Week. In 1987, after being petitioned by the Nationwide Girls’s Historical past Undertaking, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as Girls’s Historical past Month. Since 1995, Presidents have issued a sequence of annual proclamations designating the month of March as Girls’s Historical past Month. Firms and establishments in the US take part on the celebration.   FCA US will probably be amongst them led by its Girls’s Alliance, considered one of seven....


In our phrases

Generally one of the simplest ways to know one thing is to stroll within the footwear of these it touches. As we shut our celebration of Black Historical past Month, we need to share the ideas and feelings from a few of our FCA US colleagues who’re impressed by the significance of this annual observance.     Ralph Gilles Head of Design Black Historical past Month is each sobering and galvanizing to me. I replicate on what number of nice black leaders have contributed to what we now get pleasure from as a lifestyle, freedom and alternative. These nice leaders left behind enduring inspiration that assist give us perspective as we face challenges right this moment. I by no means need their sacrifices to have been made in useless; I see on daily basis as a chance for progress. For me, it’s a simple system that consists of understanding the....



Iconic Fiat 500 on show at The Museum of Fashionable Artwork in New York

The enduring Fiat 500, which introduced an inexpensive automobile with high-quality design to the lots in post-war Europe, is now a murals on show in one of many world’s prime museums. The most well-liked 500 mannequin ever, the Fiat 500 F collection, was acquired by The Museum of Fashionable Artwork (MoMA) in New York and is now on show on the museum’s “The Worth of Good Design” exhibition in New York. “500 is an icon of Italian type that by no means went out of trend and that over the many years gained followers all world wide due to its key options and robust character,” mentioned Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat and Abarth manufacturers. “Since 1957, Fiat 500 has at all times introduced colours and smiles to on a regular basis lives on the roads of the world, turning into an envoy of the ‘Bel Paese’ and an icon....


FCA Group: Crayon Donations Carry Pleasure to Youngsters in Detroit Hospital

When their 5-year-old daughter Brooklyn got here dwelling with the concept to gather and donate crayons to the Youngsters’s Hospital of Michigan, Morris and Rychee Brown jumped into motion. “Brooklyn is aware of how the easy exercise of coloring can deliver actual pleasure, and normalness, throughout lengthy, powerful stints in a hospital,” Morris Brown stated, product improvement buying program supervisor at FCA US. “Accumulating crayons is an easy means for us to offer again to the hospital that takes care of our woman. Plus, it truly is a simple means for us to deliver a little bit of pleasure to the youngsters nonetheless within the hospital.” Recognized as an toddler with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Brooklyn spent days, and generally a full week, contained in the hospital as her household and staff of docs helped her by means of her ailment. Not like different toys, hospitals can not assure that crayons....



Be Shade Courageous

A number of hundred FCA US workers have been handled to an inspiring presentation by Mellody Hobson on February 12 as a part of the FCA US monthlong observance of Black Historical past Month, sponsored by the Fiat Chrysler African Ancestry Community. Mellody is a longtime proponent of the concept that as a way to maintain success within the years forward, firms should invite various folks to the decision-making desk. Her speak, entitled “Shade Blind or Shade Courageous,” challenges everybody to step out of their consolation zone and embrace nonetheless tough points that divide us, reminiscent of race. Central to Mellody’s argument is her perception that variety makes us stronger. On the company stage, Mellody argues that firms that lack variety will face challenges reaching their full potential within the market. Mellody has constructed an awfully spectacular profession in enterprise. At this time, she is the President of Ariel Investments,....