Help and Advice

Maintaining your car consistently is an important part of ensuring that it is always working at its best. At Eden Fiat, we want to help you to make sure that your Fiat vehicle is always giving its best performance. To this end, we have compiled the following list of car maintenance elements of which you should be aware.

Air Conditioning

If your air conditioning system goes unused for an extended period of time, it is possible that bacteria and fungal growths can take hold. This is due to a build-up of condensation combined with the warmth of your vehicle's engine. These can cause unpleasant odours as well as medical risks such as coughs, colds, and allergic reactions.

By having your air conditioning serviced with us, we can give you a full air conditioning service as well as an antibacterial cleanse to ensure your system remains spotless.

Anti-freeze and brake fluid

Particularly essential during the colder months, anti-freeze not only gives protection against freezing, but also prevents your engine from overheating. It is recommended to have the coolant of your vehicle checked with us every two years or every 24,000 miles.

Brake fluid transmits force from the brake pedal to the braking system, can withstand the heat generated during braking, and will not freeze during the winter. It should be checked every year to ensure that there are no leaks, and that water has not reduced the effective nature of your brake fluid.

Both fluids can easily be checked and serviced at Eden Fiat, using Fiat-approved liquids that are suited to and designed for your Fiat vehicle.

Braking and Suspension

Due to motorists failing to check their brakes and suspension systems, up to 17 per cent of MOT failures are due to failed brakes and 12 per cent to failed suspension. Eden Fiat will make sure that the front and rear brake pads and discs are checked, and that the condition of flexible brake hoses and cables is inspected. The front shock absorbers and springs will be checked, as will the rear suspension, the brake fluid level, and the wheel bearings.

Tyres

The condition of your tyres will directly impact the performance and safety of your vehicle, therefore it is of the utmost importance that their condition is regularly monitored. Tyre pressure should be checked every two weeks, when the tyres are cold. The tread depth should also be checked, and the whole tyre inspected for any cracks or bulges that may indicate damage. It is also a good idea to check your spare tyre at the same time as your in-use tyres.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the maintenance of your Fiat vehicle, contact Eden Fiat today. Our experienced members of staff will be happy to answer your questions, as well as recommend individual service plans for your car.