We realize that everyone may not know much about FIAT, but we like to be optimistic. We’re here to reintroduce FIAT to those who have seen our cars out on the roads and wondered “What is that gorgeous, tiny car?” or “Where can I find out more about that suave little automobile?” Let us take you back to the beginning.
It all started in 1899 when Giovanni Agnelli founded Frabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, a.k.a. FIAT. The company quickly became popular in Italy and the cars sold like hotcakes and eventually took control of the vast majority of the Italian auto market. In 1910, FIAT opened a factory in the United States and began it’s American campaign.
While FIAT is most known for their cars, they’ve also been involved in providing insurance for it’s automobiles, building planes and artillery during World War I as well as motor cycles, railway trains and much more. They’ve since cut back to focusing on cars, which makes our jobs a little easier. Selling planes and trains would be tough.
More recently, FIAT has taken ownership of Ferrari (85%) and Maserati. People here in the US might be more familiar with FIAT’s acquisition of Chrysler after the 2008 financial crisis. Since then, both companies have surged forward together. Our studios are living proof that Americans are just as fond of FIAT as they’ve ever been and Chrysler is on an upswing as well. We were hoping they’d select Minneapolis as the new HQ for FIAT Chrysler Automobiles though.
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Deciding on where to go for summer vacation is like pulling teeth. Someone wants to go to the beach or someone wants to go to Europe. Either way, it’s never an easy (or cheap) decision to make. We live in the most beautiful state in the country. We have a vast wilderness that always needs exploring and there’s no better way to do it than in a FIAT. Continue reading
June is just around the corner and with it comes a day for celebrating our fathers. Many people probably haven’t considered what they will get/do for their fathers which will result in cards being hastily purchased the day before. But we’re here to help with that! We’ve put together a few ideas for what to get your dad on Father’s Day. Whether he’s a FIAT fanatic or just plain loves cars, our ideas are sure to bring a smile to his face! Continue reading
Radiator fluid, either coolant or antifreeze, moderates the cooling system and temperature in your car’s engine by keeping it warm during cold winter months and cool during the summer. The U.S. Department of Transportation claims cooling system failure is the leading cause of vehicle breakdown. Fortunately, keeping an eye on radiator fluid levels is one of the easiest preventative maintenance tasks you can perform.
Having your car professionally detailed is a great way to return it to the way it looked when you first drove it off the dealer’s lot. Before paying someone else to thoroughly clean your car, you’re probably wondering why you can’t just do it yourself. Detailing on your own isn’t a bad idea, but before you block out your next Saturday and start buying supplies, consider these three reasons for getting your car professionally detailed. Continue reading