Fun, Foreign, Fiat: A Brief History

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Sorry! We couldn’t resist. We all know that the Fiat is an Italian car, and we know that Italy is also famous for pasta. All kidding aside, if you love your Fiat, don’t pass on the opportunity to get reliable service and repair without driving to a larger town or the dealership. Carmine’s Import Service in Kernersville, North Carolina, is your local import repair specialist. Serving the Triad since 2008, our staff offers exceptional customer service and the highest quality workmanship. We offer you peace of mind by providing a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on most parts and labor. You may even be eligible for a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty against part defects. Stop by or give us a call to learn the specifics.

A Little History

Did you know that Fiat is actually an acronym, not a word? It stands for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (translation: Italian Automobile Factory of Turin). When Giovanni Agnelli opened the doors in 1900, he ran a small factory with a staff of about 150 employees. They were, however, successful enough to allow Fiat to open a second location in the United States by 1908. During the century that followed, the auto line remained strong across Europe even through World War II, particularly in its Italian homeland. Eventually, the company applied its technological innovations not only to cars, but also to airplanes, large trucks, and trains. Although Fiat took a hiatus from the United States, pulling out in the 1980s, American interest held steady. This led Fiat to make a US comeback in 2011. Just as food connoisseurs love Italian food, so do drivers enjoy their Fiats. Today’s cars are known for being affordable, fuel-efficient, and fun to operate.

Your Local Italian Import Specialist

Although some mechanical skills are quite generalizable, it’s best to take your foreign-made car to an import repair specialist. First, a specialized establishment will have the specific tools and equipment needed to effectively and efficiently repair your vehicle. After all, not every tool will fit your Fiat (or other import). Also, they’ll have the necessary parts or know where to obtain them in the most timely manner. This is sometimes an issue when a “regular shop” struggles to find what’s needed to repair your auto. Finally, a shop that caters to your particular vehicle will have technicians who are experienced with your vehicle. All these considerations translate into saved time, money, and trouble for you. Would you rather have your Fiat fixed right the first time or hope for the best with someone not well versed in Italian cars trying to make haphazard repairs? That’s why Carmine’s Import Service is right for you.