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Learn more about caring for your Alfa Romeo vehicle with helpful tips on frequently asked maintenance questions

At Rick Case Alfa Romeo, we take great pride in being one of the premier resources for all things Alfa Romeo. From sales to maintenance, we've been working with drivers of these exquisite Italian luxury cars from Boca Raton to Miami, FL and all points in between for quite some time now.

Given our years of Alfa Romeo service experience, we can confidently attest that the team here at our Davie, FL Alfa Romeo service center knows all the intricacies of each and every Alfa Romeo model.  And if you'd like to know a bit more about how to properly care for your Alfa Romeo car, we've had our team compile a brief rundown of the most common things that they think drivers from Ft. Lauderdale, Weston, and Davie, FL should know about Alfa Romeo maintenance and repairs.

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Caring for your Alfa Romeo car's tires

Why should I rotate my Alfa Romeo car's tires?

  • All tires wear down over time, but depending on what type of Alfa Romeo Car you have, the degree of wear over time can vary.
  • Rear-wheel drive models like the Alfa Romeo 4C will wear out their rear-wheels more quickly than their front wheels.
  • All-wheel drive models like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Alfa Romeo Giulia will typically wear their tires more evenly, but it's still important to have their tires rotated from time to time.
  • Rotating your car's tires regularly can significantly extend their usable lifespan, so it's a good idea to rotate them roughly every six months or 4,000 miles, whichever comes first. If you're due for a tire rotation, we'd be only too happy to do it for you here at Rick Case Alfa Romeo in Davie, FL.

What are some signs that I need to have my Alfa Romeo car's tires replaced?

  • If you find that your drives around Weston and Ft. Lauderdale, FL are often marked my significant vibration in the steering column, or you notice cuts or cracks in the sidewalls of your tires, it can be a sign of significant tire wear that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
  • Another way to assess the health of the tires' tread on your Alfa Romeo is the Penny Test. Start by placing a penny upside down into the tire tread. Ideally, the tread will obscure the top half of Abraham Lincoln's head on the coin. If you can see his Lincoln's whole head, it's a sign that you need a new set of tires for your vehicle.
  • Luckily, from basic tire rotations or a finding fresh tires for your Alfa Romeo that you needs, we can easily help you at our service center.

The Importance of Alfa Romeo Oil Changes

Why do I need to change my Alfa Romeo car's oil?

  • Engine oil helps keep your engine free from contaminants, as well as lubricating important components and preventing heat damage.
  • Oil changes are essential because as time goes on, oil can become saturated with contaminants, making it thicker and thus less capable of lubricating your car's engine, causing serious engine damage if left unchecked.

How often should Alfa Rome engine oil be changed?

  • That can vary depending on your model and driving habits, so it's best to first consult your owner's manual or one of our technicians here at our service center near Miami and Boca Raton, FL. However, a good rule of thumb for most newer Alfa Romeo models is to change the oil and oil filter roughly every 5,000 miles or six months, whichever comes first.
  • Luckily, if your Alfa Romeo vehicle is due for an oil change, our team is always ready to assist you.

Maintaining your Alfa Romeo car's brakes

Why is Alfa Romeo brake maintenance so important?

  • Brakes are just as essential to your Alfa Romeo car's performance as its engine, transmission and suspension. As such, keeping up with regular brake maintenance can help you stay safer on the road and allow you to enjoy your vehicle's full performance potential.
  • Small brake problems can quickly transform into big issues. So, if you want to spare yourself from costly brake repairs in the future, it's always a good bet to tackle minor brake maintenance issues as soon as they crop up.

What are some common signals of Alfa Romeo brake issues?

  • There are a number of different signs that your Alfa Romeo car might have brake issues, ranging from squeaking and squealing sounds, a pulsating brake pedal, or even a brake pedal that sinks to the floor when pressed. Fortunately, we're well-equipped to assess all your brake maintenance issues here.
  • From a fresh set of brake pads for your vehicle to intensive brake repairs, there's simply no service center better equipped to handle all your brake issues from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale, than we are here at our service center.