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gramada
11-15-2015, 12:00 PM
greetings all,
new - one month - owner here of an Exceptional, head-turning 2015 Fiat 500L Trekking (auto trans)!
1301 miles so far in a mixed city/country driving and getting 26 mpg!!!
Now, i was advised by friends that the first oil change should be done at the 1500m?
any suggestions? what kind of oil, and should i take it to the local fiat-authorized molar service
center rather than my fateful mechanics garage? change air filter? now or next time?
and lastly, how frequent should the oil change be? nothing about in the little shiny book (where
95% of content is about the infotainment system..).
car works like a breeze!:friendly_wink:
thanks!

islander
11-15-2015, 02:12 PM
You can download an Owner's Manual (and other publications) for your vehicle from this web site (http://www.fiatusa.com/en/owners/manuals/index.html). The Manual contains full info on recommended maintenance.

gramada
11-15-2015, 10:21 PM
thank you! just did so but my question was also addressed to personal experiences…of more long-term owners..
few people have told me that the first change ought to happen sooner than the consequent ones. thus the 1500mile mark..
any suggestion re: oil..?

DeSoulo
11-16-2015, 12:42 AM
http://www.fiat500usa.com/2012/09/fiat-500-abarth-oil-change.html

gramada
11-16-2015, 07:34 AM
terrific link. thank you!

gramada
11-21-2015, 06:15 AM
thanks again...any thoughts about this: oil was changed but now i am getting 25.2mpg combined as opposed to 26mpg after the first 1370 miles?
they did penzoil euro platinum and the mopar filter but..am i imaging or the car just does not feel as instantly responsive in changing
gear?

JWD
11-23-2015, 12:49 PM
thanks again...any thoughts about this: oil was changed but now i am getting 25.2mpg combined as opposed to 26mpg after the first 1370 miles?
they did penzoil euro platinum and the mopar filter but..am i imaging or the car just does not feel as instantly responsive in changing
gear?
All the talk at the dealer about “flashing” the latest software updates has made me paranoid about “changes” occurring whenever I have the car in for service, so I understand your question, but it might – among other things - just be the change in weather: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/coldweather.shtml
Cheers.