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Checking Out Infotainment Systems

An infotainment system includes all of the dashboard displays within your car that give you access to entertainment options, radio, navigation systems, backup camera displays and more. It is essentially a word created to describe the mixing of information and entertainment available to a driver.

Vehicles all have a different infotainment system built into their design. However, now many drivers can take advantage of personalizing their infotainment options by syncing up with either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto based on what type of smartphone they in...
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Traveling with Your Pet

Owning a pet can give our lives plenty of added enjoyment, and part of being a good pet owner is ensuring they are safe and happy. Most pets enjoy a ride in the car, and there are things we can do to make sure they're safe while they travel.

As tempting as it may be, don't allow your pets to ride in the open bed of a truck or allow them to hang their heads out of the window. Not only can they be seriously injured if you have an accident, they can also be harmed by branches…
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Handling Glare on the Road

There's nothing like driving on a sunny day in Reading, enjoying beautiful weather while on the road. But we at Piazza Honda of Reading want to remind you that sunny weather can create dangerous glare on your windshield, making visibility challenging. Stay safe by using simple tips to reduce glare in bright sunshine.


One of the first lines of defense against glare while driving is to ensure your windshield is clean and free of streaks, dust, or grime. A dirty windshield will only compound the effect of glare on your visibility. Wearing a pair of quality, polarized sunglasses will…
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Why a Hatchback Vehicle Just Might Be For You

As we are firmly enmeshed into the 21st Century, the vehicle known as the Hatchback is now coming fully into its own. Where it used to be a nerdy car that wouldn’t appeal to the masses, it now is seen by many as a viable alternative. There are many reasons for this. Consider some of the following:

Better Resale Values

It’s true. Hatchbacks actually offer better resale values than regular sedans. As a matter of fact, hatchbacks are slated to retain 58 percent of their value while ordinary sedans will usually only keep 35 percent of their value…
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Installing a car seat? Here's what you need to know about installation

Make sure you choose a car seat that is appropriate for your child's height, weight, and age. Note that no two car safety seats are completely alike. Some seats are designed for infants, while others are designed for toddlers or older children. Choosing a seat that fits with your child's size is important when it comes to safety.

Place the seat in your car. Then attach it to the bench or chair you're placing it in. Slip the seat belt through the back of the safety seat. Buckle the belt. This should ensure your seat is firmly…

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Why Buy a Hatchback?

When you're thinking about your next car, you may look at sedans and hatchbacks with a similar analysis. Which one is really better? Hatchbacks have their benefits, but sedans are purchased more often. Most people who like hatchbacks have a preference for the style, but there are actually some benefits to owning a hatchback over other vehicle styles.

Hatchbacks are actually much more practical than sedans. You can fold the back seats in almost every hatchback model to get more cargo space, which works great for moving, camping, and road trips.
 

 

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Fun Games to Play with Your Kids on the Road

Road trips can be long, but they don't have to be boring. We here at Piazza Honda of Reading want both you and your kids to have a fun trip this summer with your vehicle. So we encourage you to try out these fun car games with your kids.

A simple but classic game your kids can play is Tic Tac Toe. This only requires a pencil and paper to play. To make the game more interesting, award points to the winner. For your teenage kids, they could instead play Spot the Car. Their goal is to identify the…

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Take a Budget-Friendly Roadtrip This Summer

When you want to take your family on a trip but don't have a lot of money, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind so that you can explore other areas on a budget. Set a budget before you leave home. Your budget should include money for food and a hotel as well as money for a few inexpensive souvenirs.

Find small cafes that are off the road instead of eating at popular restaurant chains. You'll usually get more food for the same price or less than what you would spend at a larger…

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