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Accurate Tire Air Pressure Matters More Than You May Realize

A flat tire can be a very inconvenient experience for a driver. However, there are ways that you can proactively guard against the possibility of one occurring, to begin with. Having tires that are in good quality condition matters, but having accurate tire air pressure matters even more! A major contributing factor for having a flat tire is low air pressure and it can even contribute to an accident.

You want to take a moment on a periodic basis to ensure the tire air pressure is at a level that the manufacturer sets for your specific vehicle. 
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Serpentine Belts Are Essential in Cars

Most motorists in Reading take for granted the amazing technology under the hood of their vehicles. An engine block has limited capabilities when it lacks supplemental input by a serpentine belt. Made of high-quality rubber and steel, this component transmits power from an engine to an alternator and several other crucial systems. For example, the timing of the valves and camshafts is precisely managed by this type of durable belt. The HVAC system of an automobile also runs on a serpentine belt. Additionally, the cooling system of an engine block receives commands from this
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Safety Comes First with Back-to-School Season

Are you ready for the new school year? Yes, it’s back-to-school season already! Therefore, it’s also back-to-school car maintenance season. Piazza Honda of Reading wants you to know the important maintenance that should be taken care of, for your safety and others on the road.

Back-to-school car maintenance is more than just making sure that your oil is changed, the tires are rotated and checking all the fluid levels for the correct capacity. 
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Tire Pressure & Tread Tips

If you love driving your car, you should respect its tires. At Piazza Honda of Reading, we can help drivers like you improve your tires' longevity through a few easy tips.

Check your tires' pressure monthly. Look up your auto's ideal tire pressure in your owner's manual. Check each tire with an air-pressure gauge. Add or remove air as needed. Under-inflated tires handle unreliably. Over-inflated ones rob your car of surface area between it and the road. Each incorrect inflation range leads to premature tire wear and early replacement.

Regularly check your tires' tread-groove depth, too.
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How Can You Test A Car Battery?

Turning your keys in the ignition only to discover the car won't start can be annoying. At times, a dead battery even creates a dangerous situation. Batteries, however, don't last forever. So, you need to know how to test one effectively. The process isn't too tricky.

You will need a voltmeter to perform the actual test. A digital meter is preferred. When using the device, follow smart guidelines for safety. Wear rubber gloves and goggles and make sure the ignition and all lights are off.

Connect the voltmeter. Connect the positive test lead, followed by the negative…

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Different Ways to Soften an Adhesive For Removing a Badge

Different badges on your vehicle are going to require different removal methods. Some of them are going to be easier and simpler than others. If you have a badge that is attached with adhesive, then you are going to have a somewhat easy time removing the badge. All you'd have to do is soften the adhesive. There are various ways to soften the adhesive that attaches the badge.

One of the ways to soften the adhesive is with hot water. You can also use a hair dryer to heat the adhesive of the badge. You just need a strong…

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Packing Wisely For a Road Trip

When you are thinking about a road trip, one thing you might be thinking about is what to pack. It is important to use wisdom when you are packing for a road trip. This is so that you are able to have the best experience on your road trip.

When packing wisely, you have to make sure that you get all of your necessities. This includes enough clothes for the trip, GPS, snacks and water. One thing you want to do is save space for your trip. This is so that you can keep everything comfortable for everyone.

When it…

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Clean Car = Healthy Car

Are you someone who washes your car only if you absolutely have to? We here at Piazza Honda of Reading sympathize with you. Washes can be expensive and time consuming, and who has energy to wash a car by hand? Still, washing is essential to your car's short term and long term health. Here are some reasons to prioritize a car wash.

Preserving Perceived and Real Value

Your car takes a beating from the elements daily. Each season brings a whole new assortment of abuse. Wind, sun, rain, cold and heat wear away your car's paint and finish…
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Don't Let Road Salt Damage Your Vehicle. Follow Some Simple Tips to Protect Your Investment

If you are in the midst of dealing with harsh winter weather, now might be the time to think about protecting your vehicle from road salt. Many people neglect to wash their vehicle throughout the winter months, thinking it would be dangerous to the vehicle's surface. In fact, road salt can quickly erode your paint job and the underside of your vehicle.

If you want to protect your vehicle from salt corrosion, make sure that you are washing your vehicle throughout the winter. Pay close attention to getting the underside clean as well. You can also use a number…
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Which Tires Are Best For You This Winter?

Winter driving can be challenging when the snow falls and temperatures cause icy conditions to develop. This is especially true in rural areas where road crews have only limited ability to keep freeways clear. The tires you drive on can have an impact on how well you can handle winter roads.

In states where studded winter tires are legal, they can make driving on icy roadways much easier. If they aren't allowed in your locality, there are also snow tires with special tread patterns designed to keep a good footing when snow and ice is on the road.

 

 

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