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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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Make Back-To-School Easier with These Vehicle Readiness Tips

We at Piazza Honda of Reading love helping the community get ready for back-to-school driving. Maintenance, safety, and staying organized will help everyone transition to getting back into a routine easier.

Checking your dash, fluids, tires, and wiper blades will keep those little things in order so they don't become problems later. Also, your owner's manual will have suggested maintenance based on how many miles your car has accrued. It is a good idea to keep up on suggested maintenance so your car will last longer.

An emergency kit will help you stay prepared and safe during harsh…

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Tailgating in Your Truck: Taking the Fun From One Event to the Next

There are a lot of benefits to owning a pickup truck, one of which is that it's perfect for tailgating whether it's at a concert, a sports game, or another event. At Piazza Honda of Reading, we want you to make the most of using your truck to enhance your tailgating experience.

For starters, preparation is key. You're going to want to get to the event early, not have to make stops at a store to pick up items you forgot or rush around prepping last minute, so have all the drinks and food ready the day…

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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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Tips For Buying Used

If you are in the market for a new vehicle, considering a used vehicle instead of something brand new can make a big difference in the budget you are working with. There are tons of used vehicles here on our Piazza Honda of Reading lot. They are all in great condition and very reliable. If you are thinking about buying a used vehicle there are something you should do before signing the dotted line.

Make sure that you obtain the history of the used vehicle you are thinking about buying. Makes sure that the vehicle was not involved in any…
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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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Signs Your Brake Pedal May Need Servicing

Brakes are a very important component to our vehicle in obvious ways. If we cannot slow or stop our vehicle adequately, it can become dangerous to drive on the road. When the brakes are performing correctly, then the brake pedal should feel firm when depressed. If it gives a "soft" or "spongy" feeling, then you should have the brakes checked.

A common cause of brake problems can be air in the airline, damaged brake lines or worn or damaged brake calipers and cylinders. Air in the brake lines is the usual culprit of brake problems and can be fixed by…

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A Well-Equipped Emergency Kit for your Car

If you're worried about not having the right tools to deal with a flat tire, dead battery, or another issue your car might have, having an emergency kit on hand is the perfect solution. A few select items make it easier and safer to get your car back on the road.

In addition to the basic tools needed to replace a flat tire, such as a lug wrench and jack, having a tire pressure gauge and bottle of Fix-a-Flat can save you time and stress. An air compressor that has a jump starter can let you resolve a variety…

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5 Benefits of Regular Oil Changes

  1. Better Performance
    The main purpose of engine oil is to lubricate the internal parts of your engine. These parts move rapidly and ensuring that your engine oil is clean helps your engine run smoother and quieter.
  2. Reduce Risk of Damage
    Engine oil helps keep your engine running smoothly, but it collects dust and debris throughout use. That's why regular oil changes are important when you replace engine oil you flush the harmful particles out of your engine that can cause damage to internal engine components.
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