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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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Towing vs. Payload: A Beginner's Guide

Are you confused at the difference between the payload and the towing capacity of your truck? You're not alone, as these two terms, though often-touted by manufacturers to show the power of their vehicles, are rarely correctly understood by those who purchase those vehicles. Here is a short explanation, offered by Piazza Honda of Reading, to help you master these terms.

Do you keep an extra quart of oil in your truck's cab? That's part of the payload. Do you take a toolbox along in your truck bed wherever you go? That's part of the payload…
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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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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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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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Consider Purchasing a Used Car

You should be smart when you need to purchase a vehicle. You may find that purchasing a used vehicle is the right decision for you and something that will work out well for you in the long run.

You should know that you can purchase reliable vehicles when buying used. The cars that are being made today are being made to last a long time and you can trust that the vehicle that you purchase will have a good amount of life left in it when you take it home as your own.

 

 

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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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