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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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Refinancing vs. trading in your car

Have you ever refinanced your car? There are a lot of steps into getting a lower interest rate. The first thing that you want to check is that you have positive equity in your vehicle. This means that your car is worth more than you owe. This is the best situation to be in with a refinance or a trade-in because it means that you’ll get more value for the car. This can apply to getting into a new vehicle or hopefully it could mean to lowering your interest rate in order for you to pay it off sooner…
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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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Windshield Chip Repairs For Your Vehicle

You are driving along and now for whatever reason you have a chip on your windshield. We here at Piazza Honda of Reading realize this can be a very frustrating experience. Luckily, there are some measures you can take to increase the chances this chip doesn’t expand into a crack. One of these would be resin repair.

First of all, what is resin repair? Simply put, this is a procedure where a glass repair technician removed the air from the chip and inserts a resin in its a place in the location of the chip. This can help bond…
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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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Finding a Good Mechanic for All of Your Vehicle Service Needs

Choosing to purchase a used vehicle is a great option for your budget. You get a well-made vehicle at a fraction of the cost of a brand-new model. While most dealerships will make sure that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle that they are selling you, there will inevitably be issues that will come up over the lifetime of owning your vehicle. Because of this, it is important to have a good mechanic ready to assist. If you are trying to find a good mechanic, here are some tips that can make the process a bit easier:
  • Look for…
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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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Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings: A Quick Explanation

Your motor oil will keep your engine performing well, but it is vital to use the right motor oil in your engine. You have probably noticed different numbers and letters on bottles of motor oil, which are viscosity ratings, but what does this mean? Read further to find out.

Viscosity is how well the oil resists flow and how thick it is, so a motor oil with a high viscosity rating is much thicker than one with a low rating. The W tells you how well the oil will resist flow when it is cold, and the numbers let you…

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