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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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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced

To be in the best position to identify trouble with your car tires, you need to know the warning signs.

Look for any signs of wear on one side of each tire. This may be an indication the front end alignment is off and reducing the life of the tires. Listen or feel for a tire vibration or noise. This could be a number of issues that are putting you at risk of tire failure. Pay attention if you see low tire tread. This means you have less grip on the road, especially when the road surfaces are wet. When…
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Personalize Your Vehicle by Debadging It

One of privileges of car ownership is the ability to personalize it to suit your own taste and style. One way to do this is to remove or replace the badges that are found on the rear of most vehicles.

Removing the brand badges that are fixed in place with an adhesive can be tricky to do without scratching the paint around or underneath them. The trick is to loosen the adhesive before prying them off. Some adhesives will melt when heated by a heat gun or hot water. Another method is to spray an adhesive remover over the badges…

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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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