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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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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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