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Knowing Your Advantages When Choosing a Tire

If you are looking for a spare tire to get, you need to know the advantages of what you are going to get before you decide on the tire. Spare tires come in different sizes so that you will be able to choose what you are going to get for your vehicle.

One example of a spare tire you are going to be looking at is the full-sized matching tire. There are two major advantages to having a full-sized matching tire. One of them is cosmetic in that it keeps up the appearance of your vehicle. The other advantage is…

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Accurate Tire Air Pressure Matters More Than You May Realize

A flat tire can be a very inconvenient experience for a driver. However, there are ways that you can proactively guard against the possibility of one occurring, to begin with. Having tires that are in good quality condition matters, but having accurate tire air pressure matters even more! A major contributing factor for having a flat tire is low air pressure and it can even contribute to an accident.

You want to take a moment on a periodic basis to ensure the tire air pressure is at a level that the manufacturer sets for your specific vehicle. 
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Serpentine Belts Are Essential in Cars

Most motorists in Reading take for granted the amazing technology under the hood of their vehicles. An engine block has limited capabilities when it lacks supplemental input by a serpentine belt. Made of high-quality rubber and steel, this component transmits power from an engine to an alternator and several other crucial systems. For example, the timing of the valves and camshafts is precisely managed by this type of durable belt. The HVAC system of an automobile also runs on a serpentine belt. Additionally, the cooling system of an engine block receives commands from this
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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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