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Charging a Car Battery

If you have removed the car battery from the front of your vehicle, then you should be able to revitalize its power with a charger. It should be worth mentioning that some of these steps may vary in order depending on the model your charger turns out to be. With that said, you can begin charging the battery by first making sure that the device is deactivated before you attach the positive cable to the positive terminal as well as repeating the same process for the negative terminal.

 

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Cabin & Engine Air Filters

Cabin and engine air filters are designed to keep your vehicle free of contaminants. The cabin filter is typically shaped like a panel. It is usually underneath the passenger side of the dashboard. The purpose of the cabin air filter is to protect you. It removes mold spores and debris from the inside of the vehicle. If you notice that you or your passengers are sneezing more or a musty smell, then you may need to get the cabin filter changed.

The engine air filter is conical, round or panel-shaped. It is located underneath your hood. 

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Tire Care Tips Explained

Driving your vehicle will only be comfortable and safe when you are certain that everything is in top working condition. Therefore, it is important to carry out regular checks to ensure that all the components are of good health with minimal or no wear and tear.

One of the components of the vehicle that is exposed to a lot of wear is the tires. Because of this, you need to check your tires regularly to ensure they are in perfect condition. Here are some of the routine care and maintenance tips that you should carry out for your tires:

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What is ASE Certification & Why is it Important?

Many people are familiar with ASE certification, but what is it? The Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification is a national standard for automotive service professionals that was created to help consumers find quality technicians. It provides an easy way to identify which technicians have the most up-to-date knowledge and skills in the industry. To become certified, students must pass a written exam and complete hands-on training on specific topics. There are three levels of ASE certifications:

  • Level 1 -covers basic car maintenance.
  • Level 2- covers more advanced repairs 
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How to Measure the Voltage of Your Vehicle's Battery Unit

Although each car operating on Philadelphia roads has a battery unit installed, some drivers are more knowledgeable about his component than others. For those of you who have not tested your vehicle's battery for a while, it would be wise to learn how to properly perform this test.

The first step is to select an accurate multimeter, and these tools are fairly inexpensive. Piazza Honda of Philadelphia recommends keeping a multimeter inside your vehicle in case you need it while on a commute or longer trip. If you choose to leave your engine running 

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Does the Brake Pedal Require a Fix?

A brake pedal is a car part the average driver doesn't think about often. One day, the brake pedal may fail, leading to a potentially disastrous situation. Being on the lookout for brake pedal troubles seems prudent since you need a working braking pedal to access the brake system.

The brake pedal should remain rigid. A loose brake pedal displays problems that require an immediate inspection. Ignoring such problems could prove dangerously unwise. The same would be true if the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. If that occurs, they may be a dire problem with…

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The Importance of a Roadside Emergency Kit

Nobody wants to think about having to be involved in an accident or emergency situation, but it's good to know that you're prepared for whatever may present itself. We here at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia recommend that you have an emergency kit on hand in your vehicle. This kit should include things like:

-A basic tool kit that will provide you with the opportunity to make small repairs yourself if you can't get assistance right away.
-Bottles of water and snacks that won't go bad will help sustain you if you're waiting for roadside assistance…

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Avoiding A Dangerous Tire Blowout

Any major tire repair shop will tell you that your tires are of the utmost importance when looking at the entire vehicle you drive. There are a lot of important parts on any vehicle to be sure, but the tires are what keep you literally rolling, and without them you can be up a creek very quickly. You might find yourself in a dangerous situation out on the road, and the possibility of having to react very quickly in such a situation is scary.

Considering the very real implications of having a tire blowout...

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How to Care for Your Pet Hair Covered Car's Interior

When you have a pet in your vehicle, it's usually a sign that things are going great - either you're going on vacation or you're just driving around with your furry friend. However, we at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia know the aftermath of this sort of situation, and it usually ends up being that animal's hair getting wherever it can in your car.

To deal with this accumulation of hair, there are a variety of methods available. While your mind might jump to the vacuum, the truth is that this likely won't cut it on its…

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Preventing Road Salt Damage

Take some appropriate steps to help protect your vehicle from mother nature during the winter months in Philadelphia. Road salt is a product that helps vehicles stay safe when the temperatures drop, but it can be pretty damaging to an automobile.

It's important to get your car washed through the winter months. It's a lot simpler to complete this process in the summer, but you don't want to let that road salt accumulate for too long. Make sure you get underneath the vehicle as well. This space can rust very quickly.

 

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