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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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Winter or All-Season Tires: An Important Decision

Getting the most out of your vehicle is something that you and every other owner in Philadelphia is after when they invest in an automobile. From tires to windshield wiper blades, there are so many variables that go into maintaining the integrity of the investment. Tires are one of the all-important factors in every vehicle.

Have you ever thought about the difference between all-season and winter tires? Probably not if you live in a place that doesn't see ice or snow becoming an issue on the roadways. 

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Tire Pressure Level Connects to Safety

There is nothing insignificant about taking care of a car. Don't assume anything recommended by mechanics and the manufacturer is "okay" to dismiss. So, when told your tire pressure must remain at a set PSI level, avoid letting the figure go above or below that number. Otherwise, problems, dangerous ones, may ensue.

A properly inflated tire contributes to appropriate balance and traction levels. Losing traction can lead to unsafe driving and a possible serious accident. Improperly inflated tires also come with a blowout risk. Statistics show traffic fatalities frequently 

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The Different Compact Tires

Knowing about spare tires is a huge likelihood for drivers. However, knowing how many spare tires there are is something that can be a surprise to a lot of drivers. While you are going to know about the compact and full sized spare tires, each of the different sized tires have different types.

One thing to know about compact spare tires is that they are automatically temporary tires. Therefore, if you have to use a compact tire, then you are going to have to take the trip to the mechanic in order to get a new tire put on your…

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Preparing for Tailgating Season

There's nothing worse than arriving to the football stadium parking lot and realizing that you've forgotten some of the most important tailgating essentials. If you want to make sure that you're prepared ahead of time this year, use our Piazza Honda of Philadelphia tailgating essentials checklist to get yourself ready.
  • You'll want to make sure that you have everything packed for cooking and serving of food. It's a good idea to have a tote of all your non-perishable supplies and you can just grab it each time you are heading out. This should include paper…
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Back to School Service Your Vehicle May Need

Do you use your vehicle to transport not only your kids to school but also some of their friends? Is your vehicle in good running condition or in need of some back to school service? Our team at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia wants you to be able to care for your car and keep it in the best possible shape for the commute each day. Here are some tips we have to offer.
• Tires should be in good condition and rotated regularly.
• Oil changes should be current.
• All fluid levels (oil, coolant and windshield washer fluid) should be checked and…
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Understanding Tread and Pressure

While you may be aware of how your tire tread impacts your driving, you may not know that over- or underinflating your tires can have a detrimental effect and even cause an accident.

Tire blowouts at freeway speeds can have a catastrophic effect. Avoid this possibility by keeping your tires in their proper inflation range. When your tires are too low, they cost you more money in gasoline and can also leave your tire unable to cope with potholes, potentially damaging your rims. A tire gauge will tell you the pressure, and you can check this against the limits written…
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Payload And Towing Capacity Aren't The Same Thing

Piazza Honda of Philadelphia knows that some of the terminology surrounding vehicle features can be confusing. There is often confusion when it comes to the terms payload and towing capacity. Some think these two terms refer to the same thing. That is not the case.

Towing capacity refers to how much weight a vehicle can safely pull behind it. If you have a travel trailer for recreation or a load trailer for work, you need to pay particular attention to towing capacity. You want to make sure that any vehicle you purchase has a towing capacity that exceeds what you…
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Keep Your Car Hopping with Funtastic Road Trip Games

A hopping car is a happy car. Hopping, that is, with plenty of fun and exciting games for the road. At Piazza Honda of Philadelphia, we want to help you make the most of all the miles between you and your destination, so we offer these easy-to-play road trip games that your whole family will enjoy.

If you like cars as much as we do, a game of Spot the Car may be in order. Participants compete against one another to find as many unique makes and models of cars as possible. Another option is a never-ending game of "I…
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Cleaning Your Own Headlights

Keeping your headlights clean is essential so that you can see the road at night and so that other drivers can see your vehicle. If you don't want to take your vehicle to someone who can clean your headlights, there are a few tips you can use yourself. One is to apply a thin coat of toothpaste and water to the lights. This will clean the surface, but you need to make sure the lights stay wet to keep the paste from drying.

Another option for cleaning your lights yourself instead of going to Piazza Honda of Philadelphia is…

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