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What Extreme Weather Can Do to a Car Battery

Extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, take a toll on the performance of a car battery. Most people associate a dead battery with below zero temps, but extremely high temperatures are just as guilty. Unless you're living somewhere where the temperatures are around 77 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, make routine battery maintenance a top priority.

In cold weather, as the mercury drops, so does the capacity of lead acid batteries. At -22 degrees Fahrenheit, the battery runs at around 50% of its normal capacity. Because motors demand a stronger boost to start in cold weather...

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Rear-Wheel vs. Front-Wheel Drive: Is One Better Than the Other?

Traction, control, handling and fuel efficiency should all be among your primary concerns when searching for a new car. Still, you may not be aware that your choice of front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive can directly impact all of these important factors. For this reason, we’ll now take a look at these two drivetrains side by side so you can understand the differences.

You’re probably aware that a front-wheel drive vehicle is driven only by the front two wheels, and this provides certain advantages to a vehicle. Primarily, FWD vehicles offer improved traction and control on wet or…

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How Does Brake Fluid Make Car Brakes Work?

Brake fluid is an essential part of any car's brake system. It provides the force needed to stop a vehicle at whatever speed it may be going as quickly as possible.

In modern automotive brakes, each wheel has a brake pad that clamps down on a rotor that's attached to it. The friction this creates slows the wheel to a stop. This action is performed by cylinders that are powered by pressurized brake fluid when you step on the brake pedal. When brake fluid leaks, the amount of force the brakes can apply is reduced because of the…

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Why Would I Choose Synthetic Oil?

When it comes to choosing the right kind of oil for your vehicle's motor, you have a couple of options. Here at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia, we want you to have all the facts so you can choose the right oil for your motor.

Oil that comes from nature with just a few added chemicals is called conventional oil. It is a basic lubricant that keeps motors running smoothly most of the time. Synthetic oil is created in a laboratory and scientifically designed to be the best possible motor oil. Always check out your owner's manual to see…

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3,000 Miles is Too Little Between Oil Changes

The standard mileage between oil changes used to be 3,000 miles, but this has changed dramatically in recent years. With better technology, many cars can now go 5,000, 7,500, or even 10,000 miles before needing an oil change.

Why do mechanics still recommend oil changes every 3,000 miles?

It's a hard habit to break and a routine that has been around for decades. In addition, telling you that you only need to come in every 7,500 miles for oil changes will lose the garage money.

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3,000 Miles Is No Longer the Standard Oil Change Time-Frame

There has long been a standard timeline for most vehicle owners to change out the oil in their vehicle's engine. For many years, many oil and lube centers as well as some mechanics, have recommended that vehicle owners change the oil out every 3,000 miles to improve the life of their vehicles.

At one point in time, this was an accurate statement but vehicles that have been made within the last twenty years are coming with a completely different recommendation. Many modern manufacturers are suggesting oil changes at the 7,500-mileage marker and some even more.

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Getting Your New Winter Wiper Blades Today

If you have ever been stuck in a blizzard with old wiper blades, you remember how difficult it was to be able to see through the windshield. The winter wiper blades are crafted in a way so that even if there is a driving snow or ice storm, you can see clearly out the car.

Winter wiper blades are covered in what appears to be a thick rubber shell, but that shell is keeping all the rain, snow, and ice, from interrupted the cleaning motions of the blades. Nothing can interfere with the metal framework, so the wipers flex perfectly…

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Save Time by Using Our Online Service Appointment Scheduler

Time is precious. And with the busy world that we live in, it has become one of our most valued resources. That is why we here at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia wanted to do something to help our customers save time.

If you just need to schedule a service appointment and don't have a particular need to talk to someone right away, then you can utilize our online appointment setting service. Skip the hold times on the phone and get your car, truck, or SUV scheduled for that oil change, tire rotation, or brake service.

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Good Windshield Wiper Fluid Keeps Your View Clear

You can be distracted by the various things that gather up on your windshield, by the grime that collects there. You can find your view obstructed because of the mess that collects on your windshield. A quality windshield wiper fluid can help you see the road in the way that you are meant to see it.

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Visibility for Winter Drivers

Visibility issues while driving are never a laughing matter. They can be especially frightening during the winter months. Driving in times of intensely cold weather can be taxing as it is. If you want to optimize your wintertime driving experience, you should look into winter wiper blades as soon as possible. These wiper blades differ significantly from the standard ones that are available practically everywhere. That's because they're known for better visibility...

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