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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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Why You May Want to Refinance or Trade In

Buying a vehicle is often a lengthy process. One of the reasons behind this is that you are going to have to sign a lot of paperwork for the loan. However, when people are selling a vehicle, their whole purpose is in selling you a vehicle. As a result, you may find yourself in a payment plan that you are not able to pay off. Therefore, you may have to trade in your vehicle or refinance.

One thing that can get you in such a predicament with your finances is that you have not shopped around enough for the best…

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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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Test Drive: Know What to Look For

Did you know over 50 percent of car buyers test drive only one vehicle, the one they end up buying? That's not the smart thing to do. A car costs quite a bit of money. Test driving several and knowing what to look for is the smarter move.

Is the vehicle comfortable? You need to consider how easy it is to get in and out, as well as how comfortable the seats feel. Make sure the cargo space is sufficient for things you normally carry. If you haul a bike up to the mountains every weekend, bring the bike…
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Understanding an Infotainment System and How to Make it for You

The latest buzzword in automotive technology is the infotainment system. This comprehensive system encompasses a variety of services, including entertainment options, navigation, and useful driving data. The vehicle experts at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia want you to be informed about your vehicle's features so that you can harness the power of technology to deliver a more enhanced driving experience.

Many of today's biggest automobile manufacturers have designed and implemented their own patented infotainment systems for use across all of their vehicles....
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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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What Causes Engines To Overheat?

Here at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia, we like to do as much as we can to keep our friends and neighbors in Philadelphia as well informed as we possibly can about their vehicles. In particular, we wanted to spend some time discussing some of the reasons why your engine is overheating.

Without a doubt, the most common cause of engine overheating is low coolant levels. Without enough coolant, your engine won't be able to regulate its heat and will quickly become very hot. As such, it is best to top up your coolant on a fairly regular basis.

 

 

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What You Need to Know About Winter Wiper Blades

Driving in the winter time requires a good running vehicle and regular maintenance on all vehicle parts, and we at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia want you to understand the importance of having a good set of winter wiper blades.

Many drivers feel if their vehicle is equipped with snow tires and sufficient anti-freeze, they’re good to go. While these are important, don’t underestimate the importance of winter wiper blades. Unlike traditional wiper blades, winter wiper blades are encased with a heavy coating that prevents snow and ice from clogging...

 

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When Is It A Good Idea To Trade In Vs. Refinance Your Existing Car?

Being an informed car buyer saves consumers thousands of dollars every single year. That is why we here at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia want to be sure you know you're making the right choice when deciding whether to refinance or trade in your existing car.

Refinancing your car makes sense when you are still planning to drive your car for many more years but want to have a lower monthly payment. Although you will pay more in interest in the long term, your short-term payments will be much lower. Trading in your car makes the most sense when you…
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Things To Know About Windshield Repair

The team here at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia loves to pass on our automotive knowledge to our wonderful friends and neighbors in Philadelphia. As such, we have decided to spend some time discussing a topic that we are frequently asked about - windshield repair.

Drivers often ask us if there is any kind of limit to the size of breaks that can be repaired. The answer, unfortunately, is yes. While most small chips and cracks can usually be repaired satisfactorily, longer cracks are much more difficult to repair.

 

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