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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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Using the Road Conditions to Decide on the Tire

If you are wondering how you can decide on whether or not to get a certain type of winter tire, then one thing that you should look at is the area you are in. If you are in an area that is cold and snowy, then you might be better off with either studded or studless winter snow tires.

For places that get cold but do not get much snow, there might be a preference for performance snow tires. These tires are designed for the open road. They don't have as much deep treading as the studless tires. However…

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Car Covers: An Important Vehicle Accessory

Next to your home, your automobile is the possession in which you've invested the most money. At Piazza Honda of Philadelphia, we recommend that drivers consider the importance of using a car cover for their vehicle to prolong its life, protect it from the elements, and decrease the occurrence of theft and vandalism.

A car cover is important because it can protect your vehicle from the damaging effects of snow, ice and hail, along with the UV rays of the sun that can fade paint and make vinyl trim brittle. Car covers also protect your automobile from debris carried…
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Proper Tire Selection Can Help to Prevent Oversteering Issues

Here at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia, we enjoy helping to keep our customers safe by equipping them with the right tires at the right times. Using the correct tires can help drivers to avoid the insidious dangers of oversteering and understeering.

Understeering takes place when front-wheel-drive or other vehicles lose the ability to turn in either direction or stop. Understeer skids can be dangerous, but if drivers remain calm and allow the front wheels to roll freely for short periods of time, they can often regain control.

Oversteering is basically the opposite of understeering...
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Hatchbacks: Making Up For Small Sizes

Although they might not be quite as spacious as a sedan or an SUV, a hatchback offers quite a few benefits to consider while you're driving in Philadelphia. This kind of vehicle is often easier to park because of its smaller size. You can lift the hatch and fold the seats to haul a few larger items while keeping the amazing gas mileage that hatchbacks offer.

Before leaving the Piazza Honda of Philadelphia, you can explore the numerous safety features that are offered, such as airbags and anti-lock brakes. The hatchback is lightweight, making it a car that's…

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Tips for Finding a Good Mechanic in Your Area

If you are on the search for a reputable mechanic that you can trust with one of your biggest investments, we're here to help you. Let's take a look at some tips that you can use to make sure that you are leaving your vehicle in the right hands the next time that it needs service.
  • Always ask a mechanic where they source their parts from. The highest quality parts come directly from the manufacturer that made your vehicle.
  • You can plan ahead for routine maintenance. When a repair is needed, you may have to get your vehicle…
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Tonneau Covers: Does Your Truck Bed Need One?

If you've ever had to oil your tools because they were left out in your truck bed during a rainstorm, then you've probably considered a cover. Tonneau covers protect against weather and sun damage, and they can also improve fuel economy by making the back of your truck more aerodynamic. This might help you save some at the pump. Some drivers also feel more secure with a cover over their truck bed because it can deter theft.

Just about the only drawback to installing a cover is that it needs to be sized specifically for your truck. Tonneau…

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How do you test a battery’s voltage with a multimeter?

A multimeter is the perfect tool to test the voltage stored in your car’s battery while at rest. The device measures the voltage available based on the amount of current traveling from one location to another. In the case of the multimeter, the current is traveling from the positive pole to the negative pole.

When using the multimeter to measure the amount of voltage stored in your battery, touch the red probe to the positive pole of your battery and the black probe to the negative pole, establishing a connection from one side of the battery to the other…

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How to Debadge Your Car

Many people choose to debadge their car to change its look. Debadging a car can give the body of the car a sleek, uninterrupted look. Debadging a car is a mostly quick and easy process; it requires only a few common household tools to accomplish. It is, however, worth knowing how to do properly so that you don't damage your vehicle's paint.

Find out How The Badge is Fastened

Some badges are fastened with clips, and others are held in place by an adhesive. If clips are used to hold the badge in place, the process will be…
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