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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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How to Negotiate a Used Car Price

The process of buying a used car is similar to that of buying a new car. However, there is generally more room to negotiate the price of a used vehicle. Getting the best deal starts with knowing what a car is worth. It also means knowing how to steer clear of buying extras like an extended warranty.

If possible, sell your car privately and get financing from an outside lender. This allows you to focus solely on negotiating the price of the car. Furthermore, be sure to get up from the table if you don't like the price a…

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Tailgating Tips For This Season

Pickup trucks are the perfect place to host tailgating parties at your favorite sporting events. Here at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia, we wanted to offer some helpful tips to make your tailgate parties a huge success.

  • Convert an empty laundry detergent container into a portable hand-washing station.
  • Convert a beer case into a drink cooler using a plastic bag.
  • Prepare a breakfast that can be eaten using hands like pancakes wrapped around bacon and sausages.
  • Convert a disposable drink try into a small crudite plate.
  • Set up a toppings bar for burgers and hot dogs.
  • Use bowls for chili not…
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Things Not to Do When You Are Towing

Your friends at Piazza Honda of Philadelphia wanted to pass along some of the things you should not do if you plan on towing anything.

Don't load anything on the trailer to be towed without first taking your lug wrench and tightening all the lugs. If they were loose, you run the risk of losing a tire and the load on the highway.

Don't assume because the load is on the trailer that you are ready to roll. Now is the time to balance the load so it is distributed across the trailer safely.

Don't assume just…
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NHTSA vs. IIHS safety rating crash tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association each have their own methods for measuring vehicle safety. Used car buyers for whom vehicle safety is important should know the different safety rating systems.

The NHTSA measures frontal impact, side impact and rollover likelihood, to arrive at a safety rating between 1 and 5 stars. To rate for frontal impact, the NHTSA crashes the vehicle into a barrier at 35 mph. Side-impact involves two tests: a vehicle T-boning the test vehicle at 38.5 mph and the test vehicle side-impact colliding with
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Information About an Automobile Infotainment System

In the automotive world, infotainment is a term that's used to describe key technology in a cabin. Many automobile brands use infotainment solutions to power communications hardware, entertainment applications, and data technologies.

No matter how a system is designed, a typical infotainment unit will have similar features and functions. The most popular icons give users opportunities to access radio stations, navigation tools, and media options.

All automobile brands have their own unique infotainment technology. Depending on the car, some solutions for strategic...

 

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