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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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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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