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What Are Some Things To Do During The Winter For Car Protection?

There are important measures that anyone should take to keep their vehicle protected during the winter months. It is their responsibility as a vehicle owner to care for it and get the most life out of it. We have a few quick tips on how to do this during the winter.

  • Change Over To Winter Tires - Winter tires are designed for the winter elements and are best to use during those months. Make the switch over to get maximum protection.
  • Keep The Tank Full - There are dangerous situations that arise when someone gets stuck in the snow and ice without…
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Tire Rotations Will Keep Your Car Riding Smooth

Performing a tire rotation on your vehicle is a part of routine maintenance that is going to save you time and money in the long run if you have one done every 5,000 miles. Because all wheels wear differently when driving, it is necessary to switch them around to get the most life out of your tires, keep them wearing evenly and help reduce unwanted wear on your drivetrain that could end up in costly repairs in the future.

How To Properly Rotate Tires

Doing a proper tire rotation is specific to each vehicle considering that every car has…

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The Full-Sized Spare Tire Types

Given that there are full-sized spare tires as well as compact spare tires, there are a few things that you need to be clear about. For one thing, just because the tire is the same size as your other tires does not mean that it is a tire that you can use as long as the other tires.

There are three types of Full-sized tires. There is the full-sized matching tire, fill-size non-matching spare tire, and full-size temporary tire. With the full size matching tires, everything is matched to your vehicle which makes it something that you can ride on…

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Consistent Tire Air Pressure Monitoring is Essential for Road Safety

If you’ve ever had a flat tire, then you already know that it can be costly, such as time away from work, having to pay a towing service or missed business appointments. That's why it’s essential to ensure that your tires always have the correct air pressure. And a flat is not the only reason to monitor air pressure.

Did you know that too much air pressure in a tire can be just as harmful as not enough air pressure? When a tire is underinflated, there is a greater chance of it becoming vulnerable to harmful objects…
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What Tailgating Essentials Should You Have On Hand?

If you're getting ready for football season, then you're probably starting to stock up on all the items that you need for successful tailgating. If you want to make sure that you're ready to get your pre-game on, let us here at Mike Piazza Honda help you with your list.
  • Investing in a portable grill can allow you to cook up some great items. Propane makes it safe and convenient.
  • Make sure you have some items on hand to clean up with. This can include some bags for garbage, wet wipes for messy clean ups and a…
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Back to School - Benefits of Carpooling

Our entire team at Mike Piazza Honda want you to get your children to school and back safely. To save time and gas, many parents are choosing to carpool their children. We have some great carpooling supplies and tips to share with you. With the new school year about to start, why not pay us a visit as soon as possible. It’s not too early to get your carpooling schedule together. There are many benefits to carpooling.
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• Safety – There is always more safety in numbers.
• Safer driving – The fewer cars on the road, the less chance of traffic jams…
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Knowing How to Choose a Cleaner For Your Wheels

Cleaning your car carefully and thoroughly requires a lot of tools. For those of you who are passionate about having every inch of your vehicle cleaned, you are going to need a wide variety of cleaning tools and formulas so that you can make sure that you are cleaning your vehicle right without damaging it.

The wheels and tires have their own cleaners. The cleaners also come in different strength levels for the level of dirt that is on the vehicle. Therefore, you might want to get multiple strength levels of cleaners for the tires and the wheels.

 

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How to Tell If Your Exhaust is Leaking

The piping that makes up your exhaust system is designed to move harmful gases away from your vehicle. This keeps you safe while you're driving. It also helps muffle sound thanks to the attached muffler. Your exhaust can experience leakages because of wear or damage. Let's look at common signs of a leaky exhaust.
  • When the engine is running, you may notice a hissing sound or the sound of something popping. A whistle at the exhaust pipe may also indicate a leaky exhaust.
  • If you notice that your gas mileage is slowly becoming less efficient, a leaking exhaust…
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Removing the Battery Terminals

At some point, you are going to have to remove the battery terminals. This is when things can get a little tricky. Fortunately, there are ways to remove even the toughest battery terminals without causing any damage to the battery. You just need to have the right tools for the removal.

For some of the tougher terminals, one thing that you want to avoid is using a screwdriver to pry it off. This is actually going to cause some damage in the process of removing the terminal. A better tool to use is a battery terminal remover in getting the…

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The Importance of Headlight Restoration

Whether you’re driving during the day or after dark, it’s important to have headlights that are working as good as possible for you. Clean headlights are necessary to see what’s ahead of you on the road. At Mike Piazza Honda, we want you to be as safe as possible and have some great tips on headlight restoration to share with you.

Headlights can be cloudy, yellow and even scratched, which can all affect their strength. Rather than replacing otherwise good headlights, you can choose to restore them using these popular methods.
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• Insect repellent with DEET – Spray on…
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