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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.
• 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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Driving with Pets

Traveling with your pet can be a ton of fun, but it is important to make sure that you are both safe while driving. These easy safety tips are a great start to planning on enjoying a road trip with your pet.

First of all, avoid keeping your pet in the front seat because the force of the airbags is likely too strong for them. You should also keep windows closed so that your pet does not stick its head out. It could be hurt by other vehicles or debris. Invest in a seat restraint for your pet so that…
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Connection Options in a Car's Infotainment System

If you own a smartphone, you'll probably want to drive a new vehicle that has an infotainment system. Mike Piazza Honda offers new models that offer high-tech connectivity in their cabins.

GPS navigation software is perhaps the most important feature in an infotainment system. An advanced platform might include detailed renderings of cities and geographical landmarks. You can easily switch between 2-D and 3-D views on the GPS maps that are updated routinely for optimum accuracy. Supplemental information might be provided by various traffic and weather services on HD Radio and 

 

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Tips on Test Driving a Vehicle

Are you planning on buying a new car aren’t sure what you want? Every one of our members at Mike Piazza Honda are here to answer any questions you may have about your dream car. We want you to be an informed driver who knows what you want in a vehicle and what to look for when test driving a vehicle. Here are some tips on test driving cars.
• Know what you want in a car. Simplify the process by narrowing down what you want.
• Know what’s in your budget. Why waste time test driving a car you…
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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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Advantages of Buying a Used Car

Buying a car is a big decision, and choosing between a new or a used car can be even harder. At Mike Piazza Honda, we want you to be able to make an informed decision, so we’re here to offer you any advice you may need or help you make a good decision. Stop and see us at your convenience.

There are many advantages to buying a used car.
  • Money – Buying a used car can save you thousands of dollars.
  • Reliable vehicle – Vehicles are made much better today and typically last much longer.
  • Certified Pre-Owned Programs – CPO programs ensure…
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Refinancing vs. trading in your car

When you have a vehicle that costs you a large sum every month, you may want an out that will allow you to get into another car. When you do this, you're trading in your vehicle and cashing in on its equity. With positive equity, meaning that your car is worth more than what you owe on it, you're able to get a better interest rate or even trade in your vehicle for more value in a new car.

If you don't want to trade in your vehicle but you have negative equity, you may be looking…
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