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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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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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Simple Tips to Protect Your Car from Salt Corrosion

During the winter, salt is used on the roads to help make driving conditions easier. That same salt is damaging your car if you're not taking action. The team at Mike Piazza Honda wanted to share tips to protect your car from corrosion caused by that salt.

Be sure to get to the car wash weekly, regardless the size of the snow storm. Salt is dropped even without snow, to reduce ice on the road. That salt will begin to corrode metal, damage the finish of the paint, and even affect the way the vehicle drives if not cleaned…
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Get Ready for Winter Snow and Ice with a New Set of Winter Tires

In some areas of the country, a vehicle’s winter tires are the same as its summer tires. However, if you live in an area that sees large amounts of snow and ice, it’s probably a good idea to invest in a set of winter tires. Below are some facts about winter tires that might come in handy when deciding among the different types that are currently on the market.

Winter tires fall into two basic categories: studded and non-studded. Studded tires contain small particles of metal that help provide traction in winter weather....

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How to Make a Winter Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

Making a winter survival kit for your vehicle is easy, if you know what essential to bring along. The crew at Mike Piazza Honda wanted to share some helpful tips for putting together the perfect winter survival kit.

Be sure you pack at least one heavy blanket in the kit. In case the car battery dies and you can't get the heat working, huddling together under a blanket until help arrives could fight off any threats of hypothermia.

Pack non-perishable foods in your kit, enough for passengers to eat if they were stranded a few hours in the vehicle…
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The Impact of Extreme Temperatures on Car Batteries

If you live in an area where the temperature can vary vastly throughout the year, it is a good idea to pay extra attention to your car battery.

Many car batteries die in the winter because extremely reduced temperatures can also reduce the capacity of lead acid car batteries. In the summer, hot temperatures can conversely increase the capacity of lead acid car batteries, but this means that their overall life span is reduced. It is important to keep your battery charged in the winter because your car can require extra amps to get started in the cold...
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