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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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Fast Tips on Identifying the Source of a Fluid Leak from Your Vehicle

Automotive fluids vary greatly by color and range from brown to red to completely clear, but it can be hard to determine exactly what is leaking or whether or not a particular puddle of leaked fluid even came from your vehicle. The following steps should help you get to the bottom of the problem.

If you believe that your vehicle may be leaking fluid, it’s important to first locate the source. This can only be done by getting down and taking a closer look under the engine....

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Why Trucks are a Great Buy Today

It’s being said that trucks are the new family car because they offer the same things cars offer plus so much more. At Mike Piazza Honda, we want your decision to switch to a pickup truck to be an informed decision, so we’re here to answer any questions you may have. We also have a selection of the newest pickup trucks on the market today.

Trucks today have so much more to offer than in the past. The extended backseat allows up to five people to ride comfortably. High-end trucks can have fancy infotainment centers, leather seats, multiple-climate…
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Why You Should Think About Purchasing a Crossover

We want you to be informed about all of the vehicle options that are available to you and we want you to consider each one and all that it gives you. A crossover could be the perfect choice for you when you are looking to purchase something new.

You might consider purchasing a crossover if you are tired of driving the same kind of vehicle that you have always driven. If you are looking to drive a newer vehicle with a fresh design, you should look into the crossover options that are available today.

 

 

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How to Change a Flat Tire on Your Vehicle

Follow this simple guide for changing a flat tire so you can get back on your way safely.
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1. Never work on a vehicle while it is still on the road, ride that tire rim if necessary to get to the side of the road.
2. Before jacking up your vehicle, you have to loosen the lug nuts one turn with the tire lug wrench.
3. Jack the vehicle high enough so the flat tire clears the surface of the road so you can remove the lug nuts and the flat tire.
4. Place the car's spare tire on…
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