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Three Ways To Avoid Damaging Your Roof Rack And Your Cargo

Roof racks give Springfield drivers the ability to haul more cargo while retaining plenty of interior space for passengers. Rather than traveling in cramped quarters, you can store your luggage and your recreational equipment on the outside of your vehicle. If you don't use your roof rack correctly, however, this extra storage space can cause far more problems than it solves. At Piazza Honda of Springfield, we're committed to helping drivers get maximum value from their autos and any accessories that they choose to install.

Never Try To Load Your Roof Rack On Your Own

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Keep Your Battery Operating Strong

The function of your car's battery is to start the motor as well as work with the alternator to power the vehicle's electrical system. Here at Piazza Honda of Springfield, it's important to us that you stay informed about the function and maintenance of the battery in your car. Think of the battery as an electrical reservoir.

When to Service the Car Battery

Just because you have a dead battery and the car won't start doesn't mean you need a new battery; you could have a failed alternator or corroded battery terminals...

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2020 Honda Passport: Force and Power to Move

It's reasonable to expect your vehicle to meet your needs on the road. 2020 Honda Passport is capable of doing that. This all-new midsize SUV has features that give it muscle and power.

When you press the gas pedal, the 2020 Honda Passport moves along, but you'll also feel the power it uses to go. That's from the nine-speed automatic transmission that allows multiple-gear downshifts. Driving by an innovative shift-management system, the transmission allows you to stay in control through paddle shifters. 
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The 2020 Honda Odyssey Has a Versatile Interior

The 2020 Honda Odyssey is the perfect minivan for family trips. You can choose from several different trims, with each one adjustable to your needs. Let’s explore some of them that Piazza Honda of Springfield might have in stock.

All trim levels have fronts seats with a power adjustment. The 2020 Honda Odyssey Elite model features a 12-way power driver’s seat. The 2020 Honda Odyssey LX features an automatic climate control system. It also has a third-row 60/40 split seat that is easy to stow. It also has a USB audio interface and Bluetooth hands-free capability. 

 

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What is Synthetic Oil?

First of all, make sure you change the oil in your car at least every 15,000 miles. Secondly, synthetic oil is used in most cars these days and it's not the same as conventional oil. Piazza Honda of Springfield will recommend synthetic oil for most of their cars.

Six benefits of synthetic oil:

1) When your car is running on synthetic oil, there's a lower level of effort and friction going on.
2) Synthetic oil has a more long-wearing consistency and lasts longer.
3) The uniformity of synthetic oil makes it better than conventional oil.
4) There…
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Learning The Difference: Compact Temporary And Full-Size Spare Tires

There are a few different types of spare tires, and it's good to be aware of which is which because when you pull off to the side of the road with a flat tire, you are going to want to be on top of your game.

So what is a full-size spare? It's exactly that. A lot of cars have full-sized spares that are the same size as the tires on the vehicle and designed for the type of use as the normal tires. Having said this, once you get to a location where you can repair or…
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Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Back to School

You haul the kids back and forth. Your teen is driving to school with a brand-new license. Your now-adult kid is hitting the road and off to college. In any case, it's time to get your vehicles in back to school shape. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Get basic maintenance up to date. That means changing the oil and rotating the tires. Check the amount of tread left on the tires. Top off fluid levels. Check your wipers and replace if damaged or worn. Check your owner's manual to see if there are scheduled…
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Have These Tailgating Essentials On Hand for Football Season This Year

Tailgating is such a great time to spend with friends and family during football season. If your city doesn't have a winning team, you'll have tons of fun pre-gaming in the parking lot. If you're trying to compile a list of all the tailgating essentials that you need in a couple of weeks, here's our list to help you out:
  • A good quality cooler that won't leak and is easy to clean.
  • Chairs that fold up for easy storage.
  • A tote filled with all of the essentials for cooking and eating. Plastic utensils, paper plates…
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Tips for Cleaning Tires

Cleaning your car regularly can improve its value when it's time to sell it. Because your wheels are in constant contact with all kinds of surfaces, they're difficult to keep clean, but it's important that you remove all traces of brake dust regularly, as it can be very corrosive.

Scrub your tires with a liquid detergent formulated for removing dust and grime. You can let the most stubborn spots soak longer if necessary. Spray each tire well, getting into the crevices between your hubcap and the tire. Dedicate a special towel for use only on your tires…
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About Winter Tires

Many vehicle owners are aware of all-season radials or off-road tires. But fewer are aware that there are also summer and winter tire options. Winter tires are studded or without studs. They are made to provide a greater degree of traction on icy, slushy or snowy roads. The rubber remains flexible or pliable despite cold temperatures, which ensures more surface area that contacts the road.

However, the tires are not sufficient when spring and summer arrive. The flexibility of the tire means that the tread wears down faster during warmer temperatures.

 
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