Follow These Tips for Using a Roof Rack

Many people turn to roof racks as a way to add storage space without infringing on the passengers' comfort. When hauling expensive or one-of-a-kind items on your roof rack or in a luggage box on the roof rack, be sure to lock it up. You would not want thieves to help themselves while you're at a rest stop.

It is also important to check the weight limits for both the rack and your vehicle's roof. In most cases, the bars of the roof rack will have a higher weight capacity than the roof of your car or truck…

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Back-to-School Vehicle Maintenance Tips to Remember

As the seasons start to change, it is important for drivers to keep up with their car's needs. Back-to-school season means going through a maintenance checklist to make sure that your vehicle is prepared for driving your family where it needs to go.

Drivers who have already performed the necessary maintenance should be sure to keep an eye on their dashboard. Warning lights exist for a reason, and drivers who ignore them will often find more complicated problems later. 

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Be Ready for Any Situation with an Emergency Roadside Assistance Kit

There is a myriad of roadside emergency kits on the market today all designed to prepare you for any driving situation or travel disaster. When putting together a basic kit, be sure to include jumper cables, a first aid kit, a flashlight, and triangle reflectors and roadside flares. Additional items that might prove helpful include a blanket, bottled water, tools, survival essentials such as matches and emergency radio, extra antifreeze and motor oil, and tire repair items.

The auto and emergency preparedness experts and enthusiasts at Piazza Honda of Springfield are eager to...

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Does Your Brake Pedal Need Service?

The biggest sign that there's a problem with your brake pedal is a spongy feeling when you press against it with your foot. The soft feel is an important sign that something might be seriously wrong with your brake pad. There can be a lot of reasons for it, and they should all be addressed seriously.

A soft brake can be a sign that your brake line is damaged. This can be due to rust forming on steel parts. A soft brake can also signal that there's a common problem like air in the brake line. This interferes…

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Why You Should Shop at Piazza Honda of Springfield

With many dealerships to choose from, and an abundance of private sellers, you might wonder why you should shop at our dealership. At the heart of Piazza Honda of Springfield is a team that is ready to get you anything that you might need. Other dealerships put a lot of pressure on you to buy the most expensive model, but we would rather get you into a model that suits your lifestyle, providing you a vehicle that you will be comfortable and confident driving.

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The Differences Between Leasing and Buying

When you are looking to get into a new Honda model, you might be considering between the buying and leasing options. Each one has their own merits and pitfalls, but which one is right for you? When you see our team at Piazza Honda of Springfield, we will make sure you aren't left with any doubts, having all of your questions answered and having each option thoroughly explained to you. Transparency is the best trait when buying a vehicle, and it is a top priority for our dealership so that you can be confident and comfortable knowing if buying…

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Your Car's Gaskets

To help you understand how your car works, we often provide useful posts. Today, we want to inform you about your auto's gaskets.

Every automobile features gaskets, and most of those are found in and around the vehicle's engine. Gaskets form a seal between two surfaces, and they prevent liquid and gas leakage. Typical gaskets include the head gasket, the intake manifold gasket, and the exhaust manifold gasket. Made of thin, layered steel, rubber or copper, gaskets experience wear and aging, and they will eventually require replacement. While pinpointing a mileage limit on gaskets...

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Changing a Tire Is a Necessary Skill

Replacing a flat tire can seem like an intimidating task, but it doesn't have to be if you are prepared for the eventuality of having a flat tire while driving down the road. If you have the correct tools and have practiced changing a tire prior to it actually happening, you can be confident in your ability to change a tire.

To practice, make sure you have the proper items: a spare tire, a jack, and a lug wrench. Loosen the lugs on the wheel slightly and then use the jack to lift the car. Remove the lug nuts…

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Brake Pads Provide You With Stopping Power

If you are like most drivers in the Springfield, PA region, then chances are that you want your brakes in absolute tip-top condition at all times. Your brakes are one of the most important systems on your car, truck, or SUV. The function that they perform is a pretty heavy-duty one, so it is no surprise that they experience some of the heaviest wear and tear over time.

Parts will have to be replaced from time to time, and when that happens, it is helpful to have an understanding of how the system works. When you step on the brake…

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Follow Safety Procedures to Jump Start a Car

To safely jump start another vehicle, you will need to have a pair of work gloves, safety goggles, and a good pair of jumper cables. Once the two cars are nose-to-nose, turn off the car lights, the engine, and open both hoods.

The jumper cables will have two red and black clamps. The first red clamp goes on the positive end of the good car battery. The other red clamp goes on the positive end of the bad battery. 

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