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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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Let's Compare Front-Wheel Drive with Rear-Wheel Drive

At Piazza Honda of Springfield, car shoppers sometimes ask us about the difference between front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive transmissions. We are happy to share our knowledge in this brief post.

In a front-wheel drive car, the transmission transfers the engine's power to the front wheels, which then pull the car. This setup puts most of the car's weight over the front tires. As a result, FWD cars produce good traction on rain or snow. In fact, families can find reliable winter transportation in a front-wheel drive car with snow tires.

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Is Extreme Weather Causing Serious Issues with Your Car Battery?

If you notice it takes longer to start your car in the morning, it might be an indication that extreme weather has finally taken its toll on the car battery.

When the heat becomes unbearable, it is causing havoc inside the car battery too. The chemicals could start to evaporate, and that means that there will be less to ignite the chemical reaction needed to get the car started and power all your devices. Running the headlights, powering the doors and windows, and making certain the charging stations are working will get more challenging.

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Have You Ever Wondered What Makes Synthetic Oil Different?

All cars and trucks require oil to work and function properly. While visiting your local automotive store, you may have noticed oil labeled synthetic next to conventional oil on the shelf. Have you ever wondered what makes synthetic oil different from conventional oil?

Synthetic oil comes from the ground like conventional oil, but that's where what's the same about them ends. Instead of being refined, synthetic oil is distilled. The purifying process for leaves synthetic oil in a state where it can be designed for particular uses. For instance, it can be customized to meet the...

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The Importance of Brake Fluid

When you're driving a vehicle, an important component is a braking system. One of the parts of this system is brake fluid. This fluid is important to have in the vehicle because it allows the different parts to stay lubricated and moving in a smooth manner so that you can stop the vehicle.

Brake fluid moves through the system lines and delivers force when you depress the brake pad. This force is sent to each of the brake rotors and the wheels. If there are issues with the brake lines, then the fluid can leak out of the vehicle…

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