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How to Handle Studded Tires

Studded tires are among the interesting types of tires. However, there are tires that are studdable. With these types of tires, you can remove the studs when there is no ice on the ground. However, they can leave the tires vulnerable to sliding when there is ice on the road.

When the studs are on the tires, you do get better traction with ice. However, when the ice is not on the road, driving the vehicle with the stud on the tires will run a risk of damaging on the road. When the road is damaged, it can bring damages…

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What Can Cause Oversteer and Understeer?

One of the things you can do in order to avoid problems in the vehicle such as oversteer and understeer is make sure that you know the causes of such issues so that you can prevent it. We at Piazza Honda of Springfield can give you all of the causes of various issues in the vehicle.

When it comes to understeering, that can be caused by accelerating a little too early in the turn. You can also cause an understeer when you turn the wheels in your car too quickly and too far. One thing you want to do is…

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires

If you drive regularly in cold winter conditions, all-season tires might not provide you with a high enough level of safety and performance. All-season tires are designed to function well in warmer conditions and will wear down less slowly than the softer rubber of winter tires.

To improve performance in the cold, winter tires are made to grip better when the temperatures outside drop. They are also made with a deeper tread pattern that will expel water and channel snow more effectively. The tread is created to maximize the biting edges so that you can have increased traction when it…
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The Importance of Maintaining Your Tire Pressure and Tire Tread

Ask any mechanic, and they will tell that it is not only important to maintain your tire pressure and tire tread to keep you on the road safely, but they will also recommend to help you improve your gas mileage. As a motorist, it is your responsibility to make sure your car tires are properly maintained, and here are some further reasons why:

Incorrect tire pressure can lead to problems on the road.

Over inflation will cause the weight your vehicle to only be focused on a thin strip, which can cause the tire to wear faster. Underinflation can cause…
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Pick an SUV for Your Next Vehicle

We love showing off our selection of SUVs at Piazza Honda of Springfield. We have many options to pick from and love matching clients with the right SUV features. If you are just taking a drive to do some shopping in Springfield or taking a major trip, an SUV is a great option for convenience.

SUVs are a safer vehicle because they are bigger and have added weight. They also have features that are convenient, like added cargo space and more legroom for passengers. If you love taking your pets with you, an SUV can be great because they usually…
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What is the difference between a compact temporary and a full-size spare tire?

The spare tire is an essential part of your car’s repertoire that keeps it on the road. Tires are where all the weight of a vehicle meets the road. When you figure that vehicles weigh from one to two tons, that means each tire supports from 500 to 1000 lbs. of load which does not include the impact pressures created by the road. Spare tires exist as a reserve for when a tire surrenders to the force created while you drive.

Of the types of spare tires available on the market, two are the most prominent—the full-sized replacement…

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A Guide to Motor Oil Viscosity Ratings

It is important to keep the right type of motor oil in your engine to ensure that it runs smoothly. At Piazza Honda of Springfield, we like to keep our customers informed about their vehicle. While you may have heard of motor oil viscosity ratings, you may not understand what they mean, which is why we invite you to read our summary below.

Motor oil bottles will have a number that is followed by a W, which is its viscosity rating. The W lets you know its viscosity in colder temperatures, and the number is its viscosity in hotter temperatures…

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Read Our Explanation of how to Properly Install a Safety Seat

A car seat is designed to keep children of a certain height and weight safe when they are riding in a vehicle. However, when a car seat isn't installed properly, it can significantly raise the risk of a child becoming injured in the event of a crash. We want to help you keep your young ones safe when you are driving, which is why we have summarized car seat installation tips below.

Before you install a car seat in your vehicle, be sure to read the instructions in the car seat manual. In addition, if you reference your vehicle…

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Make Your Car Your Own by Debadging

Some car owners prefer to remove the branded decals on the vehicle's body. For some, it's a matter of aesthetics. For others, it makes the vehicle feel more unique and personable. Regardless of the reason, it is relatively easy to debadge your vehicle in a short amount of time.

Many badges are attached with a simple adhesive. You can loosen the adhesive by pouring hot water into the crevices between the badge and body. Avoid using boiling water for this process. Instead, opt for hot, steamy water that can be transported in a temperature-proof container. It may take…

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Check Your Vehicle Before Heading Off to Tailgate Parties

Fall is here and so is what you need to keep you and your family safe while tailgating during this fun season. Here are some tips to maximize your experience.

Let's face it, tailgating is a lifestyle in certain parts of the United States in the fall. The biggest tip is to arrive well before the game, preferably four hours early so you have enough time to cook food and eat. Make sure that you pack all of the essential the night before, such as utensils, condiments and drinks. Packing other items in advance, such as burgers and other…

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