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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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Safety and Maintenance Tips for Back-To-School Drivers

One of the best ways to feel safe and secure on the road is to make sure your car is current on maintenance. Back-to-school season is a great time to add car maintenance to your list because it will ensure that your vehicle is safe as it can be while transporting children.

Basic maintenance is checking your fluids and changing them if needed, getting your tires rotated and checking your wiper blades. This is all fairly simple but necessary for optimal reliability. If you have any lights alerting you to a problem on your dash, they should be checked as…

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How Does Your Choice Of Vehicle Rate In Safety?

Examining how safe a vehicle is for you and your family is a vital aspect to take into consideration when looking for your next car. There are two rating systems established by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to aid consumers in judging a vehicle's safety.

There are a number of differences between the two groups. The NHTSA uses a 5-star rating system where 1 star is the worst and 5 is the best and bases its ratings around 3 tests. These tests are designed to determine how a vehicle holds…
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Your Interest Should be Piqued About Hatchbacks

If you're looking for a vehicle that is smaller but still has some storage capacity, then you should consider a hatchback for your next vehicle. There are a lot of drivers who don't want a big vehicle, but unfortunately, the storage capacity of a sedan doesn't meet their needs. That's why some people look at hatchbacks as a viable alternative to other types of vehicle.

With hatchbacks, the back seats can be folded down, offering more storage space for camping equipment, sports equipment, groceries, or whatever else you might need to stow away. Hatchbacks have also…

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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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