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Why Your Engine May Be Overheating

The engine of your car is probably one of the most important components of your car, and you want to make sure it’s always running as smoothly as possible. Overheating is often the first sign that there’s a problem. We at Piazza Honda of Springfield want you to be an informed vehicle owner who knows how to keep your engine in good shape and know the warning signs or causes. Here are some reasons why your vehicle may be overheating.
  • Your vehicle needs more coolant to keep the coolant system running correctly.
  • Pump, fan, thermostat and hose failure…
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Ways to Prevent Salt Corrosion

Salt can do a lot of damage to our cars, and at Piazza Honda of Springfield we want you to be an informed driver who knows how to take care of your car and prevent salt corrosion. With the large amount of snowfall we’ve been getting the past couple of years, the roads have more salt on them than ever before. Don’t let this safety step ruin your car. Learn about ways you can prevent salt corrosion.
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• Cover your windshield wipers when not in use to prevent them freezing.
• Avoid parking in snow banks.
• Avoid driving through heavy…
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Credit Score Can Impact Interest Rate

If you applied for a car loan several years ago and have been making faithful payments but find yourself strapped for cash all of a sudden, you may be wondering if you should refinance or trade your car in for another vehicle.

Before you make a decision, you might want to revisit your credit score. If you had a lower score when you took out your car loan, you might have had to pay a higher interest rate. If you have since paid bills on time or borrowed and repaid money, your credit score may have improved significantly. If this…
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Creating a Great Winter Survival Kit for Your Vehicle

It is scary to think that you could become stranded in the cold during the winter. If you are afraid that your vehicle might quit on you and leave you stuck outside, you should create a survival kit that you can stick in that vehicle.

The winter weather can mess with the battery that is part of your vehicle and cause it to fail you. You should make sure that the winter survival kit that you create includes jumper cables that will help you out if you find that your battery just is not working.
 

 

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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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