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Reasons That You Should Respond to a Recall Right Away

When your schedule is full of activities, the last thing you want is an extra responsibility to add to it. Yet, some tasks are worth the change. Dealing with a recall on your vehicle is one of the tasks that you should not ignore. For every day that you resist getting the update or repair, you can be setting yourself up for other damage to your vehicle. Also, if the problem becomes worse, you could find yourself in a potentially harmful situation. Here are the reasons West Chester, PA drivers should respond to recall right away.

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Get the Mazda service you deserve without leaving home with help from Piazza Mazda of West Chester

Things have changed a lot over the last few weeks and months, and if you're like a lot of folks around Philadelphia these days, you're probably feeling a bit stir-crazy being cooped up indoors. However, even though COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines may have thrown a wrench in the works of everything from grocery shopping to working from home, you'll still need to take care of all the essentials on your to-do list, and auto maintenance should be a priority. 

 

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Service your car, truck or SUV at Piazza Mazda of West Chester's service center

Servicing your car, truck or SUV at Piazza Mazda's service center is an easy way to affordably maintain your vehicle. Our team of Mazda specialists can keep your Mazda operating in pristine condition for years so you can get the most out of your investment.

Drivers from Philadelphia, Broomall, Springfield and Drexel, PA can access a full-service menu at Piazza Mazda of West Chester,

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Signs Your Exhaust is Leaking

Your vehicle’s exhaust system consists of pipes that keep harmful exhaust gases from getting into your engine and the inside of the vehicle. The exhaust system includes the muffler, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold and the resonator. They all play an important role and should be maintained properly. Stop at Piazza Mazda of West Chester and let us inspect your exhaust system before it becomes a problem.

We don’t often realize our exhaust is going bad until the vehicle starts getting loud. If you’re in doubt, here are some warnings that your exhaust should be checked. 

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Choosing the Right Tires for Warm Weather Driving

Our team here at Piazza Mazda of West Chester wants the best for you and your vehicle, and that means that we want you to pick out the best tires for your vehicle. Make sure that you know how to choose between all-season and summer tires when it comes to warm weather driving.

Summer tires can perform better than all-season tires in both heat and rain. That might be a reason for you to consider them. They are performance tires that will help you as you drive. All-season tires might not give you all of the traction of summer tires…

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Signs Your Tires Need to be Replaced on Your Vehicle

It doesn't take much in the way of tire pressure being off for the treads to begin wearing unevenly. Once they do, you run the risk of a tire blowout the longer you neglect getting the air pressure adjusted.

If you continue to drive the car with too much air in the tires, the center line of the tire is getting the most wear. Not only will it wear fast, you are driving with less tread on the road surface, so in inclement weather, it will be a challenge to keep your vehicle in the lane safely.

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How to Test Your Vehicle's Battery

Your vehicle's battery is obviously one of the most important components of your vehicle. The car battery supplies power to the engine and all the electrical accessories in the vehicle. If the battery is not fully charged, the vehicle may not start or could stop running in the middle of traffic.

Testing the battery is a simple process, but one that requires a few items such as a voltmeter and protective gloves. First, turn off the ignition, then connect the positive voltmeter lead to the battery's positive terminal. 

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What's Better: Powertrain Warranty or Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty?

The main difference between powertrain warranties and bumper-to-bumper is the price. With a bumper-to-bumper warranty, you get comprehensive coverage that ensures most components of your vehicle are covered. If there is any damage to your engine, drivetrain, electrical, or suspension, you can typically have it replaced or repaired through a bumper-to-bumper warranty.

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These warranties are incredibly important to protecting your vehicle if something should ever happen to major components. However, with a powertrain warranty, you only have coverage for essential components...

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Extreme Temperatures are Pushing the Car Battery to the Limits

Although you might not realize it now, each time the car battery makes it through another season of extreme weather, it is being pushed to its limits. Here is what is happening inside the car battery. The harsh winter weather is making every liquid in the battery slower. The car takes longer to start, the battery is working harder, the thickening liquids cause the battery casing to start to expand. This can cause irreversible damage to the car battery.

As the temperatures begin to soar, now the battery is going to another extreme. Excessive heat causes the liquids inside the…

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Brake Fluid: Two Kinds of Two Different Brake Systems

Have you ever wondered if there is more than one kind of brake fluid? As it turns out, there is. Moreover, the type of fluid that you use depends on the type of brakes that you have. But first, what exactly is brake fluid, and what does it do?

Quite simply, brake fluid is involved in a mechanical process. The brake pedal compresses the brake fluid which then presses on the rotors and brake pads.

There are two types of brake fluids: glycol-based fluids and silicone-based fluids. Glycol-based is usually used in vehicles that have anti-lock brakes. Vehicles that don…

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