Car Didn’t Want To Be Fixed

It was my day off, and I had a long list of things to do, starting with some maintenance on my car. I had to do an oil change as well as replace one of the front wheel bearings. It wasn’t making any noise, but I’d noticed it was a little loose and decided to take care of it before it became a problem.

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Annoying Wheel Design

I was taking snow tires off of a newer Honda Accord and ran into a new problem. It usually doesn’t take me too long, but this time I was slowed down by the design of the wheels.

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Potholes and Curbs: Enemies of Tires

There are many hazards to car tires. Stray nails and screws or other debris can easily puncture a tire and cause a leak. However, sometimes the blunt objects can be even worse than the sharp ones.

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Air Hammer vs. Drill

When it comes to removing stuck or broken things, there are usually two choices: air hammer or drill. If a bolt is broken off or completely stripped and seized, you have the option of using a chisel bit on an air hammer to try to turn it, or drill the whole thing out and tap new threads.

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Update: Evolution of My Toolbox

3 years ago I wrote a post showing how my tool collection had expanded in the last two and a half years. Well, after three years it’s time for another update.

 

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Turn Signal Won’t Turn Off

I had just finished fixing up a used Honda Odyssey for the dealership to sell, and it had been detailed and was going to be delivered to the customer in a couple hours, when it was given back to me because the left turn signal wouldn’t turn off. Regardless of switch position, the left turn signal would constantly blink when the ignition was on.

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One Reason I Don’t Think Self-Driving Cars Will Work

There are plenty of opinions out there about why self driving cars are a bad idea or why they won’t work. One concern I haven’t seen voiced is one I’m seeing on the driver-assist systems on current cars. Most new Honda cars come with the Honda Sensing package, which includes things like lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. These work based off of cameras and radar systems. Most other brands have similar systems.

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