Don’t Forget the Grease Fittings

Sometimes while checking over a car, I find that someone in the past didn’t do a good job on something. If it was just somebody doing work in their driveway I could excuse it as lack of knowledge, but if it was a professional mechanic, they are not somebody I would take my car to.

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2013-2017 Honda Accord Door Panel Removal


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Dead Battery & Sliding Door Won’t Open

A 2001 Honda Odyssey was brought into the shop with two problems to diagnose that you might not think would be related. The battery kept going dead, and the left sliding door wouldn’t open. I decided to focus on just the battery issue first.

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How to Replace Oxygen Sensors

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Be Careful What Tree You Park Under

If you’re somewhere with a lot trees, you sometimes need to be careful where you park your car. You might think that the only danger a tree could pose to your car would be a falling branch, but that it usually only happens during a storm. I was doing a brake job at a friend’s apartment, and had set the car up on jack stands under a tree, because it was out of the way of the other cars parked there, and found out it wasn’t a safe spot.

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Tool Review: Harbor Freight Ball Joint Separator


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2007-2011 Honda CR-V Automatic Transmission Fluid Replacement


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When You Have To Buy a Tool For a Job

Even if you’ve been a mechanic for years and have a toolbox full of tools, sometimes you’re missing that one crucial tool for a certain job. I once had to wait for one of the tools trucks to show up to buy a tap so I could install a trailer hitch on a car. I was lucky that the truck was coming that day, but sometimes I haven’t been so lucky.

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2012-2015 Honda Civic Manual Transmission Fluid Replacement


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Quick Tip: Check Both Sides of the Brakes

If you’re looking over a car, whether a used car you’re considering buying, or just checking over your car before a trip, one thing you should check is the brakes. But unless you have a jack or a lift, you usually can only see the outside face of the rotor and the outside pad. Sometimes that can be deceiving.

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