How to Replace the Battery in a Honda


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Where’s the Refrigerant Leak?

A common car repair needed in the summer months is the air conditioning system. Over time, parts can get damaged or start leaking from age, letting the refrigerant out of the system, and causing only warm air to blow from the vents. It’s often not very easy to find these leaks.

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2011-2017 Honda Odyssey Engine Air Filter Replacement


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2014-2015 Honda Civic CVT Fluid Replacement


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Broken Engine Mount

Engines are held in cars by several engine mounts, which at the most basic are typically some sort of rubber bushing or cushion. These absorb some of the vibrations and also let the engine flex a little in relation to the car. They don’t fail very often, but when they do it can cause some problems. A Honda Civic came into the shop with a complaint of a loud rattle and vibration when the car was in gear. The customer thought it was something wrong with the transmission, but one of my first suspicions proved to be correct.

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2007-2011 Honda CR-V Cabin Air Filter Replacement


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2007-2011 Honda CR-V Engine Air Filter Replacement


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The Cleanest Rusted-Out Ford

When a dealership decides that a trade-in isn’t worth selling, it often goes into a wholesale auction where other dealers buy them. Often these cars are older, high mileage, rusted out, or just not worth fixing to sell at a dealership with higher standards. Once in a while there’s something in the wholesale line that catches the eye of a mechanic, and that happened a couple weeks ago.

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Check Your Spare Tire Pressure


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Overfilled Transmission, Broken Wires

A second-generation Honda Insight came into the shop with a complaint of low power when accelerating, and the transmission “D” indicator was flashing. When I pulled it in, it was clearly something going wrong with the transmission.

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