Category Archives: Family Cars

Just Get The Torch

When starting as a mechanic, there are things you learn from reading, and things you learn from seeing and doing. After a while you know when not to bother with some things and when to skip straight to what’s usually … Continue reading

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New Family Car: 2014 Civic

After my family’s 2003 Honda Accord’s engine bit the dust we were forced to start looking for a new car.

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So Long, 2003 Accord

After many faithful years of service to my family, our 2003 Honda Accord has been decommissioned.

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Broken Subaru Exhaust

My sister is the only one in the family who doesn’t own a Honda, currently she has a 2003 Subaru Outback. One day she tells me that her car is sounding a lot louder. I started it and instantly diagnosed … Continue reading

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2001 Honda CR-V Driveshaft Noise

My brother’s 2001 Honda CR-V had developed a strange noise. When accelerating in reverse there would be a short clank noise. I couldn’t tell what it was, so I took in to work, and they had never heard the noise … Continue reading

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Honda CR-V Rear Brakes

It started out as a normal morning doing some maintenance on my brother’s 2001 Honda CR-V.

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Collision Repair at Home

Last winter my sister had a little run-in with a guardrail when she lost traction in the slush on the road. It was a pretty slow hit so it didn’t do too much damage.

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