Category Archives: Family Cars

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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Bent Wiper Blades

It’s winter up here in New York, and my particular area is statistically one of the snowiest in the country. This year hasn’t been that winterlike, but we’ve had some recent cold and heavy snow.

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Honda CR-V Starter Failure

My brother’s car wouldn’t start one day, and doing some digging of his own, he found that the bare wire from the starter solenoid to the starter had corroded away and fell apart as he poked it.  

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Honda Civic Starter Diagnosis

One day my dad’s 2001 Honda Civic wouldn’t start. Turn the key, dash lights up, engine doesn’t turn over. Now as a beginning mechanic my diagnosis skills aren’t too great, and I’d had a couple minor failures, but I’ll always … Continue reading

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Breaking Brakes

My sister’s 2003 Subaru Forester had developed an extreme vibration when braking. I’d never felt worse, the entire car would shake. I took it to work on my day off to change the front brakes, and when taking the old … Continue reading

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