Category Archives: In The Shop

Honda Key Remote Screw Removal Tip

The batteries in key remotes go dead after a few years, and they’re usually pretty easy to replace. Sometimes the screw doesn’t want to come out. I’ve known about this hack for a few years but never had to try … Continue reading

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The Most Unusual Job of the Year

This was a weird one. I’m not entirely sure how to describe everything about this one, but if anything fits the name Mechanical Malarkey, it was this job. Let’s start with the original customer complaint.

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Oversize Wheels and Tires Are a Bad Idea

Some people like to customize their car, to make it more their own, or to show off a little. A common modification people make are bigger wheels. Sometimes sticking to the stock tire diameter isn’t big enough for their tastes, … Continue reading

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Over-Pressurized Tires

Most cars have tire pressure specifications between 30 and 35 psi. Maintaining the correct pressure is necessary for long tire life and good performance. Usually when cars come into the shop their tires are a little low or a little … Continue reading

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Working on Family Minivans

It usually doesn’t matter whether a customer has kids. If I’m doing any kind of work outside the car, or on the engine, it doesn’t matter. But then if I have to work on the interior, it can make things … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Roof Rails

Usually when a customer wants Honda accessories installed on their car, they buy through the dealership’s parts department for their service department to install. It’s not often that a customer brings in the accessories to have us install them.

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All 4 Outlets Don’t Work

A customer came in with a few problems to diagnose. One of them was that none of their accessory sockets worked. The most common problem is a blown fuse, but this was all of their sockets.

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