Aftermarket Making Hard Jobs Harder

Recently I had to replace the heater box on a Honda Fit. To do this I had to remove the dashboard, which is a long, tedious job, even though I’ve done it a couple times already. This one took a little longer because the car had several aftermarket accessories wired in.

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Quick Tip: Binder Clips on Belts

A quick tip for you when you’re dealing with serpentine belts on engines.

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What Does Tape Do To Car Paint?

This is a blog post that’s a whole year in the making. Last year I put 10 different types of tape on a junk fender I had lying around and waited until this year to take them off to see how cleanly any of them came off.

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Breaking Brake Pad Material

Recently I had a car in the shop for its yearly state inspection. It had a few problems, but probably the worst and most dangerous was the brakes.

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Car vs. Wood

A car was brought into the shop to check for a fluid leak. The owner had something about maybe backing over something. The damage told a different story.

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Free Relays and Fuses

The dealership I work for has us remove aftermarket remote starts from all the used cars we sell, because they can often cause problems like drained batteries or cause the car to start when it’s not supposed to. They’re usually spliced into the car’s wiring through various methods, but always include a couple fuse holders.

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The Great Wheel Swap

I work in a Honda dealership, so adding accessories to cars is sometimes a job I do. Recently I ended in a rather confusing situation involving 2 cars, 8 tires, 16 wheels, 12 wheel locks, and 56 lug nuts.

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