Tag Archives: Damage

Windstorm Tire Damage

We recently had a windstorm in the area, which meant branches, shingles, and siding were flying everywhere. I’ve seen strange things in tires, but the wind caused one I’ve never seen before. Advertisements

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Broken Wheel Not Leaking

In the northern states, plenty of potholes form in the winter months. Most are small enough that they don’t cause damage, but sometimes they cause tire damage or bend wheels.

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Underbody Damage

Most new Hondas have a metal or plastic cover under the engine that has to be removed before an oil change. The majority are missing fasteners or are damaged after several oil changes.

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Throwback Thursday: A Friday Morning Nightmare

In memory of my previous job at a Toyota dealership, which I left two years ago today, here’s a post from the day before, March 14th, 2016. Usually Fridays are the day you look forward to, if you don’t work … Continue reading

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Snow-Packed Splash-Shield

New cars just keep adding more and more plastic covers on the undersides. They are usually for aerodynamics or protection of less-robust parts. It can make it harder to perform some services because of having to remove these shields, but … Continue reading

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Dead Engine Autopsy

We recently had a Civic in the shop with zero oil pressure. The oil was full, but while running there was no oil coming out of the oil filter or pressure gauge port. That meant that it needed a new … Continue reading

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Recalls Bring the Odd Cars

Sometimes I wonder if people compete to bring in the worst condition car to get recalls done. This one was impressive.

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