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The Most and Least Expensive Cars to Insure
Car insurance quotes depend on the car make and model. The Honda Odyssey is the least expensive and the Dodge Viper is the most expensive to insure.
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The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
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Understanding the Honda Maintenance Minder System and Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Honda Maintenance Minder codes indicate when and what service your car needs.
How to Get Acura Dealership Certified
Acura car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Acura certified through the PACT program.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Doctor Who Makes House Calls
If If you are a doctor who makes house calls, reliability is likely to be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to choosing a used car. You also expect a certain level of comfort. We have evaluated...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Love Camping
Do Do you love camping, getting back to nature and enjoying life in the great outdoors? If you do, then you know that getting there can be half the fun, and it’s even better if you have a great ride....
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Uber or Lyft Driver
Are Are you thinking of becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft? That could be an exciting career change – you’ll get to meet a lot of interesting people, and if you love to drive, what better way to spend...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're On a Budget
If If you’re on a budget and need to purchase a car it can feel as though it’s slim pickings. Thankfully, there are plenty of great options available even to those on a tight budget. Let’s take a look. The...
The Best Used Cars to Buy For Fuel Economy
Saving money on gas is an important factor to consider when buying a car. The Honda Civic, Toyota Prius, and Ford Fusion all have great fuel economy.
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
Ford F-series pickup trucks, Toyota Camry, and Honda Civic are some of the best-selling cars of 2016 and all deliver on reliability and efficiency.
Which Cars Last the Longest?
The best cars are ones that last the longest without needing much maintenance. The Honda Civic has low repair bills and can rack over 200,000 miles.
Should I Buy a Honda Accord or a Toyota Camry?
The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have been the best-selling cars for 20 years due to their quality and reliability. Find out which is best for you.
How to Get Honda Dealership Certified
Honda car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the many training programs available.
How to Modify the Alpine Navigation in an Acura or Honda
Modifying Modifying the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) navigation system of your Acura or Honda vehicle with aftermarket software is an easy way to add additional customization features to the already-installed system. Using a simple third-party computer program and a DVD-ROM...
Honda Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If If you have been shopping for a used Honda vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it comes to resisting rust, not all vehicles are created...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're in a Wheelchair
Being Being in a wheelchair means you have a very specific list of demands, and requests for your vehicle. The main focus is of course how you will get in and out of the vehicle. There are some other aspects...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have Kids
Once Once you have kids, the kind of car you have becomes very important. Suddenly, the amount of space, entertainment features, reliability, safety, and easy to clean interior become the top priorities. Here’s a list of vehicles meant to satisfy...

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The windshield wiper motor typically has splines on it which the wiper arms connect to. It is possible that this splined shaft could have had the splines rounded off. This would cause the motor to spend but nothing would actually...

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For the 2010 Odyssey, there is no specified time/mileage interval at which the brake fluid should be changed. In this circumstance, where there is no maintenance interval specified, industry practice is to recommend changing the brake fluid every 3 years...

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Alpine and Pioneer have been reported to be suppliers of Honda audio system components but there are actually many vendors and a lot of variance depending on model and type of system. To determine the origin of specific audio components...

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Do I have disk brakes on all wheels on a 2004 Honda Accord sedan and if changing pads and rotors should I change all 4 at the same

Your car should have 4 wheel disc brakes and you would need to have all of them checked for replacement. They do not always get replaced at the same time. The front brakes usually get replaced twice as much as...

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