If you are using standard radiator coolant, most Honda service manuals recommend every 30,000 miles or about every 2 – 3 years. If you are using the newer type 2 Long Life coolant, it should be changed every 110,000 miles or approximately every 7 years. If your not sure what type of coolant you have […]
Is it time to replace your timing belt? How can you tell? Here are some indications that your Honda or Acura may be having timing belt issues: A high pitched sound Visual damage (inspect for cracks, chips, missing ribs, and missing teeth) Difficulty starting your car. Honda and Acura recommend timing belt replacement should be […]
Mice, rats and other rodents can cause serious damage to your car. Chewing wires, tearing out insulation to make a nest, and storing nuts, seed or pet food in the engine can add up to a big expense. Here are a few tips to prevent the little pests from getting in your vehicle and how […]
To freshen up your Honda or Acura, here are some tips on spring cleaning your car like a pro: Seats & upholstery: start at the top of the headrests and work your way down to the base. Use a damp cloth to wipe down leather. For cloth seats you can use an upholstery cleaner to remove stains. […]
Here is our 4th post in our 6-part series of awesome Honda cars that you can’t buy in the U.S. This sporty little number is a Honda S660, a super lightweight 2-seater roadster, also categorized as a kei car for the Japanese market. Take a tour of this super fun, super tiny sports car in this short video: […]
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According to AAA, this year’s Thanksgiving travel is predicted to be the heaviest since 2007, with nearly 9 out of 10 people traveling by car. Before you hit the road, bring your Honda to The H Shop for an oil change and safety inspection. Give us a call today!
How can you tell your Honda’s brakes are failing? Some vehicles have a brake light in the dashboard, but this refers only to brake fluid levels and is not an indicator of your brake pads wearing thin. The best way to tell is to listen for cues. All four of your Honda’s brakes are equipped […]
Getting your Honda or Acura’s oil changed regularly is the best way to keep your car running reliably and avoid more costly repairs. But keep in mind – the old every 3000-5000 miles rule might just be too often for your car. It’s best to consult your owner’s manual for the correct recommendation. There are […]
Some common signs that your Honda may need an engine rebuild include noticeable increase in oil consumption and excessive white exhaust smoke, primarily when the engine is cold. This can be an indicator of worn piston rings. Another sign might be the presence of metal shavings in your engine oil and loud knocking sounds coming […]