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looking for all season that can handle rain and some snow since I live in N.Y.
anyone have any suggestions?
The cost of the oil change is not even a quarter of one percent of the car.
Fork out the dough and keep up the proper maintenance on the car.
No offence intended-just the right advice.
I did find info that says that the information display will tell me when the maintenance is required, and it will display a code. The code will tell the dealer what needs to be done.
I have two problems with this:
1. Am I supposed to trust the dealer to perform only the required items? I know that if I let my Honda dealer do what they think is appropriate my bill would be twice as high as when they do only what the manufacturer recommends. They tried to replace the platinum plugs every 30K in my 2000 Accord LX. Is there a list with all the codes and their meanings anywhere on the web?
2. How does the computer know when the oil and transmission fluid need to be changed. Does the computer analyze the quality of the oil and the fluid, or is strictly based on mileage? If it’s based on mileage, then it would be inappropriate intervals if my car idles half the time.
Are there any Acura techs on this forum?
Where did you see such a preposterous lie written??? A car is a mechanical device that cannot "adapt"! It's not a living organism.
Yes, you have to use premimum fuel, if you want your car to perform properly and if you don't want to hear engine knocking.
I personally dont like them-but just for paint protection I installed one on my wife's Accord.
Her previous car was laden with stone chips on the front bumper so by her request I installed one.
She drives approx. 35 miles each way to work on the I-95.
Tell you something-It does not look pimpy.
When I turn on my headlights there is a really bright flash at the instant the lights go on. Is this normal?
Also, on the roof between the home link buttons and the interior light switch there are 2 little blue lights. What is the purpose of that?
Two little blue lights are a "cool" look; they don't do anything to my knowledge. I believe they come from the microphones used for hands-free cell usage.
By the way, I checked with Acura and I understand that my transmission already has an additional 3 years of coverage -- as do all 2000 to 2003 TLs due to the common problems with transmissions on these models. So basically, I'm looking for a good extended warranty that would cover any other major mechanical problems for the next two or three years. Thanks for your help.
"All components are covered EXCEPT....."
This is different from majority of policies that are inclusionary: "This policy covers the following engine components, ......."
I have a nieghbor that "had" a Accord maybe 96' model and the belt broke with his wife driving home from work and guess what engine had to be replaced. Maybe Honda likes to see their engines damaged to sale more?
Can someone explain?
I will post any information that I receive from Acura/Honda technical representatives.
Usually other car's maintenance schedule is 30k,60k,90k and 120k. Besides Honda cars maintenance is cheap and fast even when I replaced 4 brake pads, oil, transmission oil, timing belt, balancing spooring, new radiator for my accord 97(with 173k miles on it), it only cost me $826.
i have them do my oil changes though.
"service centers are not authorized to do repairs on Acuras even if the service techs are probably more than competent to do so. They can't charge Acura warranty work to Honda and consequently won't do warranty repairs for you unless you pay which defeats the purpose of having a warranty."
That does not sound right........I have owned 6 GM cars and they different GM models and I could take any of them to any GM dealer for any warranty repairs. Why would Honda separate the two when it all goes in the same hopper?
Hate the local Honda dealer, but like the Acura dealer. Checked with them on warranty replacement for the Catalytic Converter, if that should be the problem. Was told that they couldn't process Honda warranty work. (Turned out it was out of warranty -- over 80K miles, so I had the Acura people do it, and it was a much cheaper solution.)
So, I would assume that would confirm the other direction - no Acura work at a Honda dealer. Don't know why they do that.
I, too, had squeaky noises from my driver's side seat belt buckle. I also had a squeak from the seat itself which sounded like a spring in the seat back to me. The way I finally got rid of the squeaks was simple...I got rid of the car in favor of a new '04 TL!