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Honda and Acura Car Owners Learning to Ignore Oil Life Indicator

Like all gasoline engines; keeping the oil changed in Honda and Acura cars is vital for long life. Most Honda and Acura vehicles now have an ‘oil life indicator’ and the remaining ‘oil life’ is usually measured in a declining percentage. Most dealers will instruct the Honda or Acura car owner to change the oil and filter when the oil life […]

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Acura TL and MDX Spark Plugs Stuck and Breaking Inside Cylinder Head

Older, low mileage Honda and Acura vehicles can have spark plugs ‘frozen-up’ in the cylinder head. Back in simpler times, the spark plug replacement interval on Honda and Acura vehicles was every 30,000 miles and the spark plugs were around $4 each. In the 1990’s, American Honda (like other car manufacturers) started using platinum tipped and iridium tipped spark […]

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Honda Engine Antifreeze Coolant Has Long Service Life

The original Genuine Honda Type 2 Coolant / Antifreeze that is in Honda and Acura vehicles has an initial 10 year service life. After that, the replacement Honda Type 2 Coolant / Antifreeze has a 5 year service life.                               The ‘rule of […]

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Honda V6 Engine Oil Leak Around the Timing Belt Area

Most Honda V6 engines leak oil from the front plate. The front plate is actually the oil pump of the engine and it is located behind the timing belt assembly. The seals that are associated with this front plate are sealing pressurized oil. Over time, these rubber seals will shrink, get hard and brittle. This happens because of a few […]

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Honda service Nashville car owners are using is Accurate Automotive

Honda service, Nashville Honda car owners are seeking is probably not in the form of another corporately owned, franchised dealership service department. Currently, the Nashville area has 4 Honda franchised dealerships. In middle Tennessee, all 4 of them are owned by corporate entities that also own many other dealerships, of various car makes. This has resulted in an ‘air’ of generic, unsympathetic, […]

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Is Honda Car Repair Cheaper Than Acura Car Repair?

In 1986 American Honda Motor Company was the first to introduce a new, higher line of cars into the U.S. automotive market under the Acura name. Within a few years Toyota would do the same when they introduced the Lexus car line and then Nissan would do the same by introducing the Infiniti car line. Unlike Toyota’s Lexus and Nissan’s Infiniti, American […]

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Acura Airbag Recall Marketing Scheme?

Why has American Honda Motor Company voluntarily instituted a safety recall on the SRS airbag systems in so many Acura vehicles? Is it really a safety issue or a marketing scheme? Since 1997, Accurate Automotive, Inc. has been offering an alternative to the franchised dealership service departments in and around Nashville and middle Tennessee. Acura car owners […]

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Honda Airbag Recall Marketing Scheme?

Why is American Honda Motor Company voluntarily instituting an SRS airbag recall on so many older models of Honda and Acura vehicles? Is the Honda Airbag Recall a safety concern or simply a marketing scheme? If you ask some of our service customers, they would answer “scheme”. Since 1997, Accurate Automotive, Inc. has been offering an alternative […]

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Is the Honda Airbag Recall Necessary?

Is this Honda Airbag Recall necessary? We will not answer that question with a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’. However, consider these facts…. This  is currently a voluntary action by the car manufacturer. No one is forcing American Honda Motor Company to administrate this. This recall is,  at this point,  100% the decision of the car manufacturer. The manufacturer […]

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Is the Acura Airbag Recall Legit?

Is the Acura Airbag Recall simply a marketing tool? The majority of our service customers here at Accurate Automotive love us and hate the thought of going to the local Nashville Acura franchised dealership. Many have asked if we can perform the Acura Airbag Recall. The answer is no. All product recalls and warranty related repairs on Acura vehicles must go […]

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