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Old 21 Mar 2008, 04:16 pm
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My New Accord 08 has the following problems and i bought it on oct 2007. I don't know whom to approach to get these fixed...and if so do they charge for this..And also does anyone have any idea on these problems1. Gas door will not open during cold weather2. Wipers are not effective even in moderate rain3. Feel a little drag towards the right while driving
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 04:31 pm
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The first two problems sound like only a dealer mechanic can fix. But then again mechanics are mechanics right? I'm not sure about dealership warranty either if you did buy it with a warranty? Most people who buy Hondas though don't usually buy it with a warranty. The third problem sounds like a bad tire alignment. I'm sure any good mechanic can fix at least the first problem as well. The second one maybe get new wipers?
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 04:46 pm
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1. For the gas door, spray the hinges with WD40 spray or complain to the Honda dealer, and they will probably spray it too.2. Wipers-They might need replacing.Get Rainex wipers. Less than $203. This is normal with all cars. When you go over a bump in the road, the wheels' alignment gets messed up.You need to get your wheels aligned. Also very cheap.I would not get the wheel's aligned because it is a waste of money and this will happen everytime you go over a bump or drive on a bumpy road. Again, this happens with every car.
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Old 22 Mar 2008, 03:40 pm
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1. For the gas door, spray the hinges with WD40 spray or complain to the Honda dealer, and they will probably spray it too.2. Wipers-They might need replacing.Get Rainex wipers. Less than $203. This is normal with all cars. When you go over a bump in the road, the wheels' alignment gets messed up.You need to get your wheels aligned. Also very cheap.I would not get the wheel's aligned because it is a waste of money and this will happen everytime you go over a bump or drive on a bumpy road. Again, this happens with every car.
Who told you this crap about alignments? I do alignments and front end work for a GM dealership , and your alignment isn't put out everytime you hit a bump . Each alignment spec has some amount of give and take (you have a small amount of variance allowed) , so if you do hit a small bump , more than likely you will still be in spec . I have seen some vehicles that I have aligned a year ago (the recommended time frame between alignments if nothing else requires it happens) , that on re-alignment , they are still on spec . Now , if you do hit a major bump , and your alignment is put out , save your money on the alignment , and use that money to buy new tires when they prematurely wear out! An alignment is never a waste of money , because not only is it cheap peace of mind , but it will help your tires last longer . I don't know about you , but the cost of an alignment is alot cheaper than a good set of tires (I also recommend an alignment with new tires , just to be sure). As with alot of recommended maintanence work , its recommended because it helps prolong the life of your car and its parts . I follow this on my cars , and I see that it works .
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