Yearly Archives: 2021

4 Vehicle Care Tips from Honda Auto Mechanics That Can Save You Money

4 Vehicle Care Tips from Honda Auto Mechanics That Can Save You Money

Regular maintenance of your Honda is the key. Honda is well-known for its reliable vehicles and its wide range of models that cater to different needs and budget.  However, issues will eventually crop up even on top-of-the-line cars, especially with older ones. With proper attention, you can maintain your car’s performance and avoid the steep costs of unplanned repairs. How often should Honda auto mechanics service my car? Most repair technicians in Allen, TX, would advise you to follow your auto maintenance schedule based on mileage. That’s around 3.000-5,000 miles for most Honda cars. We at Craig’s Car Care agree with this, but we also believe that your trip to a Honda repair center should depend on the car’s age and your typical driving conditions ... read more

My Cruise Control Is not Working!

My Cruise Control Is not Working!

My Cruise Control Does Not Work and my Traction Control Light is on! If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really weird! One driver was heading to work one day and noticed when he pressed the accelerator, sometimes it wouldn't do anything. He also noticed his cruise control wouldn't work and his traction control light was constantly on. When he took his car in for a diagnosis, boy was he surprised! He learned that it was from an accident he'd had about 6 months earlier which was at the root of his problems.  In January his car had slid on ice when he was in reverse and had gently tapped a tree.  That caused a tiny crack in his rear stoplight.  That crack had gone unnoticed until that July day.  When a summer rain allowed water to seep into the taill ... read more

Questions about Head Gaskets - Craig's Car Care Answers!

Questions about Head Gaskets - Craig's Car Care Answers!

Craigs Car Care, Tech Question: Hi. I bought a new minivan in Fairview and it started smoking white colored smoke out the tail pipe. My Shop over in Lucas near Allen said my head gasket went out. What can I do to prevent this from happening again? Craigs Car Care, Answer: The head gasket fits between the top of the engine and the cylinder head. Its job is to seal that connection and keep oil and coolant circulating in the right parts of the engine. When it leaks from overheating and or a crack, oil can get in the coolant and vice versa. Sometimes coolant or engine oil can get into the combustion chamber where it gets burned with the fuel – which is what makes all that white smoke Landon was talking about. He said his cars engine was new, so it’s likely that the head gasket failed because it was improperly installed – which is very rare. Sometimes they just burn through from age or ot ... read more

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