Cars & Automotive

This page contains links to all of our automotive-related content, including tips about warning (i.e., check engine) lights, troubleshooting, simple repairs, major mechanical problems (transmission trouble, etc.) and more.

Repair or Replace Cracked Windshield?

by Michael on September 21, 2011 · 1 comment

While on our end-of-summer vacation, we noticed a crack in our windshield. When we spotted it, we were about halfway into a six hour drive to the beach, so there wasn’t much we could do other than watch it grow – and grow!

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I’ve heard about people having trouble with their Honda Odyssey sliding doors, but it wasn’t until recently that we joined them… I was away for the week, and when I returned my wife said she was having trouble with the passenger-side sliding door.

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After thinking that we had resolved the transmission issues on our Honda Odyssey, I was greeted by an unwelcome sight the other day while driving home from our Mother’s Day brunch… More engine warning lights.

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Have you ever wondered what triggered that pesky warning light in your car? Modern cars are capable of monitoring themselves and storing error codes when something is amiss, but you have to extract that code to figure what’s going on.

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Last fall the drive light started blinking on our Honda Odyssey. According to the manual, this light signals possible transmission trouble. We were thus relieved to learn that we just needed to swap out the 4th gear pressure switch.

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We have a 2004 Honda Odyssey with about 110k miles on it. We’ve never really had any problems with it, and have always taken good care of it. Nonetheless, we just had a bit of a transmission scare.

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