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Old June 16th, 2005, 11:42 AM   #1
 
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115K Maintinance Questions

Question for all you gurus on Maintinance. I am planning on getting my AV6 '97 all maintinanced up. Problem is I am not sure to go to the Honda Dealership Shop or goto another place to get it worked on. I am pretty good at doing some things myself but I am not sure if I could do it unless I had pretty good instruction(s). Second question is my car has about 115K on it right now and I have done no major maintinance on the car myself. Just the basic oil changes and tire rotations. I have had it since about 60K or so and it has been 3 years. What all needs to be done at this point, to make sure it runs 100K or more? Thanks in advance for any insight you gurus can provide me.
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Old June 16th, 2005, 11:57 AM   #2
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There are plenty of reputable Honda/Acura specialty repair shops that won't charge nearly what the dealership will charge for service. Your in the Northwest, not sure if that means NorCal but you should shop around and talk to a few people here about where to go. I'm sure Toby (EI-ccord) can refer you to a good shop if your NorCal. Hell, he'll do the work himself if your close enough.
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Ah I wish I was in No. Cal. I am in Idaho. Is there a way to search a database of certified techs?
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Old June 16th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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dealership isnt worth it
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Old June 17th, 2005, 02:20 PM   #5
 
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A reputable local shop is all you need. Besides, Id personally would rather pay a local mechanic to fix my car than line the pockets of the corprate world. The dealer dont need "your" money, cause there are plenty of suckers in line that will give it to them if you dont. The local guy however depends on people to survive in the business and are more than willing to make you happy to earn the right to work on your car again. Remember...Support the small business owner!
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Old June 24th, 2005, 02:37 PM   #6
 
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Hey guys thanks for the input. I am going to goto a Local Shop. The problem I have is I told them I needed my timing belts changed and water pump and why they where at it they could do a tune up. The lady at the local shop told me that my car didn't have two timing belts, just one. That is odd I thought we had a balance belt or whatever it is called like the 4 bangers. Anything else they should do why they are at that?
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Old June 24th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #7
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You should have a timing belt and a belt that runs the accessories ( air conditioning) Wouldn't hurt to do both but it will cost extra.
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