HONDA ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
It is critical, and will save you money in the end to carry out the vehicles recommended maintenance as seen in your owner’s manual. Preventative maintenance is critical in keeping your vehicle operational}and away from the shop! These services usually entail checking several components, for instance, the brakes, suspension and driveline. Typically there is an oil and filter service, fluid exchanges, filter replacements, and rotating of tires. Not every model requires the same service, so if you are unsure what should be done on your vehicle and at what time, we will gladly check on the recommended service intervals for you.
TIMING BELT SERVICE
This is generally due every 90,000-105 ,000 miles and is probably your largest service. We do not just throw a belt on these cars and quit; we carry out this service correctly and replace additional components in the process if required. We usually upgrade the water pump at this time with one that has a metal impeller, versus the original, which is weak plastic. We also replace other common failure items in the same vicinity while performing this service for instance, your camshaft seals, crankshaft seal, timing belt idler, tensioner, roller, water pump gasket, thermostat and belts if necessary. This ensures that you well prepared for the next 90,000 or so miles.
HONDA PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION
Buying a Honda? Prior to purchasing a used Honda, we perform a pre-purchase end-to-end inspection to uncover potential repairs and hidden problems that can save you from a bad purchase. This service can save you a lot of time and frustration down the road! We generally only charge $125.00 for this service, however we can perform a more detailed service which includes checking the cylinders compression and performing a leak down test. The more involved service varies in price, basing on how difficult it is to remove the spark plugs.
HONDA “CHECK ENGINE” OR “SERVICE ENGINE SOON” LIGHT DIAGNOSIS
This means there is an emissions issue with your vehicle. This might be something minor, but there is a chance it could be something more. We highly recommend you at the very least get this figured out so it does not do any type of further damage to your car. We have state of the art computer systems that can accurately read and help us diagnose the “Check Engine” light. Determining what the problem is, can be a time-consuming process. Sometimes it is an easy fix, but sometimes the issues are more involved. See to it that you get your “Check Engine” light figured out early on to avoid a costly repair.
HONDA “TUNE-UP” SERVICES
The phrase “tune-up” used to mean replacing the spark plugs, ignition wires, and distributor parts. Now there are other components involved with your vehicles ignition system that contribute in fuel economy and power. We can make sure your vehicle is running optimally for you so you get the most bang for your buck at the gas pump! We can check and analyze the condition of your ignition system and running characteristics of your vehicles engine and give you a professional opinion on how it is doing.
HONDA TRANSMISSION, ENGINE & DRIVELINE SERVICE/REPAIR
All About Imports (AAI) in Denton, TX can properly diagnose and repair problems with your vehicles engine, transmission, and transaxle and get you back on the road where you want to be. Whether it knocks, clunks, vibrates, leaks, or smells, we can find it and fix it. Next time something seems out of the ordinary, don’t panic. It may be something minor. Have it checked out by one of our experienced & trustworthy technicians.
HONDA EXHAUST SYSTEM REPAIRS
Ensuring your exhaust system is working properly is important. There are several components to your exhaust system. If your exhaust is not working properly, it can actually cause your “Service Engine Soon” or “Check Engine” light to go on. If you are experiencing this it may be related to a component on your exhaust. We perform exhaust repairs with the inclusion of catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, resonators, and mufflers. We can perform weld work on your exhaust as well.
HONDA COOLING SYSTEM
Your vehicles cooling system is critical to its reliability. Ensuring proper engine cooling not only allows your engine to maintain safe operating temperatures, but also allows for your interior heat to function properly. If you ever notice your vehicle is running hot, the coolant light comes on, or that your heat is not blowing hot air through the vents, you should probably get that checked sooner than later to avoid possible damages.
HONDA FUEL INJECTION SERVICE
Our fuel and intake cleaning service is not your run-of-the-mill can of detergent you purchase at your parts store and dump into the gas tank. We take this service very seriously and provide an effective cleaning of your vehicles injection and intake system. This service for your Honda is recommended every 60,000 miles.
HONDA AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE/REPAIR
If your a/c system is not cooling like it should or is not working at all, we can figure out the root problem for you and fix it! We proudly offer the ability to service, repair, and recharge your vehicles A/C system. Not only can we recharge the air conditioning system we can also diagnose reasons for non-functioning A/C systems. We have the ability to add trace dye to the refrigerant and use UV lights to pinpoint where leaks are. We can determine why your system is not cooling to your liking and then fix it so that it functions properly when the warm weather comes. These services vary in pricing, as the are dependent on what the problem is, but usually an hour’s diagnosis allows adequate time to find out what the problem is.
HONDA BRAKE SERVICE
We provide complete brake services, including replacement of brake pads, pad sensors, brake rotors and backing plates. We also clean and adjust all contact points on the calipers, lubricate the slide pins, and ensure there are no brake squeals or noises. We then perform the “break-in” process so everything is in proper working order when you pick up the vehicle.
HONDA BUSHINGS / SUSPENSION
A typical wear point on these fine Honda cars is their various bushings. The bushings on these cars tear as time goes on, causing a variety of suspension issues with the vehicle, that may result in uneven tire wear and an uncomfortable ride. We also offer additional suspension repairs, including shock absorbers, struts and ball joint repairs.
HONDA ALIGNMENT SERVICE
Ensuring your vehicles alignment is critical! We offer alignment checks on your vehicle to ensure proper tracking, steering, and tire wear. If your vehicles alignment is out of spec it can substantially increase your tire wear. Call 940-566-2125 to get your Honda alignment checked out today!
DENTON HONDA CAR MAINTENANCE YOU CAN TRUST
We serve communities throughout North Texas including but not limited to Denton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson, Plano, Flower Mound, Grapevine, The Colony, Lewisville, Krum, Sanger, Corinth, Argyle, Highland Village, Aubrey, Krugerville, Cross Roads, Corinth, Shady Shores, Pilot Point, Lake Dallas and Little Elm, TX.
Honda Through The Years
The Honda Motor Company was founded by Soichiro Honda in October 1946. He was very interested in automobiles from a small age so he used to tune cars and enter them into races using his friend’s garage. As he grew up he decided to be in the automobile industry. Soon his efforts paid off and he got a contract for supplying piston rings for major car maker Toyota. But unfortunately he lost the contract as his products did not match the required quality. So he went to various factories in Japan looking for ways to improve the quality of the engines by making efficient piston rings.
Soon he was able to find a highly automated process that could use unskilled workers to produce high quality piston rings. Toyota was impressed by his product and bought it in 1941. Next he started a company called Tokai Seiki in order to produce his products at a larger scale. Soon Toyota bought 40% of the company and thus Soichiro and the officials at Toyota could built a lasting business relation. But a series of calamities damaged large portions of his company and this forced Soichiro to sell the remaining parts of his company to Toyota. In 1946 he founded Honda Technical Research Institute to sell customised bicycles with attached motors. He had only 12 employees who worked in a 170 sq ft. area.
In 1949, after years of persistence Honda and his team were able to release the Model D which was the first complete motorcycle they had made with their own parts. Soon the demand for this low priced vehicle increased and by 1964 the Honda Company was the World’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles. They did not stop there but tried out different possibilities in that time period. In 1963, they were able to release their first ever four wheel vehicle in the form of the T360 mini pick-up truck.
Soon they went on to expand their range of vehicles and they produced their first car called the S500 Sports Car. In 1986 they ventured into luxury car segment and released the very successful Acura. In 1991 they released the Honda NSX Supercar which was the first vehicle to incorporate the V6 engine with the latest variable-valve timing. Their success had no limits here after as they kept innovating and started producing scooters, engines, generators, motors and pumps successfully.
Honda has the reputation of being the largest producer of internal combustion engines reaching an impressive figure of 15 million in 2012. It also is the eighth biggest automobile manufacturer in the world, an industry into which it had a very late entry. In 2012, Honda had more than $99 billion in revenues out of which $3 was the yearly profit. It has more than 175,000 employees located in various parts of the World. As of 2013 it has released more than thirty models of cars bettering its performance year after year.
From producing noisy scooters to making the finest cars on the planet, Honda has come a long way in evolving as a company. It has been on the verge of sell out but has come back strongly to cement itself as one of the biggest players in the international automobile market. It has held its reputation of being the World’s largest motorcycle manufacture since it claimed that position in 1964. Today you cannot see many roads without seeing a Honda made vehicle pass by. Honda has gone on to become a global superpower in the automobile industry.
According to Wikipedia, the first production automobile from Honda was the T360 mini pick-up truck, which went on sale in August 1963. Powered by a small 356-cc straight-4 gasoline engine, it was classified under the cheaper Kei car tax bracket. The first production car was the S500 sports car, which followed the T360 into production in October 1963. Its chain-driven rear wheels pointed to Honda’s motorcycle origins.
Over the next few decades, Honda worked to expand its product line and expanded operations and exports to numerous countries around the world. In 1986, they introduced the successful Acura brand to the American market in an attempt to gain ground in the luxury vehicle market. The year 1991 saw the introduction of the Honda NSX supercar, the first all-aluminum monocoque vehicle that incorporated a mid-engine V6 with variable-valve timing.
CEO Tadashi Kume was succeeded by Nobuhiko Kawamoto in 1990. Kawamoto was selected over Shoichiro Irimajiri, who oversaw the successful establishment of Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. in Marysville, Ohio. Both Kawamoto and Irimajiri shared a friendly rivalry within Honda, and Irimajiri would resign in 1992 due to health issues.
Following the death of Soichiro Honda and the departure of Irimajiri, Honda found itself quickly being outpaced in product development by other Japanese automakers and was caught off-guard by the truck and sport utility vehicle boom of the 1990s, all which took a toll on the profitability of the company. Japanese media reported in 1992 and 1993 that Honda was at serious risk of an unwanted and hostile takeover by Mitsubishi Motors, who at the time was a larger automaker by volume and flush with profits from their successful Pajero and Diamante.
Kawamoto acted quickly to change the corporate culture, rushing through market-driven product development that resulted in recreational vehicles such as the first generation Odyssey and the CR-V, and a refocusing away from some of the numerous sedans and coupes that were popular with Honda’s engineers but not with the buying public. The most shocking change came when Kawamoto ended Honda’s successful participation in Formula One after the 1992 season, citing costs in light of the takeover threat from Mitsubishi as well as the desire to create a more environmentally-friendly company image.
Honda has seen success all over the world in the last few decades. Even though the automobile line started out a bit rough, they persevered and flourished and are now a major player in the U.S. market.
Honda continues to produce wonderful vehicles including the Civic, Accord, CR-V, Odyssey and Pilot. They remain one of the five top selling auto manufacturers in the world.
From our auto repair facility in Denton, Texas All About Imports (AAI) proudly provides quality car care to residents throughout North Texas and the surrounding communities including Dallas, Fort Worth, Flower Mound, Grapevine, The Colony, Lewisville, Krum, Sanger, Corinth, Argyle, Highland Village, Aubrey, Krugerville, Cross Roads, Pilot Point, Corinth, Shady Shores, Lake Dallas and Little Elm, TX.
Honda Pre-Purchase Inspections
Honda Current Models
Ballade (1980–1991, 2014–present)
Civic Tourer (2014–present)
Civic Type R (1997-2010, 2015–present)
Clarity (2008-2014, 2016–present)
CR-V S (2012–present)
Fit Hybrid (2011–present)
Fit Shuttle (2011–present)
Freed Spike (2008–present)
HR-V (1999-2005, 2015–present)
Jazz RS (2005–present)
Legend (1985–2012, 2014–present)
Mobilio (2001-2008, 2014–present)
Mobilio RS (2014–present)
NSX (1990-2005, 2016–present)
N-Box Slash (2014–present)
Odyssey/Shuttle (international market) (1995–present)
Ridgeline (2006-2014, 2016–present)
StepWGN Spada (2009–present)
Vamos (1970-1973, 1999–present)
Honda NSX Supercar