Engine Cooling problem
2001 Honda Accord 6 cyl Automatic 75000 miles
Hello. I own a 2001 Accord EXV6. During some routine service today (oil change) several issues with my car were pointed out. I admit I know very little about cars. The service seems reasonable but I am looking for some guidance/help educating myself on these items and knowing what questions to ask the mechanic.
1. Rear breaks and rotors.
Said the car needs these. Given the age and that they have only been replaced once (over 4 years ago) and I do constant start and stop driving in Atlanta traffic, this seems reasonable. Is 179 for breaks and 49 per rotor a reasonable cost?
2. Coolant was empty and leaking.
I will take the car back for what they call a pressure test to try to determine why. Can you give me some idea of what could be possible causes? What kinds of questions should I be asking?
The tires have about 45K on them and need replacing. Buying tires to me is worse than buying the car - so many choices and I dont know what is what. They have Michelins now - low profile tires? According to my kind father. What should I be looking for in a tire? I hope to have the car at least 3-4 more years which with my average driving will be 45-50K more miles.
Thanks for helping educate me! If I am going to own this car, I should probably know more about it!
have the same problem?
Friday, December 19th, 2008 AT 6:05 PM