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What is Honda VTEC?

What is Honda VTEC?

What is HONDA VTEC? Honda VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) is a technology that was introduced by Honda in the late 1980s. VTEC is a type of valve train technology that allows for greater efficiency and power in internal combustion engines. This technology has been widely used in Honda engines since its inception, and it has become synonymous with Honda's performance and reliability. How VTEC Works VTEC works by adjusting the intake and exhaust valve timing and lift, depending on engine speed and load. In low RPMs, the engine operates in a "normal" mode, with the intake and exhaust valves opening and closing in a conventional manner. But as the engine speed increases, the VTEC system engages, changing the camshaft profile to open the valves for a longer duration and at a greater lift, allowing for more air and fuel to enter the engine, and increasing power output. Common Failure Points of Honda VTEC While VTEC technology is generally reliable ... read more

Why do car AC compressors fail?

Why do car AC compressors fail? When it comes to your car’s air conditioning, the compressor is one of the most important components. It's responsible for compressing and circulating the refrigerant in the AC system, which allows for cool air to be blown into the cabin. However, like any mechanical part, car AC compressors can fail over time. Let’s explore why car AC compressors fail, common signs of a failing compressor, the importance of having it tested and replaced by a certified technician, and what other AC components should be changed when replacing the compressor. There are several reasons why car AC compressors may fail, including: Lack of maintenance: Like any other mechanical part, AC compressors require regular maintenance to keep them in good working condition. Neglecting maintenance can lead to dirty and clogged components, which can cause the compressor to fail. Refrigerant leaks: If there is a refrigerant leak in the AC system, the compressor may fai ... read more

Signs it's time to replace your Shock Absorbers.

Shock absorbers, also known as dampers, are an essential component of a vehicle's suspension system. They are designed to smooth out the ride, making it more comfortable and reducing wear and tear on the vehicle. But how do they work, and when is it time to replace them? Understanding how shock absorbers work The primary function of shock absorbers is to dampen the oscillations of the vehicle's suspension system. When a car goes over bumps or rough terrain, the springs in the suspension system compress and expand, creating a bouncing motion that can be uncomfortable for passengers and can cause damage to the vehicle's chassis. Shock absorbers work by controlling the motion of the springs, ensuring that they compress and expand in a controlled manner, rather than bouncing uncontrollably. They do this by using a hydraulic system that resists the motion of the suspension, converting the kinetic energy of the oscillation into heat energy, which is then dissipated into the at ... read more

When is it time to replace your Honda Water Pump?

When is it time to replace a Water Pump for a Honda?  A car water pump is an essential component of the engine's cooling system that circulates coolant to prevent overheating. It is a mechanical device that is typically driven by a belt and is mounted on the front of the engine block. The water pump consists of a housing, an impeller, and a shaft, and it works by creating a centrifugal force that pulls coolant from the engine and pushes it through the radiator. When it comes to Honda vehicles, it's essential to keep an eye on the water pump and replace it when necessary. Over time, the water pump can wear out and fail, which can lead to engine overheating and severe damage. In this article, we'll discuss what a Honda water pump is, how it works, and when it's time to replace it. When is it Time to Replace a Honda Water Pump? There are several signs that it's time to replace a Honda water pump. The most common sign is coolant leakage. If you notice coolant l ... read more

How Often Do I Need a Brake Flush

Keeping your brakes in good working order is crucial for safe driving. One important aspect of brake maintenance is having your brake fluid flushed and replaced at regular intervals. At Green’s Garage our technicians are A.S.E. Certified to service and repair your vehicle’s brakes. How often do I need a brake flush? It is generally recommended that you have your brake fluid flushed and replaced every 2-3 years. However, there are some factors that can affect how often you need a brake flush. For example, if you frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic or in hilly areas, you may need to have your brake fluid flushed more often, as the increased use of your brakes can cause the fluid to break down more quickly. It's always best to consult your vehicle's owner's manual for specific recommendations on when to have your brake fluid flushed. What is brake fluid? Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid that is used in your vehicle's brake syste ... read more

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