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If your Honda has broken down or you need an important Honda milestone service or general maintenance in the Hastings area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Honda model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Honda needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Hastings area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Hastings area experienced with diagnosing common Honda problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Honda Repairs Hastings

Honda Repairs Hastings

We can help source most Honda Parts for local fitting

Honda Suspension System
Honda replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Honda Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Honda Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Honda Gearboxes
Honda Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Honda gearbox

Honda Performance Spares
OEM Honda parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Honda Electrical Components
Honda electrical faults repaired using Honda OEM components - Honda sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Honda Timing Belt - Honda Cambelt
Honda Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Honda service or if the Timing Belt on your Honda has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Honda Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Honda model

Honda Brakes
Routine Honda servicing, replacement Honda brake pads & discs fitted, Honda hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Honda EGR Valves
Replacement Honda EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Honda - The EGR valve helps your Honda burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Honda engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Honda Alternators
Replacement Honda alternators fitted

Honda Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Honda paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Honda different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Honda Starter Motors
Replacement Honda Starter motors installed

Honda Cooling System
Replacement Honda radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Honda engine at its optimal operating temperature

Honda Exhausts
Honda Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Honda Exhausts fitted & welded

Honda Engines
Honda Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Honda Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Honda Clutches
Honda clutch repairs Hastings - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Honda Clutch kit

Honda Body Panels
Replacement Honda panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Honda Panel damage repairs

Honda Autoelectrics
Honda electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Honda engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Hastings Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Honda brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Modern Honda braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Honda Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Drum Brakes are an older system than Honda disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Honda rear wheels

Honda disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Honda Brake Servicing - Honda Brake Discs and Pads

If the Honda brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

The brake pads on your Honda should wear first

Honda brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

Honda Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

if the Honda brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Honda Brake Inspection Elements

Brake pipe Condition

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

ABS warning light operation

Brake drum condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Adjust handbrake

Wheel cylinder condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hand brake linkage condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

And carry out the following maintenance of your Honda braking system:-

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake calliper operation

Honda Steering - Steering System Inspection

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Common symptoms of Honda steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Honda tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Honda steering system is uneven tyre wear

Your Honda steering inspection can include:-

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Honda Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Honda Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Replacement Honda Cambelt - Timing Belt

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Since Honda Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Honda

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Honda parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Honda timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Generally Honda belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Honda that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Honda Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

Honda Clutch Replacement Hastings

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The Honda clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theHonda transmission system

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

Honda Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Honda clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Honda Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Honda Clutch kit:-
Honda clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Honda clutch slave cylinder

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Honda Fuel Injection Systems

Honda Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Honda Re-Mapping Hastings
The Honda ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

Honda Engine Mapping
The Honda ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Honda fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Honda vehicles

Honda Oil Change Frequency

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Honda motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Honda running smoothly

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Honda engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Honda performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Honda engine increases

Oil & Filter Change
A new Honda oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Honda engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Honda engine fails

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Honda recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Honda engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Synthetic Oil Change - Hastings
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Honda Replacement Exhausts Hastings

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

The Honda exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

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Honda Models

  • Honda
  • Honda Accord Saloon
  • Honda Accord Tourer
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda CR-V
  • Honda FR-V
  • Honda HR-V
  • Honda JAZZ
  • Honda S2000

Hastings Tyre Fitting

Honda Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Honda

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Honda Tracking adjustment
  • Honda Wheel alignment
  • Honda Tyre Fitting
  • Michelin
  • Pirelli
  • Dunlop
  • BF Goodrich
  • Kleber
  • Riken
  • Hankook
  • Goodyear
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Honda ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Control Unit

Honda Air Conditioning

  • Honda AC Radiator
  • Honda AC Pump
  • Honda AC Condenser
  • Honda AC Fluid Top Up
  • Honda AC Receiver Drier
  • Honda AC Compressor
  • Honda AC Evaporator

Honda Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Honda Fuel Filter
  • Honda Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Honda Air Filter
  • Honda Oil Filter
  • Honda Transmission Filter Kit

Honda Electronic Sensors

  • Honda Temperature Sensor
  • Honda Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Honda Oxygen Sensor

Honda Electrical

  • Honda Window Motors
  • Honda ECU Mapping Remap
  • Honda Cooling Fan
  • Honda Lambda Sensor
  • Honda Bulbs
  • Honda Spark Plugs
  • Honda Parking Light
  • Honda Heater Core
  • Honda Antenna
  • Honda Heater Blower Motor
  • Honda Eibach Pro Kit
  • Honda Fuel Pump
  • Honda Oxygen Sensor
  • Honda Starter Motor
  • Honda Alternator
  • Honda Headlights
  • Honda Water Pump
  • Honda Thermostats
  • Honda Fog Lights
  • Honda Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Honda Ignition Coil
  • Honda Tail Lights
  • Honda Electronic Control Unit

Honda Wheel & Axle

  • Honda Control Arm
  • Honda CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Honda Ball Joints
  • Honda Tyres
  • Honda Axle Assembly
  • Honda Alloy Wheel Repairs

Honda Braking System

  • Honda Brake Drums
  • Honda Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Honda Brake Rotor
  • Honda Brake Master Cylinder
  • Honda Brake Servo
  • Honda Brake Compensator Valve
  • Honda Brake Calipers
  • Honda Brake Discs
  • Honda Brake Pads

Honda Clutch Fitting

  • Honda Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Honda Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Honda Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Honda Clutch Pedal
  • Honda Flywheel
  • Honda Clutch Kit
  • Honda Clutch Cable
  • Honda Clutch Master Cylinder

Honda Replacement Exhausts

  • Honda Exhaust Box
  • Honda Tailpipe
  • Honda Oxygen Sensor
  • Honda Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Honda Exhaust Pipes
  • Honda Silencer
  • Honda Exhaust
  • Honda EGR Valve
  • Honda Exhaust System Complete
  • Honda Lambda Sensor
  • Honda Exhaust Manifold
  • Honda Muffler

Honda Engine Components

  • Honda Pistons and Cylinder
  • Honda Timing Chain Kits
  • Honda Fuel Injector
  • Honda Timing Belt Kits
  • Honda Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Honda Engine Mounts
  • Honda Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Honda Ignition Coil

Honda Gaskets

  • Honda Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Honda Valve Cover Gasket

Honda Oil & Hydraulics

  • Honda Oil Filter
  • Honda Oil Sump and Plate
  • Honda Oil Pump
  • Honda Oil Cap
  • Honda Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Honda Fuel Cap

Honda Parts

  • Honda Throttle Body & Cable
  • Honda Power Steering Pump
  • Honda Steering Rack
  • Honda Shock Absorbers
  • Honda Struts
  • Honda Radiator Pipes
  • Honda Hood Emblems
  • Honda Tie Rods
  • Honda Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Honda Wiper Blades
  • Honda Power Steering Hoses
  • Honda Windscreen Wipers
  • Honda Radiator
  • Honda Serpentine and V Belt

Honda - Suspension & Springs

  • Idler arm
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Tie Rods
  • Ball Joints
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Honda Additional Suspension Components
  • Struts
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Honda bush wear
  • Spring Condition
  • Sway Bar
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Honda Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Suspension Struts

Common Problems

  • My Honda Does Not drive Straight
  • Honda Lights not working
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Heater Not Working
  • Honda check engine light on
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Window stuck
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Clogged Honda air filter
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Engine Overheating
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Engine Stalls
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Slipping when cold
  • Judder when braking
  • Honda Check Engine Light On
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Honda keeps stalling
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Clutch juddering
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Knocking sound
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Misfires
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Can't get into gear
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Honda Radiator fan not working
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Warning Lights On
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Honda Headlights not working
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • My Honda Won't Start
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Honda Immobiliser
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Battery Keeps going flat
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