Honda Civic/Acura Integra
since 1994 release
Repair and operation of the car
- Cars of the Honda Civic and Acura Integra brand
Identification numbers of the car
Acquisition of spare parts
Technology of service, tool and equipment of a workplace
Poddomkrachivaniye and towage
Start of the engine from the auxiliary power supply
Automobile chemicals, oils and lubricants
Diagnostics of malfunctions of knots and systems of the car
+ Maintenance instruction
+ Routine maintenance
+ Cooling system and heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Control systems of the engine
+ Gear shifting box
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Onboard electric equipment
Acquisition of spare partsAn important role at repair work is played by use of spare parts and expendables only quality, specially intended for concrete model of the car.
In general, available spare parts can be subdivided into two big groups:
Spare parts of original production. These spare parts extend through official representative offices of the company manufacturer of cars, always have original packing and the corresponding marking. At the same time quality of a detail is guaranteed by producers of the car. In company service centers it is possible to buy any spare parts released for the sold models. If any detail at the time of visit of the center is absent, it in short terms can be put from the central warehouse.
Stereotyped spare parts. Definition "stereotyped" tells nothing about quality of a detail. It means only that it is on sale not in company packing of the manufacturing company of the car and extend not through official representative offices. The main frame of sources of this group is made by the known manufacturing firms of spare parts delivering to a detail to assembly lines sometimes at once of several automobile plants. In a type of high power of the production such firms provide also delivery of spare parts for sale in the free market. Such details have packing and marking of the producer of the spare part, are not of a lower quality than original spare parts at much lower cost at all (the difference in the price can reach 50%). However, the range is usually a little more modest in view of the fact that for free sale usually try to release only the most running, the details which are in the greatest demand.
Stereotyped spare parts, as a rule, extend through independent shops of spare parts, automobile repair shops and service stations.
Special attention should be paid to quality of the acquired spare parts. Try to avoid purchase of absolutely cheap details (in comparison with original and stereotyped well-known companies) as often they do not meet standards of quality and safety. If installation of a second-grade decorative molding is capable to affect negatively only appearance of the car, then use of low-standard brake blocks / an oil filter poses threat to security of passengers, or can cause serious damage to the engine. At the same time costs of recovery repair time many times over exceed the sum saved upon purchase of the cheap spare part. Told means that it is necessary to try to use services of official representative offices of the company manufacturer of the car (original parts), or well proved suppliers of stereotyped spare parts.
There is also a possibility of acquisition of the restored details, at the same time the old, failed detail usually is given in exchange for restored. This approach is most productive when replacing such difficult, expensive components as knots of the power unit, the generator, a starter, etc. The marked service is provided both company service centers of the manufacturing company of the car, and independent suppliers of spare parts and allows to cut down significantly expenses on car repairs. At the same time the firm offering the restored unit gives on it almost same guarantee, as well as on new.