New Tires!


I hate buying new tires!  It seems like the biggest waste of money.  So what that they keep you on the road and help you stop.  They are expensive and you seem to replace them all the time.  I hate them!  But my little Honda Fit does use 15″ tires, which is cool.

I do only buy Firestone tires though because they have a higher failure rate!  Or was that just on crappy Ford Explorers tires?

Honda Fit beats Chevy Vet in a street race?

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Now, my little fit can’t lift as much as this yellow work device (right picture) but my work car did fit a 24 foot ladder on top.  (My dad’s Vet can’t do that).

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Also, while on the roof of my Dad’s car wash I noticed where all the stolen cones go (right picture, blue cone).

I found my hub cap?


Well, I have been driving by this hub cap for a couple months and decided to stop and get my hub cap!  The only problem was it is not my hub cap.  I have found 3 15″ Toyota hub caps and only one  14″ Toyota hub cap (which I lost).  Maybe I can swap 3 bad luck 15″ Toyota hub caps for one 14″ hub cap (any brand?

Last known photo of my Toyota hub cap for my Honda Fit


Well it’s official: I lost my Toyota hub cap again.  I think it is gone forever.  But I did find this 15 inch Toyota hub cap, too bad I need a 14 inch Toyota hub cap for my car.  Maybe I can trade someone?

I have very fond memories of my Toyota hub cap.  Like the time Greg was washing my car: he was showing off his tire cleaner and how well it worked.  It worked so well that large chunks of paint came off the hub cap.  You should have seen Greg’s face…those were the days.

Installing NOS in my little Honda Fit


Actually, I drank the NOS before I changed my air filter. This how-to is for changing out your air filter in the little Honda Fit. Well, I don’t know how to change my oil so I went to the Express Lube and apparently the car is too new to have the filter in stock. (Why does every car on Earth need a cabin air filter? I thought they were just for nice cars? Also why would I ever want to replace it? I walk outside and I don’t live in a bubble.)

The difficulty level for changing out your air filter is: SUPER HARD


First, find the only place the filter will fit. Second, open place where filter may fit (my car has 4 latches). Third, surprise! you found the air filter.


I guess the filter is dirty enough to replace? I have no idea, they just told me to replace it. Second picture shows a little bridge thing going down (or just pay attention how the other one looked when you removed it). Look how pretty the new filter is! Snap it back up. Super easy! All the car repairs I have done: Change disk brakes, drum brakes and air filter. I also can fix some carwash problems.

Honda Fit brake change


2 weird things with my little Honda Fit: 1) This car bolts the brake fluid hose to the car. 2) This car also seems to wear the inside brake pads a lot more then the outside pads (left side is the inside pad, the last picture is the outside pad). Usually I thought that the pads should wear evenly?


New pads after 25,000, not very good. I must not drive very well?