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2012-2015 Honda Civic Troubleshooting
Car won't start ¶
The car makes a clicking noise or no noise at all when the key is turned in the ignition.
Empty gas tank ¶
Cars need gas to get the car to start. Find the nearest gas station. Fill up a portable gas can with gas. Then fill the gas tank with the gas from the portable gas can.
It is best to make sure the car has a sufficient amount of gas at all times while driving.
Dead key battery ¶
Press the buttons on the key remote to see if the car locks and unlocks. If not the key battery might be dead. If the key remote battery is dead, it can be replaced.
AC is not working properly ¶
The AC is is turned on but no cold air is coming out.
Engine isn't on ¶
Make sure the car is running before turning on the AC. If the car is running only on battery and the engine isn't turned on, the AC will only blow warm air. Turn the ignition to start the engine
Replace air filter ¶
Car won't steer properly ¶
The car is shaky while driving or doesn't turn properly.
Flat tire ¶
Check the tires to see if its low on pressure or flat. The tire needs to be replaced if its flat.
Low tire pressure ¶
Check the tire’s pressure using a tire pressure gauge. Fill air until desired tire pressure is reached. Replace the tire if needed.
Low gas mileage ¶
The car isn't reaching it's best gas mileage.
Dirty air filter ¶
The air filter allows clean air to run through the engine, keeps debris from entering the engine and helps with engine efficiency. The air filter may need to be replaced. The type of air filter needed depends on the engine size.
Overuse of air conditioner ¶
Gas is wasted when the air conditioner is on because it uses a lot of power. Try to turn off the air conditioner and roll down the windows to increase gas mileage.
Driving fast ¶
The best way to get the most out of your car's gas mileage is to not accelerate quickly and to press on the gas a little as possible.
Windshield wipers not working properly ¶
The windshield wipers are noisy or spreading dirty when turned on.
Low wiper fluid ¶
If the wiper blades are squeaky when turned on with the fluid, check to see if there is fluid and refill it if need be.
Dirty blades ¶
If the windshield gets more dirty when the windshield wipers are turned on, then the windshield wipers might be too dirty. Wipe the windshield down with a glass cleaner. Then wipe the blades down with a cleaner and soft cloth.