Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
How often should the Honda Civic hood be replaced?
Answer: Ideally, it is suggested to replace the Civic's hood when it reaches about eight years. Rust could build up if the hood is not replaced. This may affect the Honda Civic's performance and efficiency. Additionally, it may cause the Honda to look old and worn out.
What are the damages that a Honda Civic hood may encounter?
Answer: If the hood of a Honda Civic produces a rattling noise, then it may have a hinge problem. A hinge connects the hood to the main body of a vehicle. A loose hinge may cause the hood to go up while driving. This blocks the view and may result to an accident. Moreover, the Civic's hood may encounter dents and scratches. These are not serious damages but they affect the Civic's exterior appeal. Lastly, the hood may encounter rusting and corrosion. If rusting affects only a part the hood, then it may still be saved. However, if majority of it is rusting and corroded, then it should be replaced immediately so the internal parts may not be exposed to damaging elements.
What type of material is best used for a customized Honda Civic hood?
Answer: There are many types of hoods that cater to different needs of the driver. For instance, if easy installation is a priority then a cowl hood is a perfect choice. This is factory made so it is easily available from the manufacturer. This type allows air to flow quickly through the Honda Civic's air inducers and to the combustion chambers. An improved version is the carbon fiber hood which is offered in various colors and sizes. On the other hand, a steel hood is a fit if price is a factor. Steel hoods are the cheapest but they are rather large and bulky. In the long run, the best choice is a fiberglass hood. It is not easily dented, which means it is the most durable.