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  • How To Maintain Your Car's Fluids

    Checking your car's fluid levels is important and will provide you assurance of a working, trouble-free vehicle. It will save time, miles, expenses and of course,...
  • Keep from Getting Cheated by an Auto Body Shop

    When having your car serviced at a body shop, it is important to be a smart consumer. Be aware of specifics so you won't be cheated by the establishment.
  • How To Repair Drum Brakes

    When you encounter a problem with your car's drum brakes, you may not need the help of a professional to repair the brakes. Follow these DIY steps and save yourself...
  • Safely Polish Your Car by Hand or Machine

    You can't take your dream girl on a date in a dirty car! Learn tips on polishing your car by hand or machine and let your car shine when you pick her up on time.
  • Keep Your VW Camper Running Smoothly

    Show your love to your VW Camper by checking and repairing the following items. Your VW Camper will return the love with an awesome camping trip for you!
  • How To Remove Paint Spots from a Car

    The almost perfect finish of your car can be ruined by paint spots. However, fixing and trying to undo this damage and getting rid of unsightly paint spots incorrectly...
  • How To Repair a Cracked Auto Windshield

    Every driver has his own story to tell about a cracked windshield. You drive along a highway at high speed, and then out of nowhere, you hear a loud thud. Suddenly,...
  • How To Test Your Coil

    The coil is a part of the ignition system of a vehicle. The coil has two windings, the primary winding and the secondary winding. They refer to the two sets of wires...
  • How To Replace Your Fuel Pump

    A fuel pump usually is an essential component on an internal combustion engine device, commonly seen on cars. Some engines like old motorcycles don’t require a fuel...
  • How To Troubleshoot Engine Problems

    The lack of knowledge when it comes to troubleshooting car engines can be a confusing task. Car engines are made up of numerous systems that function together to run...
  • How To Remove a Wheel Stud

    Wheel studs are bolts that are connected to the wheel part of a vehicle. These bolts are fastened by "Lug nuts" which are used to keep the wheel stud in...
  • How To Wash Your Mustang

    The passion to restore that old heap of a Mustang into a hell of a ride can be irresistible. Thanks to a growing market catering to pony lovers, it is now possible to...
  • How To Replace a Stripped Wheel Stud

    It is important that we take care of the wheels of our cars, for smooth and hassle-free transportation. A lot of car accidents are attributable to defective wheels....
  • How To Prevent Corrosion in Electrical Connections

    Long gone are the days of horse-driven carriages and marine vessels that were powered only by the winds and other elements of nature. Men are now dependent on...
  • How To Check Your Coolant

    What is a coolant? It is a mixture placed in your car radiator to keep your engine from overheating. As its name aptly suggests, a coolant cools. While your car is...
  • How To Do a 4WD Vehicle Inspection

    Four-wheel drives, or simply 4WD, are popular vehicles for those that love the outdoors. Indeed, 4WD vehicles are the vehicles of choice of those traveling in forests,...
  • How To Break in a New Engine

    Next to a house, the next biggest investment for an average Joe is the car. It is just right to derive the maximum benefit out of every penny invested in these...
  • How To Diagnose Engine Tapping and Ticking Sounds

    It looks like a good day ahead. You just had a good breakfast and are about to go to work. As you ride on your car, you hear tapping or ticking sounds under the hood....
  • How To Repair a Leaking Windshield

    You are on the road under heavy rains. Your visibility is poor so you drive very carefully. You get wet and your clean carpet is soaked. To your horror, you find out...
  • How To Replace Your Car's Radiator Hose

    It will be good to routinely replace your car's radiator hose even if you do not experience any damage on it. This is a prudent preventive maintenance measure....
  • How To Winterize Your Motorcycle

    The icy and wet weather condition during winter is not ideal for your beloved bike. You may be lucky not to encounter a road mishap but your motorcycle will definitely...
  • How To Tell if You Need a Front-end Alignment

    A car runs best when it's well tuned. Not only do you have to ensure that the engine is running smoothly, but a car also runs best when all other parts are working...
  • How To Replace Rear Suspension Bushings

    A bushing is a cylindrical metal lining that is used to reduce friction. This kind of device is somewhat compared to the “cartilage” of a human body.
  • How To Replace Your ABS Relay Controller

    The “anti-lock braking system” or ABS was developed by car manufacturers to enhance driving safety and prevent vehicular accidents. It is a safety feature that...
  • How To Replace a PCV Valve

    Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valves are one-way valves on a car’s engine crankcase. A PVC is located in a system that has the valve and an intake breather...
  • How To Replace Your Flasher Relay

    Flasher relays are controllers for hazard signals and turning signals. Learn how to replace them.
  • Dangers of Water in Your Fuel Tank

    A common problem that many people face is water in their cars' fuel tanks. There are two view points on this, one, which says that having water in your cars fuel tank...
  • How To Repair Leaks in Air Suspension Bellows

    Air suspensions are fast being implemented from trucks and buses to commercial passenger cars too. The comfort which is provided by these air suspension systems can...
  • How To Understand Wiring Diagrams for Car Electronics

    Every car owner/driver should have a basic knowledge of the wiring diagram for his car's electronics. After all, you don't want to get stuck in a situation where your...
  • How To Touch Up Spots on a Car

    It is an uncomfortable feeling if you have a nice looking car with a lot of rust on it. You have a few rust spots and some minor scratches at the back bumpers and you...
  • How To Jump Start a Vehicle

    Having a car that won’t start is one of the worst experiences an unprepared driver can have. This is especially worse, if the timing is way off and you don’t have...
  • How To Get Efficient Service at a Motor Vehicle Repair Shop

    It's a fact of life - every car owner out there will eventually have to get his car repaired. No matter how much you baby your vehicle, parts wear out, things get...
  • How To Avoid Scams at an Automotive Repair Shop

    Leaving your car at the repair shop can be a scary thing, financially speaking. Without being able to keep a watchful eye over the repairs on your vehicle, you're...
  • How To Find the Best Local Mechanic for Auto Repair

    One of the most important things for car owners to know is where to find a good mechanic. It is vital to the longevity of your vehicle that you've got a well-trained...
  • How To Use a Dipstick

    Oil is your car's lifeblood; without it, you wouldn't even be able to drive around the block.  In order to extend the life of your car's engine and to keep it running...
  • How To Bench Bleed Your Master Cylinder

    Installing a new master brake cylinder also requires that you know how to bleed your brakes, but bleeding a master cylinder by yourself is no easy feat. Professional...
  • How To Repair Your Inflatable Car

    It's very unlikely that your inflatable car will receive a puncture because the air chambers used are extremely tough. But not everything can hold in the worst of...
  • How To Replace Your Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid

    Your car's torque converter clutch solenoid (TCC solenoid) controls the fluid to the servo.  Your TCC solenoid might need replacing if your car always stalls when you...
  • How To Fight Rust

    When oxygen comes in contact with certain metals for a long period a reaction occurs. This is called RUST or oxidation. Iron and oxygen react in the presence of water...
  • How To Fill the Windshield Washer Tank

    The windshield is an important part of your car. It keeps bugs off your face, stops you from getting wet in the rain, and more importantly, it keeps the wind and...
  • How To Repair a Dent

    When you buy a car, you actually run the risk of having an accident, even if you are an excellent driver. The irony of driving around town in a vehicle costing several...
  • How To Pump Flat Tires

    My article is all about how to pump flat tires. It's a step-by-step instruction to get the best results.
  • How To Fix a Car Dent with Dry Ice

    Auto repairs can be expensive, especially when money is tight. But before you rush off to the auto body shop to fix cosmetic issues with your vehicle, consider doing...
  • How To Remove the Front Wheel Hub

    Removing a front wheel hub, or "rotor" in many cases, is basically the same on most vehicles.4x4's usually require the removal of an axle, but that is for...
  • How To Replace a Windshield

    Replacing a windshield can be one of those procedures that will have to be done throughout the life of your car.  It also can become one of the most expensive,...
  • How To Unfreeze a Car Engine

    Several years ago, I started my Mazda GLC and headed out on a road trip only to find out that the block was frozen.  I was not able to get any heat out of the heater...
  • How To Drain a Fuel Tank

    If your car's fuel tank has been contaminated, then you may need to drain your car's fuel tank.  This is important since you will then need to flush it out in order...
  • How To Check the Car Alternator

    First, let me explain that there are a lot of people operating under the misconception that the alternator is needed to start a car. It is not. In fact, you can unplug...
  • How To Replace a Fuel Filter

    If your vehicle is not running as smoothly as you think it should be, it might be time to replace the fuel filter.
  • How To Clean Car Leather Seats

    Most of today's vehicles have leather seats in them. Unfortunately, it is easy for these car's leather seats to become dirty and stained. This is something that you...