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  • How To Calibrate a Digital Caliper

    A caliper is a widely used tool to measure the distance between two symmetrical points using two adjustable steel legs or jaws. After measuring with the steel jaws,...
  • How To Adjust the Idle on a Carbureted Car

    Use these step-by-step instructions to successfully adjust your car's idle.
  • How To Get a Second Opinion on your Car

    Here's how to know when to get a second opinion when your car breaks down and you need to get it repaired.
  • How To Understand the Oil Light Signal

    Sometimes the remedy to an oil light warning isn’t simply refilling your engine with oil. Here's how to know what action to take.
  • Oil Analysis Testing

    Due to the relevance of fuel and lube products to the condition of engines, oil analysis testing is immensely necessary. Here's what you need to know about testing...
  • How To Get Pin-Striping Basics

    Pin-striping was used even before the first car was invented. Here's how to get the basics of this decoration.
  • How To Replace a Car Headlight

    Replacing car headlights is not that difficult and can be done in less than an hour if you have the right tools. Follow these steps to replace your car headlight.
  • How To Check Clutch Fluid Level

    Knowing how to check the clutch fluid level is important so that your car doesn't die. Here's how you can check the fluid level on your car's clutch.
  • How Does a Plasma Cutter Work

    When gas is heated to an extremely high temperature, it becomes the fourth stage of matter known as plasma. Learn how plasma cutters work.
  • How To Troubleshoot your Car Air Conditioner

    A perfectly working air conditioning system is important for comfort. Here's how to do troubleshooting for your car's air conditioning system.
  • How To Recognize Symptoms of Bad CV Joints

    Constant Velocity joints or CV joints look like ball connections that allow a shaft to rotate and transmit power. These joints have to be kept lubricated to avoid...
  • How To Prevent Windshield Cracks from Spreading

    The cost of repairing a windshield can be astronomical, so before any major cracks appear, deal with the small windshield cracks as soon as you notice them.
  • How To Know When to Change an O2 Sensor

    If you are having performance problems with your car, like acceleration lag, poor power, and the like, a broken or improperly working O2 sensor might be the culprit.
  • How a Pneumatic Cylinder Works

    The pneumatic cylinder may have a variety of uses, but their basic function does not change. They convert air pressure into linear motion by attachment to a metal piston.
  • How To Replace Front End Shocks

    A do-it-yourself replacement of your front shock absorbers is usually a tedious process. Here are some steps to follow that should help you replace your front end shocks.
  • How To Replace a Car's Accelerator Cable

    If you feel like the engine isn't responding quickly enough when you step on the gas pedal, one thing you can do is replace the accelerator cable. Here's how.
  • How To Replace a Car Timing Belt

    The timing belt is the part of the engine that controls the rhythm and timing of the engine valves. Here's a step by step guide to replacing your timing belt.
  • How To Understand Check Engine Codes

    Most new cars have computers in them that can alert you whenever something is wrong with your car. Here are a few tips to help you read and understand those check...
  • How To Change a Semi Tire

    Semi tires are different from ordinary tires, so replacing them is a different process. Here are some tips to help you change a semi tire.
  • How To Tighten Lug Nuts

    Lug nuts keep your wheels secured to your vehicle's axle rig. Keeping these tight prevents a wobbly ride and your wheels from coming off. Here's how to tighten a lug nut.
  • How To Replace Rusted Freeze Plugs

    If you think that coolant is leaking inside your engine block, it could be a leaky rusted freeze plug. Here are some tips to help you replace rusted freeze plugs.
  • How To Rebuild an Alternator

    If you feel competent enough to rebuild your alternator, here are a few tips in removal, rebuilding and replacement.
  • How To Check Car Axle Boots

    Checking the axle boots is a relatively easy task with the right kinds of tools. Here are some tips to help you check your car axle boots.
  • How To Change a Head Gasket

    A failed or broken head gasket can be difficult to change because the process differs depending on the make and model of the car. Here are some tips to help you change...
  • How Exhaust Systems Work

    Each exhaust systems part contributes to the task of not only exhausting the gases but making sure that the gases that are blown out are not harmful to the environment.
  • How To Compare Synthetic Versus Regular Oil

    There are two types of engine oil: regular and synthetic. Here are some tips on how to decide which is better for your car.
  • How To Improve the Fuel Economy of your Car

    Fuel prices have been going up and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Here's how to help you save fuel and money.
  • How To Know Equipment Used in Auto Detailing

    Here's how to learn more about the type of equipment used in auto detailing centers.
  • How To Know Prices of Auto Detailing Options

    Auto detailing involves cleaning the interior and polishing the exterior of a vehicle. Here's how to get an idea of how much the various options will cost.
  • How To Use Oil Change Stickers

    It is important to have ways of record keeping. Read about the benefits of using oil change stickers.
  • How To Detect Car Oil Leaks

    Car engine maintenance includes how to check tire pressure and fluid levels. It is important to note if a fluid is leaking. Learn how to detect if your car is leaking...
  • How To Change a Transmission Filter

    Here's how you can replace your old transmission filter with a new one.
  • Shutting Off a Jammed Horn

    Should you ever find yourself in a situation where your car horn is jammed, there are several remedies you can use until you get the problem repaired.
  • How To Change Rear Calipers

    Rear brake calipers are made to last a long time, but occasionally the component does need to be changed. Learn the steps involved in changing rear calipers.
  • How To Get the Best Car Wash and Wax Tips from the Pros

    Proper caring for your car prolongs its life and maintains its value for trading or selling. We have provided the best car wash and wax tips from the pros.
  • How To Replace Lug Nut Studs

    Any regular DIY-er should be able to easily replace lug nut studs in just a few hours. Learn how to replace lug nut studs.
  • How To Shut Off Your Car Alarm if it Won't Quit

    A car alarm that does not shut off immediately can be extremely irritating and annoying. You’ll have to temporarily disable the car alarm system.
  • How To Attach a Rearview Mirror

    Replacing a rearview mirror is an inexpensive, and quick, fix. The entire process takes less than an hour to complete, and will cost you around $5.00 to $10.00 to...
  • How To Fix an Ignition Key that Won't Turn

    Sometimes, the steering wheel will lock in just the wrong place, you won’t be able to disengage the lock, and your ignition key will be stuck. Here are some steps...
  • How To Change a Hubcap

    Follow these simple step by step instructions and you'll save yourself a lot of time, and more importantly, a lot of money by changing your own hubcap.
  • How To Shut Off a Car Alarm that Won't Quit

    There’s nothing more embarrassing than being in or near your own vehicle when the car alarm is set off and it won’t quit.
  • How To Maintain a Car at 50,000 Miles

    Maintaining your car when it hits the 50,000 mile mark is an important step to seeing it go to 100,000 miles and beyond.
  • Change a Hubcap

    Changing a hubcap is a simple process once you know how the hubcap is attached to the wheel. Learn the three types of attachments to hubcaps and how to change them.
  • Attach a Rearview Mirror

    You may have adjusted your rearview mirror one too many times, only to have it fall off in your hand. Follow these steps to attach your rearview mirror.
  • How To Replace a Car Antenna

    Your car antenna is more than a decoration. Without it, your radio may as well be turned off. The good news is, it's easy to replace a car antenna.
  • How To Maintain a Car at 100,000 Miles

    It's possible to get well over 100,000 miles from your car by performing the proper maintenance. These tips will keep your car running for years.
  • How To Remove Grease and Oil From a Car's Interior

    It's a common problem: you stepped in some oil, and now it’s all over your car. Here's how to remove grease or oil from your car's interior.
  • How To Become an Auto Mechanic

    The ability to fix cars and troubleshoot engine problems quickly is a skill you probably wish you had when your car stalled in the middle of that deserted highway not...
  • How To Fix Hairline Cracks in Car Windows

    Although car windows have superior technology, it is a well-known fact they can be chipped and cracked. Learn how to fix a hairline crack in car windows.
  • How To Remove Grease Stains Inside a Car Trunk

    Grease stains in the trunk of a vehicle can originate from several sources, such as tools, jacks and spare tires. Learn how To remove grease stains inside a car trunk.