Auto Repair Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Pickup Truck Tail Light Brake Bulb Replacement - How To Fix Replace a Truck Tail Light Bulb
You've replaced the tail light bulb in your Honda, but now your Toyota or Nissan pickup truck has a bad brake light or tail light. You look inside to replace the bulb, but your Ford or GMC truck doesn't have access from the back like your car. I'll show you how to replace a blown tail light bulb in most pickup trucks.

Pickup Truck Tail Light Brake Bulb Replacement - How To Fix Replace a Truck Tail Light Bulb
You've replaced the tail light bulb in your Honda, but now your Toyota or Nissan pickup truck has a bad brake light or tail light. You look inside to replace the bulb, but your Ford or GMC truck doesn't have access from the back like your car. I'll show you how to replace a blown tail light bulb in most pickup trucks.

Pickup Truck Tail Light Brake Bulb Replacement - How To Fix Replace a Truck Tail Light Bulb
You've replaced the tail light bulb in your Honda, but now your Toyota or Nissan pickup truck has a bad brake light or tail light. You look inside to replace the bulb, but your Ford or GMC truck doesn't have access from the back like your car. I'll show you how to replace a blown tail light bulb in most pickup trucks.

Pickup Truck Tail Light Brake Bulb Replacement
You've replaced the tail light bulb in your Honda, but now your Toyota or Nissan pickup truck has a bad brake light or tail light. You look inside to replace the bulb, but your Ford or GMC truck doesn't have access from the back like your car. I'll show you how to replace a blown tail light bulb in most pickup trucks.

Windshield Crack Repair DIY
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

How to Repair Your Cracked Windshield
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

How to Repair Your Cracked Windscreen
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

How To Use a Windshield Repair Kit
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

How to Fix a Chipped or Cracked Windshield
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

Repairing a Cracked Windshield
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

How to Repair Your Cracked Windshield
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

How to Repair Your Cracked Windshield
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

Fix a Chip or Cracked Windshield
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

Using a Windshield Repair Kit
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.

How to Remove a Brake Line on Drum Brakes
Once you've accessed your wheel cylinder by removing the brake drum and shoes, you can start the process of replacing the brake cylinder. The instructions and photos make it easy.

Replacing Your Brake Cylinder
If you want to know how to replace a brake cylinder on your drum brake axle, this is the place to be. Printable tutorial with step-by-step photos, how easy is that?

How to Replace a Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder
If you want to know how to replace a leaking or bad wheel cylinder, this is how to do it on a drum brake. Instructions with printable photos. Get to it.

Replacing a Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder
Whether you're having problems with brake pedal feel, brake pressure, or you just know that you need to replace the wheel cylinder in your rear brakes or drum brakes, this step-by-step tutorial will help you install a new brake cylinder safely and quickly.

How to Replace a Wheel Cylinder
Replacing a brake cylinder is a straightforward job you can do yourself. This tutorial with pics will help you make it easy, and save you lots of money.

DIY: Replacing Universal Joints - How To Replace a U-Joint - New Universal Joint Installation
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.

DIY: Replacing Universal Joints - How To Replace a U-Joint - New Universal Joint Installation
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.

Bearing Cup Extraction - DIY: Replacing Unoversal Joints - How To Replace a U-Joint
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.

C-Clip Replacement - How To Replace a U-Joint - New Universal Joint Installation
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.

How To Replace a U-Joint - New Universal Joint Installation
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash. Page 3.

Remove Snap Rings or C-Clips - How to Replace a U-Joint
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash. Page 4.

Pressing the Bearing Out - DIY: Replacing Unoversal Joints - New Universal Joint Installation
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.

How to Replace Your Universal Joint
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.

How To Replace a Universal Joint - Installing a U-Joint
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.

Spraying Primer for Protection
Spraying your car or truck in primer doesn't have to be a spendy affair

How To Do a Back Yard Auto Primer Job on a Budget
If you've got a car that needs a protective layer of primer but can't afford to send it to the paint shop to be stripped and primed, here's how you can do it at home in your driveway or back yard.

Applying New Paint to Your Wheels
Masking and prepping your wheels for paint is an important step in giving them a quality paint job. Here are some tips to help do it right.

Paint Prep for Wheel Painting
Before you try to repaint your wheels, you need to get them properly prepped. Follow these instructions and they will be ready for paint or Plasti-Kote.

Repainting Wheels with Paint or Plasti-Kote
Changing your car's wheel color is a cheap way to a quick facelift. Whether you are doing a permanent repaint or a reversible Plasti-Kote color change.

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How To Replace a Master Cylinder - Brake Master Cylinder Replacement DIY - Replacing Your Master Cylinder
If you're experiencing low brake pressure, squishy pedal, bad pedal feel, soft pedal, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder. Brakes are important, and the master cylinder is the centerpiece of the system. Replacing your master cylinder isn't too difficult. We can show the DIY mechanic how to install a new master cylinder.

How To Replace a Master Cylinder - Brake Master Cylinder Replacement DIY - Replacing Your Master Cylinder
If you're experiencing low brake pressure, squishy pedal, bad pedal feel, soft pedal, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder. Brakes are important, and the master cylinder is the centerpiece of the system. Replacing your master cylinder isn't too difficult. We can show the DIY mechanic how to install a new master cylinder.

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Replacing a Bad Electronic Ignition Module in a GM Car or Truck
Replace your ignition module yourself. It's a straightforward repair you can do at home and save serious money.

Replace a Rusty Power Steering Line in Your GM Truck
GMC and Chevy Trucks can develop rusty power steering lines. Replacing a leaky line with cooler is pretty easy to do. Get on it.

How To Replace a Master Cylinder - Brake Master Cylinder Replacement DIY - Replacing Your Master Cylinder
If you're experiencing low brake pressure, squishy pedal, bad pedal feel, soft pedal, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder. Brakes are important, and the master cylinder is the centerpiece of the system. Replacing your master cylinder isn't too difficult. We can show the DIY mechanic how to install a new master cylinder.

How To Replace a Master Cylinder - Brake Master Cylinder Replacement DIY - Replacing Your Master Cylinder
If you're experiencing low brake pressure, squishy pedal, bad pedal feel, soft pedal, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder. Brakes are important, and the master cylinder is the centerpiece of the system. Replacing your master cylinder isn't too difficult. We can show the DIY mechanic how to install a new master cylinder.

How To Replace a Master Cylinder - Brake Master Cylinder Replacement DIY - Replacing Your Master Cylinder
If you're experiencing low brake pressure, squishy pedal, bad pedal feel, soft pedal, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder. Brakes are important, and the master cylinder is the centerpiece of the system. Replacing your master cylinder isn't too difficult. We can show the DIY mechanic how to install a new master cylinder.

How to Replace Your Brake Master Cylinder
If you're experiencing low brake pressure, bad pedal feel, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder.

Testing Engine Compression
With a good compression testing kit, you can get some serious information about the internal condition of your engine.

Compression Testing Your Engine
Engine compression is an important piece of data if you think you need an engine rebuilt. Test it yourself and save some cash.

Performing a Compression Test DIY
Test the compression of your engine yourself and gain valuable knowledge.

How to Perform a Compression Test on Car Engine
Your engine's compression can tell a lot about its inner health. Compression tests will reveal these numbers and allow you to troubleshoot the problem.

How To Do an Engine Compression Test
Measuring your engine's compression is not hard to do if you follow the instructions and don't take any shortcuts.

Testing Your Engine's Health With a Compression Tester
Don't guess at your engine's internal status. Test the compression in all cylinders. Here's how to do it.

Engine Cylinder Compression Testing Made Easy
Your engine's compression can tell a lot about its inner health. Compression tests will reveal these numbers and allow you to troubleshoot the problem. Low compression can mean an engine rebuild. Do a compression test to find out if you have low compression.

Do It Yourself Engine Compression Test
Your engine's compression can tell a lot about its inner health. Compression tests will reveal these numbers and allow you to troubleshoot the problem. Low compression can mean an engine rebuild. Do a compression test to find out if you have low compression.

Auto Repair Reference and Technical Data Resources
Reading about cars can turn into a mental tongue-twister. All the auto repair jargon and technical data that gets thrown around can get more than confusing. Calm your frustrations by brushing up on the things you need to be up on to stay in the know when doing repairs, troubleshooting or maintenance on your car. You can reference OBD and OBD-II DTC codes, timing belt information and a complete auto repair dictionary.

Fuse Locations for Volkswagen Jetta '99+
This is the fuse map and fuse location listing for a Volkswagen Jetta. Very useful!

Ford Transmission Fluid Level Check
How to check the transmission fluid level on your Ford Explorer or Ford V8 truck. It's not as simple as a dipstick anymore.

Pulling the DTC or Trouble Codes on a Toyota Camry
This is the definitive method for pulling DTCs or Codes from your Toyota 4-cylinder.

Chevy Tahoe Distributor Installation and Adjustment V8
There are many steps in installing a new distributor, but you can do it easily at home with the right guidance and careful planning.

Nissan Misfires, Engine Warranty, and Dealer Service
Your Nissan engine issue may be covered under warranty, even if it's as simple as an ignition coil. Figure out what is causing your misfire and if you have a Trouble Code to help you along.

Is it Still Important to Patch a Tire for Repair
Has the tire patch gone away entirely? Learn the difference between a patch and a tire plug, and which one you should be using to repair a tire.

TCC Solenoid and GM Convertor Lock-up Problems
Diagnosing TCC issues in a GM lock-up problem can be difficult, but using step-by-step troubleshooting methods can make it possible to figure out.

Which is Better - Highway Miles or City Miles
Is it better to drive a car with a history of highway miles or city miles? Is the highway miles preference based on fact or myth? Know this, understand this.

Honda Loss of Spark Not Running
If your Honda won't start, here are some things to help you troubleshoot the problem, make a repair, and get back on the road.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Shifting Problems
A Grand Cherokee shifting problem can be diagnosed using Fault Codes provided by your car. Here's how to view the Diagnostic Trouble Codes for Automatic Transmissions.

The Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve Explained and Troubleshooting
The EGR valve is a crucial part of your car's emission control system. Find out what it does and when to replace or repair it.

Setting Dwell Versus Timing on Points Engines
Setting your ignition points gap and dwell before you play with your timing. Here's how to do it, and why it's very important.

Troubleshooting Grinding Car Brakes
If your car's making a grinding sound when you stop, it's not something to ignore. Brakes can be expensive to repair if you wait too long.

Learn About Basic Welding Skills and Uses
There are three basic types of welders used in auto shops. Check out which may be right for you.

Fast Idle, Slow Idle, Stalling Problems and Answers
If your car is idling to high or too low, it could be an early sign of a bigger problem. Figure it out now and save money on future repairs!

Using a Metal Dolly to Work Sheet Steel
Working with metal using a hammer and dolly is amazing, rewarding work. Here's a little info on how that works.

Hot Cutting - Cutting Metal With a Torch or Plasma Cutter
What's the best way to cut metal? Here are three traditional ways to do what they call hot cutting.

How to Paint Your Car Instructional Book
Painting a car can be very satisfying. Be sure you know how to do it right so this large job will be worth your while!

Think About Maintenance Costs When Buying a New Car
Budget maintenance costs into the purchase of your next car or truck. A little research can save money in the true cost of ownership.

How to Clean Battery Posts and Avoid Starting Problems
Your battery is square one for starting the engine. Keep it clean and tidy to ensure plenty of starting power when you turn the key.

Removing the Terminals (Battery Post Cleaning)
Keep your battery in top shape by cleaning your battery posts -- here's how. Page 2.

Battery Post Clean-Up - Method 1: Fluid
Keep a clean battery to be sure your car has all the starting power you'll ever need. Page 3.

Battery Post Clean-Up
Installing anti-corrosion devices can keep your battery fresh and clean. Do they work? Page 4.

Furry Little Battery Corrosion Stoppers
Battery maintenance should not be ignored, or forgotten. Cleaning and maintaining your car's battery is easy and important. Page 5.

How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving
It's time to get your car ready for the upcoming winter driving season with some auto maintenance. Taking half an hour to check a few key safety points on your car can save you time and money.

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How to Replace Diesel Glow Plugs and What Does a Glow Plug Do?
A diesel engine can be hard to start, or not start at all, if you are having a glow plug problem. Here's why you need glow plugs, and how to replace them if yours fail.

What's Best for Oiling a Rusty Stuck Nut or Bolt
Lubricants and penetrants make lots of claims, but what's best for oiling a rusty stuck nut or bolt from years of rust or corrosion?

Troubleshoot Trailer Wiring by Color Code
This is the trailer wiring colors and location on a standard trailer wiring harness. If you need to know what color wire goes to what, see this chart.

Getting Yourself an Auto Repair Manual
Everybody needs a car repair manual for their car. A repair manual will guide you through auto repairs and maintenance. You can buy your auto repair manual online. If you don't have a repair manual for your car, get one today!

S - Auto Repair Glossary - Car Repair Definitions and Descriptions - Terms For Automotive Repair
This auto repair glossary covers terms that start with the letter

C - Auto Repair Glossary
No auto repair will be successful without a knowledge of car repair terms. This auto repair glossary covers the letter

What Are Antilock Brakes and How Do They Work?
How does ABS work? What is my antilock braking system doing? Here is a guide to the ins and outs of your car's ABS brakes and the system that runs them.

How Do Antilock Braking Systems Work?
What is my antilock braking system doing? Here is a guide to the ins and outs of your car's ABS brakes and the system that runs them. Page 2.

How Does ABS Work - Antilock Braking Systems - What Does ABS Do?
How do the ABS systems work? Here is a guide to the ins and outs, including how spare and replacement tires affect the RWAL system. Page 3.

Automotive Questions and Answers -
Automotive questions and answers - suggestions on how to perform an oil change on a Chevy Prizm.

These Airbag Recalls Can Make Your Vehicle Unsafe
Airbag recalls are never too small. These vehicles have all been recalled for potential airbag malfunction. When it comes to safety, be sure your car or truck is not on this list of lesser known airbag recalls.

Recalls for Nissan Passenger Side Airbags
Some recent Nissan and Infiniti vehicles have been recalled due to passenger side airbag problems. Check to see if your car is involved in this recall. Don't snooze on safety!

Timing Belt Repair and Replacement Data - Timing Belt Maintenance Intervals
This is an excellent reference tool for timing belt maintenance intervals and other timing belt data, specific to your vehicle.

Firing Order Reference Library - What is the Firing Order - Spark Plug Firing Sequence
If your plug firing order is not correct, the car will run sickly or not at all. Stuttering, spitting, backfiring and no-start can be caused by incorrect spark plug wire placement which results in an incorrect firing order. The firing sequence of your plus is determined by the distributor, but if the spark plug wires aren't in the right firing order the engine will not run correctly.

What to Do When Car Won't Start or Turn Over
If your car won't turn over, you could save hundreds of dollars by figuring out what's wrong on your own. It's worth a try!

What's the Difference Between Red and Green Coolant?
What is the difference between red and green anti-freeze?

Antifreeze: Red or Green?
What is the difference between red and green anti-freeze? Page 2.

How to Repair a Flat Tire With Fix-A-Flat
We've all seen it on the shelf, that yellow can claiming it can repair tires in your moment of distress. But will it really work?

Troubleshooting Steering Wheel Vibration
If your car is shaking, whether it's the steering wheel or something deeper, this checklist can help you figure out what's causing the problem.

Points Ignition or Computer Controlled System?
Does your car have a points type ignition or a computer controlled spark system? It's easy to figure out, and once you know what you have you can decide whether you can give your car a tune up, repair, or just take it to the repair shop.

How To Adjust Points in a Car
If you're working on an colder car that has a distributor and points type ignition, you need to know how to adjust the points, replace the points and condensor, and other tune up items. Here is the quick and easy version of how to do it, without a lot of fluff. Page 2.

Winter Fuel Stabilizer for Storing Vehicles
If your car is going into storage for the winter, protect your fuel system components with a proper fuel stabilizing additive. These stabilizers will save you big money later on.

Dealing With Bad Smells in Your Car
Does your air conditioner smell like a pile of old socks? Do you look under the seats for dead animals? Here is why you are getting that smell and what you can do about it.

Removing Road Line Paint From Your Car's Finish
Whether you drove through a freshly striped road or got stuck behind the tar truck, these tips will help you clean up your paint job, it's like turning back time.

EGR Cleaning - EGR Valve reconditioning DIY
Before you replace your exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, many people try cleaning it. It's easy to clean your EGR valve, and here's how to do it.

How is Car Repair Billed and Is it Fair?
Is my repair shop ripping me off? If your shop works on a flat rate repair pay scale, what does that mean?

I'm Thinking of Installing a new AC Condenser
Keep the reader mail coming, we're always glad to help out. This one comes from Willie who's been getting a little heated over his warm AC situation. He's

Heated Windshield Scraper: Ice and Snow Removal Tool
A comprehensive review of the Heated Ice Scraper product. Can you get ice and frost off of your windshield easier?

Diesel Engines Compared to Gas
Are diesel engines as reliable as Gas engines? Is a diesel engine more reliable than a gas engine? Does a diesel engine get better gas mileage than a gasoline engine?

1998 Honda Accord EGR Valve & Coolant Sensor Locations
This photo shows the location of the EGR valve and coolant temp sensor on Honda engines.

Four Wheel Alignment Explained
If you hit a serious bump you might need to get an alignment. Alignments are not expensive usually, and include adjustments of suspension like camber, caster, toe in, toe out, thrust, and 4-wheel alignment. Let us show you definitions of what all of these things mean to you and the health of your car or truck.

Helical Gears Defined - Automotive Glossary
What is a helical gear? It's in your transmission. See this photo of a helical 4th gear to see for yourself.

What is a Core Charge for Auto Parts?
Have you ever wondered what an auto parts core is, and why you should have to leave a deposit in the name of this core? Check it out.

Car or Truck Failed Inspection or Emissions Testing?
If your car has failed either your state safety inspection or an emissions inspection and test, you need to know what to do. Here is the info for every state that has a vehicle inspection law.

B - Auto Repair Glossary
If you're trying to fix your car, no auto repair will be successful without a knowledge of car repair terms. This auto repair glossary covers the axle to the ZEV, so there's no way you'll end up with a tire on your steering wheel.

Servicing & Cleaning Your Air Box, Replacing Air Filters
Doing a regular servicing on your air box is a cheap and effective way to maximize the performance of your engine. As we all know maximizing performance also maximizes gas mileage. We will show you how to do a quick and effective servicing of your air box. Check it out.

How to Service Your Air Box and Throttle Body - Air Box Cleaning How-to - Air Filter Replacement
Doing a regular servicing on your air box is a cheap and effective way to maximize the performance of your engine. As we all know maximizing performance also maximizes gas mileage. We will show you how to do a quick and effective servicing of your air box. Check it out.

How to Service Your Air Box and Throttle Body - Air Box Cleaning How-to - Air Filter Replacement
Doing a regular servicing on your air box is a cheap and effective way to maximize the performance of your engine. As we all know maximizing performance also maximizes gas mileage. We will show you how to do a quick and effective servicing of your air box. Check it out.

How to Service Your Air Box and Throttle Body - Air Box Cleaning How-to - Air Filter Replacement
Doing a regular servicing on your air box is a cheap and effective way to maximize the performance of your engine. As we all know maximizing performance also maximizes gas mileage. We will show you how to do a quick and effective servicing of your air box. Check it out.

DIY Replacing a Front Wheel Bearing - Wheel Bearing Replacement - Replace Bearings in a Non Drive Wheel
Replacing a wheel bearing isn't the easiest job, but when you need to replace a wheel bearing, you'll know it. We'll show you how to replace a front wheel bearing without going nuts.

DIY Wheel Bearing Replacement: Removing the Old Wheel Bearing
Replacing a wheel bearing isn't the easiest job, but when you need to replace a wheel bearing, you'll know it. We'll show you how to replace a front wheel bearing without going nuts. Page 2.

DIY Replacing a Front Wheel Bearing
Replacing a wheel bearing isn't the easiest job, but when you need to replace a wheel bearing, you'll know it. We'll show you how to replace a front wheel bearing without going nuts.

DIY Replacing a Front Wheel Bearing - Wheel Bearing Replacement - Replace Bearings in a Non Drive Wheel
Replacing a wheel bearing isn't the easiest job, but when you need to replace a wheel bearing, you'll know it. We'll show you how to replace a front wheel bearing without going nuts.

Itzagascan Collapsible Disposable Affordable Gas Can
I review the Itzagascan one-time use emergency gas can. Is it a great money and time-saving invention or a gimmick that will disappoint?

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Why is My Check Engine Light On?
Learn about the common triggers that can cause your Check Engine light to come on for almost no reason at all, to save you money and your safety.

On Board Diagnostics Code Database
There's no need to wade through pages and pages of meaningless text and troubling terminology to find out what your car is trying to tell you. This database of OBD codes is easy and fast. It contains OBD-I and OBD-II codes going back to 1985.

My Car Sounds Like This ...
You know your car better than anybody. If it's making a funny sound all of a sudden, you'll hear it. It's probably nothing, but you should check it out nonetheless. You could have an entire family of chipmunks under there waiting to overthrow the Toyota Empire.

Help With a Dead Car Battery, and Why
You may have solved your dead battery with a jump start, but what is causing the battery to drain so often? Here are some ideas to check out.

Engine Troubleshooting: Surging or Misfiring
Troubleshooting a misfire can be tough, but this checklist will help you narrow it down. Check it out, and save some money on diagnostics.

If You're Getting No Codes From Your OBD Scan Tool
If you've hooked up to your OBD-II diagnostic plug and got nothing, don't assume that the system needs serious work. Sometimes it can be simple and free to fix.

Honda Civic Transmission Crisis
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Honda Civic Transmission Crisis

Ford Mass Air Flow Sensors
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Ford Mass Air Flow Sensors

CHARGING SYSTEM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee DTC 12, 24
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Jeep Grand Cherokee DTC 12, 24

Toyota Corolla CV Joints
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Toyota Corolla CV Joints

Dodge Dakota A/C Cuts Out
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Dodge Dakota A/C Cuts Out

Chrysler V-8 318 5.2 Liter Firing Order
Chrysler V-8 318 5.2 Liter Firing Order by your About.com Auto Repair Guide

IGNITION MODULE
Auto Repair Glossary IGNITION MODULE

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Complete Auto Repair Glossary A to Z
If you're trying to fix your car, you need to know the lingo. We define everything from the axle to the ZEV.

Trailer Hitch Wiring Repair for Lights
If you're installing a trailer hitch on your vehicle, you'll need to wire in the plug that makes the trailer lights work. Trailer wiring is not difficult, and you can install your own trailer wiring harness without much time or money. We will let you know how to install trailer wiring for most systems. Check it out.

How to Read an OBD-II Car Engine Code
Engine codes are the language of your car's diagnostic system. Don't speak OBD II? Don't worry, we've got you covered with this database.

Mothers PowerBall 4Paint Wax and Polish System Review
We tested the Mothers Powerball car wax system. Waxing your car is important for looks and protection. We'll tell you how the Powerball system works to get the wax job done.

DIY: Replacing Your Mechanical Fuel Pump
What you need to know to change your mechanical fuel pump

Headlight Bulb Selection and Identification Guide
If you don't know what type or size headlight you have, you can use this chart to identify your old bulb, then go to the parts store or order online. Quick and easy. Halogen and old school.

OBD-II Codes for Cars Manufactured From 1996
If your car uses OBD-II, we have your diagnostic codes covered in this section. Troubleshooting using OBD-II diagnostics makes auto repair diagnosis much easier, you just need to know what it all means.

Quick Tips!
We are offering you a treasure trove of preventative medicine in the form of easily digestible and quick reading tips. These nuggets of knowledge will make your life easier and save you money by avoiding costly repairs that might have been unnecessary. A little car advice is a good thing, and we are here to help.

Will Glass Cleaner Harm Your Car Windows?
This was an intriguing letter that recently popped up in the inbox: Matthew, I noticed in one of your car repair Q&As, you mentioned to use Windex, which

When It Comes to Cars, What is the Right to Repair?
A description of Right to Repair laws, the states that are trying to pass them, and links to more information.

What Does the Battery Light Mean on Your Dashboard?
Is your battery light on? The dash lights on your car all mean something. Be sure you know what to do if your battery light comes on while you're going down the road.

Are Antifreeze and Coolant the Same Thing?
Ever wonder what the difference between antifreeze and coolant is? If you're curious, we have the answer for you, and you'll be surprised!

Troubleshooting Toyota Automatic Transmission Shifting
Diagnose problems with older automatic transmission with the help of these diagnostic tips, like how to read Diagnostic Trouble Codes relating to transmissions.

Adjusting Ignition Timing for Many 4-cylinder Cars
Ignition timing is easy to adjust on many cars, especially older models. Set your ignition timing to see if your car is running at its best or if you have room for improvement.

My Nissan Pickup is Idling Too High
An engine that's idling too high probably has a simple and inexpensive fix. Check the cheap stuff first, then break out your wallet if you have to.

Help With Hot or Overheating Dodge Ram
An engine that's running hot should be looked into soon. Here are some common problems as reported by the owner of a Dodge Ram 1500.

Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable Heater Not Working
No heat in your Mercury Sable or Ford Taurus? Here's a quick vacuum line check that could give you an answer saving you time and money.

Pistons, Cylinders, Rods and a Crankshaft - Engine Parts
An engine is complex, but these four things are basic to every car or truck engine. Pistons, cylinders, connecting rods and a crankshaft. Learn the basics here.

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Chevrolet and GMC Trucks, Subaru Tribeca and Toureg Hybrid Recalls
Chevrolet and GMC Trucks from 2015-16, Subaru Tribeca, and Toureg Hybrid all have some serious safety recalls active. If you drive one of these, don't play around, get them fixed.

Removing an O2 Sensor for Replacement
If you are ready to install your own O2 sensor, this step-by-step with photos will help you do it yourself. This step covers removal of your old O2 sensor using a special tool. You can save serious cash by doing the work yourself, and we're here to make it easier!

Replacing the Oxygen Sensor on Your Car
These instructions will tell you how you can determine whether or not you need to replace one or more of your oxygen sensors.

Installing a New O2 Sensor
Installing a new oxygen sensor is easy, especially if you have already removed the old sensor. Use this guide with photos to show you how to easily install a new O2 sensor without damaging the delicate wiring harness.

What Type of O2 Sensor Do You Have
There are two main types of O2 sensor, and which type you have will tell you whether or not you can replace it yourself or you need a pro.

Using Jumper Cables to Jump Start Your Car
If you aren't sure how to connect jumper cables to your battery, be sure to read this before you try to give your car a jump. Serious damage can result from misplaced jumper cable connections.

How to Jump Star Your Dead Car Battery
After using jumper cables, turn the key in the dead car to start and it should fire right up with these instructions.

How to Jump Start a Car Using Jumper Cables
It's easy to jump start your car if you are stranded with a dead battery. Jumper cables are easy to use with these simple instructions.

My Exhaust Smoke Is White - White Exhaust Smoke
White smoke coming from the tail pipe needs to be investigated. Here are some common causes for white smoke, or even steam in the exhaust. Page 3.

Why is My Car Smoking From the Exhaust Pipe?
Your exhaust pipe has smoke coming out of it. What color is the smoke? What does blue smoke mean? White smoke? Your exhaust tells a story of what's going on inside your engine. You can use your exhaust smoke color to troubleshoot your engine's health.

Blue Gray Exhaust Smoke Troubleshooting
If you have blue or gray exhaust coming from the tail pipe, you may have a problem with your engine. Here are some common causes of this color exhaust smoke. Page 2.

What is a Car?
What is a Car?

Oil Change Destroys Nissan Altima??
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Oil Change Destroys Nissan Altima??

What To Do If An Adjuster Refuses To Cooperate
Why You Should Handle Your Own Claim

Lost Time And Earnings
Lost Time And Earnings

What is a Flat Head Screwdriver?
The old flat head, or blade screwdriver is still around. From time to time you even need it to work on your car. Be sure you know its limitations, or feel free to destroy one from time to time, it's a way of life.

Hyundai Accent Service Repair Manual
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Hyundai Accent Service Repair Manual

How to Know if Your Vehicle Has an Active Recall
How to know whether your vehicle has been recalled by the manufacturer.

Do I Need to Replace My Timing Belt?
A visual inspection of your timing belt is always a good idea. Checking your timing belt every 10,000 miles is important, and changing your timing belt at the manufacturer's designated mileage intervals is a must. Failing to do so can result in bent valves and other expensive engine damage.

What Does the Brake Light on Your Dash Mean?
Your car's dash board is full of lights. Some are important, some are decoration. When you are troubleshooting an issue based on a warning light be sure you know what's important.

How to Remove a Stuck Car Wheel
It can be corrosion, gunk, goop or just general tightness, but none of these things can keep your stuck car wheel on with this handy trick.

PCV Valve Replacement and Installation Tutorial
If your PCV valve becomes clogged, your car's performance will suiffer. Poor idling, loss of gas mileage, slow acceleration, loss of power - all of these things can be caused by a clogged PCV valve. Replacing your PCV valve is not hard at all, and it's a repair that will make a difference in the long run.

How To Replace a PCV Valve - PCV Valve Installation - Clogged PCV Valve Fix
If your PCV valve becomes clogged, your car's performance will suiffer. Poor idling, loss of gas mileage, slow acceleration, loss of power - all of these things can be caused by a clogged PCV valve. Replacing your PCV valve is not hard at all, and it's a repair that will make a difference in the long run.

How To Replace a PCV Valve - PCV Valve Installation - Clogged PCV Valve Fix
If your PCV valve becomes clogged, your car's performance will suiffer. Poor idling, loss of gas mileage, slow acceleration, loss of power - all of these things can be caused by a clogged PCV valve. Replacing your PCV valve is not hard at all, and it's a repair that will make a difference in the long run.

How To Replace a PCV Valve - PCV Valve Installation - Clogged PCV Valve Fix
If your PCV valve becomes clogged, your car's performance will suiffer. Poor idling, loss of gas mileage, slow acceleration, loss of power - all of these things can be caused by a clogged PCV valve. Replacing your PCV valve is not hard at all, and it's a repair that will make a difference in the long run.

How to Repair a Broken Door Mirror Assembly
If you or your loved one has destroyed one of your door mounted rearview mirrors, you're probably looking at a high repair cost. The good news is that you can replace your own broken door mirror and save hundreds. This easy to follow step-by-step will show you how easy it can be. Get to it!

Removing a Broken Door Mirror for Replacement
If you are replacing a broken door mirror, removal is the first step. This photo shows how to remove your old mirror, and more steps in the process will help you install a new rear view mirror.

How to Remove a Broken Rear View Mirror
To remove a broken side mirror, you first remove the access cover inside the door. This photo will help you through this and the other steps in the process.

How To Buy New Tires - A Buyer's Guide
All of the numbers and letters on the sides of tires mean something. If you know how to decipher them, you'll be empowered to make a real decision about what tires are right for you, and how to save money buying them.

Finding Your Proper Car Pedal Free Play
If your brakes feel funny, low, or spongy, pedal height adjustment should be on the list of things you do to correct the brakes.

Adjusting Pedal Height - Brake and Clutch Pedal Height Adjustment - How To Adjust Your Brakes
Pedal height adjustment will fine tune your brakes for comfort and effectiveness. If your brakes feel funny, low, or spongy, pedal height adjustment should be on the list of things you do to correct the brakes.

How To Replace Struts - Car Strut Replacement Photos and Step By Step - How To Install New Struts
Step by step instructions on how to replace struts in your car or truck, including photos of each important step. Learn from a pro with tools you have in your tool box. Replacing struts is easy.

How To Replace Struts - Car Strut Replacement Photos and Step By Step - How To Install New Struts
Step by step instructions on how to replace struts in your car or truck, including photos of each important step. Learn from a pro with tools you have in your tool box. Replacing struts is easy.

How to Replace Struts on Your Car or Truck
Step by step instructions on how to replace struts in your car or truck. Learn from a pro with tools you have in your tool box.

How To Replace Struts - Car Strut Replacement Photos and Step By Step - How To Install New Struts
Step by step instructions on how to replace struts in your car or truck, including photos of each important step. Learn from a pro with tools you have in your tool box. Replacing struts is easy.

How To Replace Struts - Car Strut Replacement Photos and Step By Step - How To Install New Struts
Step by step instructions on how to replace struts in your car or truck, including photos of each important step. Learn from a pro with tools you have in your tool box. Replacing struts is easy.

How To Replace Struts - Car Strut Replacement Photos and Step By Step - How To Install New Struts
Step by step instructions on how to replace struts in your car or truck, including photos of each important step. Learn from a pro with tools you have in your tool box. Replacing struts is easy.

How To Replace Struts - Car Strut Replacement Photos and Step By Step - How To Install New Struts
Step by step instructions on how to replace struts in your car or truck, including photos of each important step. Learn from a pro with tools you have in your tool box. Replacing struts is easy.

What Does the Oil Light Mean on Your Dashboard?
If you see your dashboard brake light or oil light illuminated, you should start troubleshooting the reason behind the light to avoid expensive repairs.

Tips on Leaving Your Car in Long Term Airport Parking
If you are leaving your car in airport parking for any period of time, it might be a good idea to take care of a few things to be sure everything is ok when you return to that airport parking lot! Parking shouldn't add stress to your life. A little preparation and you'll leave the airport for a happy vacation.

Installing and Wiring a Trailer's Brake Control
If you plan on towing a trailer that has electric brakes you will need to install a brake control to operate the brakes on the trailer. Here's how.

How to Install a Trailer Brake Control
If you plan on towing a trailer that has electric brakes you will need to install a brake control to operate the brakes on the trailer. While many cars and trucks do come with a towing package, most do not come with a brake control. We will let you know how to install a trailer brake control. Check it out.

How To Install a Trailer Brake Control - Wiring How-To - Trailer Brake Control
If you plan on towing a trailer that has electric brakes you will need to install a brake control to operate the brakes on the trailer. While many cars and trucks do come with a towing package, most do not come with a brake control. We will let you know how to install a trailer brake control. Check it out.

How To Install a Trailer Brake Control - Wiring How-To - Trailer Brake Control
If you plan on towing a trailer that has electric brakes you will need to install a brake control to operate the brakes on the trailer. While many cars and trucks do come with a towing package, most do not come with a brake control. We will let you know how to install a trailer brake control. Check it out.

Steel Toe Boots Are An Important Safety Device
If you're doing any serious auto repair work, you need to think of the safety of your feet. We always wear steel toe work boots in the shop to protect our delicate feet from all of the weight being thrown around.

How to Inspect the Spark Plug Wires on Your Car
A short in your spark plug wire can cause your car to run rough, affect your gas mileage adversely and even cause dangerous situations under the hood!

How to Replace a Worn Hatch Strut
Replacing your hatchback support shocks is easy. There's no reason to get hit in the head again while unloading your groceries.

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Deciding Whether or Not to Repair a Used Car
Deciding whether to spend the money to repair a well used car or truck can be tough. There are some important factors to consider, and these will help guide your decision.

Regular Maintenance: Adding Brake Fluid
If you check under the hood and find that you need to add some brake fluid, be sure you are doing it right. Your brakes operate on a sensitive system and need to be dealt with carefully. Checking your brakes and filling your brake fluid are quick and easy. Page 2.

How to Perform Brake System Maintenance
There are a few tips you need to know before you check your brake fluid or add a little to the top. Your brakes are sensitive and you could screw things up if you aren't careful. Don't skimp on the maintenance side of your brakes. We'll help make it easy.

Auto Maintenance FAQ - Synthetic vs Real Oil
Look on the shelf of your local auto parts house and you'll see more oils than breakfast cereal choices at the supermarket. It wasn't so long ago that you had about a half dozen to pick from, and since they were all made from the same gunk, it didn't matter much anyway. Then in the early 1970s popped up a new batch of lubricants -- synthetic oils.

Removing Your Old Headlight BUlb
Getting the old bulb out of your car's headlight may seem scary, but it's an easy job. Remember, you're saving big time money here!

How to Replace Your Car Headlight Bulb
If you don't replace your own headlight, you'll pay big at the shop. It takes 5 minutes, and you'll save lots of money by installing it yourself. Pick your bulb and go.

Where is Your Headlight Bulb?
Replacing your headlights is easy, but first you need to find the bulb. Here's how.

Headlight Bulb Replacement
You'll need to remove the wiring to replace the bulb. Not sure where the wiring is? I'll help you pull the right wire.

Plugging in Your New Headlight
Replacing your headlight is easy, just don't forget to plug the new bulb in, we'll make it super easy.

Your Headlights Are Working Again
Let there be light! You have just replaced your own headlight bulb and saved enough cash to buy dinner, or a week of dinner's if you're on the college noodle diet!

Ratchet Wrench Extensions and Common Uses
If Plasticman had chosen auto repair over saving the world, he would've had it made. The rest of us can't do that sort of stretching, so we've got a tool box full of little helpers, called extensions, to increase our reach. Learn what they are and when they're useful to make your life much easier.

How Does a Car Alternator Work?
How does an alternator work? What does an alternator do? If you've ever wondered what's going on inside your alternator, read up here.

Wiring Basics: Stripping and Crimping
Before you attempt any electrical repairs, be sure you know how to properly handle wires and connections.

Wiring Basics - Wire Stripping and Crimping -- Auto Wiring How-To
In order to make an electrical connection, you need to strip away part of the rubber insulation at the end of the wire. Using a stripping tool, place the end of the wire (about 1/4 inch) into the hole, clamp down on it, then pull the insulation away.

Wiring Basics - Wire Stripping and Crimping -- Auto Wiring How-To
In order to make an electrical connection, you need to strip away part of the rubber insulation at the end of the wire. Using a stripping tool, place the end of the wire (about 1/4 inch) into the hole, clamp down on it, then pull the insulation away.

Wiring Basics - Wire Stripping and Crimping -- Auto Wiring How-To
In order to make an electrical connection, you need to strip away part of the rubber insulation at the end of the wire. Using a stripping tool, place the end of the wire (about 1/4 inch) into the hole, clamp down on it, then pull the insulation away.

How To Inspect or Remove Your Lug Nuts
You should check the tightness of the lug bolts on all four wheels on a regular basis. If you have had any work done on the car, be sure to double check after 10 or 20 miles. Properly checking them will make your car safe.

What is a Crescent Wrench
The Crescent Wrench is a versatile tool that should be in every tool box. Did you know that Crescent was actually the brand name for one company's adjustable wrench?

Troubleshooting and Testing a Fuel Pressure Regulator
Your fuel pressure regulator can be the culprit in many troubleshooting exercises. Usually you can tell right away if it's not behaving properly, but if you're still not sure or you want to further rule out the issue, try this easy trick to test it.

Toyota Camry XLE A/C Button Flashing
Toyota Camry XLE A/C Button Flashing

How Safe is Fix-a-Flat For Flat Tire Repair?
Many tire repair technicians and mechanics will tell you that Fix-a-Flat and similar tire sealing products can be deadly, and advise they never be used. The question is, can a tire repaired with Fix-a-Flat explode? Can there be injury or death to a tech when dealing with these products? Can it kill you?

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DIY Radiator Replacement - Stop Those Leaks
If your radiator has reached the end of its useful life, you can replace it on your own. It's not a tough job and will save you a ton of money!

Adjusting Engine Timing for Distributor Ignition
The basics on adjusting your engine's ignition timing are super easy. It helps to understand how it's done and what to expect when you open your hood to adjust your timing. Page 2.

Ignition Timing and Cam Timing Explained
If you're doing a tune up, or you have just replaced your timing belt, or installed a new head gasket, or anything else that involved your timing belt, you're going to need to set your ignition timing. Understanding what timing is can be a huge help.

What's the Difference Between a Sunroof and a Moonroof
Every wonder the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof? Maybe the sunroof is for people who like to drive during the day and the moonroof is for night owls? Not likely, but the real answer is here for you to soak up. Check it out.

How To Change Your Brake Pads
Changing brake pads is easy to do yourself. I will tell you step by step how to replace brake pads. With photos. Brake pad installation is not difficult, and with this step-by-step instruction you can save big money. Replacing your brakes (disc brake pads) can be done quickly, If it's time to install new brake pads on your car, be prepared.

Taking off Your Wheel to Fix the Brakes
Removing your wheel gives you access to the brakes so you can install new pads quickly.

Replace Your Brake Pads - Removing the Brake Caliper
Removing your brake caliper is a crucial part of replacing your brake pads. Be sure to remove it carefully according to these directions.

Replacing Worn Brake Pads
Get those old worn brake pads out of there, and inspect your brake disc while you are in there. A little brake fluid won't hurt you, and you can save money by replacing your pads at home.

Replacing Your Brake Pads: Compressing the Brake Piston
Before you can put the brake caliper back, you need to push the brake piston in to make room for the new brake pads. Giving your car new brakes is easy to do yourself. Brake pad installation is not difficult, and with this step-by-step instruction you can save big money. Replacing your brakes (disc brake pads) can be done quickly, If it's time to install new brake pads on your car, be prepared. Page 5.

Bolting on the Caliper
Installing new brake pads is a do-it-yourself job if ever there was one. Save huge money over the brake shop charges!

Honda Civic Window Regulator Problems
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered: Honda Civic Window Pops Out

How Often Should I Replace My Timing Belt
Timing belts are one of car repair's slightly terrifying mysteries. The stakes are high, a broken timing belt can mean a big repair. When should you replace it?

Is a Radiator Flush an Essential Maintenance Job?
Car repair is never short on areas of debate. The necessity of flushing your radiator annually is a biggie amongst car people. Old schoolers tend to think one way, but has the current wisdom gone the other?

Why You Need a Honda CR-V Repair and Service Manual
If you're looking for a repair manual for your Honda CR-V, we can help you find a service and repair manual so that you can do your own auto repairs and maintenance on your CR-V. Haynes Manuals and Clymer books are good repair manuals. You can fix your Honda CR-V easily.

Air Conditioning Freon Leak Test
Warm air conditioning can be caused by a leaking air conditioning system, causing a freon leak. A common air conditioning leak test is a pressurized dye test.

Why is Your VW Diesel Being Recalled?
Volkswagen's diesel engine recall is massive. Here's some info to help you know why your VW is being recalled and what you need to do, if anything.

Installing Your Own Car Stereo with MP3 Player
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease. You might ask yourself, how do I plug my mp3 player into my car? Easy.

Top Tier Detergent Gasoline
The month of May marked the one year anniversary of TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Since May 2004, seven fuel marketers, both large and small, have joined the TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline program. They are: Chevron-Texaco, QuikTrip, Kwik Trip, Conoco-Phillips, Shell, Entec Stations, and MFA Oil Company.

What is Top Tier Detergent Gasoline?
The month of May marks the one year anniversary of TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline. Since May 2004, six fuel marketers, both large and small, have joined the TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline program. They are: ChevronTexaco, QuikTrip, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Entec Stations, and MFA Oil Company. Page 2.

Find Out If Your Car Was Recalled
Vehicle recalls can mean anything from a minor glitch to a major safety issue. Knowing whether your car or truck is under recall is very important. Use these links to go straight to the manufacturer's database and find out for sure whether your vehicle needs to be taken in for service under a recall. Whether it's an airbag or a dome light, information is your ally.

Is My Airbag Dangerous? Has It Been Recalled?
If you're worried about the recent airbag recall, check here to see if your car or truck is on the list of affected vehicles.

Volkswagen's Recall Was a Programmed Defeat Device
Since Volkswagen was caught cheating on their emissions test, resulting in what will be a massive recall. This was done through the use of a defeat device, a complicated but sneaky engine cheater. Want to know more about defeat devices?

Cruise Control: What Is It?
Cruise Control: What it is and how it works. Page 2.

Cruise Control: What Is It?
Cruise Control: What it is and how it works. Page 3.

Point Type Ignition Systems
Point Type Ignition Systems. Auto Repair.

Point Type Ignition Systems
Point Type Ignition Systems. Auto Repair. Page 2.

Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems
Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems

Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems
Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems. Page 3.

Automotive Maintenance Schedule With Regular Intervals
Regular maintenance is vital to keeping your car out of the shop. If you keep a regular maintenance schedule and checklist you'll always stay on track and avoid costly repairs. Maintenance intervals are a good way to keep on top of things.

Automotive Maintenance Schedule - Regular Maintenance Intervals - When to Perform Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is vital to keeping your car out of the shop. If you keep a regular maintenance schedule and checklist you'll always stay on track and avoid costly repairs. Maintenance intervals are a good way to keep on top of things. Page 2.

Automotive Maintenance Schedule - Regular Maintenance Intervals - When to Perform Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is vital to keeping your car out of the shop. If you keep a regular maintenance schedule and checklist you'll always stay on track and avoid costly repairs. Maintenance intervals are a good way to keep on top of things. Page 3.

Automotive Maintenance Schedule - Regular Maintenance Intervals - When to Perform Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is vital to keeping your car out of the shop. If you keep a regular maintenance schedule and checklist you'll always stay on track and avoid costly repairs. Maintenance intervals are a good way to keep on top of things. Page 4.

Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems
Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems. Page 2.

Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems
Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems. Page 4.

Cruise Control: What Is It?
Cruise Control: What it is and how it works.

DIY: Repairing Your Rear Window Defroster
What you need to know about Repairing Your Rear Window Defroster from your About.com Guide to Auto Repair

DIY: Repairing Your Rear Window Defroster
What you need to know about Repairing Your Rear Window Defroster from your About.com Guide to Auto Repair. Page 2.

DIY: Repairing Your Rear Window Defroster
What you need to know about Repairing Your Rear Window Defroster from your About.com Guide to Auto Repair. Page 3.

DIY: Repairing Paint Chips
The moment you have been dreading has arrived. You have to go to the mall in your beautiful, expensive, brand new car.

DIY: Repairing Paint Chips
The moment you have been dreading has arrived. You have to go to the mall in your beautiful, expensive, brand new car. Page 2.

Why Is My Oil Level So Low?
If your oil level drops between oil changes you might have a problem. Troubleshoot your oil consumption problems to see if you need to make a repair. Engines may be burning oil or leaking oil, or you might have oil in the antifreeze.

No Smoke in Exhaust (Engine Oil Leaks / Oil Burning)
If your car is low on oil, but there is no smoke coming out of your tail pipe, these may be the answers to your oil problems. Page 2.

Brown Foamy Root Beer Bubbles in Coolant
Coolant or antifreeze that looks more like a sudsy soda than radiator juice indicates an oil problem. Page 3.

Burning Oil Smoke From Exhaust Pipe
Smoke coming from your exhaust pipe may or may not mean that your car is burning oil. Check out what the difference is. Page 5.

Oil Leaks Under Your Car or Spots on the Driveway
A car that leaves spots wherever it goes may have an oil leak. Check it out to see where your oil is coming from. Page 4.

Diagnosing Automatic Transmission Problems
When you have automatic transmission issues, a simple auto transmission checklist will help out to diagnose your aiutomatic transmission problems.

Diagnose Automatic Transmission Problems
These are the parts of your automatic transmission, how they work, what they do, and where their weaknesses lie. Knowing about your transmission can really help diagnose what the problem is. Page 2.

Troubleshooting Automatic Transmission Problems
Different kinds of transmission problems explained. Symptoms and issues if your transmission is slipping or otherwise misbehaving. Page 3.

Transmission Repair - What to Expect at the Shop
If you have to take your car or truck to the shop because of transmission problems, be prepared for what to expect when you get there. Page 4.

Diagnosing Engine Problems by Sound: Hissing Sound
An engine hissing sound can be serious, or sometimes not so much! Proper troubleshooting is key to saving money on car repair, and very important in this case of this diagnosis. Page 2.

4 Engine Noises That Might Mean Trouble for Your Car
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road.

Troubleshooting Engine Problems by Sound
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road. Page 3.

Engine Troubleshooting - Backfiring Exhaust Sounds
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road. Page 4.

'Pop' Noises - Diagnosing Engine Problems by Sound
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road. Page 5.

Install a New Car Stereo Step 6
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease. You might ask yourself, how do I plug my mp3 player into my car? Easy.

Installing a New Car Stereo - Car Radio Replacement - New Car Stereo With iPod Jack
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease. You might ask yourself, how do I plug my mp3 player into my car? Easy.

Installing a New Car Stereo - Car Radio Replacement - New Car Stereo With iPod Jack
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease.

Installing a New Car Stereo - Car Radio Replacement - New Car Stereo With iPod Jack
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease. You might ask yourself, how do I plug my mp3 player into my car? Easy.

Installing a New Car Stereo - Car Radio Replacement - New Car Stereo With iPod Jack
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease. You might ask yourself, how do I plug my mp3 player into my car? Easy.

Installing a New Car Stereo - Car Radio Replacement - New Car Stereo With iPod Jack
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease.

Install a New Car Stereo - Step 5
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease.You might ask yourself, how do I plug my mp3 player into my car? Easy.

Installing a New Car Stereo - Car Radio Replacement - New Car Stereo With iPod Jack
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease. You might ask yourself, how do I plug my mp3 player into my car? Easy.

Installing a New Car Stereo - Car Radio Replacement - New Car Stereo With iPod Jack
Whether you are a car stereo addict or an AM radio junkie, most of us spend most of the time in our car with the stereo on. If your car stereo bites the dust, or if you want to install a new car stereo with an iPod connection, you can install a new unit with ease. You might ask yourself, how do I plug my mp3 player into my car? Easy.

How Automotive Air Conditioning Works
A/C is not hard to work on if you understand how it works. Check out this A/C description and you'll be the air conditioning know it all.

Your Car's Air Conditioning Components
These are many parts that make up your car's AC system. Understanding what each does will make it much easier for you to know what's gone wrong. Page 2.

GM Ignition Switch Recall List and Information
Do you suspect that your General Motors car or truck is involved in the latest manufacturer recall? Here's a list of vehicles involved along with some great sources of information to help you deal with an ignition switch recall.