Auto Repair Sitemap - Page 4 2016-09-26

Carefully Sand Damaged Paint Before Repainting
Sanding an area for paint repair is an exercise in patience. Do it right, and you'll be rewarded with a beautiful paint job when you're finish. Skimp and you'll be sad, sad, sad. Page 3.

Save Money By Buying the Right Tools for Car Repair
If you're in the early stages of getting a tool kit together for your car repairs, don't waste your money on over-hyped tools that you may not really need. Spend your budget wisely and you'll have much more productive garage time.

Advice for Buying Used Auto Parts in an Ebay Auction
Before you buy a car part on eBay, take a look at these five tips for buying auto parts online. You could save yourself some serious headache.

Five Reasons Your Engine May Be Overheating
Auto Repair.

Troubleshooting an Engine Oil Leak
Find the source of your oil leak by inspecting your engine. An oil leak can be serious, but there's no need to panic.

Paint Shop Pre-Painting Tips Before You Paint the Car
If you're thinking about having your car painted, there are some things to consider before you nail things down with a paint shop. Knowledge is power, and knowing that to expect from a painter can mean a lot. Check out this list of things to think about.

You Don't Need to Warm Up Your Engine!
I can remember my grandfather going outside 10 minutes or so before he left for work to start the car. He'd crank it up, then come back inside and eat a banana.

Complaining About Your Shop's Diagnostics Charges?
On your way to work Wednesday morning, your car starts to stutter, spit and sputter, then dies at the traffic light. Next light, same coughing, car stalls, you

Do Those Tire Pressure Monitoring Caps Work?
If you've been to an auto parts store lately, you've probably seen those cute little plastic caps near the cash register. In fact, I've seen the little tire

My Air Filter Is Turning Into An Oil Filter
Multi-tasking is great. Anybody with the ability to do a few things at the same time (like pretty much every mother on the planet) and do them well has been

Coolant or Water? - Auto Repair Guide
This letter made me think, so I polled my less mechanically inclined friends and was surprised to find out how many people were in the dark on the subject of

Recharging Your Air Conditioning is So Easy!
Are you sweating through the summer? If you get to work looking like you just ran a 10k it's beyond time to get your AC fixed. In 99% of all non-working AC

Snow Tires: Extra Set of Wheels or Annual Remount?
If you're running snow tires during the winter weather months, you are using one of two methods to swap your summer tires for winter tires twice a year. There

New Tires Installed at Your Home or Office
Auto Repair.

Stop Overtightening!
Waaaay back in the day when my brother and I were getting greasy under the hoods of VW Rabbits and Jettas, we coined a term:

Free AC Check, Why Not?
One of our customers recently asked for advice regarding an offer for a free air conditioning check at a local auto repair chain. This happened to be a popular

Do I Really Need a Fan Shroud?
Gary wrote this week with a question about his fan shroud, he wanted to know if he really needed it. The letter sparked visions of cartoon mechanics throwing

Bumper Repair the Cheap and Easy Way
Auto Repair.

Hot or Cold Oil Changes? That is the Question
I got an interesting letter from reader Bob recently regarding oil changes. I knew my answer to his question right away, but it was food for thought so I wanted

Protect Your Car from Salty Roads
Winter driving can be destructive to your car or truck. Preparation and prevention can go a long way in keeping things together and looking good. Don't give in to rust.

No Heat? Check for Vacuum Leaks
If your car has no heat, it could be coolant, or it could be a vacuum problem. Solve your no-heat issue before you spend a lot at the repair shop.

Front End Damage: Fix It Yourself?
The decision to repair your vehicle after an accident is tough. Keep these factors in mind to help you decide whether a home repair is right for you.

The History of Recaro and Reutter Karosserie
Recaro has just released a book of their history, and I find it a fascinating read. Peruse some of the info available in the book here.

Torx Screwdrivers, Bits and Wrenches Explained
If your repair calls for a Torx driver, don't try to substitute something you have laying around. Be sure you are using the right tool for the job. Check out these examples of a Torx driver, or Torx bits.

What is an Airless Tire?
When airless tires hit the market, we may witness a revolution in auto maintenance. Check out why they're so cool and will make big waves.

Salvage Titles, Rebuilt Titles, Clean Titles - Know the Difference
Before you buy a fixer upper or auction car, be sure you understand the different titles the car could carry. A wrong move could lost you lots of time and money.

Car Auction Definitions - Preparing For Your First Salvage Vehicle Auction
Before you head to the car auction, be sure you understand everything that's going on. Learning the lingo is a great start to staying out of trouble.

Troubleshooting a Catalytic Converter Problem
Replacing a catalytic converter is an expensive repair, so be sure you need one before you throw your wallet at it. Here are some of the most common symptoms that may or may not lead to replacing your car or truck's cat.

The Function and Necessity of Your Exhaust System's Resonator
A resonator is an important part of your exhaust system. Learn what a resonator does, and why you may or may not need one for your car or truck.

Does Your Home Workshop Need a Compressor?
Every home DIYer wants an air compressor for their shop, but it's a serious expenditure that requires some thought. Do you really need a compressor to help you get your car projects finished?

How to Choose the Right Air Compressor for Your Home Shop
If you've decided to buy an air compressor for your home garage or shop, you need to think about what compressor will be right for you. Here are some things to consider before you take the financial plunge.

Remembering Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi
As I remember Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi, I think about his amazing ability to bridge sage advice with infectious laughter.

When to Use Primer and When to Skip It
It's commonly accepted lore to prime before you paint, but do you always need primer? When can it actually do harm rather than help?

Taking Great Pics For Selling Parts Online
Before you list a used car part for sale, think about how you want to present it. These quick photo tips will help you take great pics using just your camera phone and help you present them for maximum profit and the least amount of hassle.

Testing Bull Ring Truck Bed Strap Anchors
Securing a pickup truck load is important. I'll tell you if the Bull Ring can help to make this job cleaner and easier.

Storing Your Car or Truck With Gas Treatment
If you're putting your car up for winter, Sea Foam is the fuel treatment of choice to protect your engine. Here's how.

Listing Car Parts for Sale on Ebay
Selling antique or used car parts on eBay is easy to do and can be very profitable. Get it right the first time.

What to Do When Your Car Has Mice, Rats, Ants or Other Pests
Don't share your vehicle with ants, rodents or other pests. Eliminating them will make a cleaner safer world for you and the people that ride with you.

How to Remove Your Car From Storage
A car that's been stored for an extended period needs a little attention before it's back on the road. Here are a few things to check before you call it a day.

Why is my Prius Battery Dead Again?
A dead battery in your Prius may be your fault and you didn't even know it. Check out these odd scenarios that can lead to a dead battery. Prius specific!

My Front Heater Blower Fan Will Not Blow
When you don't have a blower fan that's working, your heat or AC is a whisper, at best. Get things back to full blast where they belong.

Diagnostic Trouble Codes for 1992 Chevy Vehicles
These codes and descriptions can help with Diagnostic Trouble Codes for 92 Chevrolet and Similar Vehicles. Make it easier on yourself!

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Two Things to Help Maintain Your Car
These two products will all help you to have more fun maintaining your car or truck. They may make it easier, or they may make it cleaner, but they are certainly useful in some way to a DIY car repair guy or gal.

Battery Acid Indicator Product Review
Testing the a product claiming to be a battery acid indicator.

Clean Oil Change Kit Product Testing and Review
This oil change kit claims to make your oil change a much cleaner, more organized process. We test it out to see if it is really a big help or if you're wasting your money.

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Automotive Tools - Engine Hoist - Assembling an Engine Hoist - Rebuild or Engine Swap Tools
Work on cars long enough and at some point you'll need to pull an engine. You'll need the right tools to do this, the most important being an engine hoist. A basic engine hoist can be found at places like Norther Tool for very little money. Before you buy one, be sure you know how it works and how to assemble it (harder than using it!).

Dodge Grand Caravan EGR Valve & Backpressure Sensor
Installing a Dodge or Chrysler EGR valve is easy. The EGR valve and electrical backpressure transducer come off as a unit, making replacement and cleaning of the area straightforward. This step by step instruction will help you get it done.

What is Ride Height, Set Back, Kingpin Offset - What is Caster, Camber, Toe In, Toe Out, Alignment - Four Wheel Alignment
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. Kingpin offset, set back, and ride height included.

How to Replace a Leaf Spring Perch Mount or Shackle
If your leaf spring is sagging, or if it looks like it tried to break through the bed of your truck, you might need to replace it.

Replacing a Leaf Spring Shackle Mount is Easy
You can replace your leaf spring mount with common tools. Here's how to make it happen yourself.

Safely Jacking The Truck to Replace Leaf Spring Mount
Before you can replace your leaf spring mount you need to be sure your vehicle is securely supported on jack stands. This is step 1 in this step by step tutorial on how to replace a broken leaf spring perch.

Removing the Fender Liner for Spring Perch Replacement
Removing the fender liner is the second step in replacing a broken leaf spring mount in a car or truck. See this and other steps with photos here!

Removing the Rear Suspension Bolts for Leaf Spring Work
The third step in replacing a broken leaf spring perch is to remove the old mount by disconnecting the rear suspension bolts. See this and other steps here, along with informative photos.

Should You Buy Used Auto Parts?
When is it ok to buy used auto parts for auto maintenance or repair? That's a good question. Used auto parts can save you lots of money, but choose carefully or you might be doing the same repair twice.

Checking Tread Depth on Your Tires
It's important to keep up with your car tire wear. Worn car tires can be very dangerous. The penny test is as old as car tires themselves, but it still works!

How to Deal With Your Mechanic
We all have to deal with a mechanic at some point. The key is understanding what's being discussed and avoiding the occasional ripoff attempt. Knowing how best to handle yourself will save you time and money. Check out these nuggets of information and advice about how best to deal with your mechanic. Knowing what to ask and what to look out for will empower you to take control of your auto repairs instead of sitting on the sidelines with your checkbook.

May 2015 Takata Airbag Recall Expanded by Millions of Vehicles
May, 2015. The NHTSA has increased the number of affected air bags and subsequent recalls to more than 33 million vehicles. If you think your car is affected, now is the time to take action. Lines are forming for airbag service even as you read this.

How Does My Car Ignition System Work?
Without an ignition coil, distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires and spark plugs, you can't do much at all with a tank of gas.

What Does My Engine's Coil Do?
Your ignition system is an essential component to your car's engine. It helps to know how things work when you need to troubleshoot them. Page 2.

How Does a Car's Ignition System Work?
Your ignition system is an essential component to your car's engine. Without an ignition coil, distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires and spark plugs, you can't do much at all with a tank of gas. So how does your ignition system work? It helps to know how things work when you need to troubleshoot them, so learning about your car's ignition system (which consists of the ignition coil, distributor and cap, rotor, spark plug wires, spark plugs and, in newer cars, an ECU (computer).

How Does My Ignition System Work - Coil, Distributor and Cap, Rotor, Spark Plugs, Wires
Ignition system understanding is a key to diagnosing all sorts of engine problems. Here's how it all works.

How Does My Ignition System Work - Coil, Distributor and Cap, Rotor, Spark Plugs, Wires
New engines use a coil pack or ignition module to fire the engine.

Diagnosing, Repairing and Replacing Muffler Problems
If you suspect that you have a bad muffler, there are some things you can do to determine whether it's time to repair or replace the muffler or exhaust system. Don't make a hasty decision, but don't delay either.

Troubleshooting- What's Wrong With Overheating Engine?
An overheating engine can be more than frustrating, it can be dangerous. Figure out why your engine is running hot to give you some peace of mind this season.

Troubleshooting an Overheating Engine
Don't suffer through the frustration and paranoia of driving a car or truck with a chronic overheating problem. It's easy to get to the bottom of your problem if you follow some easy troubleshooting steps. Page 2.

Overheating Engine - Cooling Fan or Radiator?
Diagnosing an engine overheating problem may take patience, but it can be done. Let me help you figure out why things are getting heated under your hood. Page 3.

Using a Torch Flame to Remove a Bolt
Proper assembly of your propane torch before you try to remove a stuck bolt will ensure a safe job.

Penetrant Added to Remove a Stuck Bolt
Penetrant is flammable, so remove any dripping excess before you apply the flame of your torch. Your close to bolt breaking now!

How to Use Heat to Remove a Stuck Bolt
Some bolts just won't budge. You can use a penetrant like PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench or WD-40, but to really get it free you might need to apply heat.

Lighting a Torch for Stuck Bolt Removal
A quality liquid penetrant combined with the heat of a flaming torch works wonders on stuck bolts. Here's how to do it right.

Propane Torch Used for Breaking a Stuck Bolt
A stuck nut or bolt can be removed by adding flame and a good penetrating oil. Here's how it's done.

A tough bolt can be loosened using high levels of heat
The heat from a flame can loosen even the toughest nuts or bolts. Do it safely, do it right.

Torch Flame Used to Break a Stuck Nut or Bolt
Using fire an oily penetrants to remove stuck nuts and bolts isn't the first resort, but it's important when things are really stuck.

What's Inside aYour Catalytic Converter
No vehicle is a green vehicle if it has pollutants pouring out of the back thanks to a clogged catalytic converter.

Catalytic Converter Problems and Why They Happen
Your catalytic converter is an important part of your car's emission control or catalyst system. No vehicle is a green vehicle if it has pollutants pouring out of the back thanks to a clogged catalytic converter or a catalytic converter that isn't working in conjunction with your oxygen sensors.

Catalytic Converters Use Chemistry and Magic to Make Clean Air
The science behind a catalyst like a catalytic converter is fascinating. The compounds inside and the chemical reactions that make it all work seem like magic, but they're just chemistry. Just chemistry?

What is a MIG Welder and How Does It Work
MIG welders are the best introductory tool for welding. They are easy to use and can be mastered with practice and work. Check out the basics of MIG welding and see how the pros get metalworking done.

Gas Mileage ... Going Up!
It's more important than ever to be sure your car is getting as many miles it can out of a gallon of gas. Prices are high, without a doubt. We all have to bow down to the pump gods, but you can control how low you go by maintaining your car with gas mileage in mind. You'l lbe amazed at what little things you can do for your car to increase your mileage, and many of them are free!

Gas Saving Driving Methods - Pulse and Glide
Pulse-and-Glide driving methods can send your gas mileage to unheard of levels, but is it practical as a way to get form one place to another?

Selling a Used Car Online
It may seem intimidating to sell a car online, but you can sell a car over the internet without a lot of hassle. There are lots of people out there buying a used car online, so why should you miss out on the internet auto sales? Here are some tips for selling a used car online in the classifieds or on a forum.

Painting Your Car a Different Color
If you plan to repaint your car, you may have considered changing the color. Should you do it? What are the pros and cons of a color change?

Auto Repair Product Reviews - Reviews of Products to Repair, Detail and Accessorize Your Car or Truck - Funny Stuff Too
Check out our product reviews! From old standbys to newly discovered nuggets we'll tell you what stuff we'd love to have around the shop and what should be left at the auto parts store and laughed at. From new products to industry secrets, check back often for picks and pans alike!

Spray Your Own Repairs With Basecoat - Clearcoat DIY Supplies
If you are painting a scratch, scuff, or large repair, be sure you use high quality paint and supplies. Here are some tips.

Cleaning the Grease and Grime From Your Car Parts
Unless you have a super-sized ultrasonic parts cleaner, you're going to have to add a little elbow grease to whatever parts cleaning solution you've sprayed all over your greasy car parts. A little planning can save you lots of time and energy. Here are some tips on cleaning parts that will get you there faster.

How to Top Off Your Windshield Washer Fluid
Washer fluid can help keep your windshield clean in the summer and ice-free in the winter. It's easy to top it off so you know you won't run out when you really need some window juice!

Do Air Filters Affect Mileage?
There is a real debate over whether a clogged air filter will affect gas mileage on a modern fuel injected engine. Read some facts and let me know what you think.

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Troubleshooting Automotive Heating Systems
Cold weather is no time to be driving a car with no heat. Troubleshoot your no-heat problem to get to the bottom of the situation. Whether it's a quick repair or requires a trip to the shop, you'll get an answer for yourself.

How to Check the Oil With Your Car's Dipstick
Checking your oil with your car's dipstick is the single most important thing you can do to extend the life of your car and keep your engine healthy.

Troubleshooting a Hot No-Start Problem in Honda
If your Honda Accord, Civic, Prelude, CRX or other won't start when it's hot, you are suffering from a common Honda no-start problem.

How to Test the Main Relay in Honda Cars
Before you replace the main relay in your Honda Civic, Accord, Prelude, CRX or other Honda, be sure you perform this fairly simple test.

Serpentine Belt Inspection on Your Car
You should inspect your serpentine belt twice a year, and if it shows wear, you should replace it. Replacement is not something to play with.

Troubleshooting Engine Problems
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.

Exhaust Smells, What Does This Mean
If you have a new odor coming from your exhaust pipe you should investigate the cause to be sure there is not a serious problem. Here you will find more information to help out. Page 5.

Black Exhaust Smoke Diagnosis
Black smoke coming from your tail pipe can indicate a larger issue. See this for information about your black exhaust smoke. Page 4.

Windshield Repair Kit - Review
You see windshield repair kits on the shelf claiming to repair rock chips and other damage in 15 minutes, but do any of them really work? Is it possible to repair a windshield yourself? We'd all love to say I can fix my own windshield, so we tested the product to see whether you can do it.

Some Basic Car Body Dent Repair Tips
Simple car body repairs can be made at home for very little money compared to what you'd pay at the body shop. If you want to tackle the job yourself, here are some guidelines to help you decide how to go about it, and if it's a job you can do. From dents to scratches, from filler to paint, it can all be done to some degree in your driveway.

The Dreaded DTC P0401 Code - EGR System Mayday
Code P0401 is one of the more common numbers to pop up on a diagnostics screen when running a scan on a Chevy engine, especialy the 3.1 liter. This code can indicate an expensive problem, but it can also be something very simple. Check out a common, and cheap, solution to this code before you drop your car off for major Check Engine service.

Summer Auto Maintenance Check Up
Seasonal auto maintenance is important to your car. Auto maintenance should always be a priority, but as the seasons change things come up that might not have mattered last month. Besides, an auto maintenance calendar is a good thing to have in place. If your planning a road trip, all the more important.

How to Inspect Your Car Brakes
Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers while saving you money.

How Does a Diesel Engine Work and Why Is It Efficient?
Why is a diesel engine more efficient than an equivalent gasoline engine? What is a turbo diesel? There are a lot of physics in the answer to these questions, but I'll skip the high tech talk and give you the quick and easy explanations. It's interesting!

The Pepper Save - Emergency Radiator Repair
If you're taken by surprise by a breakdown, it doesn't mean that you have to be stranded or call for the tow truck. Being prepared for a side-of-the-road repair can save you time and money. Radiator repairs can be a bummer. You might not be able to fix everything with a packet of pepper, but I'll tell you one radiator repair that calls for just that.

How to Diagnose Car Suspension Problems
Suspension problems are hard to diagnose. Whether you have shakes, shimmies, vibrations, or bumps, we can help troubleshoot with you.

Troubleshooting Problems With Steering and Suspension
Suspension problems are hard to diagnose, but help is on the way. Step by step troubleshooting is how to do it. Whether you have shakes, shimmies, vibrations, bumps, bouncing, knocks, or squishy shocks, we can help troubleshoot with you. It may be your brakes, it could be your shocks or struts, it could even be your uneven tire wear. Page 2.

Is Idling Bad for Your Car?
Are you unsure whether leaving your car idle will do your engine any harm? Find out whether you should give nature a break and turn it off.

Refinishing and Repairing Leather Car Seats
If you have a hole in your leather seat or your leather seat is worn out and showing wear, there is an easy way to care and repair it.

Car Key Won't Turn in the Ignition
Ever get in your car and you can't even turn the car key? Everything seems stuck. There's an easy way out of this jam, and it won't cost you a thing.

Color Sanding - Getting A Shine from New Paint
Your new paint isn't quite as shiny as it could be. Why? You may need to give it a little color sanding to bring out the shine. It's easy and will cost you almost nothing. Let me show you how it's done. This is a great way to bring back worn paint, too!

How To Change Your Auto's Air Filter
Your car needs to breathe, and forcing the poor thing to breathe through a thick, smelly sock just isn't fair! Not to mention the effect a clogged air filter has on your gas mileage. Be sure to change your filter on a regular basis. We'll show you how to knock it out in 10 minutes.

Finding a Leak In Your Tire
If you have a slow tire leak, it can be very frustrating. Constant trips to the air pump are no fun, not to mention it's costing you 50 cents every time you have to top off the pressure. Before you plug your tire you need to find the leak or the puncture. Here's a trick.

PB Blaster vs. All the Other Penetrants
Lubricants and penetrants make lots of claims, but do they really help you when you're dealing with a stuck nut or bolt thanks to years of rust or corrosion?

Oily Rags Can Be a Real Fire Hazard
You'd never guess the trouble you can get into by improperly disposing of oily or greasy rags. Repair shops burn to the ground every year when ignition of oily rags leads to a fire. Be sure you know how to properly deal with an oily rag in your home or shop

Emergency Roadside Radiator Hose Repair
If you're stuck on the side of the road needing radiator repair or staring at a blown radiator hose, you'll do anything to get things moving again. If your car has overheated due to a blown radiator hose, there's a good chance you can do a roadside radiator repair using things you may already have in the car or can purchase just about anywhere.

Replacing Your Charcoal Canister Is Easy!
Check your codes, and if your check engine light has been telling you that you need to replace your EVAP system charcoal canister, you can do this repair yourself. Replacing your charcoal canister is not hard to do. Here's how.

Fixing Honda Power Window and Locks
Intermittent problems with your power windows and locks can be more than frustrating. If you're a Honda ownwer, there's a quick, clean trick to try before you open your wallet to the man.

How to Test Your Reverse Lights All by Yourself
If you need to test your reverse lights, and you don't have a helper around, we'll show you how to do it -- SAFELY!

Testing Some Headlight Cleaning Methods
If your headlights have severe fogging from years of neglect, there's very little hope for them. I did a test.

Cleaning and Polishing a Fogged Headlight
If you're thinking of polishing your foggy headlights, read this first.

National Car Care Month
There's no better time than National Car Care Month to start a regular maintenance routine.

Chevrolet 3500 Starts, Runs And Dies
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair:Chevrolet 3500 Starts, Runs And Dies

Honda Accord; No Fuel, No Start
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Honda Accord; No Fuel, No Start

Honda Civic DX Codes P0700 And P0715
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Honda Civic DX Codes P0700 And P0715

Hyundai Elantra Clutch Replacement
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Hyundai Elantra Clutch Replacement

Charging System Check
Charging System Check. Auto Repair.

Battery Diagnosis
Battery Diagnosis. Auto Repair. Page 2.

Battery Capacity Test
Battery Capacity Test. Auto Repair. Page 3.

Drain Testing With Ammeter In-Line
Drain Testing With Ammeter In-Line. Page 4.

Alternator Testing
Alternator Testing. Auto Repair. Page 5.

Automatic Transmission Diagnose By Symptom
What you can do to diagnose an automatic transmission problem.

The Air Intake System
The Air Intake System from your About.com Guide to Auto Repair

DIY: How to Change Your Battery
A good battery is essential to the proper operation of your vehicle and can last for about five years with the proper care.

Troubleshooting a Low or Sinking Brake Pedal
It can be hard to diagnose a brake problem, but troubleshooting your brakes doesn't have to be impossible. Whether it's low brake pressure or a pedal that's hard to press, this brake troubleshooting guide can help you figure out what's wrong with your brakes.

My Brake Pedal is Hard to Push
A stiff brake pedal can be as problematic as a squishy pedal. Proper diagnosis is a safety must.

No Pressure on the Car Brake Pedal
If your brake pedal goes to the floor with no pressure at all, you know you have problems. Check for a leak, and bleed. Here's how.

Problems with Spongy Brakes
Spongy brakes can be an indication of a number of problems. Some aren't hard to remedy at all. See this checklist to help diagnose your issue.

My brakes are vibrating, chattering or dragging
If your brakes are pulling or dragging, you may have a pressure issue. Look into it before they lock up in a dangerous situation.

Shaking or Vibrating Brakes Diagnosis
Brake vibration is usually not a sign of something terminal or expensive, but you should look into the problem. Disc brakes don't chatter or shake under normal conditions.

Sticking and Dragging Brakes Slowing You Down
Dragging brakes create a dangerous, overheated situation that can result in loss of braking. Don't let this condition go unchecked.

Why Are My Brakes so Noisy?
Noisy brakes often mean nothing at all, or you may need to replace your brake pads. Learn the difference so that you don't waste money.

Knocking Clunking Brake Sounds
Your brakes should never knock or clunk. You may have something loose. Never take a chance on your brakes. Inspect and tighten today.

Ford V8 Oxygen Sensor Locations Diagram
If you are trying to locate or replace your oxygen sensors in your Ford, this chart will tell you where they are located.

How to Quiet Your Noisy Brakes
If your brakes are squealing every time you stop, you don't have to deal with the embarrassment . Cure those noisy brakes once and for all!

Noisy Brakes Due to Brake Pad Wear
Noisy brakes due to worn brake pads or a tired brake disc are an easy fix. And you'll want to do it soon before damage occurs.

Vibration Causes Noisy Brakes
Noisy brakes are sometimes due to vibration. This is an easy fix. Check it out.

Oxygen Sensor Removal Tool Socket
If you plan to replace your O2 sensor, you need this special socket tool to safely install the new oxygen sensor. Take a look at this inexpensive yet valuable addition to your toolbox.

How to Test a Circuit Using a Test Light
A circuit tester is an important troubleshooting tool when you are trying to diagnose an electrical problem with your car.

How To Use a Test Light to Troubleshoot Electrical
A circuit tester is an important troubleshooting tool when you are trying to diagnose an electrical problem. You need to know what wire does what and which wires are active before you start. You can also use a test light to check for good ground or ground faults

How to Flush a Car's Radiator & Change the Antifreeze
It's important to keep your car's radiator and cooling system clean. Performing a radiator flush at least once a year stops corrosion from building up in your radiator, keeping things nice and cool. This simple step-by-step car radiator flush is the key to good radiator health. Your cooling system is important. Change your antifreeze and stay cool.

How to Perform a Radiator Flush - Draining the Coolant
This step shows how to drain your radiator of coolant in preparation to flush the cooling system. Page 2.

Radiator Flush to Clean the Cooling System
Radiator flushing solution will clean the inside of your cooling system before you refill it with antifreeze.

Removing Radiator Flushing Cleaner From Your Radiator
Once the flushing cycle of your radiator is complete, you will remove the flush solution and replace it with antifreeze.

Adding coolant to your clean radiator
Be sure to refill the radiator to the indicated level with a proper 50-50 per cent coolant to water solition.

How to Buy a Repair Manual for Your Car
Before you start working on your own car doing your own repairs or maintenance, you need a good repair manual. Having a proper automotive repair book will mean your repairs will happen quickly and reliably. Let me help you find the best repair manual for your car so you can get down to the business of auto repair!

How to Avoid Muffler Repair By Tightening One Bolt
If you hear noise underneath your car that rattles and vibrates, you might not need expensive muffler repair. Muffler repairs can be costly, but if you do a little investigation you might find the rattle yourself. Then no muffler repair!

Avoiding Muffler Repair by Tightening One Bolt
If you hear noise underneath your car that rattles and vibrates, you might not need expensive muffler repair with a little investigation.

Remove the Brake Caliper Bolts
Removing a brake caliper is not hard, but be prepared to put a little oomph behind the wrench. There is a lot of pressure on those bolts.

Removing the Wheel and Brake Pads to Remove the Caliper
Compress the brake caliper to relive the pressure and allow you to remove the caliper or the brake pads.

How to Install a New Brake Caliper to Replace your Frozen or Sticking Brakes
If you've got a stuck or sticking brake caliper, the time to replace it is today. You may be very sorry if you wait, and you can do it yourself in an afternoon.

Removing the Brake Caliper Mount or Carrier
If your car has a brake caliper mount or carrier, it may have to be removed to replace parts. This is the carrier and how to locate the mounting bolts.

Removing a Brake Line for Caliper Replacement
Removing a brake line is easy, just be ready for a little mess. This photo shows how to properly get it off so you can replace your brake caliper.

Wheel Stud Replacement - Replacing a Stripped Wheel Stud - Installing the New Wheel Stud
A stripped wheel stud can be dangerous. Any damaged wheel stud should be replaced as soon as possible. Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs holding things together. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.

Wheel Stud Replacement - Replacing a Stripped Wheel Stud - Re-assembling the Brakes
A stripped wheel stud can be dangerous. Any damaged wheel stud should be replaced as soon as possible. Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs holding things together. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.

Replacing a Stripped Car Wheel Stud
Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.

How to Replace a Stripped Wheel Stud - Step 2 of 8
A stripped wheel stud can be dangerous. Any damaged wheel stud should be replaced as soon as possible. Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs holding things together. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.

How to Replace a Stripped Wheel Stud - Step 4 of 8
A stripped wheel stud can be dangerous. Any damaged wheel stud should be replaced as soon as possible. Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs holding things together. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.

Wheel Stud Replacement - Replacing a Stripped Wheel Stud - Seating the New Wheel Stud
A stripped wheel stud can be dangerous. Any damaged wheel stud should be replaced as soon as possible. Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs holding things together. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.

Wheel Stud Replacement - Replacing a Stripped Wheel Stud - Tightening the New Wheel Stud
A stripped wheel stud can be dangerous. Any damaged wheel stud should be replaced as soon as possible. Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs holding things together. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.

Wheel Stud Replacement - Replacing a Stripped Wheel Stud - Saving the Wheel Stud for Later
A stripped wheel stud can be dangerous. Any damaged wheel stud should be replaced as soon as possible. Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs holding things together. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.

What Is Wheel Caster?
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.

Fixing a Dent - Frugal Car Repair
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

The Economical Way To Fix a Dent - Body Work How-To - Fixing a Dent
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

The Economical Way To Fix a Dent - Body Work How-To - Fixing a Dent
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

The Economical Way To Fix a Dent - Body Work How-To - Fixing a Dent
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

The Economical Way To Fix a Dent - Body Work How-To - Fixing a Dent
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

The Economical Way To Fix a Dent - Body Work How-To - Fixing a Dent
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

The Economical Way To Fix a Dent - Body Work How-To - Fixing a Dent
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

The Economical Way To Fix a Dent - Body Work How-To - Fixing a Dent
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

The Economical Way To Fix a Dent - Body Work How-To - Fixing a Dent
In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.

What Is a Reverse-Threaded Bolt?
What does reverse threaded mean? Does my car use a reverse threaded bolt? When threads are reversed it can be confusing, so be sure to find out which ones go which way. we can at least help with a definition of reverse threads along with a barrel of other auto repair tips.

How To Replace a Trailer Wheel and Tire
Often overlooked but very important are trailer tires. They wear out just like regular tires and can be a pain if they are bald. A trailer without good traction is not safe and no fun to drive. This is a step by step for replacing your trailer wheel and tire.

How to Replace a Trailer Wheel and Tire - Trailer How-To - Trailer Wheel and Tire Replacement
Often overlooked but very important are trailer tires. They wear out just like regular tires and can be a pain if they are bald. A trailer without good traction is not safe and no fun to drive. This is a step by step for replacing your trailer wheel and tire.

How to Replace a Trailer Wheel and Tire - Trailer How-To - Trailer Wheel and Tire Replacement
Often over looked but very important are trailer tires. They wear out just like regular tires and can be a pain if they are bald. A trailer without good traction is not safe and no fun to drive. This is a step by step for replacing your trailer wheel and tire.

How to Replace a Trailer Wheel and Tire - Trailer How-To - Trailer Wheel and Tire Replacement
Often overlooked but very important are trailer tires. They wear out just like regular tires and can be a pain if they are bald. A trailer without good traction is not safe and no fun to drive. This is a step by step for replacing your trailer wheel and tire.

How to Replace a Trailer Wheel and Tire - Trailer How-To - Trailer Wheel and Tire Replacement
Often overlooked but very important are trailer tires. They wear out just like regular tires and can be a pain if they are bald. A trailer without good traction is not safe and no fun to drive. This is a step by step for replacing your trailer wheel and tire.

How to Replace a Trailer Wheel and Tire - Trailer How-To - Trailer Wheel and Tire Replacement
Often overlooked but very important are trailer tires. They wear out just like regular tires and can be a pain if they are bald. A trailer without good traction is not safe and no fun to drive. This is a step by step for replacing your trailer wheel and tire.

Green Alternatives to Your Car's AC System
Is there a green alternative for use in your car or truck's air condtioning system? According to the experts, HFO-1234yf will reduce your AC's impact on the environment by more than 300 times. Wow.

Is My Toyota Affected by the Recall? - Toyota Recall List
How do I know if my Toyota is on the recall list? Is my Toyota recalled? Is my Toyota pedal needing to be fixed? What Toyotas are affected by the recall? These are all questions that have been flooding in. Find out if your Toyota needs recall repairs.

Testing an Ignition Coil on the Car
A bad coil means no spark, so testing your ignition coil is an important step in troubleshooting an no-start or a no-spark issue.

How to Test Your Ignition Coil: Spark or No Spark?
If you're getting no spark at your spark plugs, you might have a bad ignition coil. The ignition coil sends the spark to the distributor, which then sends the sparks out to the spark plugs. A bad coil means no spark, so testing your ignition coil is an important step in troubleshooting an no-start or a no-spark issue.

How To Replace Your ABS Relay Controller
Your ABS light haunts you. Your ABS is not working. The ABS light tells you that something is wrong. You may need to replace your ABS relay. If your ABS relay needs replacement, this is an expensive repair, unless you do it yourself. DIY ABS control replacement can save money. This step by step how-to guide to replacing your ABS computer will help.

ABS Relay Replacement - How To Replace Your ABS Relay Controller - ABS Relay DIY Repair and Replacement
Your ABS light haunts you. Your ABS is not working. The ABS light tells you that something is wrong. You may need to replace your ABS relay. If your ABS relay needs replacement, this is an expensive repair, unless you do it yourself. DIY ABS control replacement can save money. This step by step how-to guide to replacing your ABS computer will help.

ABS Relay Replacement - How To Replace Your ABS Relay Controller - ABS Relay DIY Repair and Replacement
Your ABS light haunts you. Your ABS is not working. The ABS light tells you that something is wrong. You may need to replace your ABS relay. If your ABS relay needs replacement, this is an expensive repair, unless you do it yourself. DIY ABS control replacement can save money. This step by step how-to guide to replacing your ABS computer will help.

ABS Relay Replacement - How To Replace Your ABS Relay Controller - ABS Relay DIY Repair and Replacement
Your ABS light haunts you. Your ABS is not working. The ABS light tells you that something is wrong. You may need to replace your ABS relay. If your ABS relay needs replacement, this is an expensive repair, unless you do it yourself. DIY ABS control replacement can save money. This step by step how-to guide to replacing your ABS computer will help.

ABS Relay Replacement - How To Replace Your ABS Relay Controller - ABS Relay DIY Repair and Replacement
Your ABS light haunts you. Your ABS is not working. The ABS light tells you that something is wrong. You may need to replace your ABS relay. If your ABS relay needs replacement, this is an expensive repair, unless you do it yourself. DIY ABS control replacement can save money. This step by step how-to guide to replacing your ABS computer will help.

Fuel Tank Replacement - Draining Your Gas Tank
Fuel tank replacement becomes necessary when your fuel tank develops a leak or has been punctured or otherwise damaged. Replacing your gas tank can be a worthwhile repair also if your fuel tank has begun to rust in the case of a metal gas tank. This how-to will guide you through installing a new fuel tank.

Automotive Dent Repair Using Body Filler
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don't go overboard with dent repair body filler!

Blade Style Bracketless Windshield Wiper Upgrade
Whether you are planning an upgrade to new contour blade type wipers or your car was originally equipped, installing a set of popular Bosch or Rain-X Latitude blades is different than your old school metal framed wipers. This step-by-step instructional with photos will make it easy.

Choosing the Right Adapter for Installing Contoured Frameless Wiper Blades
Before you can install frameless flat wipers on your car, you need to choose the right adapter to make the work with your wiper arms.

Installing the Flat Contoured Wiper Adapter
It's a little tricky getting the right windshield wiper adapter installed when switching over to an aftermarket flat or frameless wiper. Use these photos and tricks to make it easier.

Preparing the Flat Contoured Wipers for Use
Now that your new frameless wipers are installed, there's one more step to accomplish before you are ready to head down the road and tackle a wet windshield.

Ford 3.6 Liter V6 Cylinder Firing Order & Timing Marks
Firing order for Ford 3.6 liter V6 engines. Also timing marks location.

Lug Nut Tightening Order - Bolt Pattern Tightening
You need to tighten your lug nuts in the correct order to achieve proper lug nut torque values. This diagram will show you what order to tighten your lug nuts.

OBD and OBD-II Code Listing
Redirect to OBD-Codes.com. Auto Repair.

How Does a Fuel Injector Work?
Cars these days run fuel injection systems. But what is a fuel injector? A fuel injector is the last stop for gas in your fuel injection system. That and spark plugs.

Stick-On Mirrors to Erase Blind Spots
Most cars have a blind spot, even if you use your side rear view mirrors well. Will these auxiliary mirrors help to eliminate the blind spot so you can more safely back your car or truck up? Installing an additional mirror can be costly, here might be a low budget alternative.

Replacing a Warped or Worn Brake Disc
If your car is doing the shimmy shimmy when you press the brake pedal, it could be a warped brake disc. A brake disc can warp due to heat buildup or wear, and a warped brake disc is a real teeth-shaker. Luckily, they are easy to replace. Brake disc replacement isn't bad at all.

Brake Disc Repair - Replacing a Warped or Worn Brake Disc - Installing a Replacement Disc Brake Rotor
If your car is doing the shimmy shimmy when you press the brake pedal, it could be a warped brake disc. A brake disc can warp due to heat buildup or wear, and a warped brake disc is a real teeth-shaker. Luckily, they are easy to replace. It's replacement.

Brake Disc Repair - Replacing a Warped or Worn Brake Disc - Installing a Replacement Disc Brake Rotor
If your car is doing the shimmy shimmy when you press the brake pedal, it could be a warped brake disc. A brake disc can warp due to heat buildup or wear, and a warped brake disc is a real teeth-shaker. Luckily, they are easy to replace.

Brake Disc Repair - Replacing a Warped or Worn Brake Disc - Installing a Replacement Disc Brake Rotor
If your car is doing the shimmy shimmy when you press the brake pedal, it could be a warped brake disc. A brake disc can warp due to heat buildup or wear, and a warped brake disc is a real teeth-shaker. Luckily, they are easy to replace.

Brake Disc Repair - Replacing a Warped or Worn Brake Disc - Installing a Replacement Disc Brake Rotor
If your car is doing the shimmy shimmy when you press the brake pedal, it could be a warped brake disc. A brake disc can warp due to heat buildup or wear, and a warped brake disc is a real teeth-shaker. Luckily, they are easy to replace.

How to Use Jack Stands to Safely Support a Car
If you're taking one of your wheels off to perform a repair, it's important to securely support the car while you work underneath. A jack is not enough. If you've never used a jack stand, you need to become familiar with them, it's the only way to fly. Car safety should be top priority when performing auto maintenance.

Auto Air Duct Cleaner - Product Review
A comprehensive review of the Auto Air Duct Cleaner. Can this can solve your mold, mildew, and stinky air problems?

What Route Is Best When Paint Stripping Your Car?
There are a number of routes you can go when removing the paint from all or part of a car body, and each of these has its benefits and its shortcomings.

How To Repair a Dent - Automotive Dent Repair Using Body Filler - Fixing a Dent
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don't go overboard with dent repair body filler!

How To Repair a Dent - Automotive Dent Repair Using Body Filler - Fixing a Dent with Bondo
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don't go overboard with dent repair body filler!

How To Repair a Dent - Automotive Dent Repair Using Body Filler - Fixing a Dent with Bondo
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don't go overboard with dent repair body filler!

How To Repair a Dent - Automotive Dent Repair Using Body Filler - Fixing a Dent with Bondo
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don't go overboard with dent repair body filler!

How To Repair a Dent - Automotive Dent Repair Using Body Filler - Fixing a Dent with Bondo
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don't go overboard with dent repair body filler!

Automotive Dent Repair Using Body Filler (Bondo)
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don't go overboard with dent repair body filler!

How to Repair a Car Dent With Body Filler
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo.

How To Repair a Dent - Automotive Dent Repair Using Body Filler - Fixing a Dent with Bondo
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don't go overboard with dent repair body filler!

Ten Things to Think About at the Auto Repair Shop
Check out these 10 Things to Think About at the Repair Shop so you'll be fully prepared if you have to have a mechanic repair your car. You'll avoid upsells, miscommunication, ripoffs, scams, and you'll save money on auto repair.

How to Install a New Fuel Tank - Auto Repair
Fuel tank replacement becomes necessary when your fuel tank develops a leak or has been punctured or otherwise damaged. Replacing your gas tank can be a worthwhile repair also if your fuel tank has begun to rust in the case of a metal gas tank. This how-to will guide you through installing a new fuel tank.

Fuel Tank Replacement - Replace Your Gas Tank - How To Install a New Fuel Tank
Fuel tank replacement becomes necessary when your fuel tank develops a leak or has been punctured or otherwise damaged. Replacing your gas tank can be a worthwhile repair also if your fuel tank has begun to rust in the case of a metal gas tank. This how-to will guide you through installing a new fuel tank.

Fuel Tank Replacement - Replace Your Gas Tank - How To Install a New Fuel Tank
Fuel tank replacement becomes necessary when your fuel tank develops a leak or has been punctured or otherwise damaged. Replacing your gas tank can be a worthwhile repair also if your fuel tank has begun to rust in the case of a metal gas tank. This how-to will guide you through installing a new fuel tank.

Fuel Tank Replacement - Replace Your Gas Tank - How To Install a New Fuel Tank
Fuel tank replacement becomes necessary when your fuel tank develops a leak or has been punctured or otherwise damaged. Replacing your gas tank can be a worthwhile repair also if your fuel tank has begun to rust in the case of a metal gas tank. This how-to will guide you through installing a new fuel tank.

Fuel Tank Replacement - Replace Your Gas Tank - How To Install a New Fuel Tank
Fuel tank replacement becomes necessary when your fuel tank develops a leak or has been punctured or otherwise damaged. Replacing your gas tank can be a worthwhile repair also if your fuel tank has begun to rust in the case of a metal gas tank. This how-to will guide you through installing a new fuel tank.

Shelf Life of Car Radiator Coolant Fluid and Antifreeze
If you've been wondering what the shelf life of car radiator coolant is, you've come to the right place. Your radiator isn't too picky, it seems.

Genie Perfect Stop Parking System Product Review
A comprehensive review of the Genie Perfect Stop Parking System. A system that will have you parking perfectly every time.

Why Does My Car Whine in Reverse Gear?
Why does my car whine in reverse? Why is my reverse gear so noisy? What's that sound in reverse? Good questions. Here's the answer.

Installing a Windshield Rubber - Soapy String Trick
There's an old trick to installing a windshield that uses a rubber trim and no adhesive to hold it in. The soapy string trick is a classic windshield installation tool.

How to Clean Your ABS Wheel Sensor on Your Car
The ABS light can be triggered by a number of symptoms. Before you decide to take the car in, you might want to take a look at your ABS wheel sensors.

Safely Access the ABS Sensor
If your ABS light is on, you might try cleaning the sensors. It can save a trip to the repair shop and save you money. Check out this step by step tutorial and do it yourself!

How to Remove the ABS Wheel Sensor When Cleaning
Step-by-step tutorial on how to clean your ABS wheel sensor. In this step we discuss removing the wheel sensor, with photo examples.

How to Clean Your ABS Wheel Sensor to Avoid Error Codes
An illuminated ABS light on your dash means trouble at inspection time, but also means your antilock brakes might be disabled. Rememdy this situation quickly before you ned up paying the shop to do something ss simple as cleaning your ABS sensors. Page 4.

How to Use Tow Straps, Hooks and Cables to Tow a Car
If you get stuck or need a short pull, a tow strap can really help you out. Be careful to use it correctly and safely. We'll show you how.

How To Use a Tow Strap - Pulling Your Car With a Tow Strap - Tow Hooks, Tow Ropes, Tow Cables
If you get stuck or need a short pull, a tow strap can really help you out. Be careful to use it correctly and safely. We'll show you how.

How To Use a Tow Strap - Pulling Your Car With a Tow Strap - Tow Hooks, Tow Ropes, Tow Cables
If you get stuck or need a short pull, a tow strap can really help you out. Be careful to use it correctly and safely. We'll show you how.

How To Use a Tow Strap - Pulling Your Car With a Tow Strap - Tow Hooks, Tow Ropes, Tow Cables
If you get stuck or need a short pull, a tow strap can really help you out. Be careful to use it correctly and safely. We'll show you how.

How to Properly Use a Tow Rope to Pull a Car
Never attach a tow strap to your bumper. This can be ugly.

The Science Behind What Makes a Diesel Engine Work
Whether you drive a diesel or are just really into engines, you will want to know what makes you a diesel engine work. It's not like a gasoline engine, and if you're new to the science of diesel engines, you'll be surprised at some of the differences between a diesel engine and a gas engine. Check it out!

The Difference Between Diesel and Gas Engines
What's the difference between a diesel engine and a gas engine, and can I put gas in my diesel engine car?

Windshield Installation - Vintage Car Soapy String Windshield Install Trick - How to Install Windshield Rubber
There's an old trick to installing a windshield that uses a rubber trim and no adhesive to hold it in. The soapy string trick is a classic windshield installation tool.

Screw Removal - Stripped or Messed Up Screws
Sometimes a stripped screw is inevitable. It's not anybody's fault, but the result is a stripped screw and a stuck part. It's usually easy to fix if you know what not to do.

Stripped Screw - Removing a Stripped Screw - How To Drill Out a Stripped Screw
Sometimes a stripped screw is inevitable. It's not anybody's fault, but the result is a stripped screw and a stuck part. It's usually easy to fix if you know what not to do.

How to Replace Your Car Idler Arm
If the steering in your truck is getting loose, you might need to replace your idler arm or your pitman arm (or both).

How To Replace Your Idler Arm - Loose Wobbly Shaky Steering Repair - Steering Idler Arm Replacement DIY
If the steering in your truck is getting loose, you might need to replace your idler arm or your pitman arm (or both). We'll show you how to replace them and get rid of that wandering steering wheel.

How To Replace Your Idler Arm - Loose Wobbly Shaky Steering Repair - Steering Idler Arm Replacement DIY
If the steering in your truck is getting loose, you might need to replace your idler arm or your pitman arm (or both). We'll show you how to replace them and get rid of that wandering steering wheel.

How To Replace Your Idler Arm - Loose Wobbly Shaky Steering Repair - Steering Idler Arm Replacement DIY
If the steering in your truck is getting loose, you might need to replace your idler arm or your pitman arm (or both). We'll show you how to replace them and get rid of that wandering steering wheel.

How To Replace Your Idler Arm - Loose Wobbly Shaky Steering Repair - Steering Idler Arm Replacement DIY
If the steering in your truck is getting loose, you might need to replace your idler arm or your pitman arm (or both). We'll show you how to replace them and get rid of that wandering steering wheel.

How To Replace Your Idler Arm - Loose Wobbly Shaky Steering Repair - Steering Idler Arm Replacement DIY
If the steering in your truck is getting loose, you might need to replace your idler arm or your pitman arm (or both). We'll show you how to replace them and get rid of that wandering steering wheel.

What To Do If Your Rear Defroster Doesn't Work
If your rear defrost is not working, there are a number of things that could be causing it. This step by step troubleshooting and repair guide can help you figure out what the cause is, and show you how to fix it cheaply.

Testing Your Rear Defroster
If your rear defroster isn't working, you can test the connections using an inexpensive device available from the auto parts store. Let me show you how to do this with informative photos and examples.

5 Pricey Gifts for Car Guys and Girls
If you're looking for a high end gift to give to the car person on your holiday list, here are five luxury items that are toward the top of the price charts without venturing into the absurd. Useful gifts if you have a little extra money to spend this year.

Reinstalling the Muffler Mount
It's easy to install a new rubber hanger on your car's muffler. Check out these step by step instructions on how to replace a broken exhaust hanger.

How to Fix a Broken Exhaust Hanger on Your Car
The clunk you hear under the car might be a broken exhaust hanger causing your muffler to bounce around. A bad exhaust hanger is easy to replace.

Exhaust Hanger Replacement
Installing a new exhaust hanger is an easy muffler repair that can save you money now and later. Exhaust hangers are cheap to buy and easy to replace, much cheaper than a ruined muffler, tail pipe, or exhaust system.

Tire Sizes Help - What Size Tires Do I Need - Buying New Tires By Size
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. If you are buying new tires, you should know what size tire you need, and what size tire options are right for your car. Do you need to keep the same brand of tire?

Volkswagen Jetta or Golf Fuse Layout - 1999 and Newer
This is a fuse location map with amperage and other important information about fuses for your Volkswagen Jetta 1999 and newer. It shows things like brake lights, headlights, turn signals, etc.

How to Test Your Brake Lights ... Alone!
If you've ever tried to check your own brake lights, especially during the day, it's a pain! This method will help you test your brake lights without asking your neighbor for help.

Definition of Brake Bleeding
If you've never bled a braking system before, here is your chance to see how easy it can be to bleed brakes. Get rid of spongey pedal feel or weak brakes today.

Pump, Pump, Pump, Hold the Brakes
Use a helper to aid in the bleeding of your brake system. Super easy!

Repairing Your Plastic Bumper - Clean It Up
Fixing a damaged bumper cover doesn't have to be expensive. You can do the job yourself for very little money. Check out this easy to follow step by step with photos.

Reinforcing Your Plastic Bumper Repair Area
To properly repair a hole in your plastic bumper, you need to reinforce the area that is damaged. This and other steps in the process of repairing a bumper cover are here to help you fix your bumper at home, for very little money.

Do You Need to Fix Your Bumper Cover?
If you're driving around with bumper damage, you can repair it at home and spend very little money in the process. Check out how we repaired this plastic bumper cover for less than $100. It was torn, scratched and had multiple holes in it. The result was a superb value for the cash outlay.

Filling in the Front of your Damaged Bumper
You can use simple filler to repair your damaged plastic bumper cover. Check out how we made the repair cheaply and quickly, including paint.

Painting Your Repaired Damaged Bumper Cover
The last step in your bumper repair is the paint. It's not finished until the color is on! This and the other steps in repairing a damaged bumper can be found here, along with photos and step by step instructions.

Auto Maintenance - Adding a Little Engine Oil
Sometimes you need to top off your engine's oil. It's easy, and doesn't even have to be messy. Follow our tips and you won't make any mistakes. Make sure you're comfortable with your dipstick.

Don't Drive With a Broken Headlight
Replacing a fogged or broken headlight is something you can do at home. Modern headlight systems make it quick and easy on most vehicles.

Pin Removed Tilt the Headlight Back
Removing a headlight and bulb assembly to fix a broken headlight. See the photo for quick removal tips.

Headlight Bracket to Support Headlight Lens
With the old headlight removed, you can replace that broken or fogged headlight for good!

How to Remove a Plastic Headlight
A pin-type headlight mount is easy to remove and takes only minutes. Minimal tools required. Sometimes none at all.

How to Test Your Car's Cigarette Lighter
Is your phone charger on the fritz? A quick test of your car's cigarette lighter or 12V accessory socket can rule out the power source as the culprit.

How to Repair a Brake Line on Your Car
Brakes are very important to your car, probably at the top of the list. If your brake lines become brittle, they need to be replaced.

What to Do When Engine Makes Strange Sounds
When your car is making strange sounds, it might be trying to tell you something. You'll save time and money by knowing these sounds.

When You Need to Add a Quart of Motor Oil
Sometimes you need to top off your engine's motor oil. It's easy, and doesn't even have to be messy. Engine oil is vital to your car. Follow our tips and you won't make any mistakes.

Avoid Radiator Repair - How to Check Your Coolant Level
Don't let your car run hot because it's low on coolant. It's easy to check the coolant level in your radiator. It should be part of your regular maintenance routine and only takes a second.

How to Replace a Water Pump - Auto Repair
If your water pump is weeping, rattling, crying or otherwise complaining and threatening to overheat your engine, you need to replace your water pump. This easy to follow tutorial will help you replace your own water pump. Step by step instructions with pics. Print them out and take them outside with you. Replacing your water pump isn't as hard as it seems, and you can save big.