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How To Care For Your Car Battery!

How To Care For Your Car Battery!

Maintaining and caring for you car's battery is very important. Here are a few tips on how to care for your car battery. 1) Maintain Your Car's Battery. Maybe the manufacturer says your battery is ... ......[Read More]
How to Choose the Oil and Fluids for a Pontiac Grand Am

How to Choose the Oil and Fluids for a Pontiac Grand Am

The compact Pontiac Grand Am shares many mechanical characteristics with its big brother, the Grand Prix. The recommended fluids for both vehicles are practically identical. These steps apply to the 1985 to 2005 model years of the Pontiac Grand Am.......[Read More]
How to Wax a Car With a Bad Paint Job

How to Wax a Car With a Bad Paint Job

When waxing a car, the goal is to strengthen the paint's finish, which helps produce a shinier surface. However, when the car's paint has been applied poorly or has faded out, simply applying wax will not give you the results you desire. Waxing is a finishing procedure, and doing so before the surfa......[Read More]
Mobile Paintless Dent Repair

Mobile Paintless Dent Repair

Minor car body work and dent repair is much easier than it used to be. That's because it is now possible to do auto body paintless dent repair. Dings and minor dents are unavoidable - it won't take long for new cars to accumulate a few minor dings.......[Read More]
How to Clean Battery Terminals in a Car

How to Clean Battery Terminals in a Car

Car batteries rarely receive attention until they begin showing symptoms of a problem. Modern batteries are usually called maintenance free, but this is really not the case. Although there are no moving parts, automotive batteries can still benefit from periodic checks and servicing. Something as si......[Read More]
How to Replace a Miata Headlight Switch

How to Replace a Miata Headlight Switch

The Mazda Miata's headlight switch is on the steering column. The headlight switch allows the driver to turn on or off the headlights and to switch between low beams and high beams. If your headlights won't turn on or won't change from low beams to high beams, you may have a faulty headlight switch ......[Read More]
How to Replace the Serpentine Belt on an 8 Cylinder Grand Cherokee

How to Replace the Serpentine Belt on an 8 Cylinder Grand Cherokee

The serpentine belt replacement process on a 8 cylinder Grand Cherokee requires a different method than it does on 6 cylinder Grand Cherokee engines. The serpentine belt is one belt that controls all of the front engine accessories at one time. Inspect the serpentine belt on a regular basis for crac......[Read More]
How to Remove Brake Pads on a Montero

How to Remove Brake Pads on a Montero

Removing the brake pads on your Montero will be necessary if you are doing a brake job. Brakes wear over time because of the continuous friction between the brake pads and the rotors. When you feel that your brakes aren't performing like they used to or if you are hearing an annoying and embarrassin......[Read More]
How to Change the Windshield Wipers on a New Dodge Caliber

How to Change the Windshield Wipers on a New Dodge Caliber

Windshield wipers on a new Dodge Caliber help to clear off water, mud and other debris from your windshield. Although there are different kinds of wiper blades on the market, they all offer the same basic features. Some premium wiper blades contain thicker, stiffer rubber compound which should last ......[Read More]
How to Replace a Serpentine Belt on a GMC Savana Van

How to Replace a Serpentine Belt on a GMC Savana Van

Replacing the serpentine belt on your GMC Savana is a key repair. Serpentine belts wear over time because of the heat in the engine bay and stress placed on the belt by continuous tension. The belt will begin to crack and eventually break, causing engine accessories to fail. To prevent this scenario......[Read More]
How to Change the Antifreeze on a 5.9 Cummins

How to Change the Antifreeze on a 5.9 Cummins

Heavy duty versions of the Dodge Ram pick-up come equipped with the 5.9 Cummins diesel engine, and this engine relies on a supply of antifreeze to function properly. Antifreeze not only helps keep the 5.9 Cummins engine cool, but it also provides it with protection against freezing in cold temperat......[Read More]
How to Reset the Dash in a Dodge Sprinter

How to Reset the Dash in a Dodge Sprinter

The Sprinter is a commercial van. It was sold under a contract through Dodge from Mercedes-Benz until the 2009 model year. The Sprinter's dash has various settings, including the trip mileage, miles per gallon, and the service indicator. If you wish to reset the dash settings, you can do so with tou......[Read More]
How to Diagnose Auto A/C Expansion Valve Probe

How to Diagnose Auto A/C Expansion Valve Probe

When liquid refrigerant is forced through a restricted opening, it changes from a liquid to a gas. This change of state causes the refrigerant to become cold, and as it passes through the system, it absorbs heat from the passenger compartment. The vehicle's air-conditioning relies on this change of ......[Read More]
How to Remove Rusty Flange Bolts From Exhaust

How to Remove Rusty Flange Bolts From Exhaust

The bottom side of a vehicle can get very rusty as water and salt on roads splash up onto the unpainted, unsealed undercarriage of the vehicle. Working on items under your vehicle can be quite a task if you can't even remove the items to work on. Rusty bolts on an exhaust flange can take some work t......[Read More]
How To Use The 3130 Innova Diagnostic Code Scanner With Live Record And Play Back Data Capability In

How To Use The 3130 Innova Diagnostic Code Scanner With Live Record And Play Back Data Capability In

The 3130 innova diagnostic code scanner with live record and play back data capability provides live record. It is an accurate and reliable reader. You can use it to check, identify and correct any trouble ... ......[Read More]
So You Want A Body Kit?

So You Want A Body Kit?

So you're ready for the next step in visual and aerodynamic upgrades? Well, I want to cover a few basic steps before you take the big plunge and sink a big wad of dough on a body kit that may not be all its cracked up to be. No pun intended.......[Read More]
How do I Troubleshoot an Aircraft Alternator?

How do I Troubleshoot an Aircraft Alternator?

According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, an alternator malfunction is indicated by battery low-voltage indications or a less-than-zero readout on your aircraft ammeter. Indications of a low charge on your battery may be more indicative of a voltage regulator problem than an alternato......[Read More]
How to Remove a Rear View Mirror in a 2001 Mustang

How to Remove a Rear View Mirror in a 2001 Mustang

If the rear view mirror in your 2001 Mustang becomes damaged, you should replace it as soon as possible. A rear view mirror is an important feature that helps you drive safely, and you really shouldn't drive without a fully functioning rear view mirror. The first step in replacing the mirror is remo......[Read More]
How to Replace a Tail Light on a 2000 Ford Expedition XLT

How to Replace a Tail Light on a 2000 Ford Expedition XLT

In 1997, Ford released an all-new full-sized SUV known as the Expedition. Ford based the initial body design, which lasted through 2002, on the F-series pickup truck. Even the Expedition's headlights and taillights were nearly identical to those on the F-series. Replacing the taillight on the Expedi......[Read More]
How to Replace the Driveline

How to Replace the Driveline

The driveline performs the specific function of transferring engine torque from the transmission to the rear wheels of the vehicle. The front and rear universal joints on the driveline allow for rotation and vertical flex. Although tubular in design, the driveline exhibits great strength when subjec......[Read More]