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How to Remove Clear Coat Overspray From a Windshield

How to Remove Clear Coat Overspray From a Windshield

With new paint comes a new layer of protective clear coat, and while paint on your windshield is easily seen and removed, clear coat overspray on the windshield is often overlooked. You can feel the clear coat, however, as even the smallest amount on the windshield creates small bumps. Removing the ......[Read More]
Oil Change: Follow These Tips If You Want To Extend The Life Of Your Vehicle

Oil Change: Follow These Tips If You Want To Extend The Life Of Your Vehicle

Discover the benefits of a regular oil change. Find out how often you need to get oil changes and discover the benefits of having your oil analyzed by a professional.......[Read More]
Planning For How to Deal With a Flat Tire

Planning For How to Deal With a Flat Tire

Most drivers dread getting a flat tire.Murphy's law says that a flat tire is never going to happen on a lazy day with lots of free time.Instead, it's going to happen at the worst possible time when you literally don't have a spare minute and face huge consequences for being late.By pr......[Read More]
How Do I Change a Trailblazer Blower Resistor?

How Do I Change a Trailblazer Blower Resistor?

The blower motor resistor is located close to the blower motor, near the blower motor actuator. When you operate the switch to change the speeds of the fan, the current flows through different springs on the resistor. Depending on the year of your Trailblazer, the resistor could have three or four s......[Read More]
'57 Chevy Body Styles

'57 Chevy Body Styles

Classical car enthusiasts generally regard the 1957 Chevy as the archetype of the classic car. The label "'57 Chevy" actually refers to several body styles produced by General Motors. The carmaker gave the '57 Chevy a completely different body style and trim from those of the versions.........[Read More]
How to Remove an Alternator Pulley on an Escort

How to Remove an Alternator Pulley on an Escort

The pulley on the alternator is responsible for holding the serpentine belt in place properly. On occasion, if you're replacing the alternator, you might have to also replace the pulley. To do this, you do need an air compressor and an impact wrench, but then the process becomes relatively simple to......[Read More]
How to Change a Front Fender of a Chevy Suburban

How to Change a Front Fender of a Chevy Suburban

The fenders on the older model Chevy Suburban are heavy metal and those on the newer model are plastic. The process is basically the same for both materials. Have a friend help you lower the metal fenders if you're working on an older Suburban. Otherwise, the process is relatively simple and require......[Read More]
How to Replace a Gas Cap Cover

How to Replace a Gas Cap Cover

A fuel cap serves to improve safety, reduce emissions and increase fuel economy. Without a fuel cap, gasoline can evaporate from the tank, which wastes gas and produces environmentally harmful hydrocarbons. The vapors also pose a safety hazard, because of their flammable nature. Fuel caps are easy e......[Read More]
How to Slip a Motorcycle Clutch

How to Slip a Motorcycle Clutch

Slipping the clutch is a technique used frequently by motorcycle stunt riders to initiate a wheelie. By slipping, or partially disengaging, the clutch, the transfer of rotational energy from the motor to the rear wheel is momentarily disrupted then re-engaged. The engine speed is then increased with......[Read More]
How to Reset the BMW E46 Service Indicator

How to Reset the BMW E46 Service Indicator

The BMW E46, the fourth-generation of BMW's 3-series vehicles, has a service indicator light near the instrument panel cluster. This light is designed to alert the driver when the vehicle is due for service, preventing mechanical damage due to extended service intervals. Once this light is illuminat......[Read More]
How to Remove Foam From an Old Headliner in a Car

How to Remove Foam From an Old Headliner in a Car

Car headliners used to be made of a fabric pulled taut over metal ribs. Today's headliners consist of a formed piece of cardboard layered with a foam backed fabric. Over time, the fabric can separate from the foam, leaving you with an unsightly surface and an annoyance. If you pull off the fabric, t......[Read More]
Top 10 Common Car Problems

Top 10 Common Car Problems

Here you can find a list of 10 most common car problems. Every driver need to know because it describe common problems that someone can have on the road.......[Read More]
DIY: Replace Your Timing Chain

DIY: Replace Your Timing Chain

DIY: Replace Your Timing Chain......[Read More]
What Are Digital Tachometers Used For?

What Are Digital Tachometers Used For?

A tachometer measures how quickly something spins. You can find tachometers in engines for trains, planes, buses, cars, trucks and tractors. Standard tachometers measure revolutions of an object by attaching a sensor or using magnets to test the speed.......[Read More]
Water Conservation Through Mobile Auto Detailing in Orange County and Los Angeles

Water Conservation Through Mobile Auto Detailing in Orange County and Los Angeles

Unfortunately California has had an extreme drought for the past three years. Many water reservoirs and lakes show the effects of the drought when you look at how low the water level sits. The state ... ......[Read More]
How to Replace the Shocks and Struts in a Pontiac Bonneville

How to Replace the Shocks and Struts in a Pontiac Bonneville

The Pontiac Bonneville has good handling and a comfortable ride, but after 60,000 miles under normal driving conditions, the struts are worn. You need to replace them to maintain that ride, as well as the handling. A car with a maintained suspension handles and stops better, and keeps wear on tires ......[Read More]
How to Check Tie Rod End Conditions

How to Check Tie Rod End Conditions

Tie rod ends connect the inner tie rod with the steering knuckle and provide the pivot point required for wheels to turn and stay in alignment with one another. Some tie rod ends are sealed and no maintenance is required; while other tie rod ends require greasing with every oil change. Tie rod ends ......[Read More]
How to Change Automobile Brake Pads

How to Change Automobile Brake Pads

Replacing brake pads is a straight forward procedure that anyone with a set of basic tools can perform. All that you need is an hour, some attention to detail, and the right tools for the job. Replace the brakes on your car in no time following these instructions.......[Read More]
How to Replace Battery Cables in a Hyundai Santa Fe

How to Replace Battery Cables in a Hyundai Santa Fe

If you're having trouble starting your Hyundai Santa Fe, check the battery cables to see if they're loose or corroded. If the teeth are already touching and you can't tighten them anymore, then replace the cables. Wear gloves when working on your cables to protect them from the acid in the battery. ......[Read More]
How to Repair a Scratch on a Leather Car Seat

How to Repair a Scratch on a Leather Car Seat

Many cars come with seating that is made of leather. Leather seating is not difficult to maintain, compared to other materials, and adds a vintage appeal. Over use and time though, leather car seating can become scratched. It is imperative to repair these scratches as quickly as possible, because if......[Read More]