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Engine Block Heater Instructions

Engine Block Heater Instructions

During the cold winter months temperatures can easily get below freezing. Car engines are vulnerable to damage and can crack or split if they get too cold. They also do not start easily or will not start at all if they are frozen. An engine block heater is one way to prevent the engine from getting ......[Read More]
About Car Thermostats

About Car Thermostats

The thermostat in an automobile is like a doorway from the radiator into the engine. Water cannot pass into the engine to cool it until the thermostat opens up and creates a passage. The thermostat opens at a predetermined temperature.......[Read More]
How to Replace Brake Pads on a Toyota Camry

How to Replace Brake Pads on a Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry model cars come equipped with brake pads on the front of the vehicle. The braking system on the Toyota Camry is designed to compress the brake pads against the brake rotor to bring the Camry to a stop. When the brake pedal is pushed inward, the cylinder inside of the brake caliper p......[Read More]
How to Change the Transmission Filter in a Silverado

How to Change the Transmission Filter in a Silverado

The automatic transmission in a Chevrolet Silverado uses a transmission filter to filter out any impurities that may be in the automatic transmission fluid so they don't get sucked into the system. These filters can clog up over time, and when they do, they can start to cause problems with the perfo......[Read More]
How to Replace the Speed Sensor in a 1998 Toyota Avalon

How to Replace the Speed Sensor in a 1998 Toyota Avalon

The vehicle speed sensor (VSS) on the 1998 Toyota Avalon sends a speed signal to the engine control module (ECM), which is used to control engine operation and provide the speed signal to the speedometer. Checking the proper functioning of the VSS requires a special tool that is owned and used by To......[Read More]
Car Repair: How To Find The Right Shop

Car Repair: How To Find The Right Shop

Car repair takes a number of different forms. Body work after an accident, mechanical work that needs to be done on a regular basis, engine work, transmission work, and brake work all fall under that ... ......[Read More]
How to Replace Distributor on a 92 F150

How to Replace Distributor on a 92 F150

The versatile F150 pick up truck can fulfill the needs of hard working tradesmen and growing families alike. The scores of options available allow Ford's full-size truck to be tailored to almost anyone's requirements. The popularity of the truck may be due, at least in part, to this adaptability. Wh......[Read More]
Indications of a Dead Car Battery

Indications of a Dead Car Battery

The battery provides the power needed to start your engine.automobile engine image by palms from Fotolia.comA car battery stores electric energy until it is used to power the starter motor, the lights and the vehicle's ignition. The car's engine powers a system that recharges the battery.........[Read More]
How to Change an Inside Doorhandle in a 95 Chevy Tahoe

How to Change an Inside Doorhandle in a 95 Chevy Tahoe

If your interior door handle breaks, it will become a hassle to exit the vehicle. Replacing the door handle is the ideal solution to a broken handle. Replacing the door handle is a straightforward process that requires only two tools: a Phillips screwdriver and a flat head screwdriver. You can expec......[Read More]
Characteristics of a Good Automotive Repair Mechanic

Characteristics of a Good Automotive Repair Mechanic

Now that our vehicles have become increasingly complex, choosing an ordinary mechanic is out of the question. We should settle for no less than the best of our auto investments.......[Read More]
1989 Corvette Won't Idle & Poor Performance

1989 Corvette Won't Idle & Poor Performance

All machines will eventually break down and fall from the ravages of time, and even the mighty Corvette is no exception. A result of GM's new-found obsession with driveability and fuel economy, the Tuned Port Injected L98 was Corvette's powerplant of choice from 1985 through 1992. The TPI system was......[Read More]
SAE 30 Vs. SAE 20

SAE 30 Vs. SAE 20

SAE, #W-##, viscosity, additives--the numbers and letters in motor oil types can be confusing, but these acronyms and oil ratings are helpful when you know what to look for.......[Read More]
How to Remove a Lincoln Navigator Door Panel

How to Remove a Lincoln Navigator Door Panel

Removing the door panel of a Lincoln Navigator is necessary if you need to access or replace the speaker mounted in the door. Hidden screws secure the door panel; you must remove them before taking off the door panel.......[Read More]
How to Repair Aluminum Wheels

How to Repair Aluminum Wheels

Aluminum wheels are much more susceptible to dirt, build-up and cosmetic damage than most chrome wheels. Although they are an attractive addition to any vehicle, aluminum wheels require care and maintenance to keep them looking their best. Fortunately, there are some simple and quick steps that can ......[Read More]
How to Clean an Automotive Oxygen Sensor

How to Clean an Automotive Oxygen Sensor

The oxygen sensor in your car or truck analyzes the chemical composition of the exhaust gases exiting from the cylinders to help the engine-management system adjust the air to fuel ratio. A dirty oxygen sensor will fail to get an accurate reading and should be changed or cleaned.......[Read More]
The Audi A1 Is A Premium Supermini For Less

The Audi A1 Is A Premium Supermini For Less

The Audi A1 is the most direct rival for MINI in the super-mini market. Don't be fooled by the smaller size, the A1 is packed with all the features of any big car.......[Read More]
Video: How to Mask a Car Trunk

Video: How to Mask a Car Trunk

Video Transcript Hi, I'm Doug. I work with twenty great guys in St. Louis at Doug Jenkin's Custom Hot Rods, and we're going to do some work for you today on Expert Village. Now Alex is prepping the trunk for the application of the trunk paint. He's cleaning everything out really.........[Read More]
How to Install Rear Brakes on a Ranger

How to Install Rear Brakes on a Ranger

The Ford Ranger uses a rear drum braking system that stops the truck and provides a stationary parking brake. The shoes can wear out and require replacement. The drums should be replaced after every two shoe replacements. The average backyard mechanic can install rear brakes on a Ranger in about an ......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot an Evinrude Tilt & Trim

How to Troubleshoot an Evinrude Tilt & Trim

When troubleshooting the FasTrack Tilt and Trim system on your boat's Johnson outboard motor, your first efforts may be dedicated to replacing good parts in an effort to eliminate the cause of a system that refuses to move. This means you'll either have a ready supply of spare parts that you know ar......[Read More]
How to Replace Windshield Wipers in a Chevy Impala

How to Replace Windshield Wipers in a Chevy Impala

When you need to replace the windshield wipers in a Chevy Impala, you have several options open to you. The easiest choice involves using an Anco replacement kit. The company manufactures a 22-inch direct fit kit that works on Chevy Impala models manufactured from 1994 to 2005.......[Read More]