The Dead Battery, the Flat Battery, the Bad Battery: How to Tell If the Battery Is Bad
A dead battery, a flat battery, a bad battery – which is it? Is the alternator bad? The starter? How can you tell if a car battery is bad? What now? What should you do? What equipment should you have? All you need to know.
Engine Hesitates During Acceleration But Gives No Trouble Codes
When engine hesitation occurs with no trouble codes, you could feel at a loss, but this post will help you find the problem.
Diagnosing Problems That May Be Caused by a Weak Spark
Weak spark problems may come from poor ignition system maintenance. They may be easy to fix at home.
How to Replace the Battery in Your Car's Remote Control Key
Does your car do nothing when you press the lock or unlock button on your remote control key? The battery is dead. Take it to the dealer or repair shop and let them replace the battery. Or, do this simple task yourself and keep your hard-earned cash.
How to Change the Transmission Fluid on a 4th Generation (2011-2014) Honda CRV
Transmissions are expensive to replace. Keep your CRV's transmission running smoothly and trouble free by changing the transmission fluid regularly.
How to Change the Rear Differential Fluid in an AWD Honda CRV
The rear differential on Honda AWD CRVs is often overlooked as a routine maintenance item. It requires frequent differential oil changes and is maintenance that you can easily do yourself. Grab a wrench and save some bucks.
How to Change the Spark Plugs and Ignition Coils on a 4th Generation (2011-2016) Honda CRV
If your 4th Generation CRV is approaching 100K miles, it's time to replace the spark plugs and ignition coils. It can cost a bundle to have a mechanic do it. It is easy to do yourself and save hundreds of dollars.
How to Replace a Side Mirror on a Ford Ranger (With Photos)
Learn how to replace the side mirrors on your Ford Ranger or Mazda B series with this easy, step-by-step guide.
Diagnose Exhaust System Problems Using Your Ear and Nose
Noises and smells can give you clues to diagnose common exhaust system problems, if you know where to look.
How to Replace Brake Pads and Discs - Vauxhall/Opel Astra H
For all DIY auto enthusiasts. Keeping costs down is vital if you own an older model.
How to Replace Front Brake Pads and Discs: Maruti Suzuki SX4 India
Aimed at helping Maruti SX4 owners of India replace worn out brake pads and discs step by step.
How to Replace the Fuel Filter on the Ford Focus Mk 2
This guide will help you change the fuel filter and maintain the smooth running of your fuel system.
How to Change the Transmission Fluid in a Torqshift Transmission
An in-depth tutorial on how to change the automatic transmission fluid in your Torqshift transmission.
How to Replace an Externally Controlled Variable-Displacement A/C Compressor with a Fixed-Displacement Compressor
If your car's A/C is running most of the time, shortening the life of your compressor, you may be able to replace an externally controlled variable-displacement compressor with a cheaper fixed-displacement compressor, while keeping some advantages of the original compressor.
How to Repair a Rusty Fender on Your Car, Truck, or SUV
Have you ever looked at your car and seen that bubbled paint on the edge of your fender? Follow along as I cover the steps to easily repair this common problem. From sanding to priming and finally painting and clear coat. I will provide an easy, step by step guide with a list of products I used.
Restore Your Headlights in 30 Minutes or Less
My 2008 Ford Edge headlights were cloudy and hazy! After a quick search online for replacements, I quickly found it was time to restore them or spend $500 to replace them. Follow along as I detail a quick, inexpensive process to get your headlights looking like new again without replacing them.
Troubleshooting Brake Light Failure
Your brake lights can be off without you even knowing it. A common cause of brake lights not working is a brake light switch. Here is a fix that worked for my 2013 Honda Civic (9th generation) and should work for many other cars.
Front Ball Joint Replacement on the '01-'05 Honda Civic 1.7L (With Video)
In this article, via video, I'll show you how to replace the front suspension lower ball joint on a '02 Honda Civic EX.
Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement on the '01 - '05 Honda Civic 1.7L (With Video)
This article, via video, will show you how to replace the timing belt, water pump, tensioner pulley and the camshaft and crankshaft seals on a '01 to '05 Honda Civic.
Power Steering Fluid Leakage? Toyota / Lexus Passenger Sedan Rack and Pinion Replacement (With Video)
This article, via video, will show you how to replace the rack and pinion assembly commonly found on Toyota and Lexus passenger sedans (i.e., Camry, Avalon, Corolla, ES300, ES330, etc.) The replacement was necessary due to power steering fluid leakage coming from the inner tie rod end seals.
A Review of the TOPDON BT100 Battery and Alternator Tester
I bought a TOPDON BT100 battery and alternator tester for my at-home toolbox to replace a bulky old Snap-On tester, and want to share what I found out!
How To Resurface a Brake Rotor on a Rotor Cutting Machine (With Video)
You replaced the brake pads on your car but notice wheel vibration at all speeds when braking. They're new pads, so what could it be? Warped or uneven contact surfaces on the brake disc rotors. I'll explain why you need to get new rotors or have them resurfaced on a cutting machine.
Product Review: Audew Tire Inflator / Air Compressor (With Video)
Why don't manufactures include a tire inflator device with the spare tire? Here's how I evaluated the performance of an aftermarket tire inflator.
Your Honda's Electronic Load Detector and How to Replace It (With Video)
If your battery dash light is flickering and your battery is discharging, it could be the electronic load detector. The video here shows how to replace it.