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  • Instructions on how to synchronize the carburetors on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R. A fairly simple task for most home DIYers.

    How to Sync Carbs on a Ninja ZX7R

    How to Sync Carbs on a Ninja ZX7R

    by Dan Harmon3

  • When I had to change the rear disks and pads on my 2003 Alfa Romeo 1.6 Twin-Spark I discovered a distinct lack of information on the internet. I wrote this article to address that lack of information.

    Alfa Romeo 147 / GT Rear Brake Discs and Pads Change

    Alfa Romeo 147 / GT Rear Brake Discs and Pads Change

    by Jason Brown4

  • This article walks you through how to change the wallpaper on your Sync with MyFord Touch display in your Ford vehicle. The wallpaper size must be 800 x 384 pixels, and less than 1.5 MB.

    How to Change Sync With MyFord Touch Wallpaper

    How to Change Sync With MyFord Touch Wallpaper

    by Max Dalton2

  • Does condensation build up on the inside of your car windows and make it hard to see? This article explains why condensation builds and how to get rid of fogged windows.

    How to Stop Condensation and Damp in a Car

    How to Stop Condensation and Damp in a Car

    by Ritchie Hicks6

  • How long has it been since you changed your spark plugs? A year? Two years? It's about time, don't you think? Detailed pictures and instructions for changing your spark plugs.

    Change Your Spark Plugs!

    Change Your Spark Plugs!

    by Joanna2

  • Without a set of good tires, your car will not run smoothly and your engine will use more gas than it should. Your safety will also be at risk if you’re using the wrong tires for your car.

    How to Buy Car Tires

    How to Buy Car Tires

    by Roselyn Mendoza13

  • Looking to improve your fuel efficiency and slash your regular gas expenses? Check out this hub for three tips to help you cut costs and keep your car well maintained!

    3 Ways to Get Better MPG's

    3 Ways to Get Better MPG's

    by Wrench Wench1

  • Sooner or later, the Corvair owner will need to clean or maintain the 2 or 4 carbs on their engine. These primitive carburetors, unlike carbs 20 years later, need regular maintenance.

    Cleaning the Chevrolet Corvair Carburetor

    Cleaning the Chevrolet Corvair Carburetor

    by perrya0

  • The Seafoam engine and oil treatment system is one of the overall best products on the market. It's so versatile and works with so many different systems.

    Seafoam Engine Treatment for Gas and Oil

    Seafoam Engine Treatment for Gas and Oil

    by Benji Mester16

  • Knowing how to pass a smog test is something every car owner in California should know. But there are a lot of pitfalls and misconceptions involved.

    How to Pass a Smog Test:  Tips

    How to Pass a Smog Test: Tips

    by Benji Mester21

  • Living in an area of the US that get's over 4 feet of snow per season on average, you need the best extendable snow brush possible. The funny thing is, the best extendable snow brush is not a brush at all, it's a reinforced foam pad, and it's great...

    Looking for the Best Extendable Snow Brush?

    Looking for the Best Extendable Snow Brush?

    by Eddie Carrara8

  • Don't replace your spark plugs when you can clean them and get another 5,000 to 10,000 miles out of them!

    How to Clean a Spark Plug

    How to Clean a Spark Plug

    by Joanna5

  • The Audew 2-Cylinder Compressor was designed to inflate tires on cars, trucks, RVs, and travel trailers as well as other inflatables. Bicycle and motorcycle tires, basketballs and more can be pumped up if the compressor is all that the manufacturer says it is. Read my review based on my use of the p

    The Audew 2-Cylinder Portable Air Compressor: A Review

    The Audew 2-Cylinder Portable Air Compressor: A Review

    by Chris Mills4

  • There are certain precautions to take seriously when cleaning your car or your results will look like a 4 year old reconditioned it. I will cover basic steps, tools, and products to use that will make car cleaning more enjoyable, less time consuming and will generate professional results, after all, the reason you clean your car is to make it stand out above all the dirty cars you park n

    Car Cleaning Guide for Professional Results

    Car Cleaning Guide for Professional Results

    by Eddie Carrara7

  • Is your DMV renewal date nearing? Your old vehicle may fail to pass the required smog test. This simple, no-cost home remedy will surely make you pass the emissions test even if you have already failed the test once.

    How to Pass a Smog Test With an Old Catalytic Converter

    How to Pass a Smog Test With an Old Catalytic Converter

    by Daniel Mollat0

  • A guide to easily changing the color of your wheels using Plasti Dip. This is a temporary but durable coating that protects your wheels and adds style.

    How To Plasti-Dip Your Car Wheels or Rims

    How To Plasti-Dip Your Car Wheels or Rims

    by Auto Faction5

  • I used everything from ozone to car deodorizer bombs, pet odor eliminators, canisters, vent clips, sprays, syringes, liquids and fresh air. See what was the most effective!

    10 Ways to Deodorize Your Car

    10 Ways to Deodorize Your Car

    by David Ortega7

  • Over time your vehicle's spark plugs can go bad. They will eventually oxidize and wear out. Bad spark plugs can cause decreased gas mileage, engine misfires, and poor performance.

    How to Replace Spark Plugs

    How to Replace Spark Plugs

    by Kate Daily1

  • Hello classic Volvo owner. Spark plugs are a vital part of your engine's ignition system and good plugs are essential for the best performance and economy of your engine. This comprehensive tutorial will guide you, step by step

    How to Change Volvo 240, 740, 940 Spark Plugs

    How to Change Volvo 240, 740, 940 Spark Plugs

    by Sean Reddish4

  • Change spark plug wires in your own garage; it only takes a few minutes and you can save a lot of money using this guide.

    How to Change Spark Plug Wires

    How to Change Spark Plug Wires

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • A little TLC for your car interior goes a long way. Regular maintenance should keep your cloth seats as good as new.

    How to Clean Car Seats

    How to Clean Car Seats

    by clearly1

  • You have filled your tires with air but that annoying low tire pressure indicator light on your dash still won't turn off. Here are a few simple tricks you can easily do yourself to get it to reset.

    How to Reset a Stuck Low Tire Pressure (TPMS) Light

    How to Reset a Stuck Low Tire Pressure (TPMS) Light

    by Kate Daily4

  • Understanding the causes of misfiring and how to fix them can save you a lot of money in fuel and prevent excess emissions.

    Misfire Causes and Solutions

    Misfire Causes and Solutions

    by Benji Mester2

  • Knowing how to change brake pads may not seem difficult. Still, you may end up with brake issues. So before you install those new pads, check these reminders for a proper installation.

    How to Change Brake Pads

    How to Change Brake Pads

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • Is the carpet in your car faded or stained? Does it clash with new seats or repainted exterior? You can re-dye the carpet to its original color or spray on a coating of a different color. Try dyeing or coating instead of replacing your “dying” carpet.

    Car DIY: How to Dye Your Faded Auto Carpet

    Car DIY: How to Dye Your Faded Auto Carpet

    by Howard S.7

  • Turbocharged cars can be as complicated as they are fun (and they are buku fun). Because of their extra bits, especially the turbo itself, simple but crucial care can help protect expensive parts.

    Turbo Tips: Five Ways To Extend Your Turbo's Life

    Turbo Tips: Five Ways To Extend Your Turbo's Life

    by ManuelCintron4

  • Here is the simplest yet effective way to remove snow and ice from your car's windshield on that dreaded winter morning.

    How to De-Ice Your Windshield

    How to De-Ice Your Windshield

    by hdy0

  • In a compound turbocharger system, two turbos work in series, one after the other, to compress the incoming air, in contrast to a twin turbo system where two turbos in parallel share the work.

    How Compound Turbocharger Systems (Turbos) Work

    How Compound Turbocharger Systems (Turbos) Work

    by Auto Faction11

  • I have well over 100,000 miles already on my car. Proper maintenance helps prolong the useful years of your car. I’ll tell you how I'm keeping my old car running as good as new with little cost for upkeep.

    Maintenance Tips for Old Cars: Avoid Costly Expenses

    Maintenance Tips for Old Cars: Avoid Costly Expenses

    by Glenn Stok13

  • Batteries are the heart of the electrical system on cars, trucks and boats. The battery is a storage unit that converts chemical energy into electrical voltage. Problems can effect the entire vehicle.

    DIY Auto Service: Battery Diagnosis and Maintenance

    DIY Auto Service: Battery Diagnosis and Maintenance

    by Mike Thomas2

  • How much does it cost to repair damage small rocks cause to your windshield? How much does it cost to replace a windshield if it cracks? Is it dangerous to drive with cracks in the windshield?

    Windshield Rock Chips:  Does it Pay to Repair Them?

    Windshield Rock Chips: Does it Pay to Repair Them?

    by Dr Penny Pincher5

  • Learn how to change spark plugs and avoid poor fuel economy, performance problems and expensive repairs.

    How to Change Spark Plugs

    How to Change Spark Plugs

    by Dan Ferrell0

  • Opening the hood of a Ford Focus has baffled a lot of people as unlike most cars they don't use an interior button/lever. I'll be showing you their unique mechanism and how to use it.

    How Do I Open the Hood of My Ford Focus?

    How Do I Open the Hood of My Ford Focus?

    by Joseph Brown1

  • Step-by-step instructions for replacing the rear brake pads on a Lexus LS 460. The rear brake calipers on this vehicle are "fixed caliper" style, not the usual "floating caliper." This article will be worth reading if you've never worked on a fixed caliper.

    Replacing Rear Brake Pads on a Lexus LS 460  (With Video)

    Replacing Rear Brake Pads on a Lexus LS 460 (With Video)

    by hardlymoving0

  • Nearly everyone is nervous prior to their vehicle's smog check. Here are the absolute best tips and tricks that are proven to get your vehicle to pass the test with flying colors!

    Tricks to Passing an Emissions (Smog) Test

    Tricks to Passing an Emissions (Smog) Test

    by Kate Daily0

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