Converting your old halogen Streethawk into a brighter, more energy efficient LED is easy! You can do it for less than $100!
How to replace of the rear brake pads on a Mazda 3. Since the parking brake is tied to the brake caliper, this caliper has a spiral brake piston; the piston has to be screwed clockwise back into the caliper. The Mazda 6 has the same issue.
Do you have an odor in your car that you are having problems getting rid of? Learn how to remove those odors and smells the natural way.
How to replace the timing belt, water pump, tensioner and guide pulleys on the 2005-2015 Honda Pilot, with a video showing the repair performed on a 2012 Pilot.
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.
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
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
How to replace a worn front wheel hub bearing on a 2007 Saturn Ion. This hub bearing design is also used on the '05-'10 Chevy Cobolt, '07-'10 Pontiac G5, and the '05-'06 Pontiac Pursuit.
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.
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!
Automatic transmissions are great to drive ... when they're working well. Let's look at what to do when they're not.
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.
Instructions on how to synchronize the carburetors on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R. A fairly simple task for most home DIYers.
This coolant temperature sensor test will tell you in just a few minutes whether you need to replace it.
Check the main causes of low engine oil pressure and know how to troubleshoot your car's oil pressure.
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.
Is your car using too much oil? How to do some tests to find the reason. Learn about common leak sources and prevention.
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.
Here is a drive cycle that works well on Toyotas when trying to set the readiness monitors to pass an emissions test. I developed this myself from trial and error.
There are two kinds of tire-related warning lights: "Low Tire Pressure" and "TPMS." The first is usually caused by low tire pressure, the second by a failure of the tire pressure monitoring system.
Are you intimidated at the idea of doing electrical automotive work? Don't be. Here are 10 electrical projects for your car.
How to replace the cabin air filter (aka pollen filter) in a 2006 Nissan Altima. The procedure is similar for many different Nissans.
Why is there black smoke coming out of my exhaust? Is my engine burning oil? If so, what can I do about it?
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?
Regular automotive preventative maintenance is conducted at intervals that, allow you to discover potential issues before they become serious problems down the road.
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.
This video shows the removal and replacement of the rear brake pads and rotors on the Toyota Highlander. The pads and rotors are interchangeable with the Lexus '04-'06 RX330, '07-'09 RX350 and the '06-'08 RX400H; therefore, the replacement procedure should be the same.
Don't replace your spark plugs when you can clean them and get another 5,000 to 10,000 miles out of them!
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.
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!
This article shows you how to replace the compressor and condenser on a Honda Pilot (2009 - 2012), including how to install new valve stems and evacuate and recharge the system.
Change transmission fluid now using this simple guide and prevent serious damage to your transmission and family budget.
I am going to show you how to replace the engine air filter in a 2006 Nissan Altima. The procedure is the same or similar for many Nissans.
If you failed a smog test because of an old, catalytic converter, this simple, no-cost home remedy will surely make you pass a second smog test. Better yet, if your vehicle is old use the procedure before your first smog test.
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!
People often confuse tire balance and wheel alignment, when they are actually completely different maintenance services. Find out what they entail and how to tell which your car needs.
Cold air coming out of your car's heater? How to troubleshoot and fix the problem. Includes advice specific to the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Mini, and Vauxhall Corsa.
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.
When my car's message center started to read like the car was imploding, and the directional signals worked on a "maybe" basis, I knew something was wrong.
A little TLC for your car interior goes a long way. Regular maintenance should keep your cloth seats as good as new.
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.
The 140Hp engine has four carbs, two primary and two secondary. Here's how to synchronize the secondary carbs.
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.
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 to replace the front brake pads and rotors on the Toyota Highlander. These steps work for the Toyota '02-'04 Camry and '01-'07 Highlander, and the Lexus '03 ES300, '99-'03 RX300, and '04-'06 RX330.
As a mechanic that's fixed more than 8,000 cars, I decided to give TOAD OBD a try. I'm glad I did. Read my honest review here.
Learn how to check a starter solenoid or remote relay in a few minutes using this simple step-by-step guide.
This guide will show you how to use a digital multimeter, hydrometer, and other simple tools to troubleshoot, inspect, and clean your battery if necessary.
Bird poop on your car can be a hassle. Learn how to avoid the birds and keep them from pooping on your vehicle.
Over time, your car's A/C will become less and less effective, emitting warm instead of cool air. Adding freon is a quick and easy fix to make your car's A/C blow cold air again.
If you change the oil in your Toyota Prius yourself, don't forget to reset the Maintenance Required light when you're done. Check out the simple steps below to do so.
Given the level of questions I've received from all of my readers, I've come to a resolution that will make everyone happy. YOU (the most MVP!) will get your questions answered one-on-one.
Cleaning the battery cooling fan in your Prius can help extend its lifetime by many thousands of miles, especially if you frequently carry furry passengers in the rear.
This article will show you step-by-step how to replace all the wear components that make up the front suspension on a '99-'06 Volvo S80 sedan. The video shows the repair service being performed on a '04 S80 2.5 Turbo.
How to clean a throttle body, an easy and cheap way to increase gas mileage and performance. Pictures from a Chevy Trailblazer and Dodge Ram 1500.
Some of us love to restore cars, get more performance out of our engines, or just have everything bling. But exhaust & turbo components are often overlooked in the process to make our vehicles shine.
Taking care of your tires isn't hard. Get more life out of your tires with these easy maintenance tips
Here is the simplest yet effective way to remove snow and ice from your car's windshield on that dreaded winter morning.
Doing basic maintenance on your Prius isn't dangerous or difficult at all. Most basic service tasks can be done easily without having to go to the stealership, I mean, dealership!
Oil changes, tire rotations, and regular washing are all good starts to a car-care regimen. This article on tune-up tips helps you adjust and change engine spark plugs.
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.
Changing the brakes and rotors on a Ford Expedition. These instructions should work for models made in 2007-2017.
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.
Tires are a huge expense for car owners, but before you purchase discount tires, consider their speed ratings. Find out how to avoid uneven tread with cheap tires.
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.
Clean and replace the throttle body for VW and Audi 1.8T engines, to cure rough idle and carbon build-up.
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.
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 the engine air filter yourself on BMW X3 cars. Save money and help keep your car breathing clean air.
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.
ScanGauge can be expensive, but now you can have the same functionality with an inexpensive Bluetooth adapter for any vehicle including the Prius.
What are the best spark plugs for your car? Can platinum or iridium breed new life into your engine? Should you upgrade?
DIY on how to change spark plugs and coils on VW jetta, GTI, and Golf 1.8t; also Audi TT and A4 1.8 engines. BKR7E & BKR6E 6962 & 4644.
If taking care of a car scares you, here is one easy repair anyone can do. It is an easy way to get a sense of accomplishment.
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
Changing the transmission fluid in your car is as easy as changing the oil. A new filter and fluid cost about $30 (at the time of this writing, 2018).
You're supposed have your automatic transmission oil changed every so often... but what about the filter?
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...
I am going to show you—step-by-step with pictures—how to change the engine oil of a 1994 Toyota Corolla with a 1.8-liter engine. It is the same for 1993-1997.
If you are like the millions of people electing to drive their cars beyond the 100,000 mile mark, it would be wise of you to invest the money into getting the proper maintenance needed that this integral moment in your car's life.
Learn the difference between spring, worm, and t-bolt hose clamps and why spring clamps are better for use on the hoses in your car's cooling system hoses. Also, I'll show you how to take the spring clamps off with specialty tools.
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.
Understanding the causes of misfiring and how to fix them can save you a lot of money in fuel and prevent excess emissions.
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.
Finding the Spare Tire on a Chevy Truck is hard enough, but removing it is a little unintuitive. Learn the basics to make your next tire change very easy.
A step-by-step guide, with pictures, detailing everything you need to know to change the oil and oil filter in your 2004-2010 Nissan Titan.
When a car's fuel injectors become dirty and clogged, a pressurized fuel system service like the one shown here may help with rough engine idle, poor performance, increased fuel use, and bucking under load.
This article will show you step-by-step how to replace the rear shock absorber and stabilizer bar link on a '99 - '06 Volvo S80 sedan. The parts may be interchangeable with the '01-'09 S60 and '01-'07 V70. The video shows the replacement service being done on a '04 S80 2.5 Turbo.
I am going to show you how to replace the spark plugs in a 2006 Nissan Altima with a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine. Spark plugs are very important to the proper operation of your engine.
Low rolling resistance, or LRR for short, tires can be a great investment and can save a lot of gas on hybrid and non-hybrid vehicles alike.