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How to Jump Start Your Car With Jumper Cables
It's easy to jump start your car if you are stranded with a dead battery. Jumper cables are easy to use with these simple instructions.
What to Look For When You Just Can't Get Your...
If your car won't start, it might be the starter, or your wiring, or your fuel injection, cold start, key won't turn, hot start, and many more things.
What to Do if Your Car Won't Start or Even Turn...
If your car won't turn over, you could save hundreds of dollars by figuring out what's wrong on your own. It's worth a try!
Why Is My Car Shaking?
If your car is shaking, whether it's the steering wheel or something deeper, this checklist can help you figure out what's causing the problem.
Knowing When You Need to Add Motor Oil and How...
Sometimes you need to top off your engine's motor oil. It's easy, and doesn't even have to be messy. Engine oil is vital to your car. Follow our tips and you won't make any mistakes.
How to Clean Your Car's ABS Wheel Sensor
The ABS light can be triggered by a number of symptoms. Before you decide to take the car in, you might want to take a look at your ABS wheel sensors.
5 Ways to Tell Your Car Is Overheating
There are many reasons why your car may be overheating. Take a look at this list of common causes of overheating and you will be closer to diagnosing.
Checking Car Idling Problems
If your car is idling to high or too low, it could be an early sign of a bigger problem. Figure it out now and save money on future repairs!
Replacing the Battery in Your Car's Keyless...
We rely on the remote unlock, lock, and alarm functions on our car or truck key fob, or key chain. This keychain remote has batteries that go dead. If you have a dead or weak battery in your car remote, you will lose range or not be able to use it at all. Replacing your car remote battery is easy. You can replace the battery in 5 minutes or less. We'll show you a Honda remote and a Mercedes Benz remote as examples.
Diagnosing Automatic Transmission Problems With...
When you have automatic transmission issues, a simple auto transmission checklist will help out to diagnose your aiutomatic transmission problems.
What to Know About Timing Belt Replacement
Timing belt replacement information for most makes including Honda, GM, Chevy, Chrysler, Acura, Audi, Volkswagen, Volve, Toyota, Ford, and many more.
Car Myths Destroyed
Car myths may seem funny, but some of them can be harmful to your vehicle. Here are four myths that have been perpetuated for years but are easy to debunk.
How to Flush Your Car's Radiator
It's important to keep your car's radiator and cooling system clean. Performing a radiator flush at least once a year stops corrosion from building up in your radiator, keeping things nice and cool. This simple step-by-step car radiator flush is the key to good radiator health. Your cooling system is important. Change your antifreeze and stay cool.
Fix Your Burnt Out Headlight
If you don't replace your own headlight, you'll pay big at the shop. It takes 5 minutes, and you'll save lots of money by installing it yourself. Pick your bulb and go.
What to Do if Your Car's Brake Pedal is Low or...
It can be hard to diagnose a brake problem, but troubleshooting your brakes doesn't have to be impossible. Whether it's low brake pressure or a pedal that's hard to press, this brake troubleshooting guide can help you figure out what's wrong with your brakes.
How to Replace The Turn Signal Relay on Your Car
If your turn signals aren't working, they won't come on or they blink rapidly, you need to replace your turn signal relay (also known as the flasher relay). The turn signal relay or flasher relay is usually easy to access so that you can repair your turn signals without spending a lot of time troubleshooting.
What Does Your Car's EGR or Exhaust Gas...
The EGR valve is a crucial part of your car's emission control system. The EGR valve was an invention that made your car more efficiently burn its fuel and create fewer emissions. Do you need to know what an EGR valve is? Do you wonder whether you can replace your EGR valve? We'll help you out.
Replace Your Car’s Burnt-Out Bulbs in 4...
It's not safe to drive around without all of your lights shining brightly. Every bulb on the outside of your car has a safety function.
What Is the Battery Light on Your Dashboard...
The dash lights on your car all mean something. Be sure you know what to do if your battery light comes on while you're going down the road.
What to Do if Your Car Shimmies, Bumps or Has...
Suspension problems are hard to diagnose. Whether you have shakes, shimmies, vibrations, or bumps, we can help troubleshoot with you.
How to Wet Sand Your Car's Primer or Paint
Wet sanding is a simple process that, when done right, can produce amazing results. Whether you are trying to prep your car for a paint job or revive a tired finish on your old car or truck, you should have wet sanding as part of your restoration arsenal. Learn how easy it can be done, and how to do it properly here.
Troubleshooting Car Problems: Why Don't I Have...
Cold weather is no time to be driving a car with no heat. Troubleshoot your no-heat problem to get to the bottom of the situation. Whether it's a quick repair or requires a trip to the shop, you'll get an answer for yourself.
How to Fix Your Own Chipped Windshield
You can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.
Changing Your Own Fuel Filter Step-by-Step
Your fuel filter is your engine's safety net. Auto repairs can be avoided by keeping a clean fuel filter installed.
4 Minor Things Your Car's Check Engine Light...
Learn about the common triggers that can cause your Check Engine light to come on for almost no reason at all, to save you money and your safety.
How to Repair Your Car's Plastic Bumper
If you're driving around with bumper damage, you can repair it at home and spend very little money in the process. Check out how we repaired this plastic bumper cover for less than $100. It was torn, scratched and had multiple holes in it. The result was a superb value for the cash outlay.
Airbag Danger List
If you're worried about the recent airbag recall, check here to see if your car or truck is on the list of affected vehicles.
How to Use a Dipstick to Check Your Oil
Checking your oil with your car's dipstick is the single most important thing you can do to extend the life of your car and keep your engine healthy.
How to Drain Your Car's Gas Tank Safely
If you've ever needed to drain your gas tank, you know how frustrating it can be. The problem was you were lacking good equipment and good advice. I'll show you how to do it right.
What's That Stuff Leaking Out Under Your Car?
The easiest way to identify a leak is by looking at, and smelling the fluid that's sitting on the ground in your driveway. Here's how.
Easy Coil Tester DIY
Your ignition coil can be the culprit in many automotive troubleshooting situations. You will need to test your coil to see if its bad.
What to Do if Your Car is Using too Much or...
If your oil level drops between oil changes you might have a problem. Troubleshoot your oil consumption problems to see if you need to make a repair. Engines may be burning oil or leaking oil, or you might have oil in the antifreeze.
Where Can I Find the Fuses in My Volkswagen...
This is a fuse location map with amperage and other important information about fuses for your Volkswagen Jetta 1999 and newer. It shows things like brake lights, headlights, turn signals, etc.
What is Antifreeze?
What is antifreeze? What is coolant? Are they the same thing?
How to Diagnose Converter Lock-Up Problems in...
Diagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems
How to Replace the Brake Pads
Changing brake pads is easy to do yourself. I will tell you step by step how to replace brake pads. With photos. Brake pad installation is not difficult, and with this step-by-step instruction you can save big money. Replacing your brakes (disc brake pads) can be done quickly, If it's time to install new brake pads on your car, be prepared.
When and How to Clean Your Car's EGR Valve
Before you replace your exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, many people try cleaning it. It's easy to clean your EGR valve, and here's how to do it.
How to Replace the Universal Joint on Your Car...
If your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.
Plugs Aren't Just for Hair...6 Steps to...
You can plug your own flat tire for about $5. Buy a tire repair kit and use this guide to learn how to repair your flat tire safely in about 15 minutes.
Understanding OBD or On Board Diagnostics and...
Engine codes are the language of your car's diagnostic system. Don't speak OBD II? Don't worry, we've got you covered with this database.
How To Test a Circuit Using a Test Light
A circuit tester is an important troubleshooting tool when you are trying to diagnose an electrical problem with your car.
Do You Know the Difference Between a Sunroof...
Every wonder the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof? Maybe the sunroof is for people who like to drive during the day and the moonroof is for night owls? Not likely, but the real answer is here for you to soak up. Check it out.
9 Simple Steps to DIY Dent Repair
Repairing a dent in your car body is not difficult. It just takes patience to sand, wet sand, color sand and fill the dent using body filler like Bondo.
No More Flat Tires!
When airless tires hit the market, we may witness a revolution in auto maintenance. Check out why they're so cool and will make big waves.
What's Wrong With Your Car's Rear Defroster
If your rear defrost is not working, there are a number of things that could be causing it. This step by step troubleshooting and repair guide can help you figure out what the cause is, and show you how to fix it cheaply.
How to Replace Your Car's Front Wheel Bearings
Replacing a wheel bearing isn't the easiest job, but when you need to replace a wheel bearing, you'll know it. We'll show you how to replace a front wheel bearing without going nuts.
Wonder What Your Alternator Really Does?
How does an alternator work? What does an alternator do? If you've ever wondered what's going on inside your alternator, read up here.
What Does an Antilock Braking System Do and How...
How does ABS work? What is my antilock braking system doing? Here is a guide to the ins and outs of your car's ABS brakes and the system that runs them.
Are Used Car Parts a Good Buy?
When is it ok to buy used auto parts for auto maintenance or repair? That's a good question. Used auto parts can save you lots of money, but choose carefully or you might be doing the same repair twice.
How to Fix a Broken Exhaust Hanger on Your Car
The clunk you hear under the car might be a broken exhaust hanger causing your muffler to bounce around. A bad exhaust hanger is easy to replace.
Knowing When You Need New Windshield Wipers and...
Don't pay the inspection station or shop to replace your wipers. Save big and do it yourself with this step-by-step guide including great photos!
How to Test Your Car's Ignition Coil Without...
A bad coil means no spark, so testing your ignition coil is an important step in troubleshooting an no-start or a no-spark issue.
Understanding Wheel Alignment
If you hit a serious bump you might need to get an alignment. Alignments are not expensive usually, and include adjustments of suspension like camber, caster, toe in, toe out, thrust, and 4-wheel alignment. Let us show you definitions of what all of these things mean to you and the health of your car or truck.
How to Use Tow Straps, Hooks and Cables to Tow...
If you get stuck or need a short pull, a tow strap can really help you out. Be careful to use it correctly and safely. We'll show you how.
How to Replace Your Car's Fuel Injector Yourself
If you need to replace a fuel injector, this is how to do it. Step by step, with photos. Ready for printout. Be prepared!
Digital Cameras and Other Tools for Car Repair
You think that you know everything you need in the tool box, but here are five tools you didn't even know would come in handy. Check out these tools you didn't know you needed.
Need Help With Your Honda Hot Start Problem?
If your Honda Accord, Civic, Prelude, CRX or other won't start when it's hot, you are suffering from a common Honda no-start problem.
How to Replace Your Fuel Tank Sending Unit
If your gas gauge readings are bad, or you know that you need to replace your fuel sender, replacing the sending unit isn't difficult. In most cars the fuel sender, also known as the fuel sending unit that controls your gas gauge readings, is in an accessible location to repair yourself.
What Is Your Dashboard Oil Light Trying to Tell...
If you see your dashboard brake light or oil light illuminated, you should start troubleshooting the reason behind the light to avoid expensive repairs.
Timing Belt Tech Data and Replacement Intervals
Look here for information regarding timing belts. Timing belt replacement information for most makes including Honda, GM, Chevy, Chrysler, Acura, Audi, Volkswagen, Volve, Toyota, Ford, Daihatsu, Kia, Hyundai, Infiniti, Nissan, Isuzu, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Cadillac, Pontiac, Mercedes
How to Check or Refill the Coolant in Your Car
Don't let your car run hot because it's low on coolant. It's easy to check the coolant level in your radiator. It should be part of your regular maintenance routine and only takes a second.
Where to Put Power Steering Fluid
There's no reason to drive around with malfunctioning power steering. Find out if it's a simple fix by checking your power steering fluid level.
What to Do When Your Car Key Won't Turn in the...
Ever get in your car and you can't even turn the car key? Everything seems stuck. There's an easy way out of this jam, and it won't cost you a thing.
How to Bench Bleed Your Master Cylinder in 5...
If you have to replace your master cylinder, you will have to bleed the brakes. But how much after you install a new master cylinder may depend.
Where Are the Oxygen Sensors on a Ford V8?
If you are trying to locate or replace your oxygen sensors in your Ford, this chart will tell you where they are located.
Use This Simple Trick to Remove a Stuck Wheel
It can be corrosion, gunk, goop or just general tightness, but none of these things can keep your stuck car wheel on with this handy trick.
How to Use Torch Heat to Remove a Stuck Bolt
Some bolts just won't budge. You can use a penetrant like PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench or WD-40, but to really get it free you might need to apply heat.
How Does My Ignition System Work?
Without an ignition coil, distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires and spark plugs, you can't do much at all with a tank of gas.
How To Test The Main Relay on Your Honda
Before you replace the main relay in your Honda Civic, Accord, Prelude, CRX or other Honda, be sure you perform this fairly simple test.
6 Steps to DIY Master Cylinder Repair
If you're experiencing low brake pressure, bad pedal feel, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder.
Symptoms of Low Power Steering Fluid
If your power steering is noisy, screeching, squealing, or if your power steering is weak or jumpy, you may simply need to add some power steering fluid.
Replace Your Rear Suspension Bushings in 8...
If your car seems to thump and bump more than it used to in the rear, you may need to replace your rear suspension bushings.
How to Avoid Muffler Problems By Tightening 1...
If you hear noise underneath your car that rattles and vibrates, you might not need expensive muffler repair with a little investigation.
How To Replace Your Serpentine Belt, Fan,...
If your car or truck's serpentine belt, fan belt or alternator belt is worn, now is the time to replace it. These instructions will help you with step by step details and photos to make the job quicker and easier.
How To Avoid Oil Change Ripoffs and Upsells
If you're taking your car in for an oil change, you should know what to expect and what to avoid. There are ripoffs looming around the corner.
Re-Cool Your Car's AC!
Warm air conditioning is not for you. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will save you big bucks by recharging your own AC. Printable directions with photos, better than video!
What's Making That Grinding Sound When You Hit...
If your car's making a grinding sound when you stop, it's not something to ignore. Brakes can be expensive to repair if you wait too long.
How to Get an Auto Repair Manual for Your Vehicle
Everybody needs a car repair manual for their car. A repair manual will guide you through auto repairs and maintenance. You can buy your auto repair manual online. If you don't have a repair manual for your car, get one today!
Trailer Wiring Diagram and Color Chart
This is the trailer wiring colors and location on a standard trailer wiring harness. If you need to know what color wire goes to what, see this chart.
DIY Spark Plugs - Easy!
Spark plugs wear out every 10,000 miles or so. Luckily, replacing spark plugs is a 15-minute job that doesn't cost much at all.
8 Simple Steps to Changing Your Own Oil
Easy to follow step by step instructions with great photos, on how to do an oil change. Save money!
How to Repair Your Car's Brake Line
Brakes are very important to your car, probably at the top of the list. If your brake lines become brittle, they need to be replaced.
Why Are My Wipers Smearing?
If your smearing, streaking or otherwise miserable windshield wiper performance is driving you mad, here are some tips to try before you replace your wipers over and over, and over.
Body Repairs You Can Do at Home
Simple car body repairs can be made at home for very little money compared to what you'd pay at the body shop. If you want to tackle the job yourself, here are some guidelines to help you decide how to go about it, and if it's a job you can do. From dents to scratches, from filler to paint, it can all be done to some degree in your driveway.
How To Test Your Car's Cigarette Lighter or...
Is your phone charger on the fritz? A quick test of your car's cigarette lighter or 12V accessory socket can rule out the power source as the culprit.
Is Synthetic Motor Oil Just a Scam or the Real...
Look on the shelf of your local auto parts house and you'll see more oils than breakfast cereal choices at the supermarket. It wasn't so long ago that you had about a half dozen to pick from, and since they were all made from the same gunk, it didn't matter much anyway. Then in the early 1970s popped up a new batch of lubricants -- synthetic oils.
Help With Overheating Engines
An overheating engine can be more than frustrating, it can be dangerous. Figure out why your engine is running hot to give you some peace of mind this season.
How to Replace Your Car's Water Pump Step-by-Step
If your water pump is weeping, rattling, crying or otherwise complaining and threatening to overheat your engine, you need to replace your water pump. This easy to follow tutorial will help you replace your own water pump. Step by step instructions with pics. Print them out and take them outside with you. Replacing your water pump isn't as hard as it seems, and you can save big.
Car Painting Color Changing
If you plan to repaint your car, you may have considered changing the color. Should you do it? What are the pros and cons of a color change?
DIY Rear Brake Replacement
Replacing rear brakes is like replacing front brake pads but a little different. Learn how to make the repair for your safety.
How to Repair or Install the Wiring on Your...
If you're installing a trailer hitch on your vehicle, you'll need to wire in the plug that makes the trailer lights work. Trailer wiring is not difficult, and you can install your own trailer wiring harness without much time or money. We will let you know how to install trailer wiring for most systems. Check it out.
How to Repair Your Car's Leather Seats
If you have a hole in your leather seat or your leather seat is worn out and showing wear, there is an easy way to care and repair it.
Antifreeze: Red or Green?
What is the difference between red and green anti-freeze?
Spark Plug Firing Orders Here
If your spark plugs are not firing in the right order, your engine may not start or will run terribly. Look up your correct firing order to avoid future hassles.
Troubleshooting Steering & Suspension Problems
Troubleshooting Steering & Suspension Problems, from your About.com Guide
101: How to Replace a Blown Automotive Fuse
If one of your car's electrical components is not working, it could be a blown fuse. It's easy to look for a blown fuse, and just as easy to put a new fuse in.
What Blue, White, Gray or Black Smoke in the...
Your exhaust pipe has smoke coming out of it. What color is the smoke? What does blue smoke mean? White smoke? Your exhaust tells a story of what's going on inside your engine. You can use your exhaust smoke color to troubleshoot your engine's health.
DIY Oxygen Sensor Replacement
These instructions will tell you how you can determine whether or not you need to replace one or more of your oxygen sensors.
DIY: How to Replace Your Diesel Glow Plugs
DIY: How to Replace Your Diesel Glow Plugs from your About.com Guide to Auto Repair
Repair Your Cars Side Mirror
If you or your loved one has destroyed one of your door mounted rearview mirrors, you're probably looking at a high repair cost. The good news is that you can replace your own broken door mirror and save hundreds. This easy to follow step-by-step will show you how easy it can be. Get to it!
What Tools You Need to Get Started in Auto Repair
You can work on your own car, but what do you need to get started? Check out this short checklist of things that you must have before you launch into your career of DIY auto repair.
Auto Repair DIY: How To Replace a Ball Joint...
Do you need to know how to replace a ball joint? Ball joint replacement is not that difficult with these instructions and step by step guide with photos.
OEM doesn't mean Olde English Malt liquor
OEM is a term you hear used often when discussing car or truck parts. Don't be fooled, find out what it really means.
Volkswagen Jetta Fuse Map
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Volkswagen Jetta Fuse Map
Replacing a Warped or Worn Brake Disc
If your car is doing the shimmy shimmy when you press the brake pedal, it could be a warped brake disc. A brake disc can warp due to heat buildup or wear, and a warped brake disc is a real teeth-shaker. Luckily, they are easy to replace. Brake disc replacement isn't bad at all.
Can Engine Oil Stop Leak Live Up to Its Name?
A comprehensive review of the Bar's Engine Oil Stop Leak. Does it work?
Truth About Flat Rate Auto Repairs and How They...
Most shops these days operate within a system known as flat rate. If your shop works on a flat rate repair pay scale, what does that mean?
Can a Flat Tire Fix Really Come From a Can?
We've all seen it on the shelf, that yellow can claiming it can repair tires in your moment of distress. But will it really work?
How To Replace Your Car's Steering Arm
If the steering in your truck is getting loose, you might need to replace your idler arm or your pitman arm (or both). We'll show you how to replace them and get rid of that wandering steering wheel.
Why You Can Extend Your Next Oil Change to 7500...
Newer oil formulas can reach insane temperatures without breaking down, and the detergent additives in oil continue to reduce build-up inside your engine.
DIY: Repairing Your Rear Window Defroster
What you need to know about Repairing Your Rear Window Defroster from your About.com Guide to Auto Repair
How To Replace a PCV Valve
If your PCV valve becomes clogged, your car's performance will suiffer. Poor idling, loss of gas mileage, slow acceleration, loss of power - all of these things can be caused by a clogged PCV valve. Replacing your PCV valve is not hard at all, and it's a repair that will make a difference in the long run.
Battery Testing, Maintenance And Myths
DIY: Replacing A Steering Rack from your About.com Guide to Auto Repair
How To Repair a Scratched Plastic Headlight or...
A scratched plastic headlight lens or window isn't so bad. Before you replace your turn signal or tail light, remove scratches with one of these tools.
Ford Expedition Transmission Diagnosis
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Ford Expedition Transmission Diagnosis
How Do Diesel Engines Stack Up Against Gas...
Are diesel engines as reliable as Gas engines? Is a diesel engine more reliable than a gas engine? Does a diesel engine get better gas mileage than a gasoline engine?
How the Automatic Air Conditioning in Your Car...
These are many parts that make up your car's AC system. Understanding what each does will make it much easier for you to know what's gone wrong. Page 2.
Does Your Car Need a New EGR Valve?
Code P0401 is one of the more common numbers to pop up on a diagnostics screen when running a scan on a Chevy engine, especialy the 3.1 liter. This code can indicate an expensive problem, but it can also be something very simple. Check out a common, and cheap, solution to this code before you drop your car off for major Check Engine service.
Pedal Free Play, Get It Right
If your brakes feel funny, low, or spongy, pedal height adjustment should be on the list of things you do to correct the brakes.
How To Replace Your Car's External Electric...
Your electric fuel pump is the left ventricle of your car. Without a fuel pump your engine will be fuel starved and will not start, or your engine dies, or engine idles poorly. You can install a new fuel pump. Installation is not too hard -- This DIY will show you how to replace your fuel pump using your own tools.
8 Simple Steps to Replacing a Stripped Wheel Stud
Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs. Without all of them you may be compromising safety.
How to Replace a Broken Headlight Lens
Replacing a fogged or broken headlight is something you can do at home. Modern headlight systems make it quick and easy on most vehicles.
How To Troubleshoot When Your Car's Not Running...
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road.
Top 9 Extended Warranty Questions
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Top 9 Extended Warranty Questions
How to Inspect Your Car's Brakes and Pads
Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers while saving you money.
Jeep Cherokee Alarm Disarming
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Jeep Cherokee Alarm Disarming
How to Replace Brake Shoes on Drum Brakes
Replacing your brake shoes is not a difficult job, but it does take a little time and effort. This easy to follow step by step tutorial with printable pics will help you get it done right the first time, and save money by doing the repair yourself.
DIY Trailer Brake Controller
If you plan on towing a trailer that has electric brakes you will need to install a brake control to operate the brakes on the trailer. Here's how.
Automotive Cooling System Basics
Understanding how your cooling system works is very important to understanding how to troubleshoot your cooling system if you have an overheating problem.
How To Install a New Fuel Tank on Your Own Car
Fuel tank replacement becomes necessary when your fuel tank develops a leak or has been punctured or otherwise damaged. Replacing your gas tank can be a worthwhile repair also if your fuel tank has begun to rust in the case of a metal gas tank. This how-to will guide you through installing a new fuel tank.
Chevy Silverado Ignition Timing Specifications
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Chevy Silverado Ignition Timing Specifications
How to Keep Your Car's Battery Connections Clean
If your battery posts are all cruddy, systems in your car can grind to a halt electrically. The most important function of your battery is starting the engine, but if your battery is covered with corrosion often times you can't get a good connection, and thus no start. Even with a jump start, you'll be in the same boat next time you get in the car. Cleaning your battery posts doesn't take any time at all, and the rewards can be large.
What is the Shelf Life of Radiator Coolant or...
If you've been wondering what the shelf life of car radiator coolant is, you've come to the right place. Your radiator isn't too picky, it seems.
6 Steps to Replacing Your Car Idler Alarm
If the steering in your truck is getting loose, you might need to replace your idler arm or your pitman arm (or both).
Compression Test How-To
Your engine's compression can tell a lot about its inner health. Compression tests will reveal these numbers and allow you to troubleshoot the problem.
Ignition Timing and Cam Timing Explained
If you're doing a tune up, or you have just replaced your timing belt, or installed a new head gasket, or anything else that involved your timing belt, you're going to need to set your ignition timing. Understanding what timing is can be a huge help.
PB Blaster vs. All the Other Penetrants - Any...
Lubricants and penetrants make lots of claims, but do they really help you when you're dealing with a stuck nut or bolt thanks to years of rust or corrosion?
How To Replace Spark Plug Wires
If your spark plug wires are worn, you need to install new spark plug wires. Installing plug wires is not difficult, but can be disastrous if you do it wrong. If you need help replacing your spark plug wires, we're here to help.
4 Engine Noises That Might Mean Trouble for...
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road.
Using the Soapy String Trick to Install...
There's an old trick to installing a windshield that uses a rubber trim and no adhesive to hold it in. The soapy string trick is a classic windshield installation tool.
Ford Explorer Transmission Fluid Level
Your Auto Repair Questions Answered by your About.com Guide to Auto Repair: Ford Explorer Transmission Fluid Level
DIY Strut Replacement
Step by step instructions on how to replace struts in your car or truck. Learn from a pro with tools you have in your tool box.
OBD Codes for 1994
If your car was built in 1994, you'll find OBD code descriptions here. The explanations for OBD codes pertaining to 1993 vehicles are at the end of this link. Similar to later OBD-II Diagnostic Trouble Codes but earlier for pre-1996 vehicles.
Look Up Your Car's Recalls
How to know whether your vehicle has been recalled by the manufacturer.
How To Test Your Brake Lights ... Alone!
If you've ever tried to check your own brake lights, especially during the day, it's a pain! This method will help you test your brake lights without asking your neighbor for help.
MIG Welding Explained
MIG welders are the best introductory tool for welding. They are easy to use and can be mastered with practice and work. Check out the basics of MIG welding and see how the pros get metalworking done.
DIY: Replacing A Steering Rack
DIY: Replacing A Steering Rack from your About.com Guide to Auto Repair
How Does Fuel Injection Work?
It helps to understand fuel injection if you want to work on or just better understand how your car runs. Check out this description on what a fuel injection system is and does and you'll never be in the dark.
Troubleshooting Engine Driveability Problems:...
Troubleshooting is the most important part of auto repair. If you can properly troubleshoot a problem, you won't waste time and money fixing things that don't need to be fixed. If you can troubleshoot your bad engine performance, engine missing, misfiring, overheating, sounds like bad news, or other engine problems, you can repair them and be back on the road.
Can You Really Repair Your Own Windshield?
You see windshield repair kits on the shelf claiming to repair rock chips and other damage in 15 minutes, but do any of them really work? Is it possible to repair a windshield yourself? We'd all love to say I can fix my own windshield, so we tested the product to see whether you can do it.

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