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    • How To Fix Your Rear Defroster Created: Friday, September 21, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      If your rear defroster isn't working, do a test to find out what's wrong with it, then repair it using these easy steps. There's no reason you should drive around with limited back window visibility.
    • Adding Oil to Your Engine Created: Thursday, October 12, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Sometimes you need to top off your engine's oil. It's easy, and doesn't even have to be messy. Follow our tips and you won't make any mistakes. Make sure you're comfortable with your dipstick."
    • How To Replace Your Serpentine Belt, Fan, Alternator or Water Pump Belt Created: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      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 qui...
    • Replacing a Front Wheel Bearing Created: Friday, February 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      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.
    • Troubleshooting Engine Problems By Sound Created: Sunday, May 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      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 troublesh...
    • How Does a Diesel Engine Work? Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Whether you drive a diesel or are just really into engines, you will want to know what makes you a diesel engine work. It's not like a gasoline engine, and if you're new to the science of diesel en...
    • An Introduction to Auto Body Welding and Equipment Created: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      If you're thinking about trying your hand at automotive welding, here's an introduction to the types of equipment that are available to you, how much they cost, and how hard they are to use. It's d...
    • How To Recharge Your Air Conditioner with Freon Created: Friday, June 13, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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!
    • Troubleshooting Engine Driveability Problems: Surging or Misfiring Created: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 troublesh...
    • What's Leaking Under My Car? Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • Cure For Sudden Poor Radio Reception Created: Monday, May 07, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      If you suddenly find that your car radio is giving you more fizz and pop than music and news, there might be a simple solution to your woes. For most of us, the car stereo is the peacekeeper of the...
    • Troubleshooting Engine Problems Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 troublesh...
    • How To Replace an In-Tank Fuel Pump Created: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A bad fuel pump can cause all kinds of problems in your engine. Replace your in-tank fuel pump easily and save big money. This step by step will help you out.
    • How To Install New Windshield Wipers Created: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Installing new wiper blades is easy and quick. Modern wiper attachments are nothing like the old, tricky wipers that took an hour to install. Don't pay the inspection station or shop to replace you...
    • Get Yourself an Auto Repair Manual Created: Sunday, January 20, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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...
    • Replacing a Stripped Wheel Stud Created: Sunday, May 06, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A stripped wheel stud can be dangerous. Any damaged wheel stud should be replaced as soon as possible. Your wheel hubs and brakes were designed to work with a specific number of wheels studs holdin...
    • Why Does My Car Have No Heat? Created: Friday, December 28, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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.
    • My Car Won't Turn Over, What's Wrong? Created: Friday, April 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      This description of why your car won't turn over or won't start can help you get to the root of the problem. If your car won't turn over, you could save hundreds of dollars by figuring out what's w...
    • Replace Your Headlight Bulb Created: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you don't replace your own headlight, you'll pay big (comparatively) at the shop. It takes 5 minutes in most cases and you'll save lots of money by installing it yourself.
    • How To Bench Bleed Your Master Cylinder Created: Sunday, May 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you have to replace your master cylinder, you will have to bleed the brakes. But how much you have to bleed your brakes after you install a new master cylinder may depend on your preparation. We...
    • Air Conditioning: How AC Works Created: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you understand your car's air conditioning system you can maintain your car's air conditioning system. A/C is not hard to work on if you understand how it works. Check out this A/C description a...
    • Product Review: Engine Oil Stop Leak Created: Monday, May 31, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A comprehensive review of the Bar's Engine Oil Stop Leak. Does it work?
    • How Does My Cooling System Work? Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Your cooling system consists of many parts, including your radiator, water pump, coolant, electric cooling fan and other parts. Understanding how your cooling system works is very important to unde...
    • Removing A Seriously Stuck Wheel Created: Sunday, March 11, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Whether you're doing routine maintenance or changing a flat, nothing's worse than a wheel that won't come off. It can be corrosion, gunk, goop or just general tightness, but none of these things ca...
    • How To Replace a Rear Brake, Turn Signal or Back Up Light Bulb Created: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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. Be sure they are all working. We'll help you replace any that...
    • The Complete Auto Repair Glossary Created: Thursday, July 26, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you're trying to fix your car, no auto repair will be successful without a knowledge of car repair terms. This auto repair glossary covers the axle to the ZEV, so there's no way you'll end up wi...
    • Replace Your Rear Suspension Bushings Created: Monday, October 29, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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. Use this how-to DIY guide to replace your rear suspension bushings using...
    • Plugs Aren't Just For Hair: You Can Repair Tires Created: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      You can plug your own flat tire for about $5. Buy the tire repair kit and I will show you how to repair your flat tire safely in about 15 minutes. Easy step by step including photos of each step in...
    • Replace Your Fuel Tank Sending Unit Created: Monday, September 17, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 u...
    • How To Replace Your Master Cylinder Created: Saturday, July 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you're experiencing low brake pressure, squishy pedal, bad pedal feel, soft pedal, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder. Brakes are important, a...
    • Help With Your Honda Hot Start Problem Created: Sunday, June 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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. The hot start problem in these cars is well known, which means ...
    • How to Inspect Your Spark Plug Wires Created: Wednesday, January 10, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A short in your spark plug wire can cause your car to run rough, affect your gas mileage adversely and even cause dangerous situations under the hood! Regular inspection of the wires will avoid thi...

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