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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 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...
    • What's Leaking Under My Car? Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 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.
    • 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...
    • Dash Lights: The Battery Light on Your Dashboard Created: Sunday, May 27, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The dash lights on your car all mean something, and the battery light is no exception. Be sure you know what to do if your battery light comes on while you're going down the road.
    • Avoiding Muffler Repair By Tightening One Bolt Created: Thursday, May 31, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you hear noise underneath your car that rattles and vibrates, you might not need expensive muffler repair. Muffler repairs can be costly, but if you do a little investigation you might find the ...
    • How Does An Alternator Work? Created: Monday, October 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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.
    • Do Your Own Oil Change Created: Thursday, June 07, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Easy to follow step by step instructions with great photos, on how to do an oil change. Save money!
    • Repair Flat Tires With a Can Created: Thursday, April 19, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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? Is there a discount tire fix that can get your flat tire back on th...
    • Auto Body Repair, Dent Repair Created: Friday, February 15, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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. Bondo is ok to use in small amounts, but don...
    • Your Ignition System, How Does it Work? Created: Thursday, March 13, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Your ignition system is an essential component to your car's engine. 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 Replace Your Oxygen Sensor Created: Thursday, September 15, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If your Check Engine Light is illuminated, you may have a bad O2 sensor. These instructions will tell you how you can determine whether or not you need to replace one or more of your oxygen sensors...
    • Volkswagen Jetta Fuse Map Created: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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's Wrong With My Brakes? Created: Monday, December 17, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 troubleshootin...
    • The Moonroof versus Sunroof Question, Answered! Created: Monday, May 10, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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...
    • Unable to Read Your OBD-II Codes? Created: Friday, March 09, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      If you've hooked up to your OBD-II diagnostic plug and got nothing, don't assume that the system needs serious work. Sometimes it can be simple and free to fix.
    • Replacing Your Honda Accord Vehicle Speed Sensor Created: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Honda VSS replacement or repair may be necessary if your speedometer is malfunctioning by bouncing or providing no information. Here is how.

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