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Updated Articles and Resources

By Matthew Wright

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Figure Out Why Your Car is Overheating Created: Sunday, April 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      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.
    • My Car Won't Turn Over, What's Wrong? Created: Friday, April 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      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 Won't My Car Start? Created: Sunday, December 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      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.
    • Diagnose Automatic Transmission Problems Created: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      When you have automatic transmission issues, a simple auto transmission checklist will help out to diagnose your aiutomatic transmission problems.
    • How To Test a Circuit Using a Test Light Created: Monday, May 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      A circuit tester is an important troubleshooting tool when you are trying to diagnose an electrical problem with your car.
    • The Charging System Created: Monday, November 24, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The parts and interaction of the parts of an automotive charging system.
    • The Charging System Created: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The parts and interaction of the parts of an automotive charging system.
    • How To Replace a Rear Brake, Turn Signal or Back Up Light Bulb Created: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 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.
    • How to Perform a Radiator Flush Created: Friday, April 13, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      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...
    • Buying a Repair Manual: Choose the Make of Your Car Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Before you start working on your own car doing your own repairs or maintenance, you need a good repair manual. Having a proper automotive repair book will mean your repairs will happen quickly and ...
    • How To Replace Rear Brake Pads for Disc Brakes Created: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Replacing rear brakes is like replacing front brake pads but a little different. Learn how to make the repair for your safety.
    • Avoiding Muffler Repair By Tightening One Bolt Created: Thursday, May 31, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      If you hear noise underneath your car that rattles and vibrates, you might not need expensive muffler repair with a little investigation.
    • What is a Core and What's a Core Charge for Auto Parts? Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Have you ever wondered what an auto parts core is, and why you should have to leave a deposit in the name of this core? Check it out.
    • How to Replace a Brake Caliper Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you've got a stuck or sticking brake caliper, the time to replace it is today. You may be very sorry if you wait, and you can do it yourself in an afternoon.
    • Replacing a Stripped Wheel Stud Created: Sunday, May 06, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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.
    • Can a Collapsible, Disposable Gas Can Work? Created: Monday, July 21, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      We recently discovered a collapsible, disposable gas can at an auto parts store. The company claims that you can store this mostly cardboard container under your seat, then expand it to use as an e...
    • Your Ignition System, How Does it Work? Created: Thursday, March 13, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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.
    • Timing Belt Tech Data and Replacement Intervals Created: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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, Ki...
    • What is Caster? Created: Sunday, November 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 a...
    • Wheel Alignment Defined Created: Sunday, October 26, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 a...
    • How to Install Brake Discs on Your Truck Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014
      Don't pay big bucks to have new brake discs or rotors installed. You can do it yourself and save big.
    • How to economically fix a dent on your car. Created: Saturday, January 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      In these tough economic times fixing a costly dent can be outside of the budget for many people. We can show you how to fix your car yourself for under $100.
    • Timing Belt Tech Data and Replacement Intervals Created: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Timing belt replacement information for most makes including Honda, GM, Chevy, Chrysler, Acura, Audi, Volkswagen, Volve, Toyota, Ford, and many more.
    • A Safety Essential: Steel Toe Shoes or Boots Created: Monday, October 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      If you're doing any serious auto repair work, you need to think of the safety of your feet. We always wear steel toe work boots in the shop to protect our delicate feet from all of the weight being...
    • Honda CR-V Repair and Service Manual Created: Monday, October 05, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      If you're looking for a repair manual for your Honda CR-V, we can help you find a service and repair manual so that you can do your own auto repairs and maintenance on your CR-V. Haynes Manuals and...
    • What is a reverse-threaded bolt? Created: Thursday, April 05, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      What does reverse threaded mean? Does my car use a reverse threaded bolt? When threads are reversed it can be confusing, so be sure to find out which ones go which way. we can at least help with a ...
    • How to Install a Trailer Brake Control Created: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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. While many cars and trucks do come with a towing package, mos...
    • HFO-1234yf is the Green Alternative for your Car's AC System Created: Friday, September 03, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Is there a green alternative for use in your car or truck's air condtioning system? According to the experts, HFO-1234yf will reduce your AC's impact on the environment by more than 300 times. Wow....
    • How To Replace a Trailer Wheel and Tire Created: Friday, April 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Often overlooked but very important are trailer tires. They wear out just like regular tires and can be a pain if they are bald. A trailer without good traction is not safe and no fun to drive. Thi...
    • Find Out if Your Toyota is Affected by the Accelerator Pedal Recall Created: Monday, February 15, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      How do I know if my Toyota is on the recall list? Is my Toyota recalled? Is my Toyota pedal needing to be fixed? What Toyotas are affected by the recall? These are all questions that have been floo...
    • Testing an Ignition Coil on the Car Created: Sunday, April 06, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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.
    • Emergency Roadside Radiator Hose Repair Created: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      If you're stuck on the side of the road needing radiator repair or staring at a blown radiator hose, you'll do anything to get things moving again. If your car has overheated due to a blown radiato...

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