25 Gift Ideas for a Budding Home Mechanic
If there is a budding DIY automotive mechanic on your holiday gift list, there are plenty of car-related gifts that will not only make their…
Why You Should Stop Charging Your Phone in Your Car
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13 Things You Need in Your Winter Car Survival Kit
Don’t get stranded out in the cold – make your own winter car survival kit.
Alternator Replacement: When to Listen to Your Mechanic
Go ahead and change the serpentine belt, tensioner and idler roller when replacing an alternator on your car or truck.
Winterize Your Boat
Winterize your inboard/outboard motorboat and save $150. Our instructions include an oil change, draining the engine block, lubing the lower…
How to Fix a Leaking Sunroof
Solve most sunroof leak problems by clearing a clogged drain tube with your shop vacuum.
Auto Electrical System: How to Clean the Ground Cables
Ground cables tend to corrode and cause various electrical malfunctions. A simple cleaning will clear up many problems.
How to Repack Wheel Bearings
Repack trailer wheel bearings to prevent the most common breakdown. It’s an easy and cheap maintenance chore.
Freeing Up a Rusted Wheel
Remove a rusted-on wheel with rust penetrant, a hand maul and a block of wood. Prevent rusting with anti-seize lubricant.
Vehicle Diagostics: How To Find Engine Code
Correctly identify the model year and engine type in your VIN (vehicle identification number) when you buy new auto parts.
Car Horn Repair Tips
Use a simple fused jumper to pinpoint the problem with a bad horn. Often the fix is simple and cheap.