Car Maintenance projects
How to Clean an Engine
Is your car or truck’s engine a greasy mess? Don’t really know how to clean an engine? Follow these simple steps to make your motor…
How to Install a Car Mount Dashboard Device Holder
Add a GPS adapter, cell phone or other dashboard-mounted electronic device holder without drilling or gluing. The trick is finding the right…
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How to Play MP3 Songs on Your Radio
Adapt your car radio to play music from your MP3 or iPod with an add-on adapter that ensures good sound quality. It costs less than $150 and…
How to Refinish Wheels
If you go through the trouble of detailing your aging car, sooner or later the rusty wheels are going to bug you. Here’s how to refinish…
Change Your Car’s Transmission Fluid
Extend the life of your engine by changing transmission fluid. It's much easier by using a special pump, and you'll save $100 in shop…
Spark Plug Gap
Good engine performance requires the proper spark plug gap. You can measure and set the gap in minutes to fit the specifications of your…
Serpentine Belt: How to Check for Wear
Use a special gauge to measure wear on newer EPDM serpentine belts. EPDM belts are superior than older types.
How to Change Power Steering Fluid
Change power steering fluid quickly and easily and save the $55 shop charge. Simply siphon out the old and add fresh fluid.
How to Restore Headlights
Clear your fogged or yellowed headlight lenses in 45 minutes for less than $15, rather than spending $100s to replace them.
How to Change Air Filter
Replace your air filter in minutes. And vacuum out debris while you're at it.
How to Change Wiper Blades
Don't put up with streaky wiper blades. You can replace them yourself in about 10 minutes.