How to Turn Your Truck Into a Generator
Generate power for corded tools anywhere you go without the cost and hassle of a gas-powered generator by wiring a power inverter to your truck…
Screws: How to Loosen a Stuck Phillips Screw
Frustrated by a Phillips screw that’s starting to strip out? Salvage the situation with one of these tips before you go through the…
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Car Accessories: Roof Rack Safety Warning
Standard roof racks are not meant to carry heavy, wide loads, and can actually tear off at high speeds. Here’s what you can do to prevent…
How to Install a Car MP3 Player
Upgrade the original factory sound system in your car by installing an MP3 player. With the removal instructions you can usually swap out the…
Road Trip Checklist
Road trips are more fun when the car doesn’t break down. This quick maintenance checklist will alert you to potential problems before…
Car Heater Repair Tips: Fixing a Blower Motor
Restore multiple speeds to your auto heater/air conditioner blower by replacing a resistor module. It’s a simple, quick change-out.
Tips for Car Stereo Repair
Remove your car radio/CD unit and send it in for repairs rather than buying a new one. The trick is getting it out without wrecking anything.
Tips for Selling Your Car
To get the highest price when selling your car yourself, catch up on maintenance, detail the car, advertise, organize your records, avoid…
How to Fix a Valve Cover Gasket Leak
Replace a leaky gasket cover on a 4-cylinder engine easily and in less than an hour for less than $25. We show you how to do it, step-by-step.
Prevent License Plate Theft
Prevent license plate theft by using special screws that require a special security wrench to remove. They're inexpensive and take only…
How EGR Valve Cleaning Can Stop Stalling and Idling Problems
Rough idle? A good dousing with throttle body cleaner may be enough to restore your EGR valve to near-mint condition, transforming a harsh idle…