Published: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:13:45 +0000
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThere 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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf 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!
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf your car is idling to high or too low, it could be an early sign of a bigger problem. Figure it out now and save money on future repairs!
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZSeasonal auto maintenance is important to your car. Auto maintenance should always be a priority, but as the seasons change things come up that might not have mattered last month. Besides, an auto maintenance calendar is a good thing to have in place. If your planning a road trip, all the more important.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf 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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWe rely on the remote unlock, lock, and alarm functions on our car or truck key fob, or key chain. This keychain remote has batteries that go dead. If you have a dead or weak battery in your car remote, you will lose range or not be able to use it at all. Replacing your car remote battery is easy. You can replace the battery in 5 minutes or less. We'll show you a Honda remote and a Mercedes Benz remote as examples.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIt 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 troubleshooting guide can help you figure out what's wrong with your brakes.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf 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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIt'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. This simple step-by-step car radiator flush is the key to good radiator health. Your cooling system is important. Change your antifreeze and stay cool.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWet sanding is a simple process that, when done right, can produce amazing results. Whether you are trying to prep your car for a paint job or revive a tired finish on your old car or truck, you should have wet sanding as part of your restoration arsenal. Learn how easy it can be done, and how to do it properly here.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThe ABS light can be triggered by a number of symptoms. Before you decide to take the car in, you might want to take a look at your ABS wheel sensors.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWhen you have automatic transmission issues, a simple auto transmission checklist will help out to diagnose your aiutomatic transmission problems.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZBefore you replace your exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, many people try cleaning it. It's easy to clean your EGR valve, and here's how to do it.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThe EGR valve is a crucial part of your car's emission control system. Find out what it does and when to replace or repair it.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZChecking your oil with your car's dipstick is the single most important thing you can do to extend the life of your car and keep your engine healthy.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIt's easy to jump start your car if you are stranded with a dead battery. Jumper cables are easy to use with these simple instructions.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThis 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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf your turn signals aren't working, they won't come on or they blink rapidly, you need to replace your turn signal relay (also known as the flasher relay). The turn signal relay or flasher relay is usually easy to access so that you can repair your turn signals without spending a lot of time troubleshooting.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf your car is shaking, whether it's the steering wheel or something deeper, this checklist can help you figure out what's causing the problem.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZYou may have solved your dead battery with a jump start, but what is causing the battery to drain so often? Here are some ideas to check out.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZTiming belt replacement information for most makes including Honda, GM, Chevy, Chrysler, Acura, Audi, Volkswagen, Volve, Toyota, Ford, and many more.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you don't replace your own headlight, you'll pay big at the shop. It takes 5 minutes, and you'll save lots of money by installing it yourself. Pick your bulb and go.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZUnwelcome or unusual sounds under the hood could mean big trouble down the road. Diagnose them early and save yourself some serious headache.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZDon't let your car run hot because it's low on coolant. It's easy to check the coolant level in your radiator. It should be part of your regular maintenance routine and only takes a second.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZI own a 1998 Jeep Cherokee SE (not a Grand) 4.0L I6 with 4WD. The consistent problem I am having is with the cooling system, and I am wondering if it is just the car or if something can be done about it.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZYou can plug your own flat tire for about $5. Buy a tire repair kit and use this guide to learn how to repair your flat tire safely in about 15 minutes.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIt'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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZYour ignition coil can be the culprit in many automotive troubleshooting situations. You will need to test your coil to see if its bad.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZYou can work on your own car, but what do you need to get started? Check out this short checklist of things that you must have before you launch into your career of DIY auto repair.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZSuspension problems are hard to diagnose. Whether you have shakes, shimmies, vibrations, or bumps, we can help troubleshoot with you.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf your universal joint or drive shaft is making noise, you may need to replace your universal joint. This printable step-by-step how to with detailed photos will help you replace your universal joint and save lots of cash.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIs your battery light on? The dash lights on your car all mean something. Be sure you know what to do if your battery light comes on while you're going down the road.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you're driving around with bumper damage, you can repair it at home and spend very little money in the process. Check out how we repaired this plastic bumper cover for less than $100. It was torn, scratched and had multiple holes in it. The result was a superb value for the cash outlay.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZYou can repair your windshield yourself with a windshield chip repair kit. We've tested them, and now we'll show you how to fix a chipped windshield using one of these kits. Save money, you don't need a replacement windshield, fix this one.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf your power steering is noisy, screeching, squealing, or if your power steering is weak or jumpy, you may simply need to add some power steering fluid.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf your car's making a grinding sound when you stop, it's not something to ignore. Brakes can be expensive to repair if you wait too long.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZLearn about the common triggers that can cause your Check Engine light to come on for almost no reason at all, to save you money and your safety.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZRepairing 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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZCode P0401 is one of the more common numbers to pop up on a diagnostics screen when running a scan on a Chevy engine, especialy the 3.1 liter. This code can indicate an expensive problem, but it can also be something very simple. Check out a common, and cheap, solution to this code before you drop your car off for major Check Engine service.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWhat is the difference between red and green anti-freeze?
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you've ever needed to drain your gas tank, you know how frustrating it can be. The problem was you were lacking good equipment and good advice. I'll show you how to do it right.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZDiagnosing GM Converter Lock-Up Problems
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThe clunk you hear under the car might be a broken exhaust hanger causing your muffler to bounce around. A bad exhaust hanger is easy to replace.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZHere are five things to consider when thinking about your personal gas use and how you can change it.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZA bad wheel bearing deserves a good listen. But before you pay for work, be sure you are actually in need of a wheel bearing replacement. A little time in diagnosis can save big money in the long run.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you're experiencing low brake pressure, bad pedal feel, or any other problems with your brakes, you might need to replace your master cylinder.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZSimple car body repairs can be made at home for very little money compared to what you'd pay at the body shop. If you want to tackle the job yourself, here are some guidelines to help you decide how to go about it, and if it's a job you can do. From dents to scratches, from filler to paint, it can all be done to some degree in your driveway.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIt's commonly accepted lore to prime before you paint, but do you always need primer? When can it actually do harm rather than help?
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZAll of the numbers and letters on the sides of tires mean something. If you know how to decipher them, you'll be empowered to make a real decision about what tires are right for you, and how to save money buying them.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZEver wonder what the difference between antifreeze and coolant is? If you're curious, we have the answer for you, and you'll be surprised!
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZA 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!
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZA circuit tester is an important troubleshooting tool when you are trying to diagnose an electrical problem with your car.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZBefore you replace the main relay in your Honda Civic, Accord, Prelude, CRX or other Honda, be sure you perform this fairly simple test.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZYour fuel filter is your engine's safety net. Keeping your fuel filter clean increases gas mileage and helps avoid future repairs.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWe'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?
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZCold 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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZHow does an alternator work? What does an alternator do? If you've ever wondered what's going on inside your alternator, read up here.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you need to replace a fuel injector, this is how to do it. Step by step, with photos. Ready for printout. Be prepared!
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZChanging brake pads is easy to do yourself. I will tell you step by step how to replace brake pads. With photos. Brake pad installation is not difficult, and with this step-by-step instruction you can save big money. Replacing your brakes (disc brake pads) can be done quickly, If it's time to install new brake pads on your car, be prepared.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThere's no reason to drive around with malfunctioning power steering. Find out if it's a simple fix by checking your power steering fluid level.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThe 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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you are trying to locate or replace your oxygen sensors in your Ford, this chart will tell you where they are located.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWhether you drove through a freshly striped road or got stuck behind the tar truck, these tips will help you clean up your paint job, it's like turning back time.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf your oil level drops between oil changes you might have a problem. Troubleshoot your oil consumption problems to see if you need to make a repair. Engines may be burning oil or leaking oil, or you might have oil in the antifreeze.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZSome bolts just won't budge. You can use a penetrant like PB Blaster, Liquid Wrench or WD-40, but to really get it free you might need to apply heat.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZTesting a vehicle battery is simple, requiring a few basic tools.Here's how to measure the state-of-charge and do a load test and a bounce back test.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf your rear defrost is not working, there are a number of things that could be causing it. This step by step troubleshooting and repair guide can help you figure out what the cause is, and show you how to fix it cheaply.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you have to replace your master cylinder, you will have to bleed the brakes. But how much after you install a new master cylinder may depend.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZHow does ABS work? What is my antilock braking system doing? Here is a guide to the ins and outs of your car's ABS brakes and the system that runs them.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZEvery 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 here for you to soak up. Check it out.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZEver get in your car and you can't even turn the car key? Everything seems stuck. There's an easy way out of this jam, and it won't cost you a thing.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you plan to repaint your car, you may have considered changing the color. Should you do it? What are the pros and cons of a color change?
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2016-09-29T11:13:45ZA comprehensive review of the Bar's Engine Oil Stop Leak. Does it work?
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf 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 unit that controls your gas gauge readings, is in an accessible location to repair yourself.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWarm air conditioning is not for you. This easy to follow step-by-step tutorial will save you big bucks by recharging your own AC. Printable directions with photos, better than video!
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZA resonator is an important part of your exhaust system. Learn what a resonator does, and why you may or may not need one for your car or truck.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZA noisy exhaust is a bummer. Find out whether your excessive exhaust noise is a big deal or an easy fix.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you're thinking about having your car painted, there are some things to consider before you nail things down with a paint shop. Knowledge is power, and knowing that to expect from a painter can mean a lot. Check out this list of things to think about.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZLook 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, Kia, Hyundai, Infiniti, Nissan, Isuzu, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Cadillac, Pontiac, Mercedes
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZMIG welders are the best introductory tool for welding. They are easy to use and can be mastered with practice and work. Check out the basics of MIG welding and see how the pros get metalworking done.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZFind the source of your oil leak by inspecting your engine. An oil leak can be serious, but there's no need to panic.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWasher fluid can help keep your windshield clean in the summer and ice-free in the winter. It's easy to top it off so you know you won't run out when you really need some window juice!
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZA bad coil means no spark, so testing your ignition coil is an important step in troubleshooting an no-start or a no-spark issue.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf 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 alignment. Let us show you definitions of what all of these things mean to you and the health of your car or truck.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZEngines make predictable, symphonic noises. If your engine is making a popping sound, you need to see what's going on under the hood. Troubleshoot your popping noise soon, like today.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you see your dashboard brake light or oil light illuminated, you should start troubleshooting the reason behind the light to avoid expensive repairs.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZAn overheating engine can be more than frustrating, it can be dangerous. Figure out why your engine is running hot to give you some peace of mind this season.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZWithout an ignition coil, distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires and spark plugs, you can't do much at all with a tank of gas.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZSometimes you need to top off your engine's motor oil. It's easy, and doesn't even have to be messy. Engine oil is vital to your car. Follow our tips and you won't make any mistakes.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZBefore you start running new wires, understand what a ground wire is, and what the negative side of your car's electrical system is all about. It will help you troubleshoot your circuits and fix electrical problems.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThere are three basic types of welders used in auto shops. Check out which may be right for you.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf 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.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThese are many parts that make up your car's AC system. Understanding what each does will make it much easier for you to know what's gone wrong. Page 2.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIt can be corrosion, gunk, goop or just general tightness, but none of these things can keep your stuck car wheel on with this handy trick.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you suspect that you have a bad muffler, there are some things you can do to determine whether it's time to repair or replace the muffler or exhaust system. Don't make a hasty decision, but don't delay either.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you get stuck or need a short pull, a tow strap can really help you out. Be careful to use it correctly and safely. We'll show you how.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZA handheld OBD2 tool such as those manufactured by INNOVA will pull and display diagnostic trouble codes, show emissions related monitor status, display freeze frame data, which was set when the “Check Engine” light problem occurred and more. In a very high percentage of cases, a handheld OBD2 tool is all that anyone needs to diagnose emissions-related failures in today’s vehicles.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZThe newest batch of smartphone driven, app-based automotive scan tools and code readers have opened the door to a wealth of information for the DIY mechanic.
2016-09-29T11:13:45ZIf you're taken by surprise by a breakdown, it doesn't mean that you have to be stranded or call for the tow truck. Being prepared for a side-of-the-road repair can save you time and money. Radiator repairs can be a bummer. You might not be able to fix everything with a packet of pepper, but I'll tell you one radiator repair that calls for just that.