There are certain engine repairs that are unavoidable. However, some steps can be taken that will allow you to not have so many costly repairs.
Hello everyone and welcome back to our series on automotive tools and basics for the new weekend warrior auto mechanic. This isn't being written for the professional, but rather for the average Joe that would like to get his hands dirty on the weekends. In today's article I'm going to
Millions of Americans trust the maintenance of their cars to someone else, preferring to let their mechanic do the dirty work. When it comes to changing their oil, many drivers head off to quick oil change places such as Jiffy Lube and Precision Tune to have the work done, a task that can take as li
With driving safety depending on the condition of your tires, you'd have every reason to invest in a fancy tire gauge. But, look in your pocket - you might already have the tire gauge you ...
Keep the fuel system in your Ford Explorer in optimal condition by replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 to 40,000 miles. A clean fuel filter means clean fuel injectors and a clean fuel pressure regulator. Follow the instructions below to replace the filter on a Ford Explorer in under 45 minutes.
Having your tires aligned is more important than you might think. Tires that are aligned do not bend or lean inward or outward, and will drive straight without steering help when on a straight road. This prevents unnecessary and premature wear and tear on your tires. Wear and tear on tires that goes
The Mercedes-Benz C230 uses a 9006 halogen headlight bulb. When a bulb burns out in your C230, you should replace it as soon as possible. Purchase replacement 9006 bulbs from an auto parts store or your Mercedes-Benz dealer. The headlight bulbs are accessible from inside the engine compartment, so c
The window cranks in Chevrolet pickups are made from either metal or high-impact plastic. The bottom end of these cranks contain a splined female chamber that sits on top of the splined male window crank gear. The crank is held to the gear with a small steel retaining clip. As time passes, the splin
You can maintain your trailer battery by charging it while you are towing. You can wire the trailer battery to the same seven-pin outlet on your towing vehicle that powers the brake lights and turn signals on your trailer. This method helps maintain the charge of batteries in travel trailers, horse
The 1967 Camaro was the first Camaro released by Chevrolet and was a direct competitor to the Ford Mustang. The Camaro shared many of its early designs and components with the Pontiac Firebird released the same year. Due to the age of the vehicle, there are parts which naturally wear out over the li
If you pay a visit to your local auto parts store you will discover a wall full of car care and detailing products. It's no different on the web. Most retailers of car detailing supplies have so many cleaners, polishes and waxes that it's nearly impossible to tell the difference between ev
Several 1996 Ford models came equipped with side marker lights and roof marker lights. These marker lights help increase the driver's visibility and act as warning lights. If they burn out, they should be replaced as soon as possible. Replacing these lights is a simple process that takes only a few
The BMW 325 is part of the 3-series line of BMW cars. It is considered a sport sedan luxury vehicle. When the BMW 325 does not start properly, there can be various reasons, most of which are typical car issues that can affect any type of vehicle. However, over the years of production there have bee
The check valve is a small, inexpensive component; but, it is a vital component of an automobile power brake system. The check valve is a one-way valve that allows air to be sucked out of the brake power booster, but does not allow air to flow back through the check valve and into the booster. This
If one of your rear signal lights isn't working, folks driving behind you won't know when you're turning, exposing both of you to serious danger. To avoid causing accidents, replace the signal light bulbs in your Kia Spectra as soon as they burn out. Please note, these instructions only apply to Spe
Painting your car with spray paint can give it the appearance of a professional paint job for the fraction of the price. Simply sanding the surface of your car in between layers of paint allows the sleek appearance of a new car. Painting your car with spray paint can take away years of use and leave
If the brake lights on your Toyota Camry stop working and the fuse and bulbs test positive, the problem may lie in the brake light switch. The brake light switch is a device that powers up your brake lights when you depress the brake pedal. One sign that the switch may be bad is if all of your brake
It's easy to change the oil in a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria yourself instead of paying someone else to do it. Oil keeps your vehicle's engine lubricated and eliminates excess friction and heat. If you don't change the oil, the engine parts will rub together, eventually locking up the pistons or ruinin
Automotive taillight lenses are made from a colored plastic that can fade or break over time. Most manufacturers have used interchangeable lenses since the 1940s, and the average backyard mechanic can change a taillight lens in about fifteen minutes.