Cars need regular maintenance to attain their maximum lifespan. One of the most important maintenance-related tasks that you need to perform on your car is the oil change. As engine oil moves through your car's engine it picks up sediment and other debris. Over time this dirty oil can damage your en
Your car's mass air flow meter is necessary to the proper functioning of your vehicle's computer system. A dirty mass air flow meter will prevent your car from knowing how much gas you need in your fuel injection system. It works by measuring the air flow in the engine compartment against a heated w
It was one of those miserable wet days, you know the sort. The rain is pouring, the wind is howling and its dull and dark outside. A day for being sat inside beside the fire, all cosy and warm.
After draining and replacing coolant, whether for a coolant flush or for leak repair, it is important to bleed air from your car's coolant system. The 2000 Dodge Neon has a self-bleeding system, which means you don't need to operate any bleeder valves to get the air out. Excess air is automatically
Snow can be fun to play in and relaxing to watch come down and settle on the ground, but tends to be neither when a driver has to hit the road in it. Snow tires are designed to help cars take on the slippery, icy and cold conditions of snow-covered roads.
The 1988 Mercury Sable has an electric fuel pump located in the fuel tank, and replacing pump entails dropping the fuel tank itself. The nice thing about this pump is that it can be replaced independently. Many other Ford products have a much more expensive module, which incorporates the pump and fu
The window motor on the 1996 Honda Accord receives an electrical signal when the switch is depressed. The motor then activates and either raises or lowers the window, depending on which way you pressed the switch. Over time, the window motor can weaken and it may start to raise or lower the window s
The exhaust on a car is perhaps the most easily noticed part when it goes bad: either the car stops working due to a clogged catalytic converter or it becomes very loud because the muffler has a hole in it (or something similar). Replacing the exhaust on a car or truck is simple and can be carried o
Chrysler's Stow-N-Go seating system folds the second and third-row seating into the floorboard, which can give the van the appearance of a cargo vehicle. Once you get the hang of it, operating the Stow-N-Go system is straightforward. If your Chrysler van with Stow-N-Go has a power-operated third-row
The battery plays a crucial role in the charging system of a BMW. It's a storage point for the electricity in the car, and on the receiving end of the power created by the alternator. This power is called upon mostly when starting the car, when the starter motor takes that electricity to turn over.
If your 1993 Chevy van will not turn over correctly, then there could be dozens of problems that are preventing it from doing so. While there are some problems that have short-term solutions, other problems require more extensive repairs. Knowing some of the basics of vehicle maintenance and repair
The Samsung standard car power charger can be bought for around $7 on Amazon with free shipping that usually arrives within 1 week. Compared to what the prices are in the shopping malls this is a really good deal not to be missed if this is what you are after at the moment. These car chargers are us
Auto body repair is a service that will never go out of business, simply because there are so many cars on the road with needed repairs. Body damage on a vehicle not only looks bad, but can cause major rust damage if not taken care of before rust sets in. You can do many body repairs yourself, witho
There are a number of tricks to use when custom painting your car or truck, but few get the sort of reactions that marbalized paint gets. While it isn't a particularly easy process, it can be done at home if you have an assistant or two to give you a hand. The actual marbalizing effect is a physical
If you own a Mercury V6 24 Duratec engine, it is important to understand what the valves do and how to protect them. As the name suggests, the V6 24 has 6 cylinders and each cylinder has 4 valves. In total, the engine has 24 valves, all of which are responsible for controlling the flow of fuel into
The Lexus GS300 is equipped with all-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Toyota recommends that you replace the brake pads every 50,000 miles. The front brake pads tend to wear out faster than the rear pads. Listen for the grinding and/or squealing from the brake pad wear indicators to determine when to re
Camouflage is a good color for a truck for several reasons. Camouflage coloring hides imperfections in the body of the truck, it hides dirt and dust build-up and it can hide the truck if you use it for hunting. Camouflage also customizes your entire vehicle, making a statement about you and your sty
The sway bar on a car or truck is designed to tie together the corners in a suspension. If you lean hard into a right hand turn, the sway bar translates that movement into the left corner and keeps the wheels planted on the ground. These bars run across the width of the car or truck and are mounted