How to Use a Floor Jack Like a Pro (Step-by-Step)

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Most car owners are well aware of the importance surrounding thorough vehicle maintenance and upkeep. After all, the purchase of a vehicle serves as a substantial investment and should be protected at all costs. From changing a vehicle’s oil to swapping out brake pads, there is plenty of periodic maintenance required of the average motorist. … Read more

How to Find a Vacuum Leak (and Fix It Yourself)

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On occasion, even the heartiest of vehicles are plagued by mechanical issues of one type or another. Of these possible issues, few are as common as vacuum leaks of one assorted variety or another. Vacuum leaks are not only aggravating but can cause a number of secondary issues as well, many of which can prove … Read more

How to Remove a Stripped, Rounded Off, or Rusted Bolt (5 Methods)

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Threaded fasteners of many types have been developed over centuries and are generally used to hold two or more parts together. In this article we will include pretty much all types of metal fasteners under the single term, bolt. If all goes well in a lifetime, every bolt needed to be removed simply comes out … Read more

How to Change Spark Plugs (Step-by-Step)

Spark plugs may be simple to replace or annoyingly difficult. It all depends on how many covers, hoses, wire harnesses and other miscellaneous parts you must either move or remove to gain access to the plugs. And if the engine is jammed into a tiny space, that can make getting to the plugs even more … Read more

6 Do-it-Yourself Car Detailing Tips

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Car detailing can be a great way to get your car looking like new again. The benefit of car detailing is that it cleans your car more thoroughly than a simple car wash would. It ensures that every little spot of your car is looking sparkling new. This process could involve polishing and waxing the … Read more

How to Change Your Brake Pads (Step-by-Step)

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Loosely interpreted, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics tells us that everything is inexorably wearing out. And that is true for the brake pads on your car. Though possibly in good condition today, in a few weeks or months they will demand replacing. And if you are a moderately skilled DIY guy or gal, you can … Read more

How to Clean Fuel Injectors (Using a Cheap Cleaning Kit)

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The fuel injectors are the parts of the engine which are responsible for spraying fuel into the intake valves of the engine from where the mixture goes into the piston cylinders for the combustion. The ECU (engine control unit) determines the amount of fuel which is pushed into the fuel injector. Why Fuel Injectors Get … Read more

How to Clean a Cabin Air Filter (A/C Filter) and How NOT to

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The cabin air filter, also known as the car air conditioner filter, is one of the most overlooked and neglected filters in a vehicle. This is mainly because of their more popular and critical cousins such as the oil filter, air filter, and fuel filter. However, if the cabin filter is not regularly replaced or … Read more

How to Adjust a Clutch Pedal (for the Right Amount of Free Play)

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There are fewer vehicles on the road each year with a manual transmission. Even that new $50k sports car likely only comes with a slush box or possibly a dual-clutch transmission. While more drivers prefer automatics and car manufacturers are offering less models with stick shifts, manual transmissions are still preferred by many due to … Read more

How to Flush a Radiator (and Radiator Flush Cost)

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An internal combustion engine gets very hot as it runs. With so many metal components moving quickly and rubbing together inside of the engine, all that friction creates an enormous amount of heat. The engine depends on coolant to keep these components cooled down, so they do not overheat. However, the coolant does not just … Read more