How-to Guides

Engine Valve Adjustment

Most internal combustion engines use poppet valves and rocker arms to control the flow of gases to and from the cylinders. To reduce the effects of thermal expansion, a small gap is left between the end of each valve stem and the rocker arm that pushes it. This gap will change slightly with engine usage […]

Ball Joint Replacement

The ball joints on your vehicle perform a very valuable function. They connect the two wheel struts in the front of the vehicle to the steering column. When the ball joints become worn out, they will cause there to be some play in the steering of your vehicle and your tires will wear out faster. […]

How to Clean a Car Headliner

One of the most overlooked parts of the car during cleaning and detailing is the headliner. The headliner often gets dirty when we put our hands up near the roof of the car, when we take things in and out of the vehicle, and especially if we have little kiddos climbing in and out of […]

How to Change Car Brake Pads

One of the most important parts of a car is its set of front brakes. Your brakes allow you to stop gradually when approaching traffic or a stop light, and they also allow you to stop quickly in the event that something is in the road that could cause an accident. Brake pads are a […]

Rear Axle Bearing Replacement

Replacing the rear axle bearing in your vehicle can be timely and expensive if you have it done in the shop, but did you know that you don't need to have it done by a professional? You may be able to replace the rear axle bearing on your own. If you have worked on cars […]

How to Install Neon Car Lights

If you like the look of neon car lighting you can add it to your own vehicle quite easily. Car neon lighting will allow you to infuse a bit of your own personal style into your vehicle and will allow you to be noticed as you go down the road. Even if you have some […]

Car Windshield Glass Replacement and Repair

It has happened to the best of us. We are minding our own business and then suddenly there is a though whack on our windshield. We quickly look and low and behold we have a small chip or even a crack on your windshield glass. In the past this was a sure sign that you […]

How to Use a Vacuum Brake Bleeder

Do you bleed your own brakes? If you are tired of the mess that is associated with bleeding brakes manually you don't have to put up with it anymore. Instead of continuing to get oil everywhere you can us a vacuum brake bleeder. Many people wonder how much more effective a vacuum brake bleeder is, […]

Diesel Fuel Tank Repair

If you are lucky, you have a diesel vehicle that has lasted a long time and is still in great condition. If you have noticed that you are losing fuel or that you are running on empty much more often than you should be, you may find that you have a leak or hole in […]

Common Problems with a Torque Converter

A torque converter is used to transfer rotating power from a prime mover, which would be your gasoline engine, to a rotating driven loan. The torque converter simply takes the place of a mechanical clutch, which then allows for the loan to be divided from the power source. The beneficial part of a torque converter […]

How to Flush a Car’s Radiator

Your car's cooling system serves a very important purpose in keeping your vehicle running safely. Because an engine creates a lot of heat, cars needed cooling systems to keep the engines from overheating and leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere. One important part of the cooling system is your car's radiator. The radiator […]

How to Change Fuel Filters

If you want to improve the fuel efficiency of your car and save money in the process, you should learn how to change fuel filter parts on your vehicles. There are several reasons why you should learn how to change fuel filter parts, all of which can improve your vehicle's performance and leave a little […]

Car Alarm Installation Guides

Protecting your vehicle from damage and theft should be one of your main concerns as a car or truck owner. Having protection systems such as anti-theft devices can help you to keep your vehicle safe and even help to reduce your auto insurance expenses. Some of the devices that you can use to protect your […]