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10 DIY Car Repair Mistakes You CAN’T Afford to Make!

A friend of mine once offered to help me change the oil in my car. I thought, “What a marvelous idea! I can learn to change my own oil!”

Wide-eyed and giddy with excitement, I showed up to his house in my 2007 Ford Focus with all the oil-change necessities I had been instructed to buy from Auto Zone. He looked at the car and then proceeded to try and get under it. Needless to say, unless one of us was the size of his Yorkshire terrier, we weren’t going to fit under the car. Continue reading

DIY Halloween Costume

halloween 109Halloween is right around the corner, but so are the holidays! Forget the wallet-damaging costumes, and create your own that will actually be original. Then you can buy everyone amazing Christmas gifts while still rocking a budget-friendly costume during one of the best holidays of the year!
Need inspiration? Check out these DIY Halloween costume ideas by the eToolsCity team.
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Capri Tools 60 SMD LED Ultra Bright 300 Lumens Cordless Rechargeable Work Light

Product Description

The Capri Tools 60-LED Rechargeable Work Light displays your projects in a better light! Get this portable companion for your workshop, garage, or home. The conveniently sized, broad-beam work light fits into tight spots. The rubberized grip-handle on the base makes this light easy to handle with or without gloves; while the hex-molded handle guarantees that the light won’t roll away. The rugged polymer housing and aluminum reinforced back has been drop-tested and proven to be impact resistant.

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3 Options for a Good Motorcycle Stand to Keep Your Bikes Standing Strong

Whether you have been riding on motorcycles for years or you’ve just made your first purchase, you probably know that these machines come with a built-in kick stand. So chances are that these kick stands are sufficient to properly store a motorcycle right? If you want to ensure that your bikes stay in the best possible condition, then this is definitely not good enough for proper storage. One way to properly store your bike is with a motorcycle stand.

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Top 3 Bubble Flare Tool Choices for Affordable Automotive Repair

If you are the proud owner of older model cars, then you are no doubt aware of the fact that they have special needs. Many owners of classic cars tend to be avid do-it-yourselfers, and must know the importance of buying the right tools and making specific repairs or modifications. One such feature of older cars, particularly many 80s models, are found in the brake lines. Continue reading

Don’t Find Yourself Screwed by a Broken Screw! How to Remove those Pesky Broken Screws

Screwed /skrood/
(informal) Beset with unfortunate circumstances that seem difficult or impossible to overcome; in a hopeless situation, ruined or broken. Continue reading

How to Sharpen a Chainsaw


General Maintenance:

Different chainsaws operate differently and also require different maintenance. Consult your manual for manufacturer/model specific related care. However it is safe to say that almost every moving part of a chainsaw should be or would benefit from lubrication. Also, regular inspection of the motor, chain, oil, and guide bar is wise. A chainsaw is a powerful and dangerous tool.

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Winter Driving Checklist

It is August! You know what this means. Summer is dying and autumn is coming to take its place. Soon, winter will settle in and that means snow for many across the USA. Snow and freezing conditions can be fun, but they have the potential to be dangerous as well. Stay safe this winter this with checklist for snowy conditions and freezing roads.

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5 Tips for Every Amateur Painter

1. Tint the Primer
Primer is important and often overlooked. Whether it is interior or exterior, a coat of primer is key to obtaining professional-looking results. This applies to previously painted surfaces, raw wood, new drywall, etc. Continue reading