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 →
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.
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.
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 →
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.
Grinding or Squealing Noises
A transmission containing fluid contaminated with dirt, grease, or sludge may make your transmission make noises such as grinding, squealing, or similar. Stop the car and check the fluid level while the engine is still RUNNING in NEUTRAL. The fluid color should be a clean pink or reddish color with no black, brown, sludge, or metal grits. Bad fluid may also smell “burned.” If the fluid level is at an acceptable level, it probably needs a transmission flush. Continue reading →
By getting handy and reading a few tutorials, you can easily save a lot of money and hassle of having work done by a professional. (They also charge you for labor) This is especially true for many repairs that are safe to perform and has a low risk of damaging something in the process. Continue reading →
Pretty handy chart about common automotive DIYs. Includes Auto Repair at a Glance, Replacement Procedures and Times, Know the Basic Parts of Your Car, Types of Parts, How to Change the Parts, and Tool Facts. Continue reading →
It should seem obvious, and it should seem like most people with cars should know how to jump a car. But which cable goes where? Red first? Black is positive? Which is negative? Whaaaat? Why are there so many clamps?! So the next time you’re asked to jump a car, don’t look down in shame–read this article and learn how to properly jump a car without shocking yourself! Because it will pay off when the pretty girl next door is late for class and desperately asks you if you can jump her car. Continue reading →