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How to Master Working with a Tap and Die Set

If you are an avid participant in the world of home or vehicle repair, then you know the frustration that can come from dealing with old, worn out bolts. However, if you have a tap and die set, then this is a much smaller problem to overcome. These sets are specially made to repair and renew worn out bolts. While this process may seem like a daunting task, it is actually quite simple. The two key features of a tap and die set (the tap and the die) have specific capabilities that allow them to restore bolts almost like new. Continue reading

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

How to Change Your Own Oil

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Changing your own oil isn’t that difficult of a feat as many people believe it is. In fact, it’s one of the more easier and rewarding work you’ll do ever do on your car, not to mention how much money you can save by doing it yourself. Continue reading

What to look for in a Socket Set and How to Select One

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Are you planning to purchase your very first socket set? It’s natural to wonder which socket set will be best suited for your needs. Continue reading

Is it Time to Change Your Transmission Oil?

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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

How to Change Your Own Oil (Easy)

Want to change your own oil but don’t know how to? Don’t fret! This article will guide you step by step! Instead of paying $30 and upwards for an oil change every 3000-5000 miles, invest in some trusty oil change tools and start changing your own oil! Continue reading

How to use a torque wrench?

All to often those that do their own car repair think in terms of force. Whether they are under the hood, or changing a tire, they think the more force they can apply to the different fasteners present on their car, the better. Continue reading