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How to Fix Scrapes on Rims

Scrapes on tire rims are common on cars. Damaged and scraped rims can turn a good looking car into an ugly one, but with a little time and effort these scrapes can disappear....More...

How to Identify an Edelbrock Water Pump

Edelbrock is a premier manufacturer of high-performance auto parts. Currently, they manufacture water pumps for a number of American-made cars, including Chrysler, AMC/Jeep, Ford, Pontiac and Chevrolet. It is easy to identify Edelbrock parts -- they stamp the company name prominently right into the ...More...

How to Remove the Heater Core on a 2000 Ford Expedition

The heater core in a Ford Expedition truck acts like a miniature radiator that the engine coolant goes through. If the core is not working properly, you may need to remove it to either flush it or possibly replace it. This is not an easy task, as the core is housed behind the instrument panel within...More...

7 Car Valeting Tips

Do you drive about in style or in a sty? Do you take care of your automobile or are you going to wait for it to fall apart and then purchase a new one? Naturally ... ...More...

Why You Should Choose Bent Rim Repair Over Replacement

For as long as there have been cars on the road there has been a need for bent rim repair and replacement options. If you take a look at the average series of obstacles your car has to traverse in a lifetime it is no wonder they don't need to be fixed more often. So whether you need a chrome ri...More...

How to Replace a Headlight on a Mitsubishi Galant

The headlights in your Mitsubishi Galant are designed to provide optimal lighting at night and in bad weather. Because the Galant has composite headlights bolted into position, they do not need to be aimed or adjusted after replacement. Be sure to use the correct headlight bulb for your Galant. The ...More...

How to Change the Pollen Filter on a Subaru Impreza

Changing the pollen filter, or cabin air filter, in your Subaru Impreza is a maintenance project that you can do in a few minutes with just a screwdriver. The filter, located behind the glove compartment of the car, cleans the air coming in through your heat and air-conditioning system. You cannot s...More...

How to Change the Oil in a Challenger SRT

The SRT is the top-of-the-line Dodge Challenger. The rules for changing the oil are the same as they are for every vehicle. You should change the oil in your Challenger every 3,000 miles to keep it from breaking down and causing the engine to run without lubrication. It's also important to change th...More...

How to Remove the Idler Pulley on a 1988 Oldsmobile

The idler pulley in a 1988 Oldsmobile constantly pushes down on the drive belt, creating the tension needed to prevent the drive belt from slipping on the engine's accessory pulleys. Over time, the bearing inside the pulley will break down and stop functioning properly. If this happens, you need to ...More...

My GE Profile Washer WPRE6100 Is Making a Scraping Noise When Washing

The GE Profile WPRE6100 washing machine has 3.5 cubic feet of capacity, five wash and rinse temperatures, the proprietary "HydroWave" wash system that slows water and agitation, rinse and spin options and several different wash cycles. These features all make various noises as the washer operates; b...More...

Important Radar Detector Facts for Western Australia Drivers

Radar Detectors are illegal in all states except Western Australia, which brings the question will they become illegal soon? It's the one thing left that drivers have which is improving the safety on our roads, not promoting reckless driving. It may sound like a wild claim, but read on please, ...More...

How to Prevent Frost on Car Windows

Scraping a frosty windshield really isn't the way most people want to start off in the morning. Take action to prevent frost and ice buildup by coating or covering the windows and windshields the day before. Ice or frost buildup inside your car, however, is an indication that something is wrong with...More...

How to Use a Stud Welder

A stud welder creates an arc to fuse a metal stud to a body panel or other metal part. There are two standard types of stud welders. The first type uses a ceramic ferrule that slides over the stud. The ceramic ferrule contains the molten metal created when the stud gun arcs and is used on larger dia...More...

How to Clear Coat Your Polished Wheels

Many types of wheels can be polished to a high gloss shine, including chrome, aluminum, billet and alloy. These wheels can be polished, but unless they are also clear coated, the polished finish won't last very long. Adding a clear coat to polished wheels keeps the polished finish clean and protecte...More...

How to Tighten the Belt Tensioner on a 1996 Taurus

When a serpentine belt tensioner loosens up, it is safer to just replace the belt tensioner itself. The belt tensioners are spring loaded and, once they break, they can go through the radiator or cut through a radiator hose. You can tighten the serpentine belt tensioner to get you by until you can g...More...

How to Replace a Fuel Pump on a 1991 Ford Explorer

1991 marked the first year that the Ford Explorer was produced as an SUV. Prior to this year, in the 1970s, there was an upgraded F-150 which was badged with the Explorer name. The 1991 Ford Explorer was produced with a 4.0-liter, V-6 engine. The fuel pump in the 1991 Explorer is an electronic unit...More...

How to Change the O2 Sensor on a Lexus LS430

The Lexus S430 is actually classified as an SC430. The "C" stands for "coupe," which is the only way the S430 model is available. The 430 is related to the 4.3-liter V-8 engine. First manufactured in 2001, the SC430 features four oxygen sensors. Two located up front on the converters bolted to the m...More...

Car Upholstery Information

One of the most important features in a car that can make or break a sale is the interior. The interior of a car can give a buyer an idea of the quality of car that they are purchasing. The major component of a car's interior is the upholstery or actual material that the seats, dashboard, and doors ...More...