Cars & Vehicles

- Rss

What You Should Know About BMW Alloy Wheels
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

What You Should Know About BMW Alloy Wheels

Under the well known and reputable name of BMW alloy wheels are available in a diverse variety of designs and styles. Rims such as these have become a very popular addition to many high end price cars. They not only look good and enhance the appearance of any car but they have many advantages over t......[Read More]
How to Change the Tension Pulley on a 1996 Grand Am SE
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Change the Tension Pulley on a 1996 Grand Am SE

The automatic belt tensioner assembly on a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE consists of a central hub, tension arm and pulley. While Pontiac does not offer these three parts separately, you can purchase the entire assembly if you need to replace the pulley. The tensioner pulley contracts the serpentine belt......[Read More]
How to Change a Fuel Pump on a Chevrolet Silverado
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Change a Fuel Pump on a Chevrolet Silverado

The fuel pump on a Chevy Silverado is contained within a special module that rests within the fuel tank. If the pump needs to be replaced, you must replace the entire fuel pump module. You need to remove the fuel tank itself from the truck to change the fuel pump module, which is connected to both t......[Read More]
DIY Boat Propeller
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

DIY Boat Propeller

Boat propellers push a boat through the water through screw action: as the propeller turns on a shaft, its curved blades cut into the water like a screw, pushing the boat through the water. The larger the blades and the faster the shaft revolutions, the greater the boat's speed through the water. Al......[Read More]
Signs of a Bad Clutch Master Cylinder
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

Signs of a Bad Clutch Master Cylinder

The clutch pedal is connected to the master clutch cylinder.modelisme moteur image by jerome scalvini from Fotolia.comThe master clutch cylinder is a component in a vehicle with a manual transmission. It is responsible for generating the amount of hydraulic pressure needed for the clutch.........[Read More]
A Quality Car Lift Keeps The Shop Organized
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

A Quality Car Lift Keeps The Shop Organized

Certain folks spend some huge cash restoring old automobiles. They understand their intrinsic worth. That is why they get a good appreciation for refurbishing them right down to the littlest detail. They may undergo great ... ......[Read More]
How do I Use a 12V Charger?
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How do I Use a 12V Charger?

Batteries that are improperly maintained or nearing the end of their life expectancy may cease to work properly and fail to start the vehicle's engine. Vehicle batteries that are unused for long periods of time can also lose charge. In these cases, the vehicle's battery will need to be recharged. A ......[Read More]
Removing a Catalytic Converter From a 1989 Pontiac Bonneville
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

Removing a Catalytic Converter From a 1989 Pontiac Bonneville

Removing the catalytic converter from the exhaust system in your 1989 Pontiac Bonneville for repair or replacement requires you to work from under the car. The converter is located downstream of the exhaust manifold and upstream from the muffler. Before working with the converter, be sure to turn th......[Read More]
How to Identify Ford Parts by Part Numbers
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Identify Ford Parts by Part Numbers

Identifying Ford parts by the number isn't difficult, although confusion exists between the two categories of part numbers; engineering and service numbers. Engineering numbers are assigned when a part is designed, and is often the number stamped on the part itself. Service numbers are used by the p......[Read More]
How to Install the F250's Headlight
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Install the F250's Headlight

Part of the Ford F-series of pickup trucks, the F-250 as of 2010 came in two versions, the regular and the Super Duty. Driving with a faulty bulb on your F-250 can result in an accident or a "fix-it" ticket from the local authorities. To avoid these problems, replace burnt-out headlights as soon as......[Read More]
How to Change to Different Oil
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Change to Different Oil

Changing over from one type of engine oil to another is common in the automotive world. An example of this is changing over to a pure synthetic engine oil from a standard mineral-based engine oil. Keep in mind that each time the engine oil drains, a residue of the old oil remains in the engine block......[Read More]
How to Heat Wrap Headers
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Heat Wrap Headers

Wrapping headers protects other engine components from the heat produced by racing headers. It also keeps the engine compartment cooler, as the headers, especially big-tube headers, put out up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit of heat. The header wrap is made of asbestos, which blocks most, but not all the ......[Read More]
Steering Wheel Vibration in a 2006 Ford F150
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

Steering Wheel Vibration in a 2006 Ford F150

The 2006 F-150 is unlike its predecessors from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Instead of being a rugged truck wherein some vibration is expected, Ford designed the 2006 F-150 to be rugged and still have a smooth ride. The F-150's steering wheel should remain still at all times, unless you're encounteri......[Read More]
1998 Honda Transmission Failure
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

1998 Honda Transmission Failure

Transmission problems on your 1998 Honda can be some of the most serious and expensive to repair. Transmission failure can be caused by a variety of different issues, including design flaws, failed components, high mileage and useage, low fluid, overheating and even neglecting to perform proper main......[Read More]
O2 Sensor Description
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

O2 Sensor Description

Modern vehicle engines rely on a computerized control system that gathers information from a number of different sensors in order to operate properly. One of these is the O2 sensor.......[Read More]
The Best Way to Personalize the Interior of Your Car
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

The Best Way to Personalize the Interior of Your Car

Over the past years, manufacturers of cars have increasingly started to rationalize the choice of interior colours that are available to the public. Modern cars are mainly available with a grey, dark grey, off-black or black interior. This makes sense as standardizing production will bring the total......[Read More]
How to Replace a Brake Line in a Acura Integra
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Replace a Brake Line in a Acura Integra

If you're converting an Acura Integra into a road racer, you want the brake lines in absolute top condition. Or maybe you just want to replace the stock line with something of better quality. Whatever the case, be sure to get the correct replacement kit for your Integra and consult with an expert on......[Read More]
How to Fix Squeaky Power Windows in a Car
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Fix Squeaky Power Windows in a Car

Car windows squeak because the window track comes from the factory with lubricant that eventually wears off after years of use. Getting your car window to stop squeaking is a simple process and can be performed by almost anyone.......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot the Air Conditioning in a Honda CRV
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Troubleshoot the Air Conditioning in a Honda CRV

Keep the A/C in your Honda CRV up and running in the summer with a little troubleshooting. Problems with the A/C, such as an issue with the compressor or a blown fuse, are fairly easy to diagnose. Before taking your Honda CRV into the shop for what could turn out to be an expensive diagnosis and rep......[Read More]
How to Change the Cabin Filter on a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban
Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs

How to Change the Cabin Filter on a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

The Suburban is a large sport-utility vehicle designed and manufactured by Chevrolet. The Suburban is equipped with a passenger-compartment air filter. The air filter is more commonly referred to as a cabin filter. The air filter traps particles and allergens such as dust and pollen and prevents the......[Read More]