Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle maintenance can increase the lifespan of your vehicle. Regular vehicle maintenance can seem like a lot of work, but it will usually save you money in the end. In this section you'll find articles dedicated to vehicle maintenance.

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When your car overheats, the best thing you can do is head to a garage for coolant. But in a pinch, you can add water to the radiator if you're careful. We'll tell you how.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

You'd like to learn how to use a dial bore gauge so you can measure the inside diameter of a pipe. This article will teach you how to use a dial bore gauge.

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You're having difficulty braking and you realize you have to install a new the proportioning valve to your master cylinder. Follow the steps outlined below to learn how to install a proportioning valve to a master cylinder.

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Would you like to tint your car windows yourself, but are not sure how to apply the car window tint? Learn how to apply car window tint in this article.

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If your car's gas tank is full, but the engine isn't getting any gas, it may be time for you to learn how to replace the fuel pump in your gas tank. This article shows you how to replace the fuel pump in a gas tank.

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You have a voltmeter, and would like to learn how to use it. Learn how to use a voltmeter in this article.

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If you suddenly hear a grinding or whining noise coming from under your hood, it may be time to learn how to remove air from the power steering pump.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

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Your car keeps stalling at traffic lights and you think the idle air sensor control motor needs to be cleaned. Learn here how to clean the idle air sensor control motor.

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Knowing how to pack your bearings with grease is an important skill. Learn about how to pack wheel bearings in this article.

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It's very difficult to steer your car, you think your power steering pump may need replacing, but you don't know how to do this. This article will make replacing a power steering pump just a little bit easier.

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You think your oil pain is leaking, and would like to learn how to fix an oil pan leak. Learn how to fix an oil pan leak in this article.

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The windshield on your car has developed a long crack and you must learn how to remove it. Learn about how to how to remove a windshield from this article.

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Any good car mechanic knows how to change a car's ball joints, but not all know how to use a ball joint press. Here you will learn about how to use a ball joint press.

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You need to rotate radial tires, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to rotate radial tires in this article.

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You need to test your car alternator for power, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to test your car alternator for power in this article.

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You need to reset the check engine light, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to reset the check engine light in this article.

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Your engine is overheating even though the radiator is full and you're wondering how to fix an antifreeze leak. Read this article to learn how to fix an antifreeze leak.

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You need to test a torque converter, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to test a torque converter in this article.

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Most of us have experienced the frustration of needing our car's battery charged, but not everyone knows how to use a car battery charger properly and safely. Read this article to learn how to use a car battery charger.

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Your windshield is cracked and you now need to replace your windshield. This article will tell you how to replace a windshield.

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Your car is constantly over-heating and you're convinced you need to remove the car's water pump, and repair or replace it. In this article you will learn how to remove your car's water pump.

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Your car won't start and you have a feeling the car's starter needs replacing. This article will teach you how to replace a car starter.

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If you want or need to replace the hood of your car, but want to save money, consider making one out of fiberglass. Read this article to learn how to make a fiberglass hood.

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Frequent engine oil changes are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep your car running smoothly. But do you know how to do the job yourself?

By Christopher Neiger

It may seem like a daunting challenge to lift a vehicle that weighs a few thousand pounds, remove a flat tire and replace it with a spare. But it doesn't have to be -- if you know what you're doing.

By Eric Baxter