How An Amateur Mechanic Can Bleed Brake Lines While Alone In Their Garage


You have to bleed brake lines after doing certain repairs on a car like changing rusted and corroded brake lines. Bleeding the brake lines means that you are making sure that they are full of brake fluid and the fluid is free of air bubbles. Air bubbles in the brake fluid can cause the brakes to fail since the brakes will lose the hydraulic pressure needed to stop the car. Normally, bleeding the brake lines is a two-person job, but there is a way you can do it on your own.

8 June 2016

Keeping The Lights Working In Your Car


One of the DIY repairs you can do on your car is to fix a problem with the lights. Most light problems are due to a burned out bulb or fuse, both of which you can replace. Here is how to approach a light problem in your car and get yourself safely back onto the road. Troubleshooting a Light Problem In most cases, you can infer whether the problem is a light bulb or fuse with these simple rules:

12 May 2016

Repairing A Car That Stalls On Cold Mornings


There are few things more frustrating than starting your car on a cold morning only to have it stall out on you. This stalling may occur either on startup or when you shift the car into drive. Although this problem is both noticeable and irritating, it is usually fairly simple to identify and fix. Follow these four steps to run through the most common culprits behind an engine stalling while it's cold.

13 April 2016

4 Signs That Your Car's Transmission Needs To Be Repaired


If the transmission of your car hasn't been regularly serviced, it may be time to have it checked. Even if the car has received scheduled maintenance, there are signs that the transmission of your car has begun to fail. If these signs arise, it is important to have the transmission inspected by a trained mechanic as soon as possible. Here are a few indications that the transmission of your car is experiencing problems:

14 March 2016

3 Important Ways To Maintain Your Brakes


Your brakes will eventually need service, there's no denying that. Like every auto part, they will eventually suffer wear and tear such that they will need to be replaced. However, there are numerous things that you can do to prolong this process. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn a few great ways to properly maintain your brakes. Brake Fluid It's important to replace your brake fluid on a consistent basis.

17 February 2016

Don't Drive In The Dark By Fixing Your Own Car Light Problems


Not only is driving with one taillight or brake light unsafe, you risk getting pulled over and ticketed. You can easily troubleshoot and repair most auto lighting problems yourself. Here are some simple steps to keep you from driving unsafe in the dark. Fuses and Bulbs Most lighting problems are due to a bad fuse or burned-out bulb, both of which you can easily replace. Start with these basic rules and you'll troubleshoot most of the common problems with the lights in your car:

10 February 2016

A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Ensure Your Tires Are Properly Inflated


Your vehicle's tires spin countless times whenever you take a ride to work, the grocery store or any other destination, but you might rarely think of these four pieces of rubber. It's time to change that. A key maintenance job that any driver can perform is to ensure that his or her tires are properly inflated. When your tires have enough air, you'll be able to control your vehicle properly and you'll also maximize your gas mileage; when they're low on air, the opposite is true.

4 February 2016

Owning A Classic Car: Should You Or Shouldn't You?


So you've always been a fan of the classic muscle car -- with its sleek, power-packed engine housed in a body that's still too cool for school. The only difference between the way you feel now when you walk up to a lean, mean Ford or Chevy and the way you felt back in high school is that today you can actually afford to make that life long dream come true.

6 January 2016

The Abcs Of Diagnosing Auto AC Problems By The Odors It Radiates


Even though air conditioning in a vehicle was initially only a luxury that was offered in cars like limousines and high-end vehicles in 1933, it inevitably became one of the most desirable features to have. These days, a car without air is not even considered valuable by a lot of drivers. And there is no doubt about it, slipping into your car when the temperatures outside are soaring and flipping a switch for cool, crisp air is important.

12 December 2015

6 Types Of Truck Bodies To Consider


If you're getting your next truck or your first truck, you might be overwhelmed by the options out there. After all, there seem to be more choices than ever before. This is also a good thing, because by taking a look at the different kinds of trucks you can pick one up that suits your specific needs based on its shape and purpose. As a matter of fact, here are 6 popular ones:

11 November 2015