Dead bugs sticking to the front of your car can be a big problem, especially in the South where "love bugs" can create quite a mess during just a short trip to the grocery store. Removing the bugs while they are still freshly killed is a lot easier than when they have had time to dry on your car. I
GM introduced its front-drive Sunfire as a replacement for the forgotten-by-the-time-it-hit-the-showroom-floor Sunbird in 1995. The Sunfire led a fairly glorious life amongst American sport compacts until it was replaced by the G5 coupe just 10 years later. The Sunfire was offered with...
Next to going, stopping is the most important thing about driving. Brakes are what make that happen. Brake pads are what stop your car or truck and have to be maintained on a regular basis. A brake job is fairly uncomplicated procedure and something that most anyone can do with basic tools. At the s
The battery in a Dodge Stratus is located on the right side of the engine compartment, between the air intake tube and the driver's side strut tower. A stamped-steel retaining bar bolts over the top of the battery to prevent it from moving or tipping over while the vehicle is being operated. This ba
Removing the rear window from your Jeep Cherokee requires a flat-blade screwdriver. It also helps if you have a second person to hold the glass in place while you loosen it from the vehicle. This extra help helps prevent the glass from falling out of the Jeep and shattering on the ground. Since you
Valve-connected tire pressure monitoring systems, or TMPS, measure the pressure on the inside of tubeless tires. The sensors measure the pressure in the tire, and relay the information to a transceiver connected to the vehicle's on-board computer or mounted in the cabin of the vehicle. Batteries pow
Worn struts on the Ford Escape do more than just make for a rougher ride when driving in the vehicle, which is known as a crossover SUV. Warn struts can also increase the stopping distance necessary, as well as cause irregular wear on the tires. For those reasons alone, it is important that you chan
The head gasket in your 1997 Grand Am can be found between the cylinder head and the engine block. Its purpose it to help prevent the cylinder head from spraying too much oil in to the engine. Replacing the head gasket is a very difficult job and should usually only be attempted by a professional me
Auto care is one of the several duties you take on the minute you choose to bring home one. Not only is vehicle repairs and maintenance very important to make the auto last for a ...
Learn the drawbacks of driving a stick-shift.truck stick shift image by Aditia Patria Warman from Fotolia.comManual transmissions are also known as "stick-shifts." Manual transmissions offer numerous benefits---they are often less expensive to buy and maintain, they give you have more...
The fuel pressure regulator on the 1996 Chevy 1500 is located on the fuel rail under the upper intake manifold plenum. Its primary function is to maintain a constant fuel pressure at the fuel injectors. Fuel injectors have a constant spray, and they are just held open longer by the computer when mor
When your car will not start on a cold morning, there is always the possibility of a frozen fuel line. A fuel line freezes when water condensation builds up in the fuel line. If your car is left out over night and the temperature drops below freezing, your fuel line might freeze.Your Car...
After months of service, friction material, water, dust, and other contaminants accumulating in the oil speed up transmission components wear on your Toyota Sienna. However, changing the transmission oil at regular intervals will help extend its service life. Just follow this simple guide to replace
Siphoning gasoline from a car's gas tank can be tricky, but the process is quite simple once you learn how. You may want to avoid a trip into town to get gas for your mower; you may have realized you have bad gas in your tank. You may even want to guarantee that your grounded teenager can't take his
Line boring is the process of enlarging the bore, or inside diameter, of a piece of pipe or other type of substance that has an inside and outside diameter and that is hollow. Line boring is often used with engines, for boring out cylinders to increase the diameter during an engine...
Like most major automakers, Ford Motor Company offers a basic warranty on all new cars its sells. In addition, Ford offers buyers a series of additional warranty plans, known as extended service plans, or ESPs. Each extended service plan covers different parts of the vehicle and has a set duration,
Michelin's Defender largely lives up to it's larger-than-life billing.
You need not be a car fanatic to get upset when your wheel inevitably gets scratched. Potholes, curbs and other debris can take your pristine-looking rims and scratch them up in an instant. Many people think repairing wheel scratches is a long and complicated process, but with a few tools and produc
Van seat covers are a great way to change your van interior with a brand new look without needing to spend a lot. Many van owners choose seat covering since this choice is cheap and it allows them to be able to select products of their liking. It is likewise an easy way of providing your van interio
Dealing with your garage should not be stressful; it should be a chance to get your car tuned up for your safety. However, crooked and dishonest garages make the process a lot harder. How do you deal with this?