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Don’t Forget How to Put It Back Together Again

How many times have you disassembled an item to make a repair or replace a damaged part, then forgot how to put it back together again? Whether you are doing a ground-up restoration of a vintage car, repairing your daily commuter, or getting the washing machine running again, almost every project starts with the disassembly. Read More »

Removing and Replacing Spark Plugs

Replacing the spark plugs are key part of a tune-up. Indeed, in modern vehicles with electronic fuel injection and electronic ignition systems, it may be the only procedure in a "tune-up." If your "CHECK ENGINE" light comes on, and an engine diagnosis indicates a "misfire", changing plugs is the first, and cheapest, place to start. Read More »

Repairing Chips and Scratches

Your vehicle runs great, but the body has many paint chips from rocks and encounters with shopping carts plus a nasty scratch on it. Here are some tips on repairing chips and scratches without having to invest in a repaint. Read More »

Big Payoff Awaits Savvy Car Owner

Don't you love it when someone says they know barely enough about a car to start it and put it in gear' Or the person who says the car they want to sell you is so dependable, they've had to do nothing to it for over a hundred thousand miles. Read More »

Inspecting Your Vehicle Makes for Safe Holiday Travel

With the holiday weekend and the summer vacation season upon us; there is no better time to "Be Car Care Aware" about your vehicle. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 13,000 Americans are killed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Read More »