• Know-How Notes: Automotive Wiring Guide

    Automotive wiring is probably the most maligned aspect of automotive mechanics, the pitfalls of wiring repairs are many and tracing down bad connections, broken wires, and intermittent problems is about as stressful as it gets. Once you have found the problem, you don’t want to make it worse by using the wrong wire. Not all…

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  • RustProof M/D

    Rust is a fact of life. We all have to deal with its cancerous reign on our beloved automobiles. The trick is to get to it before it gets to you. Rust can start at any time, anywhere on your vehicle, which means that you have to be proactive in abating the issue. Treating rust…

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  • all about automotive car fuses

    When you have a bad temper, people say you “have a short fuse”, in the world of automotive electrical components, a short fuse could mean a mini-ATC (technically ATM), GMA, or even an AGA style fuse. If you are not a regular in the automotive fuse section at your local NAPA store, you are probably…

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  • different kinds of tape

    We break down the most commonly use tapes found in the automotive world, and we bet there are a couple that you didn’t even know were a thing.

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  • must have garage cleaners

    Whether you are an avid DIYer or just perform the occasional repair, you need to clean your parts and tools. There are all kinds of cleaning products available; it is hard to know what you need for every task. Some cleaners are general purpose, while others are for specific processes or parts and can damage…

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  • SEMA 2017 recap - 1946 Plymouth Deluxe 4x4 conversion trar

    The Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association, more commonly known as “SEMA”, has been hosting its trade show since 1967, and this year was one of the biggest I have seen in the 17 years I have been attending the SEMA Show. This trade-only event started small and was held in the basement of Dodger Stadium with…

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  • all about hoses

    Git your hoses heeere, fresh rubber hoses heeere! Your vehicle is full of fluids and vapors, and the main method of moving those fluids and vapors is through hoses. You probably already knew that, but what you may not know is that nearly every one of them is designed for a singular purpose and not…

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  • how to use JB Weld ClearWeld

    Sometimes you need to make a repair that is clear. You wouldn’t want to fix an acrylic fish tank with black epoxy, you need a clear product like JB Weld ClearWeld. This quick-setting epoxy cures clear when applied less than 15 mil thick. It is the perfect solution for tile, ceramic, glass, wood, metal, and…

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  • Types Of Grease

    Let’s talk about grease! No, not the stuff left over in the pan after broiling some burgers, real grease, the kind that makes your car do the things it needs to do. There are so many types of automotive grease, it can be a little confusing when looking at the lubricant aisle at the local…

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  • zip ties guide

    Zippity-doo-da, zippity-yay, I’m gonna organize some wiring today! Cable ties, or zip ties as they are more commonly known, may be one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind.  Invented in 1958 by Thomas & Betts, zip ties were branded Ty-Rap, and were designed for securing wiring in airplanes. Today, there are many…

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More than 90 years ago, the National Automotive Parts Association ("NAPA") was created to meet America’s growing need for an effective auto parts distribution system.

Today, 91% of do-it-yourself customers recognize the NAPA brand name.

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