• How to de-ice your windshield

    As you grab your coat to head out the door, your coffee spills and burns your hand. You have a half-eaten doughnut in your mouth which hits the floor as you yelp in pain. You shake it off and get out the door only to find that Mother Nature has yet again blessed your day…

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  • How to paint an engine

    Engine heat wreaks havoc on paint, even the paint on the hood can fade from the heavy dose of radiant heat from the hot engine below. How well do you think that rattle-can paint job is going to last? We have sprayed engines with spray cans, even the high-heat versions, only to see cracks, flakes and…

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  • how to change a thermostat

    A thermostat that is stuck closed will quickly cause your engine to overheat. When the thermostat gets stuck open, your engine takes considerably longer to warm up. You will notice this in the winter because the heater will blow ice cubes out of the vents and your toes will go numb, not exactly happy fun…

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  • 11 trailer towing tips

    There are many reasons to hook a trailer to your car or truck. Whether it is for work, recreation or out of necessity, safe trailering is important. Here are 11 trailer towing tips to keep you safe on the road. 1. Use proper loading techniques If you are loading a trailer with a vehicle or materials, proper…

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  • Unlike the classic American cars on the 1950s and earlier, modern automobiles are full of plastic. From door panels and dash pads to the engine cover, plastic is everywhere. While this may be an affordable way for today’s auto manufacturers to build cars, the fact remains that plastic simply does not last as long as…

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  • Clutch disc

    So you own a car with three pedals under the steering wheel. While manually-shifted cars have become nearly obsolete, many gearheads prefer to row gears as opposed to just “letting it happen” in that magical slushbox called an automatic transmission. There are few things more fun than dropping the clutch and hammering the throttle, as…

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  • Collector car insurance

    Owning a classic car is not without its frustrations. Dealing with breakdowns, finding parts, even parking can be a chore. One particular source of frustration for the classic car owner is insurance. Most states have mandatory insurance laws so that any vehicle you hit during an accident is covered, but unless you have adequate comprehensive…

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  • Your battery went flat, it is dead and you need to get to work in the morning. After rummaging around in the cabinet, you drag out hulking metal box with two switches, a set of wire clamps and a wall cord. You battery charger looks just like the one your grandpa used 40 years ago…

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  • Ten Ways Your Car Is Warning That You Need Brake Service

    Brakes are often overlooked and taken for granted until you have a significant problem on your hands. When it comes to the most important safety mechanism on your vehicle, letting problems go until that system no longer functions properly is a recipe for disaster. Don’t ignore the warning signs of impending brake failure, keep your…

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  • Batteries 101 – A Guide to Automotive Batteries

    One of the most overlooked upgrades is your vehicle’s battery. While the type of battery under the hood is not likely to give you any horsepower gains, it will save you from having to get jump started in the middle of the night at the gas station. Additionally, a properly functioning battery means your alternator…

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