• How To Use a Torque Wrench

    While many automotive fasteners on your vehicle do not require accurate torquing, the critical components certainly do, such as suspension, engine, and drivetrain components. If you do not use a torque wrench, you probably are not getting those bolts tight enough, or in some cases, too tight. Both of which are really not good. Knowing…

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  • hammer and dolly guide

    Working out a dent or wave in a body panel is not easy. It requires a deft hand, a sharp eye, and the ability to feel the imperfections in the panel itself. That should not stop you from trying, as no one is born knowing how to do those things. The art of the hammer…

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  • Top Ten Garage Supplies

    Just like the most commonly used kitchen supplies, there are staple garage supplies that should be in every garage or shop no matter what kind of work you do, whether you are a professional mechanic, hobbyist, or a typical DIYer that prefers to work on their own vehicle. Most of the time you don’t even…

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  • garage safety

    Okay look, we don’t want to beat a dead horse, but it is better than beating a dead mechanic. Garage safety is paramount to anything else you will ever do. Losing a finger or an eye would be devastating, but losing your life because you didn’t follow protocol is the worst thing that can happen in your garage…

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  • Commonly Misused Small Tools

    We have all done it, used a flathead screwdriver as a pry bar or a wrench as a hammer in times of need, but these common mistakes can lead to disaster not only for the tool, but also for the parts you are working on. As the saying goes, there is a proper tool for…

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  • windshield_deice_lead

    With the beauty of a fresh winter snow comes the frustration of cleaning your car so you can get to work. Unfortunately, this has to be done in freezing cold and often wet conditions. Clearing the snow and ice in the fastest way possible gets you on the road and out of the cold. To…

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  • 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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