An engine is a simple mechanical device, an air pump really, that uses pistons and valves to pull air in and push air out. The pistons in an engine block … Continue Reading How Piston Rings Work
There is a saying that goes “Use the right tool for the right job”, and nowhere does that apply more than to the world of automotive mechanics. Using the wrong … Continue Reading Know How Notes – Learn The Different Types Of Ball Joint Tools
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 … Continue Reading How To Use a Hammer and Dolly
Internal combustion is nasty business. The muffler on your car filters the sound, but it does very little to reduce the toxic components of the exhaust. That task falls on the much-maligned catalytic converter…
While most of us take it for granted, the power steering system is a critical component of your vehicle. Eventually, the parts that comprise the steering system will wear out. External components, such as the tie rod ends and links wear out much faster than the internal components, so you will experience servicing those parts regularly…
Rust repair and body work comes along with just about every old car project. For the novice builder, these tasks can mean a costly trip to the body shop or lots … Continue Reading Rust Repair 101 – How To Fix A Rust Hole
If your car was built before the late 1980s, chances are the engine uses a carburetor to feed the air and fuel into the engine. Carburetors (or carbs) are complex … Continue Reading Know How Notes: What is a Carburetor?
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 … Continue Reading NAPA Know-How Notes – 11 Trailer Towing Tips
We have all had it happen. You are turning a wrench and then BAM, the head of the bolt rounds off, the wrench slips, and you bust your knuckles on the edge of something sharp. It never fails; there is always a sharp edge next to a rounded bolt waiting for your tender knuckles. Here are some tips and tricks to removing rounded-off bolts…
A modern gas cap serves several functions. Today’s fuel systems require a complete seal on the tank, without it, there can be issues down the road.