Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
You may find your vehicle's rear-window defogger doesn't work correctly. If this is the case, you may have a damaged grid or fuse. Introduced to the market in 1953, Chevy Corvette models feature rear-window defoggers as a standard feature. Locate a defogger repair kit found at most auto repair retai
Doing your own maintenance can be very rewarding. There is nothing like the feeling of being able to take care of your own problems without turning to a professional for help. Not only will you ...
Video Transcript Hi I'm Mike Rogers and on the principles of mig welding. Lets have a look in the machine itself. The whole idea of mig welder is that you use a wheel of steel wire which is fed by a electric motor through this holes, up to the top, and it is this wire that creates the...
As a reviewer, I try to make clear when I have a bias, whether positive or negative. I do have something of a negative bias regarding Pirelli. Mostly this comes from years of doing tire repairs and seeing lots of “bubbles” in apparently weak Pirelli sidewalls. I do freely admit that this
It has happened to us all. A cart at the supermarket comes out of nowhere and crashes into your car. A mean-spirited person runs a key along the paint of your car. A number of scenarios can lead to the same result: a scratched car. Most of the time, the scratches are just in the clear coat of the ca
The multi-ribbed, single continuous belt that runs through the Chevy Malibu engine controls various engine accessories, which vary depending on the exact model of Malibu you drive. Along with the crankshaft pulley, the serpentine belt can run the air conditioner and compressor, the alternator, vacuu
There are a number of reasons why you may wish to remove the dash from your Pontiac Solstice. You may wish to upgrade it to something different or it may become damaged and require replacement. Over time constant sun exposure can cause the material that makes up the dash to expand, causing holes and
In 1997, Chevrolet reintroduced the Malibu to its lineup. The 1999 Malibu came standard with a 2.4-liter engine that cranked out 150 horsepower and had a 150- to 170-horsepower 3.1-liter V-6 available. The 1999 Malibu also had optional power locks and power windows available. A switch on each door p
The door glass, or window, in a Chevrolet S-10 truck is supported and held in place by two tracks, a side track and a bottom track. Removing the window isn't difficult; in fact, the hardest part is removing the door panel. Once the panel is off, you can remove the window with ease.
Trusting a car restoration service with the task of lowering your car is almost always the best option compared to doing it yourself. What you have to keep in mind is that choosing to have ...
The Mercury Capri uses a window regulator, a thin mechanical device, to move the window glass in the window channel. The regulator bolts to the inside of the door and the base of the window glass. A gear in the regulator has a center stud that protrudes through the door panel and has a crank handle
Drum brakes are still used on some modern motorcycles due to their simple yet effective mechanical operation. Unlike a hydraulic disc brake system, servicing a drum brake does not require messy chemicals or complex procedures to ensure the brake operates properly. However, being able to remove a whe
When your vehicle doesn't run properly, the fix might be as simple as the fuel filter.driver in broken car image by Dmitry Goygel-Sokol from Fotolia.comWhen a dirty duel filter is left for too long without cleaning or replacement, there is a good chance it will become clogged, which can...
I have been asked by hundreds of people over the years; "extended warranties are a rip off, right?" - My answer is always "No Way! Extended warranties can be the greatest investments just be sure to follow the fool proof steps to know if you should be buying one or not."
You must keep the windshield in your Chevy Camaro in the best possible condition to ensure clear visibility when taking your vehicle out on the road. If any cracks or breaks appear in your windshield, you must have it repaired or replaced. You can save yourself a lot of money by installing the winds
Unlike many other car parts, there is no set mileage at which you need to replace an alternator. It may last for 100,000 miles or more or it may malfunction much sooner. Occasionally, an alternator can be damaged by overheating or a voltage surge in the system. Many other charging or electrical syst
It may just stop you in your tracks. That stuff on the battery in your car. A result of gasses created by a battery with low fluid levels, this white puffy stuff is robbing your battery of enough power to start your vehicle, and it needs to be cleaned. Most homes have the perfect ingredients for cre