The 5th Wheel: An Ingenious Parallel Parking Hack

A clever driver from Cairo, Egypt has revolutionized parallel parking with a fifth wheel built into his car. The extra wheel in the rear is perpendicular to the others and under the trunk (which looks like it's actually stored in the trunk compartment), and can be raised and lowered for easy parking in tight spots. You can even ditch that old, rusty tire jack and swap out a rear flat tire in record time.

How To: Create a Ghost Flame on Your Car Without Airbrushing or Painting

Would you like to create ghost flames or other custom paint effects, but don’t know how? Here is a quick, easy, and inexpensive method. This method does not require a paint gun, airbrush, or even paint. Follow this step-by-step procedure and watch the video tutorial and you’ll be able to do this to your own car. Best of all, if you don’t like it, I’ll even show you a method for removing it. All it takes to do this is 1/8 inch fine line tape, 3/4 masking tape, a piece of 3000 grit sandpaper, a...

How To: Don't Smoke? Turn Your Car's Ashtray into a DIY Smartphone Dock

If you don't smoke, your car's ashtray is probably either unused or, if you're like me, full of loose change. And if your car is older, unless you've installed one, it probably doesn't have a place for you to plug in your phone. This quick hack by Jalopnik's Jason Torchinsky will solve both of those problems by turning your ashtray into a simple DIY smartphone dock that will charge your phone and let you play music through your car's speakers. After removing and cleaning the ashtray, Jason to...

How To: Apply POR 15 for Rust

The Problem If you are working on a car restoration project, then you are going to faced with rust damage. This problem can’t be overlooked, as the entire project depends on repairing and eliminating rust. This would be like laying down new carpet to a house that was flooded, without cleaning the mess and making necessary repairs before laying the carpet down. The problem will still be there and the new carpet will be ruined.

How To: Make a DIY Cold Air Intake

Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for a cold air intake, make your own version for your car. Cold air intakes can free up about 4 horsepower to the wheels, increase fuel economy, increase torque and make your engine sound better. All you need is a mass airflow sensor adapter, some metal pipe, couplers, and some clamps to hold it all together.

How To: Setup your bluetooth in your 2010 Ford Fusion

One of the great features in cars nowadays, is the ability ti connect it with your cell phone. With states accepting laws about driving and cell phone use, this feature can be a much needed addition to your vehicle. In this quick and easy tutorial, you'll find out how to setup your bluetooth phone with a 2010 Ford Fusion. Enjoy!

How To: Fix Plastic Car Bumpers

If you are wanting to learn how to perform small repairs to your car, then plastic repair is something you need to learn how to do. Cars are using more plastic now than ever before. With car required to increase fuel mileage, I don't see the use of plastic going away.

How To: Hack Your Car's Cassette Deck into a Wireless Bluetooth Music Player

Still have an old tape deck installed in your car? This nifty hack lets you upgrade to the digital age without sacrificing your love for cassettes. There's nothing wrong with some low-fidelity tunes in your car every now and then, but if you want to listen to the tunes on your iPod or smartphone too, it's a lot easier (and cheaper) than buying a new in-dash player that supports line-in connections. Just add some wireless capabilities to you tape deck! All you need is a cheap cassette adapter,...

How To: Install a Grounding Kit on Your Vehicle

Reduce the risk of blown fuses, blown sensors, shorted wires, and even possibly increase shift times on an automatic and possibly increase horsepower with a grounding kit! All you need is some wire, terminal ends and electrical tape or heat shrink. To make this work, all you have to do is run ground wires from essential components to a good ground area, such as the strut tower.

How To: Install window scrapers in a classic VW Beetle Bug

Owning an older car is a big responsibility for some car owners. It requires time and dedication to not only make sure it works well, but looks good too. For people who own classic VW Bugs, keeping it looking good is very important. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to install window scrapers in a classic VW Beetle Bug. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Install a wiring harness on a Chevy Express van

f you are going to be towing a trailer, using an enclosed cargo carrier with lights, or if you want to use an electrical accessory (such as lights, or a winch) you are going to need to add a wiring harness. This video will show how to install a wiring harness on a Chevy Express full size van. It also includes some helpful tips about installing the ground wire, using dielectric grease, and installing a bracket to hold the wires so they are protected from damage.

How To: Adjust the headlights on a 2010 Ford Fusion

The headlights in a 2010 Ford Fusion can easily be customized to your needs. For the most part, keeping the headlight settings in "automatic" is the best way to go, but if you need to switch them for some reason, it's pretty easy, just like any other car. See how. Also, see how to turn on the high beams and turn them off. You can also flash them.

How To: Use Plasti Dip Coat to Black Out Car Emblems

Plasti Dip coating is a rubber like coating that can be dipped or sprayed on. I first remember the coating available as a dip years ago. It was first introduced as a coating used to dip tool handles in to provide a grip. However, since then, the coating has became available in a spray can. It has also became popular on car parts, such as wheels, emblems, and even entire cars.

How To: Pair your phone using bluetooth in 2010 Nissan Altima

With more and more states implementing laws that prevent drivers from driving and talking at the same time, car companies are taking notice. That's why with so many of the cars nowadays, are coming equipped with the ability to connect with a phone via bluetooth. It's a great way to speak on the phone and drive safely at the same time. So check out how to connect your bluetooth phone with a 2010 Nissan Altima. Enjoy!

How To: Remove the seats from a classic VW Beetle Bug

If you plan on restoring a VW Beetle, or are in the process, one area that you'll have to tackle are the seats. Taking them out can be a bit of a pain if you have no idea what yo're doing, so this tutorial is here to help. Check it out and see what it takes to remove the seats from a classic VW Beetle Bug Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Spray primer sealer and base coat paint on an automobile fender

If you're painting your auto yourself, you might need a little help if you've never done it before, especially when it comes to the primer sealer and apply your first base coat of paint. This video will show you how to do just that. An OEM fender was already prepped by sanding with 500 grit sandpaper on a DA with a soft pad and surfing the edges with a maroon scuff pad.

How To: Hook up a Tail Light Isolating Diode System for towing

This video shows you how to hook up a Tail Light Isolating Diode System for a vehicle to vehicle towing kit. What this basically does is, say you have an RV or motor home or pickup truck and you're going to towing another vehicle on all four wheels you're going to need this wiring harness to make the lights on the towed vehicle work with the towing vehicle.

How To: Install a trailer wiring harness on a Jeep Liberty

If you are going to tow a trailer, or if you want to wire up some accessories that need power, such as a winch or utility lights, you are going to need to install a wiring harness. This video shows you, step by step, how to complete the installation. There are some tips that will explain how to remove the tail lights, remove the plugs, install the ground, route the wires, and avoid damage to your Jeep Liberty.

How To: Pair your phone with a 2009 Nissan head unit

In this video, learn how to pair your Bluetooth enabled phone with your new 2009 Nissan head unit. This procedure should work with multiple Nissan models and is not as simple as other car makers, but is equally effective. This will take a few extra minutes but is worth it in terms of safety and simplicity once it is up and running.

How To: Pair your phone in a 2010 Toyota head unit

It is dangerous to talk on the phone while driving - not to mention it carries a hefty ticket fine in most states. In this tutorial, learn how to connect your Bluetooth phone to a 2010 Toyota head unit for both safer calling and streaming music. This is actually quite easy and you can hook up four phones at once if need be. Enjoy this easy, advanced new way to hook up your phone.

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