It has happened to everyone at one time or another, but if you work in an environment with cars, it may happen much more often.
45-year-old French medical technician, François Knorreck, has spent ten years and $22,000 building the ultimate luxury sidecar: a motorcycle seamlessly attached to a Lamborghini body.
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...
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.
There's nothing wrong with driving an older car, but one problem that a lot of people run into is that as mobile devices get more advanced, it gets harder and harder to use them in vehicles made more than a few years ago. There are several ways around this, like installing a dash-mounted iPod Nano or putting a smartphone dock in your ashtray.
If you're thinking about making some minor paint repairs on your vehicle, getting that paint to match the color on your car can be a difficult task. This video will help you out by showing you how to blend your automotive paint to match the existing color.
Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it.
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.
Can't afford a hot tub to attract all the hot babes? With these 5 easy steps, you'll have the chicks lining up to your pickup in no time!
This video shows you how to install a trailer hitch on a Mazda Tribute. This install install will also work for a 2001-2004 Ford Escape and 2001-2004 Mazda Tribute.
Follow along in this instructional video as Jeri Ellsworth demonstrates how to fabricate and install the passenger side bracing on dirt track racecar being built from a 1981 Camaro. The materials and tools needed for this project include a 1 3/4 x .120 tubing, an "Affordable Bender" bender, a Millermatic welder and a Hypertherm 43 plasma cutter.
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!
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.
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,...
With all the little gadgets people carry around these days, those little cigarette lighter outlets just don't cut it for in-car power sources anymore. Unfortunately, that's often the only option our cars and trucks come with.
A killswitch is exactly what you think it is: A switch that kills an operation in an emergency situation when the operation can't be shut down in the usual manner. It shuts your operation no matter what the consequences.
See how to install a HID Conversion Kit in a Honda Accord. Xenon Lights are better then Halogens. High intensity discharge bulbs are the best.
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.
Now before checking out this next tutorial, it's a good idea to read your owner's manual to find out if you have tilt steering. If you do, then this video is for you. Not all cars are the same, but one cool feature is the ability to tilt the steering wheel up and down. It's something that has been around for years, but has improved with time. Not only can you move it up and down, but now you can pull it and push it away. So check out this tutorial on how to adjust tilt steering in your vehicl...
If more privacy in your car is what you seek, you may want to consider installing a dark tint to your windows. In this tutorial, Mike Burke of Sunstoppers shows you how car tinting is done right. Mike will show you how to apply a tint just like the professionals do, so that you can get some info on how it's done.
This video shows you how to install a trailer hitch on a Nissan Xterra. First step involved is opening the tailgate and lowering the spare tire, then the hitch can be installed on the frame.
These guys started with a Honda Rebel junker and a dream - to make a practical, zero emissions vehicle for commuting.
After 3,000 man hours and $100 grand spent, 49-year-old Randy Grubb of rural Oregon turned this old junker long-haul truck...
If you have a Hyundai Sonata and want to install a trailer hitch, you're in luck because it's pretty simple. This video shows you how step-by-step.
This scooter modification tutorial gives you some tips on how to bolt a velocity stack to a 28mm Mikuni carburetor on a Honda Elite DIO scooter exhaust system. The video doesn't cover the actual install but gives tips on ways to make the connection easier.
In this three-part video tutorial, learn how to build a "Newman Motor". From the website of Joseph Newman, this motor is an "electromagnetic motor that runs cool (unlike all conventional motors) and harnesses the
Just because you have a hybrid, that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the functionality and convenience that a trailer hitch offers. This video shows just how simple it is to add a hitch to your hybrid suv so that you can continue to tow trailers, use a bike rack, cargo carrier, or any of the other hundreds of hitch mounted accessories available today.
An installer shows how to drill out an existing frame hole to make it larger to accommodate the installation of a trailer hitch.
Matte and flat colors have became quite popular. I was surprised to see how many cars used these colors at SEMA 2011.
This video shows how to install a vehicle wiring harness, so that you can tow a trailer, on a vehicle that does not have a factory tow package. Most vehicles will have custom T-one connectors available which will simply plug into the vehicles wiring. If your vehicle does not have a custom fit wiring harness available you can hardwire the connection. Despite its name, hardwiring is not that hard, and this video will demonstrate how it is done on a 2006 Ford E-350 that does not have a tow package.
Setting up bluetooth in your vehicle is an easy task that anyone can complete. Bluetooth is a great and useful gadget that enables drivers to have conversations on their phone, without ever having to lift it from their dash. It's also a vital gadget to have in some states, since texting and calling while driving is becoming illegal. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to setup bluetooth in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Good luck and enjoy!
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.
Yellowed or hazed headlights don't only make your car look tacky, it also reduces the amount of light that can shine through at night. This results in poor visibility and may result in an unnecessary accident.
This is a Q&A video with the question asking if glaze putty can be applied over primer or not. In this short Q&A video I am going to answer this question.
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.
If you've decided that you want to scrape the tint off of your vehicle's windows, you're going to want to watch this video tutorial. In order to strip the tin from the windows, you'll need a single-edged razor, a cleaning rag and an all-purpose spray cleaner. Scrape at the corner of the tint film with the razor and peel it off. Spray the cleaner on the glass , then put back the film onto your automobile's window. Wait about twenty minutes and pull it of again. Now, spray off more cleaner and ...
This automotive customization tutorial shows you a method to try to save gas by deactivating a fuel injector. Get your car to run on three cylinders instead of four and save gas. Be careful, you will need to remap your vehicle's ECU or live with the check engine light being continuously on. This method of deactivating a fuel injector to make your vehicle run on one less cylinder will save gas, as long as your car still runs.
The guys at Poor Man Mods show you how to vent your hood to reduce engine bay temperatures, which can lead to lower intake temperatures and protection to components in your engine bay. To do this, they just take a few coupler nuts and screw them onto the studs on the hood where the hinge is. Doing so, they create about a 1 inch gap in-between the hinge and the hood itself, which raises the rear of the hood up, allowing hot air to escape. Near the turbo, this help reduce engine bay temps by 12...
The new 007 film, Skyfall, comes out this Friday, and dreams of becoming a super-spy have taken over my mind. Only I can't afford any of James Bond's awesome gadgetry or amazing cars—and you probably can't either.
As you can see this part has a hunting theme to it for all you hunters out there. This video will show you how this trailer hitch cover installs to the receiver hitch of your vehicle.