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.
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,...
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.
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.
Matte and flat colors have became quite popular. I was surprised to see how many cars used these colors at SEMA 2011.
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.
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.
Nissan does not make it easy to install a non-OEM tow package but these guys show you a workaround to installing a wiring harness for a trailer in a Nissan Xterra without having to replace the stock harness.
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.
In this series of car restoration videos, our body shop owner and hot rod designer shows you how to restore the exterior of that old classic car back into like-new condition. He demonstrates ways to expose rust, grind it away and then repair the body section which rusted.
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.
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.
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...
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!
Did you just get a brand new Toyota and aren't sure how to connect your phone to the head unit? In this video, you will learn exactly how to hook up your cell phone to most 2009 Toyota vehicles. All you need is a Bluetooth enabled device and you will be safely chatting in no time.
Getting bored, or need some sort of car that costs practically nothing? This three-part video tutorial will show you how to create a life-sized foam and clay automobile model. You'll learn how to build an automotive clay model. Why would you want to build an automotive clay model? Well, for the fun of it, or because you're an automotive designers or modeler and you need to design and build a prototype of a new vehicle.
An installer from etrailer.com details the steps needed to install a Valley Odyssey electric brake controller on a Chevy Silverado truck.
Nothing to say, everythig's in the video. You may need to pause it to see well. It's shaky, ultra trashy and lo fi, but nevertheless complete. and idiot safe. Enjoy.
Ever seen the MTV show "Pimp My Ride?" Well now with these free motorcycle video clips you can pimp your own one seater ride. This motorcycle expert will show you over a dozen great ways to spoof up your two wheeler and catch a few more stares on the road.
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.
This engine customization tutorial shows you the most basic way to install a 10k resistor in the ICP sensor of a 2001 F250 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel. Changing the resistor in the ICP sensor will trick the PCM into thinking it's not getting enough oil pressure and boost the pressure giving you more power. There are many ways to install a 10K resistor in a powerblock diesel ICP sensor but watching this video will give you the basics. Install a 10k resistor in a diesel ICP sensor.
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.
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.
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!
Most oil cooler kits cost $250 or more, but the guys at Poor Man Mods show you how to make your own oil cooler for only $60! Oil coolers are great security for longer lasting and better performing engines, especially high-performance engines and in warmer climates.
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 wiring harness on a Subaru Forester. All you have to do is get to the inside panel and get to the connector. When you don't need it, it can sit with the spare tire, when it is needed go ahead and pull it out.
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.
The back window is the hardest to tint because of the curvature of the glass, but this video takes you through it step by step so pay attention and you should get it right.
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!
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.
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!
In this video series you will see how to install a stroker cylinder kit in a Honda Elite DIO scooter. This engine modification will increase the power and speed of your scooter. It's a detailed process so make sure to watch all parts of installing the stroker cylinder in the DIO scooter.
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.
Insane, extreme Japanese custom vans. Click through to Pink Tentacle for links to more image galleries.
This how-to video shows viewers how to create their own custom paint job at home by yourself. The segment is a continuous video in fast forward. The video explains how to do everything from taking molding off, sanding the old paint, fixing the dents with bondo, to the actual spray painting of the car. The person in this video uses an airbrush, spray-paint, paint markers and canned paint to create his custom paint job. The artist paints a picture of pirate ships, skulls, and other various obje...
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...
Does an electric racing go-kart sound like something you could have in your life? We thought so too. This video will walk you through how one man built what he calls the Neurotikart, an insanely fast DIY electric go-kart that will thrill you without making you cough up two-stroke fumes for a week afterwards.
An installer shows the steps needed to remove panels, make wiring connections, and complete installation of the wiring harness for a trailer hitch on a Honda Odyssey.
Peugeot 308 (2015 Europe model) in depth instructional video how to adjust seat and steering wheel reach and height so you can see the "head-up"instrument panel clearly, over the reduced diameter steering wheel.