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How To: Adjust tilt steering in your vehicle

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...

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: 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: Save gas by de-activating a fuel injector

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.

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: Set up hands-free calling in a 2010 Lincoln MKZ

In most states, it's illegal to drive while talking on your mobile phone, but that is easily remedied with hands-free calling. If your cell phone comes equipped with Bluetooth, you can sync it right to your 2010 Lincoln MKZ using Ford SYNC. This video shows you the steps to connecting your phone up in your vehicle. Now you'll have more hands for coffee and cigarettes and donuts.

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: Upgrade Your Car's Digital Clock with a Dash-Mounted iPod Nano

Have an older car with nowhere to plug in your iPod? Rather than paying to have one installed, you can mount your iPod nano on your car's dash like Redditor hyeinkali did in his 2001 Honda Accord. Normally, there's just a boring digital clock between the air vents, but it's perfectly suited for a nano-mod. This is a great hack if you plan on getting one of the new nanos or iPod touches, because it gives you a chance to get some more use out of your old nano and its old school 30-pin connector...

How To: Give a car a custom paint job

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...

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: 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: Remove old car window tint

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 ...

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: Change the clock time in a 2010 Ford Fusion

Sometimes, changing the time in your vehicle can be tricky. You have to lug out the owner's manual and try to navigate through all the technical talk, but if you own a 2010 Ford Fusion, this video will show you how to change the time, step-by-step. Setting the time on the clock doesn't have to be difficult.

How To: Wire and install a Mustang Halo headlight

See better with better headlights for your Ford Mustang. If you're looking for a new 'Stang look and feel, then US Muscle Mods can help. This video tutorial will show you how to wire and install a Mustang Halo headlight. Halo Head Lights will give a powerful and aggressive look to your Mustang, and wiring them up and installing in a cinch.

News: Will Dry Ice Work for Dent Repair

I have always heard about how dry ice can repair dents. I have been asked this question, so I put it to the test. I got some dry ice on a hot day and even used a hair drier to heat the surface more. Do you think it worked for me? Well, watch the video to find out.

How To: Install an iPad in your car

The iPad is the king of the tablet PC's. One of the reasons tablet PC's are so awesome is that their thinness and lack of folding allows them to be used in positions where normal computers and even netboooks cannot. This, it turns out, makes them perfect for installing in car! This video will walk you through the process of installing an iPad into the dash of a car, which is pretty freaking baller.

How To: Install running boards on a classic VW Beetle Bug

In this short automative customization and restoration tutorial Chris shows you how to properly mount your running boards on your vintage VW. He also give you tips on what to look out for before buying a Beetle. Watch and learn how to replace or add some running boards to your Volkswagen beetle bug in this classic restoration tutorial.

How To: Use the keyless entry number pad on a 2010 Lincoln MKS

Imagine, never needing to unlock your car door with a key. Actually, it's been around for a while, and it's called keyless remote entry, but on the 2010 Lincoln MKS, it's not remote… it's built directly into the side of the car door. It's a number pad with a programmable security code. This video will show you how to unlock your vehicle without even reaching into your pocket! If you have a MKS.

How To: Change the time on a 2010 Nissan Sentra Spec-V

In this next tutorial, its something that not many people would think is that important, until they're late. Yes, it's the time on a car. Each car has a cool way of showing the time and it can take a few buttons in order to get it to the right time. In this video, you'll be finding out how to change the time on a 2010 Nissan Sentra Spec-V. It's pretty easy to do and will just take a matter fo minutes. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Install wheel spacers

A wider wheelbase will improve handling and make your vehicle look more aggressive. Here they show you one option to fill out those wheel wells: wheel spacers. Check out the before and after shots. Such a small change makes a huge difference!