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.
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.
Matte and flat colors have became quite popular. I was surprised to see how many cars used these colors at SEMA 2011.
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.
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.
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!
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.
How do you make a 1950 Studebaker even cooler? By installing an iPod Nano in the dashboard, of course! The folks over at MAYA Design hacked their way to a touch-controlled sound system with this project they've dubbed the "Nano-Baker" (or "Stude-iPod") using a pair of Apple ear buds, a USB cable, a voltage regulator and a set of speakers. Here's how they pulled it off.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tired of your old engine looking... not so good? Clean it up and enhance the overall look with a simple paint job! In this episode, we show you how to paint your engine block, costing you only a few bucks and about an hour or two of your time!
In this automotive customization video Chris gives you some pointers on getting that white wall look for your classic Volkswagen Beetle on the cheap! If you can't afford real whitewall tires, check out this video and learn how to give your VW bug that vintage look without the cost.
If you are going to be towing a trailer, or using auxiliary lights with your Dodge Ram 1500 full size van, you are going to need to install a T-One wiring harness. This installation could not get any easier, if you know how to use a plug and some zip ties, you can do it. This video shows where to locate the needed plug and how to test the wiring to make sure it works properly.
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 Volvo S40.
This is an instructional video on how to remove the fairings from my Ninja 650R. The fairings are essentially the Ninja motorcycle's plastic body. Removing these can allow you to put a custom body on, or make modifications under the fairings. Pretty soon, your Ninja 650R will be the best motorcycle around!
Learn how to replace the factor airbox with a cone filter intake - this should flow more air through your engine to add a bit of horsepower and better performance.
In this motorcycle tutorial you will learn how to calculate the manual valve shim size. Both exhausts have the same spec and both the intakes have the same spec so the video only shows one side being done.
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.
Wish you could make the shift to electric or hybrid, but you can't afford it? If you've got more than a few free weekends on your hands, you may want to consider undertaking Benjamin Nelson's ambitious (to say the very least) car conversion project.
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.
Restoring an old car can be a hassle at times, but the great thing about it is the ability to customize it any which way you want. But for the sake of keeping things original. This tutorial focuses on how to replace the decklid and hood seal to a VW Bug. It may seem like a difficult job, but after watching this tutorial, life may get a little bit easier. So good luck and enjoy!
An installer shows how to drill out an existing frame hole to make it larger to accommodate the installation of a trailer hitch.
An installer shows the steps needed to remove the tail lights, make wiring connections, and complete installation of the wiring harness for a trailer hitch on a Toyota Tacoma or Toyota pickup.
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.
25-year-old Chen Jinmiao of rural China dreamt of one day owning his own Lamborghini. But the truth is, it was highly unlikely he would ever be able to afford one. The lorry driver then undertook an impossibly difficult project- figuring out how to build a replica for considerably less cash. A year and approximately $3,000 later, he achieved his goal.
Most people don't like how long their factory antennas are. This instructional auto video will show you how you can install a shorter antenna to make your car look awesome.
Learn how to install an HID conversion kit for the headlights on your car. Just make sure everything will fit before you buy...
Would you like to customize your car with cool graphics? Are you interested in working in customizing the look of cars and trucks? Learn how to apply vehicle decals and graphics from a professional in this free automotive video series.
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,...
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!
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.
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.
An installer from etrailer.com shows the steps needed to remove panels, make wiring connections, and complete installation of the wiring harness for a trailer hitch on a Toyota Camry. This is necessary for brakes and lights to work properly on the trailer.
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.
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 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...
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.