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.
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.
In this tutorial, learn how easy it is to pair your Bluetooth enabled cell phone to a 2010 Kia automobile. If your new Kia is equipped with this function, follow along with this video and you will see just how easy it is to set up a safe and simple Bluetooth connection.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Matte and flat colors have became quite popular. I was surprised to see how many cars used these colors at SEMA 2011.
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!
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!
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.
Peugeot 308 ALLURE SW (2015, 2016 and 2017 Europe model) in depth how to drive with automatic gearbox - transmission.
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 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.
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
My Next Car how to video series - how to set up the date and time in Peugeot 308 iCockpit (2015, 2016 and 2017 Europe model). This function is accessible in the touch screen i-Cockpit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
This video will show you how to change an 80 amp fuse for a 100 amp circuit breaker. If your fuse keeps blowing out, watch this tutorial for info on how to replace it. You will be able to do it if you follow along very carefully.
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.
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.
In this video, learn how to create a hands free speakerphone with your Bluetooth enabled cell and your new Mazda. In this video, you will learn how to pair your phone with a Mazda Miata but this method will work with most other 2009 Mazda models as well.
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.
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.
Steve shows you how to customize your Honda 919/ Hornet 900 motorcycle by installing after market turn signals. If you want to add a little individualization to your bike, try installing aftermarket turn signals.
This video shows you how to install a trailer wiring harness on an Isuzu Rodeo. The hard part is finding a place where you want to mount the port to get it out of the way.
This how-to video shows how to build your own electric motorcycle; a nice way to change from gas to batteries to save the environment. There is lots of welding, but the key to welding is dropping the piece and checking if it stays together. Spindles and sprockets must align and then you are set. Check out this video customization tutorial and learn how to convert a motorcycle to electric power.
It's almost as easy as it sounds - just don't forget to secure the cover to the spare tire by the two hooks. This video shows you how to put on a spare tire cover.
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 own a VW Beetle Bug and are constantly hitting or scraping the door when closinng, you may have a problem. So it's important to locate and fix that problem before more damage occurs. In this tutorial, you'll do just that. So check out the video above on how to find and fix sagging doors on a VW Bug and good luck!