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.
Matte and flat colors have became quite popular. I was surprised to see how many cars used these colors at SEMA 2011.
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,...
Peugeot 308 ALLURE SW (2015, 2016 and 2017 Europe model) in depth how to drive with automatic gearbox - transmission.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
See how to install a trailer wiring harness on a Volvo XC90. Take out the interior pieces, get down to the battery with the jack storage compartment, take out the panel to get access to the wiring for the lights. You will have to do some wire splicing as well.
How to put windscreen wiper blades in special position which permits release of the blades. It is used for cleaning or replacement of the blades. It can also be useful, in winter, to detach the blades from the windscreen.
My Next Car how to video series - how to restore factory settings in Peugeot 308 iCockpit (2015, 2016 and 2017 Europe model). You use this if you want to return to the default values present when the vehicle was new.
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.
The guys at PMM show you how to make your own subframe connectors to help stiffen up the chassis, and potentially reduce vibrations in the car. All you need is a length of pipe, a drill, a vice, and some extra hardware! This can be one of the least expensive suspension modifications you can do to your car.
While safety belt warnings are there for a reason, the constant sound of "ping, ping, ping" can get pretty annoying. If you'd rather not deal with the constant reminders, check out this video to learn how to disable the warnings on your 2010 Chrysler Town & Country. Be warned - this modification may be illegal in your state, so proceed with caution.
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!
one of the great things about cars nowadays, is that they come with great new features that make driving a lot more fun. One of those features is the addition of a plug jack for listening to mp3 players. In this video tutorial, you'll be finding out how to connect your iPod or mp3 player with a 2010 Kia Forte. So good luck and enjoy!
The EVMODE electric only option is a must have Toyota Prius Hybrid accessory. Prius owners, improve hybrid MPG, activate the factory EV MOD option for electric only mode. Known as EV Mode or EVMODE allows you to switch to electric-only mode for increased fuel efficiency and performance up to 34mph. Easy installation with no wire cutting necessary. Make your green car more eco-friendly. Stop using gas!!
This video will take you through the steps needed to bolt up a trailer hitch to a Subaru Forester. It is a fairly straight forward installation but there are some tips you will want to be aware of, such as the order to install parts, that will make your installation go smoothly.
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.
This video shows how to use fish wire (or lead wire) to assist in then installation of a trailer hitch. An installer shows how to feed the wire into the vehicle frame, attach the washer and bolt, and then pull the wire through to position the bolt for the hitch installation.
An installer details the steps needed to install a Tekonsha Prodigy brake controller and adapter cable on a Ford F250 with a tow package.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
Take a look at how Nutz are mounted on a car - the ultimate bling for your vehicle.
The website carbonmods.com shows up how to make mold for carbon fiber parts. Find a place you would want to put the boards to proceed with the action. Then take the shaping clay and put all around the edges. Cut off all the excess clay to become smooth and lay it out. The next step is waxing. Wax the board about five times, resting five minutes within each wax. apply the blue fluid to clean off buildup. It takes about 20 minutes to dry. To get the surface dry, mix gel and hardener in the same...
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.
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.
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.
Taking old cars and restoring them to an old glory they may have had, is an exciting and fun process. It can take months or even years to finish, but in the end, you'll have an awesome looking vehicle that is sure to catch anyone's attention. So in this video tutorial, you'll find out how to remove the windows to a classic VW Beetle Bug with no problems. Good luck and 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.
This fuel conservation tutorial will teach you a simple hack that will battle $4 a gallon, with magnets. Learn how to boost gas mileage and increase fuel economy by installing fuel line magnets in your vehicle.
This motorcycle tutorial shows you how to do a PCV mod on a Kawasaki KLR650. The PCV mod is putting a one way valve in the breather hose from the engine into the airbox.