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.
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.
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.
Matte and flat colors have became quite popular. I was surprised to see how many cars used these colors at SEMA 2011.
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.
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
Can't afford a hot tub to attract all the hot babes? With these 5 easy steps, you'll have the chicks lining up to your pickup in no time!
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.
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.
Bluetooth is a great feature to have on your car for many reaons. One of the biggest being, that many states are now adopting laws that may it illegal to text or talk on a phone while dirivng. So, owning a car that has the bluetooth feature already in it, is great for drivers. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to setup bluetooth on a 2010 Kia Sportage. Good luck and enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Reach the lights at the end of the tunnel, or better yet... be the lights at the end of the tunnel. Check out this video tutorial to see how to install off-road lights onto a Toyota FJ Cruiser. You will see exactly how to install Baja Designs' off-road lights onto that Cruiser in preparation of running the Baja 1000 Course. These lights only make things stronger and more clear. Forget simple automobile headlights, do you want to see that tree up that hill or not? This will take some time, mou...
With the advancement of technology nowadays, cars are able to do things better than before. One area is the use of a key. Instead of supplying just a regular key to unlock and lock doors, they now have intelligent keys that make opening and closing much easoer. THey also make starting the car easier as well. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to use one on a 2010 Nissan Murano LE AWD. 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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.