Hot Car Mods How-Tos

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: 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.

How To: Use hydrogen for better mileage

Hydrogen can be used to improve mileage. The hope with this method is that hydrogen will increase the amount of gasoline combusted and increase fuel efficiency, as you trickle hydrogen into the tank. Often propane is used to increase gas mileage. The studies are still being done. There's no official data at present, but there is significant experimentation.

How To: Install a trailer wiring harness with no tow package

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.

How To: Paint an Engine Block

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!

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: Easily apply door panel chrome trim to a VW Beetle

If you're a fan of the classic VW Bugs, check out this tutorial. In the video, you'll be taught how to easily apply door panel chrome trim to a classic VW Beetle Bug. It will not only make your car look a lot better, but more modern and new. It'll save you time and money. So check it out, take notes, and good luck!

How To: Use an intelligent key on a 2010 Nissan Murano LE AWD

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!

How To: Install a water cooled head on a DIO stroker cylinder

In this scooter engine customization tutorial you will learn how to install a 107 SEF cylinder with water cooled head in a Honda Elite DIO scooter. Modifying the stroker cylinder is a major modification so you should have some mechanical experience. This is part of the process of installing a stroker cylinder kit in a Honda Elite DIO scooter.

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: Install a wiring harness on a Chevy Express van

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.

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: Make a mold for a carbon fiber part

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...

How To: Setup bluetooth in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata

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!

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: Use your iPod or MP3 player in a 2010 Kia Forte

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!

How To: Program the radio presets on a 2010 Hyundai Tucson

Each year, new gadgets and features are being put into cars to help the overall experience when driving. Massagers, seat warmers, and mp3 player jacks are just a few of the new things. One thing that remains true, but has gone through a bit of a change, is the car radio. People can still tune in and listen in to their favorite stations with just a push of a button. But setting the radio stations is easier than ever. Instead of always switching back and forth from AM to FM, there are ways that...

How To: Install a E85 flex fuel kit in a car

Ryan and Thomas aged 13 and 9 demonstrate how easy it is to install an E85 ethanol FlexFuel conversion kit in to a vehicle. This converter kit is a Full Flex Gold and will allow the car to run on E85, Gas, or any mixture of the two. Full Flex Gold is the only EPA compliant kit available and makes your car more fuel efficient and environment friendly.

How To: Setup bluetooth on a 2010 Kia Sportage

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!

How To: Set the memory seats in a 2010 Ford Lincoln MKX

The 2010 Ford Lincoln MKX can do plenty of things, and a lot of those features are geared toward comfort. Like your seats. You can position your seats exactly how you want them. And you can save that position so you can always come back to it later, just in case someone messes with your comfort zone. Watch and see how to set your memory seats on a 2010 Lincoln MKX. This will also work on a few other cars as well.