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What Is Double Flaring?

What Is Double Flaring?

A double flare is the type of treatment at the end of a brake line and is designed to seal the pressure that the brake line has to contain. Double flaring is the technique used to create this seal.
Alloy Wheels - Beauty or Utility?

Alloy Wheels - Beauty or Utility?

Aesthetic reasons are dictating the increased use of alloy wheels instead of the traditional steel wheels. Alloy wheels are usually made of aluminum or magnesium and, in some cases, a combination of the two.
Honda Repair Help

Honda Repair Help

If your Honda is having problems and you're worried about the bill from the mechanic, try doing a few things home by yourself. With car repair costs on the increase and worries about the dishonesty of some auto mechanics, making easy repairs and updates by yourself can save both time and money, and
How to Replace a Mercedes C280 Wiper Motor

How to Replace a Mercedes C280 Wiper Motor

The Mercedes C280 is part of the Mercedes new C-Class of automobiles. The C-Class is an "entry-level" model of Mercedes starting in the low $30,000 range if bought new. If you decide to purchase a used Mercedes, you may have to contend with replacing worn parts not normally covered by a warranty. Wi
How to Get the CV Joint Off the Drive Shaft

How to Get the CV Joint Off the Drive Shaft

The counter velocity or CV joints on your vehicle are components on the drive shaft. The CV joints make the axle more flexible so the wheels spin with less resistance. If you have heard a grinding or clicking sound when you make turns as you drive, the CV joints should be inspected for signs of corr
How to Test 1995 Blazer Temperature Sensors

How to Test 1995 Blazer Temperature Sensors

Keeping up with the maintenance on your 1995 Chevrolet Blazer provides an easy way to extend the life of your engine and other major components. Checking the coolant temperature sensor is one of the most important parts of proper engine care. The coolant temperature sensor, a small electrical device
What Are Wheel Bushings?

What Are Wheel Bushings?

Wheel bushings are among the simplest to understand of all of your car's components, primarily since it doesn't have them. Bushings perform an entirely different task than the bearings that they're often confused with, acting more to isolate shock and vibration than to enable rotational movement.
How to Make Homemade Car Fresheners

How to Make Homemade Car Fresheners

A car can easily get musty or dirty-smelling if you don't regularly vacuum and dust it. Even after you clean your car, a nice scent is appealing. Cheap car air fresheners last a very short time, but you can easily make your own car fresheners with a few supplies that will smell great as long as you
1997 Cavalier 2.4 Performance

1997 Cavalier 2.4 Performance

The 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier is designed in both two-door-coupe and four-door-sedan versions. Among the models is the Z24 coupe, the only one in the group that features a 2.4-liter engine.
Tips for Winter Driving

Tips for Winter Driving

Knowing how to drive under icy and snowy conditions is difficult for many drivers as they very seldom encounter these wintery conditions. But this winter have already seen two long periods of snow cover in the entire country and what is to say there won't be more?
How to Use Non Studded Tires to Your Advantage

How to Use Non Studded Tires to Your Advantage

When it comes to taking care of cars then other than the obvious maintenance of parts of cars, you also need to take care of the tires of your cars. You must make sure that ...
How to Install HID Lights in Old Housings

How to Install HID Lights in Old Housings

An HID or high intensity discharge light is a new technology for lights that can replace the existing headlight in a vehicle. Many newer types of vehicles already use HID lights, but they can also be installed in the housing of older vehicles. This will require using an HID installation kit to repla
How to Remove a Transfer Case in a 1993 Jeep Cherokee

How to Remove a Transfer Case in a 1993 Jeep Cherokee

Removing a transfer case from a 1993 Jeep Cherokee may be needed to access other parts of the vehicle or to perform maintenance or repairs on the transfer case itself. Removing the transfer case can be done by most novice mechanics with the right tools. The job does require the use of both a regular
How to Repair Plastic Auto Mirror Housings

How to Repair Plastic Auto Mirror Housings

Repairing a plastic auto mirror housing can often feel like an exercise in futility, despite the many products on the market that promise to do the job for you. Auto mirror housings are made from ABS plastic, which is rigid and resistant to adhesives. Even a fiberglass patch will not hold to the sm
How to Install the Front Brakes on a 2001 F150

How to Install the Front Brakes on a 2001 F150

The Ford F-150 has become the best-selling full-sized pickup in America, despite its late entry into the F-series lineup. Ford designed the F-150 to fit two molds. First and foremost, it’s a pickup truck that can handle all middle-duty work. Secondly, and more recently, it has become an everyd
Specifications for Dana Axles

Specifications for Dana Axles

Dana axles are customizable for most vehicles.essieux d??soss??s et entrepos??s. image by yann&bernard Anceze from Fotolia.comDana Holding Corp. manufactures equipment and parts for the agricultural, industrial, automotive and transportation markets. Spicer is a sub-brand of the same...
How to Blend Auto Paint

How to Blend Auto Paint

Accidents happen easily with vehicles. The resulting damage will eventually require you to have body work done on your car if you want it to look good. After the body work is completed, there will be a blank piece of steel, plastic or bondo where the damage was repaired. If you don't want this blank
How do I Replace an Acura Tl Window Motor?

How do I Replace an Acura Tl Window Motor?

The window motor on your Acura TI is responsible for moving your windows up and down. If the window on your Acura ever gets stuck in the up or down position it could mean that the window motor, or window regulator, has gone out and needs to be replaced. The window motor is embedded inside your door
How to: Starwire Power Strip

How to: Starwire Power Strip

Multi-receptacle power strips and boxes normally utilize serial wiring. That's where all the receptacles are connected to the main power source by copper strips. This results in power fluctuations within the receptacles, which can have undesirable effects on appliances plugged into the strip. The st
How to Repair Cracks in Plastic Lens Covers on Tail Lights

How to Repair Cracks in Plastic Lens Covers on Tail Lights

Tail light covers are set in place to cover the light bulbs underneath. If you have a cracked tail light cover, you do not need to replace it. A simple repair with a few tools and materials will do just fine.