Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
The Corvette has been a staple of the American auto industry since the first "Dream Car" was unveiled at the Motorama auto show on January 17, 1953. The first American fuel injection system, the Ram Jet, debuted on the Corvette in 1957 and forever changed the face of automotive fuel...
The removal of concrete from your car's paint means that you are in for quite some work. If still wet, the concrete is much easier to remove; dried concrete, however, takes work and concentration to remove, if you want your car's surface to come away without scratches or missing paint. A body shop c
The 2000 Ford Focus uses an evaporator core to cool the air that is sent into the cabin when the air-conditioning is engaged. The evaporator core contains Freon gas that cools the air that the air-conditioning fan blows across it, on its way to the cabin. Evaporator cores can fail over time, most co
Whilst seeking "good value" when buying tyres is the natural and sensible thing to do - opting for the absolute cheapest tyres available can be costly in more ways than one. The quality of the tyres on your car can be the difference between you staying safely on the road - or crashing trag
On recent models like the 328 3 Series, BMW switched from the use of spark plug wires to individual coil packs that install on each cylinder’s spark plug. This is an efficient and reliable way of delivering spark to the engine. Like any other mechanical component, coils can fail over time and
When purchasing or selling a car, you'll need to change out the license plate. In many states, the license plates remain with the previous owner of the car, requiring anyone looking to purchase the vehicle to provide his own plates. The plate itself can also expire and require a swap for a current
A properly functioning radiator is vital to a vehicle's performance. Overheating can occur in both cold weather and hot, and that can cause further engine damage and leave a driver stranded. While each car make and model has its particular quirks, there are common questions--and answers--concerning
The Ford AOD (automatic overdrive) transmission was used in numerous Ford cars and trucks from 1981 to 1993. The AOD transmission can be found in such Ford models as the Mustang, Thunderbird, Lincoln Grand, Bronco, and both the F100 and F150. The AOD model is not to be confused with the AODE, the tr
Changing the impeller on the Johnson 9.9-horsepower outboard is a straightforward affair that ensures your motor's cooling system will remain healthy. The impeller is the heart of the cooling system, moving the water from the cooling water inlets, throughout the cooling galleries of the motor's powe
When it comes to professional auto detailing, handling vehicles one at a time can be challenging enough. Whether it'†''€¬…'€¬…s cleaning RVs, family cars, or heavy vehicles, each one has its own unique cleaning needs and ...
The method of coupling is the process of hooking a tractor to a trailer. It is one of the most important tasks of the trucker's job, because doing it incorrectly can cause serious damage to the tractor, the trailer or other drivers. The DOT requires drivers to complete a thorough inspection of the t
Replacing the front wheel bearings on your Jeep requires you to replace the entire front hub assembly. The bearings are part of a sealed unit and not serviceable separately. The hub assembly holds the bearings and bolts to the steering knuckle on the front of your Jeep. Separating the hub from the k
The fuel pump relay in a Renault Kangoo van is part of the vehicle's electronic fuel delivery system. This relay prevents the fuel pump from running constantly by regulating power to the fuel delivery circuit. The fuel pump relay is located inside a small fuse box located on the right side of the en
Fog lights are lights mounted to the front of a vehicle to help with visibility during fog and rain. Painting your fog lights red may or may not be legal in your state, so you will need to check with your local DMV to make sure that you are able to do this. To change the color of your light lens, yo
Metal flake paint jobs consist of a flat color base coat of paint with metal flakes that are applied in a random pattern on top of the paint. Although it appears that the metal flakes are mixed into the base coat, they are actually mixed into the clear coat that is applied on top of the paint. Metal
The alternator on the 2002 Ford Escort SE is a two-part assembly consisting of an electrical generator and a voltage regulator. The two work in concert to provide the Focus with consistent electrical power to suit the car's needs when the engine is running. If either component fails, you must replac
Elements within modern automobiles are turning out to be ever more complicated, as producers attempt to continually evolve their production lines to meet the needs of the modern driver. Within this article, we'll examine the ...
Recycling items that are especially harmful to the environment is more important than ever, which is why the goverment is making it mandatory to recycle used car batteries and tires. Take advantage of the tax credits and discounts you'll receive by donating and recycling your old tires and batteries
Extreme exposure to heat and cold can easily compromise the glue holding a rearview mirror to the windshield. Rearview mirrors are actually attached to a "button" that is glued to the windshield. The mirror is then attached to the button, most often secured with a set screw. Most auto-parts stores w
The Rhino, a two-person, four-wheel-drive vehicle, is Yamaha's side-by-side model in its line of off-road vehicles. It was the first vehicle to be placed in a unique class known as recreational utility vehicles (RVUs), which have a size between all-terrain vehicles and SUVs. The standard model is th