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Catalytic converter replacement is a simple operation, but parts can be pricey.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
"Check engine" codes are your car's way of telling you what is wrong. In today's digital environment, these codes might be the only way to diagnose some engine problems.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Learning how to install a new car battery can save you a lot of money when it comes time to replace your battery. It's a simple operation, but you need to do it correctly to avoid serious injury.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
The basics of a blower motor resistor, and how to know if your car needs one.
By Rebecca Mikulin
When your ABS warning light comes on in your vehicle, it might be time to get down and dirty. With a few tools and some patience, you can usually take care of this situation at home.
By Lindsey Renuard
Learn how anti-lock brake systems may save your life.
By Jamie Douglas
Learn how to change spark plugs and the differences you are likely to encounter based on your car's age.
By Don Bowman
If your car shakes when you apply the brakes, it generally indicates an issue that must be addressed immediately.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Ignition module troubleshooting is something better left to professionals, but you can narrow down the culprits in advance.
By Don Bowman
If you know how to change brake fluid, you have a head start in maintaining your car's brakes for years to come.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Fixing EGR valve problems means getting to know your EGR valve really well.
By Don Bowman
Ignoring signs like car vibrations may lead to serious defects, which can result in loss of control in an emergency.
By Jamie Douglas
Do you suspect that your vehicle has a bad water pump? Familiarize yourself the signs of this problem.
By Rose Clearfield
Here's a quick tutorial to help you as you're fixing a radiator leak.
By Maeve Rich
How do ABS brakes work? They prevent your wheels from locking up at the worst possible time.
By Don Bowman
If your car smells like gas, it could be a serious issue, and you should not drive it until a mechanic has determined it is safe.
By Minnie Chatterfield
When it comes time to loosen the serpentine belt tensioner, you may wish that you owned a different type of car. Learn the tricks of the trade before you become discouraged.
By Don Bowman
Wondering how to jump start a car battery? It's simple to do, but you must follow a precise order of connections to reduce the risk of battery explosions or accidental shocks.
By Rachel Mork
Installing a car thermostat is a quick and easy fix that can save you from expensive heat related engine damage. For under $10 (plus the cost of engine coolant), a balky car thermostat can be replaced in less than an hour.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
You can learn how to remove scratches from a windshield, but depending on their severity, you may be better off replacing the glass.
By Cheryl Bowman
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