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Here's a quick tutorial to help you as you're fixing a radiator leak.
By Maeve Rich
Can I drive my car with a blown head gasket? Here's why you cannot.
By Maeve Rich
Discover four ways to save money on car repair costs. From choosing a mechanic you can trust to doing the job yourself, use our helpful guide to cut down on car repair prices and put more money back in your pocket.
By Nicole Tomassetti
If you have oil in your radiator, it could indicate a serious problem with your coolant lines or cylinder heads.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Learning how to put on a serpentine belt can be a challenging auto repair chore, but the satisfaction of finishing the job yourself is well worth the hassle.
By Don Bowman
Learn to notice bad ignition coil symptoms before they cause serious damage to your engine.
By Don Bowman
Learning how to locate a car thermostat is an important first step in replacing this vital part of your car's engine cooling system. The thermostat regulates the flow of coolant through your car's engine based on the internal temperature of the engine itself.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Installing a serpentine belt can be easy or difficult, depending on the make and model of your car. Learn the basics and avoid the pitfalls.
By Don Bowman
How do ABS brakes work? They prevent your wheels from locking up at the worst possible time.
By Don Bowman
How does a car thermostat work? All of the parts of your car's cooling system work in concert to carry away waste heat, but the thermostat is in charge of regulating all of the action.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Diagnosing automatic transmission problems on your own is virtually impossible with newer cars, which have on-board computers to control the transmission's operation. In this case, you'll need to find a dealer or specialty shop that can communicate with your car.
By Cheryl Bowman
Wondering how to change a clutch? To do it yourself, you'll need a jack to remove the transmission and the help of at least one other person.
By Cheryl Bowman
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
Generally speaking, troubleshooting ABS brakes should be left to the professoinals, but there are a few things you can do in your driveway with ease.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Need some automatic transmission troubleshooting tips? In many cases, faulty or worn-out computer chips are causing problems, but there are some issues that you can diagnose yourself.
By Cheryl Bowman
There are a number of reasons why your low coolant light may have come on.
By Minnie Chatterfield
Stalling in a vehicle is usually a symptom of neglecting to maintain your car properly.
By Minnie Chatterfield
The basics of a blower motor resistor, and how to know if your car needs one.
By Rebecca Mikulin
Symptoms of ignition coil failure are the same, no matter which kind of coil your engine uses. The diagnosis can be very different, however.
By Don Bowman
Common symptoms of a bad starter should be attended to without delay. A bad starter might mean that your car won't even turn on, let alone drive anywhere safely.
By Rebecca Frank
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