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How to Repair Tire Treads

Uneven tire tread can be a safety hazard. It's important to address this problem immediately to prevent any accidents. Neglecting to take care of tires that have worn-down tread can be dangerous. For example, without tread, tires can't "cut" through rain, causing the vehicle to hydroplane. Replace t

How to Replace a Tail Light F350

Ford's Super Duty truck series (F250 to F450) is a durable workhorse. Tail lights burn out over time, even in a tough truck like the Ford F350. Replacing the Ford Super Duty tail light is slightly different than in the standard F150 model.

My Dyson DC14 Is Making a Ratcheting Noise

Dyson is a vacuum manufacturing company that creates a series of high-performance vacuums and promises that its machines will never use suction as long as you maintain them. If you notice a ratcheting noise coming from the vacuum, stop using it as soon as possible as this is a sign the machine is no

Getting Cash for Junk Cars: Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a junk car sitting in your garage or driveway, you may as well sell the vehicle to a salvage yard and free up some space. If you have never done business with a junkyard that offers cash for junk cars, you may be wondering what to expect when you sell your vehicle. If so, the answers bel

How to Use Arrow Rivet Tool

Arrow is an American company that manufactures several varieties of fastening tools such as staple guns, nail guns, hot glue guns, and rivet tools. The Arrow Rivet Tool is made from steel and has vinyl hand grips. The nose piece can be interchanged to accept different sizes of rivets. Rivets can be

How to Start an Outboard Mariner Motor

The correct way to start a Mariner outboard motor doesn't begin with slapstick, where someone falls in the water. It's way more pedestrian than that, almost like starting an automobile. In fact, the biggest difference between an starting an automobile and and starting an outboard lie in the fuel-de

Hydraulic Lift Problems

Hydraulic lifts are extremely useful, as long as they are working correctly. They make it easy for a mechanic to get underneath a car to diagnose and fix problems.

Falken Tire Mounting Information

Consumers have many tire choices in the current marketplace, including tires manufactured by Falken Tir. You must use proper mounting procedures to attach tires to wheels. A correctly mounted tire ensures the tire's structural integrity and allows for safe driving.

How to Replace an AC Compressor on a Suburban

The Chevrolet or GMC Suburban was manufactured with optional air conditioning, which includes a compressor pump that is driven by the engine with a belt. Older models had single-belt systems, while newer Suburbans use the serpentine design. The processes to remove both are similar, but it will only

Is Window Tinting an Investment?

While vehicle window tinting can be done for purely cosmetic reasons, there are also numerous reasons why it is a sound investment too. This article explains exactly why this is and goes into detail on how your window tinting saves you money.

How to Replace a Headlight Lens in a '97 Ford F-350

The Ford F-350 debuted in 1953, taking the place of the Ford F-3. The 1997 F-350 is available with gasoline and diesel engines. In both body styles, the headlight assembly mounts in the same manner, making the removal process consistent. If your headlight assembly sustains damage or cracks, buy a re

Audi Car Parts - Are You Paying More Than You Should?

Thank goodness for the Internet. There are distributors all around the globe now that allow you to search through their entire inventories online and purchase products from them at the same exact price that the dealers do. So what does that mean?

How to Fix Oil in a Harley Air Filter

The oil on a Harley Davidson motorcycle air filter is a thick, sticky oil that grabs and holds dirt and debris that pass through the air intake box. Harley owners often apply too much air filter oil to the air filter. This can damage the air intake and cause a big mess. The process for correcting th

How to Replace the Bumper on a '98 Honda Civic

Honda introduced its Civic line in 1973. The Edmunds website says the Civic is one of the most popular compact cars in America due to its impressive reputation for reliability and low running costs. "Cars Direct" reports that 1998 saw the Civic offered in five different models, in sedan, hatchback,

How to Fix F-150 Brakes

The Ford F-150 braking system is made up of various components, which must be in good condition to work together. If one of the components is in disrepair, it can compromise the entire braking system. Ford recommends that you inspect your brakes regularly, replace worn brake pads and check the rotor

How to Remove a Rearview Mirror Bracket From a Windshield

Your rearview mirror is made up of two pieces---the mirror and a base to which the mirror attaches. This two-part construction allows for the easy and inexpensive installation of a new mirror in case your existing mirror cracks. When the bracket breaks, you must remove it before you can replace the

How to Bleed a Slave Cylinder on a Ford Ranger

If the clutch pedal to your Ford Ranger feels spongy and bleeding the master cylinder doesn't alleviate the problem, the next logical step is to bleed the clutch slave cylinder. In some Ford Ranger models, such as the 1997 Ford Ranger, the slave clutch is located inside the transmission bell housing

How to Install 2005 Ford F-250 Electric Brake Controller

Installing an electric brake on your 2005 Ford F-250 also requires the installation of a brake controller. Installing the controller is actually far easier than installing the brakes themselves. The F-250 comes factory-ready for brake controller installation. The controller connection is located und

How to Install Power Window Switches on a Volvo 1999 S70

The 1999 Volvo S70 has power windows that are controlled by switches in the door panels. The driver-side door panel has a single switch that controls all four door locks and windows. The three remaining doors have a single switch for control of the windows. The entire switch has to be replaced when

How to Adjust Tundra Lights

Adjusting the headlights on your Tundra doesn't take any special training that would require a professional mechanic. Checking headlights for proper adjustment, especially after a front end accident, is important for night visibility. Headlights should never be too high so they shine into oncoming