How To – Diagnosing Front Tires uneaven and wear out faster than rear tires

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    front tire wear problemA friend asks why they are having problems with their new front tires.  It seems that after about 18 months of driving on a new set of tires the set on their front wheels are wearing out much faster than the rear. During that time they have had some parts changed on their front suspension including a front stabilizer bar bushing on the drivers side and just recently noticed that the steering …

    How To – Picking the Correct Grade Sandpaper for Auto Body Work

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      I have been working on a car project lately and I had to do a little body work so before I get into the whole project I wanted to give you some help picking the sandpaper you will need for shaping bondo and sanding paint.

      The first rule of auto body is that you always pick the least aggressive sandpaper that you can.

      This is because while repairing the area you don’t want to cause damage …

      How To – Professional Car Detailing Services Costs and Doing It Yourself

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        Car Detailing Services have been around for many years and seemed to crop up about the same time Game Consoles sucked kids inside instead of earning a few dollars allowance keeping the yard and cars in good condition….

        No, honestly there are reasons to have your car professionally detailed other then the average cleaning that we do at home. Professionals have the tools and ability to not only clean your car but restore and repair …

        How To – Understanding Wheel Alignment and Tire Ballancing

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          How your car handles has a lot to do with the proper alignment of your suspension.

          You don’t have to be driving a race car to benefit from proper wheel alignment and balancing even if you always drive 10 miles per hour under the speed limit and only make trips to the grocery store when parts are aligned they work better and that means they last longer. It also means better gas mileage and that …

          How To – Replacing your cars Keyless Entry Alarm and Door Lock Remote

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            You may have purchased a used car that only came with one or even no keyless entry alarm remotes and you need to replace or buy new ones.

            The good thing is there are a few solutions for this problem but the bad news is that the process is going to cost you some money.

            Depending on the age and availability of parts for your vehicle you can either get an OEM keychain remote or you …

            How To – Painting your cars Engine without pulling it

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              If you are someone that has just completed an overall paint job or if you are detailing your engine compartment it is important to take precautions when painting your engine, firewall and other components.

              The main thing to remember when painting in tight places is that you should not rely on your full size gun with a large pattern. Even if you are painting with your engine removed but with your other components still in …

              How To – Painting Your Cars Engine Compartment

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                In this howto we will paint the firewall and engine compartment with your engine in and match it to its original paint color or a new color if you are doing an overall paint job.

                There are times when you need to paint your car’s engine compartment and doing so shouldn’t mean pulling the engine and a lot of hassle.

                I have seen over zealot car builders get bent out of shape about painting their engine …

                How To – Protecting your Car from Pet Spills and Messes

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                  Everyone who has a pet knows that the last thing they want to do after a day at the park is take an hour to clean out the car.

                  Mistakes happen and it can be from a water bowl being tipped over or maybe something not so pleasant but fortunately there are ways to reduce the mess and its effects on your interior.

                  Some manufacturers of SUVs have started catering to the Animal Lover by providing …

                  How To – Learning by Doing Taking that First Step in Learning To Repair Stuff

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                    No one jumps in and builds a house or a skyscraper or race car on their first try unless they are crazy. The fact is building and fixing things takes years to learn. The good thing is most of us have an opportunity to learn about how things work as we grow up.

                    The first step in changing a flat on a monster caterpillar truck is changing the inner tube on your 10 speed bike …

                    How To – Removing Oil Stains and Gasoline Smells from Work Clothes

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                      The cost of working in your garage shouldn’t include the price of a new pair of pants and a shirt.. Everyone who has got too deep into a project probably found that oily greasy mess that you wish never happened. We aren’t talking about normal stains this is when you endup pulling a transmission and getting soaked head to toe in fluid or end up with the content of a wheel bearing all over …