HowTo – Inspecting & Repairing Drum Brake Wheel Cylinders

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    Most vehicles up until about 1970 had drum brakes on all four wheels after that time and up to today you are likely to see drum brakes on the rear of many vehicles and disk brakes on the front.

    Drum brakes work when hydrolic brake fluid is forced through your brake lines from your master cylinder to the wheel cylinders that force brake shoe pads out and against the surface of the brake drum.

    Although they …

    How To – Changing Spark Plug Wires

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      Maintaining your car is not always difficult or expensive but repairing problems once they happen can cause headaches and eat into your spending money. For this reason you should perform routine maintenance as your manufacturer suggests and while doing so you may want to change other worn parts that are easily accessible.

      Many new vehicles do not use standard spark plugs anymore but if your car is more then a few years old it is …

      How To – Getting The Most When Selling Your Car Or Truck

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        There will come a day when you want to or need to sell your car. You may be upgrading to a new or slightly used vehicle or maybe you are selling that second car that you kept around and no longer need.

        When selling your car you want to get the most you can but you also want to get rid of it as quick as you can.

        No matter what condition your car is in …

        How To – Improving Your Cars Audio System Without Radical Modifications

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          Whether you bought your car used or new there comes a time when upgrading your Audio System to meet your current needs is something you want to do.

          If you watch any of the car shows on Cable Television you will see multi-thousand dollar kits being installed in SUVs that take up the whole cargo area.

          Since most of us don’t want or need to go that far we thought we would examine some of the …

          How To – Trick To Getting Your Engine Crank Pulley Off

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            On older vehicles with V8 engines and crank pulleys with harmonic balancers it was a pretty easy job getting your pulley off to get access to your timing chain or for whatever other reason you needed.

            These pulleys were held on by 3 to 4 bolts that were tightened under 70 foot pounds of pressure. Even dealing with troublesome bolts would mean adding a pipe to your ratchet and giving it a mild yank.

            Today’s engines …

            How To – Checking And Replacing Automotive Fuses

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              Automotive fuses are installed by manufacturers to protect the wiring and devices in your car from electrical overload.

              Overloads can happen when an electrical circuit has a short to ground or internal problem that causes the device to draw too much electricity from your battery.

              If this was to occur the fuses which is placed between the battery and the device would melt and turn off the flow of electricity before damage could occur.

              Buying Guide – Air Compressor Hoses And Adapters

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                Well you just purchased your Air Compressor and new Tool Set and maybe your manufacturer was nice enough to include a basic hose and a few adapters to get you started but there are a number of features that you should consider to get the most out of your tools.

                For most non-commercial applications when buying hoses you will be looking at a range from 1/4″ at the small end to 1″ at the very …

                Buying Guide – Retread Tires Are The Worth The Discount?

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                  When your budget is tight or you just don’t what to spend a lot of money on tires for your old tired car or truck you might look at the discounts available on Retread or Remanufactured tires.

                  In some situations a Retread can be a good deal but for many of us it is best we steer away from them.

                  Retreads have been used on Tractor Trailers for a number of years. The reason being is …

                  How To – Choosing And Installing Garage Shelves

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                    Storage is an important part of any Garage or Workshop and there are many options available to you from ones you make yourself to professional grade solutions that are suited for specific tasks.

                    If you are outfitting your garage for storage you might find yourself in a predicament of how much money should you spend. This is a problem as professional tool boxes can run into the thousands of dollars. The important thing to …

                    How To – Changing Your Cars Oil And Filter

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                      Search : 1983-2007 Toyota Corolla Full Oil FilterChanging the oil in your car will increase its life and provide better overall performance.

                      Doing the job yourself has a few benefits not only will you save money but you can often purchase better products for less then parts and labor at your local shop.

                      Many high volume shops will use generic filters and oil or they will order lower grade products that save the company a few …