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How to Change PT Cruiser Brake Discs

Changing the brake discs in your PT Cruiser is a common part of a brake job on this vehicle. The brake discs from the factory are thin and have a tendency to wear below minimum thickness specifications within the life of one set of pads. If the discs are not changed when they are below thickness req

How to Fix Scratched Headlights on a Dodge Caravan

Rocks, crashes and general highway driving wear and tear are all things that can scratch the headlights on your Dodge Caravan. The scratches may interfere with the headlights' ability to function or bother you esthetically, but replacing them can be quite expensive. Rather than replace the headlight

Versymmetric Lifts Vs Symmetric Lifts

Some automotive repair shops lack the proper lift equipment and are left little choice but to lift larger vehicles with under-equipped asymmetric or symmetric car lifts. The result is jeopardized safety and a needlessly compromised vehicle and lift.

Vehicle Horsepower Specification for Toyota

Toyota's 2010 lineup of passenger cars runs the gamut in sizes and purposes. They offer everything from compact to full-size and from bare-bones commuter car to fully appointed near-luxury vehicle, as well as many optional engines.

MerCruiser 5.0 EFI Specs

MerCruiser 5.0Buena Vista Images/Photodisc/Getty ImagesThe MerCruiser 5.0 EFI is a boat engine manufactured by Mercury Marine, an American company that was founded in 1939. Currently a division of the Brunswick Corporation of Lake Forest, Illinois, Mercury Marine has over 4,100 employees...

How to Install Ape Hangers on a Bagger

A bagger is a motorcycle that is designed to tour and carry bags. Ape hangers are very tall, shoulder-length handlebars that make riders appear their arms are hanging from rather than holding onto. To mount ape hangers on a bagger only requires the proper ape hanger set and simple tools.

Ceramic Brake Pads Vs. Semi-Metallic

The braking system is one of the most important parts of an automobile. Brakes are integral to vehicle safety as well as performance. Like most vehicle systems, brakes also require occasional service, including the replacement of brake pads, which wear down with use. While most new cars come with se

How to Replace a Fuel Filter on a 1994 Honda Accord

The 1994 Honda Accord's fuel filter catches foreign material such as rust and debris from the fuel tank before it reaches the engine. Replacing the fuel filter will help keep the engine performing at its peak. If you notice the engine stumbling or hesitating on acceleration, the problem could be a c

How to Change a Tire on a Lexus RX350

If you get a flat tire when you're up against the clock, you don't have time to wait for an auto repair service, so your only option is to change your own tire on your Lexus RX350. Changing a tire may seem intimidating at first, but after you've done it once, you'll realize it was much easier than y

How to Replace the Door Handle in a Corolla

A door handle in a Toyota Corolla is made of plastic, as are virtually all modern handles of this type. Therefore, with the use of too much force, or a slip here or there, they can be damaged or literally break off. When that happens, you can spend the high price of labor at your local service stati

How to Purify Used Motor Oil

Purifying used motor oil can be a great way for economically minded consumers to reduce the costs of vehicle maintenance. In addition to its financial benefits, reusing motor oil contributes to maintaining a clean environment by reducing the amount of discarded pollutants. In one innovative model, i

How to Measure Harley Shocks

The simplest job you can do on a Harley is measure the shock absorbers. Depending on the year and model of your motorcycle, replacement shock absorbers can be found in lengths from about 11 inches to about 14 inches. Commonly, aftermarket shocks are sold in pairs that are described either as stock

How to Install Front Brake Pads on a 1993 Chevy S-10

The 1993 Chevrolet S-10 is a small pickup truck manufactured by General Motors. The S-10 uses disc brakes on the front wheels to stop the truck during daily travel. The disc brakes work by pressing the brake pads against a spinning rotor, which causes friction and wears down the brake pads over time

2006 vs. 2007 Chevy Tahoe

According to TheCarConnection.com, the Chevrolet Tahoe was named the best-selling large SUV from 2001 to 2007. SUVs are popular vehicles for large families and active families that need to transport sports equipment, camping gear, bicycles and other large items. The Chevrolet Tahoe sported several c

How to Purchase Fuel Filters and a Fuel Line Disconnect Tool

Fuel filters are a necessary part of any vehicle owner's maintenance plan. If you plan to replace them yourself, odds are, you'll need to purchase the filters along with a fuel line disconnect tool to do the job properly. The fuel line disconnect tool allows for easily removal of the fuel lines from

How to Change the Battery in an Oldsmobile Aurora

The Oldsmobile Aurora is one of the rare cars that have a battery in the rear seat area. Changing the battery will involve removing the back seat. The new battery will need to be purchased from the dealer as the way it is vented.

Ford Edge Rear Wiper Arm Removal

The rear wiper arm on the Ford Edge provides for greater rear visibility while driving during inclement weather. If the wiper arm sustains damage, replace it as soon as possible. Replacing the arm is neither time consuming nor overly labor intensive; however, as with all automotive repairs, prior au

How to Get Rid of Discolored Motorcycle Pipes

A clean ride with a gleaming body and shiny chrome pipes shows you take pride in your ride. Motorcycle exhaust pipes take a beating from the road, the ride and the heat. Daily grime discolors pipes with dirt and grime; stuff that falls onto the pipes can melt, creating a gross residue, and excess he

How to Make Your Car Lighter

Automobiles use complex machinery to produce the simplest of physical forces, such as pulling or pushing a vehicle. One of the most important aspects of automobile motion is weight compared with engine power. Lightening the load will inherently make a car go faster, as the motor does not have to pro

Signs of a Bad Coil Pack

A coil pack is an automobile component that works to help the fuel ignite in the cylinders by giving the spark plugs a high voltage of electricity. This automobile component is located under the hood and can be found on most vehicles by following the spark plug wires. When a coil pack is...