Car Ownership - Maintenance & Repair

  • How To Protect Your Car From Sun Damage

    How To Protect Your Car From Sun Damage

    If you want to keep your ride looking and running like new, you’ll want to follow these tips on how to protect your car from sun damage. As much as we love fun in the sun, the......

  • automatic transmission

    How To Check Automatic Transmission Fluid

    The fluid in an automatic transmission is used not only to lubricate and cool the transmission, but also to transfer power. Dirty or low transmission fluid can potentially lead to......

  • mechanic hold an old spark plug

    How To Check Spark Plugs

    If your vehicle's maintenance schedule recommends replacing your spark plugs or you think you may have an issue with your ignition system, it's often worth inspecting the spark plugs before doing......

  • overheating car

    How to Change a Thermostat

    The thermostat is a device that opens and closes to allow coolant to flow through the radiator and regulate the temperature of the engine. Knowing how to change a thermostat and what signs show that......

  • bleed

    Bleeding ABS Brakes

    When it comes to knowing how to properly bleed ABS brakes, a modern car's ABS module can make things more difficult than they used to be. Normally, the ABS portion of the system does not need to be bled......

  • spark plug wires

    How To Change Spark Plug Wires

    The spark plug wires transfer high voltage power from the coil to the spark plugs in the engine. Rough idle, poor fuel economy, engine knock (a thump from the engine bay accompanied by a lack of......

  • check wheel bearings

    How To Check Wheel Bearings

    If you've noticed that one of your wheels has started to make a humming or grinding noise that has been gradually getting louder, your vehicle might have a worn out wheel bearing. Even if you......

  • intake manifold

    How To Replace EGR Valve

    The exhaust gas recirculation valve, also known as the EGR valve, recirculates exhaust gas back into the intake, mainly in order to reduce combustion chamber temperatures and improve emissions. The......

  • pouring antifreeze

    How To Check Coolant

    The coolant in your car's engine is what keeps it running at a reasonable temperature and prevents it from overheating. While coolant doesn't transfer heat quite as well as water, it does help keep parts......

  • Coolant Reservoir Cap Replacement

    Coolant Reservoir Cap Replacement

    The radiator cap on your car does much more than just cover the hole on the top of the radiator or coolant reservoir. Mechanics and parts stores have a tool that can be used to test the cap.......