Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
The headlamp on the 1996 Dodge Caravan is a wrap-around lens that extends from the clear headlight on the front of the mini-van to the orange turn signal on the side. As a result, when you remove the headlamp, you are removing the headlight and turn signal, since both lights are one piece of molded
Adjusting 1998 Ford F-150 headlights can be a challenge because of the way the lights are housed in the vehicle. There is an adjustment screw on the underside of the headlight that is very difficult to access while the headlight assembly is installed in the vehicle. Adjusting the headlights, therefo
Replace the fuel filter in your Chevy Avalanche every 30,000 to 40,000 miles to keep the fuel system in optimal condition. A clean fuel filter means clean fuel injectors, and a clean fuel pressure regulator. Follow the instructions here to replace the fuel filter for a Chevy Avalanche that does not
Your vehicle's tires have a major responsibility of keeping the vehicle owner and occupants safe during transportation. They must perform, gripping the road and keeping the vehicle stable on a true track line during all weather conditions and over varying road surfaces. Some owners can afford premiu
Auto body repair shops work on all external, non-mechanical components of cars, including headlights, bumpers, door panels, quarter panels and hoods. Painting car replacement components or mending scratches in a paint job is routine work for most body shops. If you need to have the paint on your car
Transmission fluid is necessary to cool a vehicle's transmission and to ensure that it shifts properly. You should check the transmission fluid with every engine-oil change, being careful that the transmission is not filled with too much fluid. An excessive amount of fluid is just as destructive as
Door lock actuators are small electrical components housed inside a car door that provide the kinetic energy necessary to lock and unlock the door. The actuator has a small piston inside that either ejects or retracts depending on the circuit input from the power door lock system. This action moves
If your car paint is faded and dull, there is still hope for it, particularly if it is an older paint job that does not have a clearcoat. Over time, automotive paint oxidizes from exposure to sunlight and becomes scratched and dirty from the elements. Even if your car has a clearcoat, you may be abl
For vehicles you are storing outside, and are not planning to use for long periods, you may wish to remove the battery. The most important issue when storing is to be sure the battery is fully charged. Allowing a battery to remain even partially discharged for extended periods can reduce its life. T
In an industrialized world, machines provide a wealth of conveniences to humanity. In many cases those convenience come at a cost. For instance, the negative results which stem from the high consumption of natural resources (most specifically crude oil) and the impact of that certain technologies (l
Did you know it is possible to have the car dents repaired without paint or filler? Within hours not days! In the comfort of your home or place of work!
The headlight bulbs in your 2004 Mitsubishi Galant are easy to access from within the engine compartment. If a bulb burns out on your car, replace it yourself at home and save a repair center bill. Your headlights are an important factor in your visibility during low light conditions so you should n
There are not many cities in the United States which are set up exactly perfectly for mobile auto detailing. Even for those who operate mobile car wash businesses, doing more washing than detailing, it's hard to find the perfect city. The reason I know this is before I retired I was a franchiso
Cars are one of the most valuable assets. Therefore, it's very important to take your car to a local auto shop for repairs and maintenance. Here's an overview of the most essential aspects to consider when looking for a local auto shop for repairs and servicing.
Most carburetors have four hoses that must be properly installed for the carburetor to function properly. One hose allows extra gas to drain from the carburetor, one hose allows the air into the carburetor to mix with the gas, one allows the gas to flow into the carburetor and the last hose allows t
Replacing the rear disc brakes on a 1985 GMC Sierra is an important repair for safety. If you need to replace them, you'll find that you don't need any special tools to get the job done.