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If the need arises
Car alarms help deter crooks from stealing your car or any valuables you may have inside. It does that by blaring a loud siren or blowing the car horns, and immobilizing the car by shutting off the ignition and the fuel-injection
In case you’re up to the task
Have you ever had your car battery die on you prematurely? Before replacing it, it may be a good idea to give the car's electrical system a once over. The alternator charges the battery and supplies electrical energy to all powered
In three easy steps
Sometimes, your car may have the following symptoms: an irregular idle, poor fuel economy, lack of power, stalling, or a high-pitched hissing sound from the engine. These symptoms may happen one at a time, all at the same time, or in
Because we all want that squeaky-clean look
Water spots on a car-ugh!It's bound to happen sooner or later, unless you're one of those people who live and breathe car polish. In that case, this article isn't for you. This article is for us mere
In our climate, a car without a working A/C is a torture chamber
The air-conditioning (A/C) system of a vehicle is a closed system for exchanging heat from the inside of the cabin to the outside. This is accomplished by circulating refrigerant gas though a circuit of tubes into two large surface areas
Through six easy steps
Rearview mirrors on modern cars are attached to the windshield using special adhesives that create a chemical bond. The attachment is through a base plate that is glued directly on the glass, where the rearview mirror's stalk is clip-locked into
It’s a matter of push or pull
In densely populated environments like ours, car dents are a fact of life. We can take the utmost care of our cars, but there will be instances-whether it's out on the road or in a parking lot-when we'll
Have fun but stay safe
There's hardly any better feeling on the road than cruising down an open highway in a convertible with the top down. You don't even need to be going at track speeds, either-just fast enough to feel the wind whistling
In case you want to do it yourself
Universal joints-or U-joints-are located on both ends of a driveshaft on rear-wheel-drive (RWD) vehicles, or they could be used on both ends of the half-shafts. As the suspension travels up and down, they allow height misalignment
Wheel bearings in top shape are important to the smooth operation of your car
The subject of wheel bearings is already rather deep in the subject of car maintenance. Ordinarily, we just cover simple topics like tuneups and oil changes. But if you intend to keep your car for a decade or more-or drive it
Don’t worry—it’s hard to mess this up
When I was a kid, washing my car was something I did quite often. Back then, it was all the rage to have body-colored fender wells and to have them really clean. Just about every time I washed my car, I'
A simple DIY task
A vehicle's cooling system is essential in keeping an internal combustion engine in operating temperature. When the engine gets too hot, the system cools it down; when it's starting from cold, the system is designed to get it up to
These guidelines will save you a lot of trouble
Parking is something that every driver must master-unless they plan on never going anywhere with their car, that is. If you're a newbie behind the wheel (or simply someone who isn't so confident with parking), here are five universal
In case of emergencies
Did you know there's a way to keep a battery fresh for longer periods of time? It comes in the form of a battery tender. This one, produced by CTEK, "restores, charges and reconditions the battery using a patented multi-step
So you can remove that pesky dilapidated tint yourself
Window tints are some of the most common car accessories here in the Philippines. For the most part, window tint films are used to repel heat and UV rays from the sun. You can even consider it a necessity given how hot
A useful thing to know
Drum brakes, often only found on the rear wheels, are designed to adjust themselves every time you reverse and apply the brakes. A ratcheting mechanism does this automatically and moves the brake shoes a fixed distance closer to the drums as friction
It might seem a bit much, but this will do the trick
The stench of cigarette smoke easily sticks to clothing, regardless if you're the one smoking or not. Now, imagine that same smoke circulating inside your car. Simply put, that odor won't come off easily.If you regularly smoke inside your
Bonus: How to replace wiper blade refills
It's officially the rainy season. During summer, car wipers are taken for granted and we rarely check the condition of the rubber blades. At least not until a sudden downpour occurs and the streaking or skipping sound on your windshield suddenly
Because you can’t turn heads with dull rims, right?
Owning a car includes maintenance and repairs. Taking care of it, however, means more than just keeping it running-you have to keep your car clean, too.It really isn't that hard. You just drive into a nearby car wash and
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