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How To : Easily plug a tire and check for leaks

Having a flat tire can be very bad news not only for your car, but your wallet. So this next tutorial should help you out by giving you a few days to prepare, before you need to buy a new tire. This tutorial is going to show you how to easily plug a tire and check for leaks. T ...more

How To : Calculate the Cost of Driving

With gas prices soaring in the US and around the globe, the cost to drive to a vacation destination is becoming a much larger expense item in the overall travel budget. Although it's easy to see that gas prices have risen dramatically in the past several months, it's not nearl ...more

How To : Change your automobile motor oil

With a few simple steps, you can change your motor oil yourself -- no need for an expensive mechanic to do it for you. So, watch this video to see the step-by-step instructions on how to change your vehicle's motor oil, saving you time and money. Change it every 6,000 miles f ...more

How To : Change your automobile spark plugs

A worn spark plug on your vehicle can cost you big time. Avoid these expensive repairs by replacing them every 30,000 miles. Watch this video to see how to change your car's spark plugs. So, open your auto's hood, find the row of spark plugs, and change them, one by one. Then ...more

How To : Maintain car tires and ensure maximum tire life

This video shows you how to perform tire maintenance on your vehicle. In order to check the tread wear on your tires, you will need a penny. You will have to check the entire tire for wear, because tires may wear away unequally. Just slip the penny between the tread. If you ar ...more

How To : Change an automobile tire

No one wants or needs a flat tire. If you do get one, however, don't get all flustered — changing a tire is as easy as buying groceries or going to the gym. How do you know you’re losing precious air pressure or if the tire’s already gone?! 1. Your car’s computer system info ...more

How To : Change the transmission oil on a Honda or Acura

In these Autos, Motorcycles & Planes video tutorial you will learn how easy and simple it is to Change the transmission oil on a Honda or Acura. This tutorial is presented by rimpainter. First cut the washers; one each for the drain and fill part. You need two quarts oil, a fu ...more

How To : Pass a California DMV Driving Test

If all things go well, you'll only have to take your road test once. That's the goal: to ace your test on the first try and then start driving on your own. Granted, it's a nerve-racking experience, but keep in mind that the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to ...more

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

News : Car-puccino Runs Purely on Coffee

Another creation by Bang Goes the Theory, the "car-puccino" is a 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco powered solely by roasted coffee granules. Daily Mail reports, "The car will be driven the 210 miles between Manchester and London powered only by roasted coffee granules. It will go on ...more

News : Piss’d Off Pete, the $100K Super Hot-Rod Hauler

After 3,000 man hours and $100 grand spent, 49-year-old Randy Grubb of rural Oregon turned this old junker long-haul truck... ...into this truly breathtaking beauty (who goes by the name of Piss’d Off Pete): Here are the specs, via PopSci: DESIGN "Grubb opted for thinner t ...more

News : Sled Hump

you have someone driving on a non busy street but it has like 5 speed humps in a roll have wee man and bam on sleds tide to the back of the car and the car drives like 60 miles mph they try to stay on thought the speed bumps

How To : Change the cabin air filter in your car

Cabin air filters help purify the air you breath while in your car. A cabin air filter should be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or every year. This video will demonstrate how to change your cabin air filter and why it is important.

News : This is Shrove Footbal

Each year on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, Ashbourne becomes a war zone! The majority of the ablebodied men, women and children take to the streets to play what is probally the largets football game in the world! - The two teams number in the hundreds, and the palying fiel ...more

How To : Change your oil for beginners

Changing your oil is an important part of car maintenance. By changing your oil, you can make sure that your vehicle runs smoothly and lasts a long, long time. In this tutorial, you will learn how to change the oil in any car make or model. This video will show you step by ste ...more

News : Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Forget electric cars, quit mixing your at-home biodiesel; just attach one of Dutch John's handy wood gasification contraptions to the back of your car and fuel your transportation with backyard wood chips. Says DVICE, "This old Volvo modified by a guy calling himself Dutch J ...more

News : Skiing the Manhattan Tsnownami at 40 MPH

Car + rope + 1 pair of skis + 1 brave volunteer. Chris Branca makes the most of the recent NYC tsnownami by jetting down Park Avenue at 40 miles per hour: "We kinda pushed it more and more as we tested the streets, until we finally decided to gun it down Park Avenue. My frien ...more

How To : Draft larger vehicles for better fuel efficiency

This tutorial gives tips on drafting to increase fuel effeciency/miles per gallon. Driving behind larger vehicles cuts down on wind resistance and makes your car work less and use less fuel. Learn the do's and don'ts of drafting in this video tutorial.

How To : Maintain an ATV

ATV's are not like a car or truck. They need a much stricter maintenance routine that is based on hours of use and not miles. This video goes over checking and changing oil and other requirements for ATV's.

News : Man Builds 1906 Oldsmobile Using Google Books

Vintage plans for building motorbikes, lawnmowers, and old automobiles are fun to browse, but who actually builds them? Meet Bob Ferry, a 51-year-old machinist from Louisville, Kentucky. According to Inside Google Books, Ferry dug through Google's massive catalogue of 3 milli ...more

How To : Change the oil and oil filter in an Infiniti G35

Infiniti is like no other car, it has emotion, it has soul, it inspires. There's a difference between being physically transported and emotionally moved, and you can tell them apart when you sit inside this magnificent automobile. Although the Infiniti is like a dream car, it ...more

How To : Replace the air filter in an Infiniti G35 engine

Infiniti is like no other car, it has emotion, it has soul, it inspires. There's a difference between being physically transported and emotionally moved, and you can tell them apart when you sit inside this magnificent automobile. Although the Infiniti is like a dream car, it ...more

News : 1,200 Hot Wheels in Perpetual (NOISY) Motion

Chris Burden's latest piece is a portrait of L.A.'s hot mess of traffic, entitled Metropolis II. The artist has constructed a miniature highway system, complete with 1,200 custom-designed cars, 18 lanes, 13 toy trains and tracks, and a landscape of buildings made with wood blo ...more

News : China's City Swallowing Bus

China's latest futuristic project is a massive "3D Express Coach", a clever project proposed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. as a solution to traffic in the extremely overpopulated country. The gigantic bus will allow cars less than 2 meters high to travel unde ...more

How To : Countersteer and turn on a motorcycle

In this video, we learn how to countersteer and turn on a motorcycle. First, you will push left and lean left while you are on the motorcycle. Push on the hand grip while you are leaning your body. Turn at a normal speed, not while you are going really fast, or you can fall of ...more

How To : Set the onboard clock in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to set the onboard clock in a 2010 Prius. To the left of the audio system are the clock buttons. To set this, press repeatedly or press and hold the "h" or "m" button to change the hours or minutes. Then, you will be able to set the correct time. ...more

How To : Drift using the handbrake

In this tutorial, we learn how to drift using the handbrake. First start off by driving and then pull the emergency brake and use the steering wheel to guide your car and drift. There is a sequence to using the gas and brake petal while you are doing this, to keep an even bala ...more

How To : Drive on the beach (and not get stuck)

Everyone loves the beach, but some like driving, too. The best thing is to only drive on the sands where it's legal. And you may need a permit to do beach driving. But driving on the beach is a hoot. Getting stuck in the sand – not so much. Keep moving forward with these tips. ...more

How To : Avoid buying a “Lemon”

When it comes to used cars, it’s hard to make lemonade out of a lemon. So don’t get stuck with a piece of junk in the first place. You Will Need * A keen eye * A mechanic Step 1: Look inside Start with the interior. If there’s lots of wear-and-tear on what you can plainly see ...more

How To : Tone your body during your commute

Lose weight while sitting on the bus, train, or in your car with these stealthy moves. You Will Need * Isometric exercises * Walking WARNING: Never drive and exercise at the same time; only do these moves when stopped at red lights, or as a passenger. Check with your doctor ...more

How To : Change your air filter

Changing the air filter in your car sounds like something you'd like your friendly neighborhood garage do for you, but in reality it's quite easy to change all by your onesies at home. Don't believe us? Then check out this video to learn how to replace your air filter step by ...more

How To : Find and Observe the Garradd Comet

If you haven't seen one, a comet is one of the most spectacular astronomical objects in the sky, partially because it is so close to Earth. At the closest, it is only 1.3 a.u. (194,477,400 kilometers) away from Earth. Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd was discovered by Gordon J. Garradd ...more

News : Traveling with Augmented Reality

Searching for some new new in Augmented Reality Apps I came across Augmented GeoTravel. I would have loved to have this app when I went to Europe. Being able to travel and hold up the camera & get more information on cool places I was seeing would have been awesome. It is like ...more

News : Military Technology Used to Create Video Game Drone

An iPhone-controlled drone unveiled at the recently held CES is expected to revolutionize the world of video gaming. Called the AR.Drone (AR stands for augmented reality), this new product will literally bring video games to the streets. Via Daily Mail, "The flying saucer-li ...more

How To : Observe the Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Note: This shower is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere. The Quadrantid meteor shower is one of my personal favorites, mainly because of the amount of meteors it produces. You can sight more than 100 meteors per hour- that's more than 1 meter per minute. Even though that ...more

News : Student group hopes to keep bikes on campus

Student group hopes to keep bikes on campus By Conrad wilton · Daily Trojan Posted Today at 12:22 am (14 hours ago) in Featured, News Faced with the possibility of reduced bike access and storage on campus, student group SC for Alternative Transportation has dedicated its e ...more

How To : Have Fun in Iceland!

Iceland Adventure Travel Are you an "adventure traveler?" That's right an adventurer traveler! Adventure tourism is becoming a popular travel niche all over the world for adventure seekers. These are people who don't necessarily want to sit on the beach with a cocktail with a ...more

How To : Survive a nuclear terrorist attack

Although this may not be the most likely disaster you will deal with, it never hurts to be prepared. Knowing what to do and where to go after a nuclear bomb has exploded will give you the best chance of surviving the radiation . Step 1: Get potassium iodide Have potassium io ...more

How To : Lengthen the life of your car

Too many people just drive their cars for a few years and then replace them. When treated right, cars can keep on running for decades. You may not be able to keep your car running forever, but you can definitely extend its life. You Will Need *An owner’s manual *Replacement ...more

How To : Change your own vehicle's air filter

In this tutorial, we learn how to replace the air filer in our vehicle. Remember to do this every 12 to 13,000 miles you drive the vehicle. First, you will need to buy a new clean air filter that fits inside of your vehicle. Now, turn the engine to your car off and open up the ...more

How To : Ride in a convertible

If your not use to riding in a convertible there are a few novice mistakes that can be easily avoided and save you from embarrassment. Take into consideration that even though you are getting into a car, you are going to be exposed to the elements. Hit the open road and enjoy ...more

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