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How To : Check and replace the fuses on a car

Kim, a staff mechanic of Driverside, demonstrates how to check the fuses in a car. In majority of the cars the main fuse box could be located on the left side of the kick panel situated near the driver seat. Inside the car, he opened a cover stating fuse box (near the driver s ...more

How To : Check the battery cheaply in a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Check the OBD-2 data link in a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Check car fluids properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to check car fluids properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly ventilated. When working ...more

How To : Check a car's tire pressure and oxygen vs nitrogen

In this next maintenance tutorial, you'll be finding out two things on how to improve the performance of your car. One is how to check the car's tire pressure. During a time where gas is expensive, tire pressure can help you save money and time at the pump. It's easy to do and ...more

How To : Check and charge car air conditioner properly

Watch this "Grease On Your Hands" video tutorial from the Washington Post to see how to check and charge car air conditioner properly. When servicing any automobile, you should always wear appropriate eye-protection as well as ensure your working environment is properly venti ...more

How To : Check and fill car fluids

In these videos on automobile maintenance you’ll learn how to check all of the major fluids which keep your car operational. Expert Jon Olson demonstrates how to locate the dipstick to check your engine oil, how to check your transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering flu ...more

How To : Check the fluids in your car

What runs underneath the hood of your car is pretty important. No, scratch that. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT. That is the life force of your vehicle and if you want to make sure you are able to make that car last and use up every penny you have spent on that beautiful piece of machin ...more

How To : Check the oil in your car properly

One of the most important things about a car is the constant need to check the oil. This is an essential part of the car that will make sure it keeps going for years and years. Not checking the oil on a regular basis can lead to damage to your engine. In this tutorial, you'll ...more

How To : Check the air pressure in your car's tires

Check air pressure in car’s tires Kim Perin tries to explain how to check the air pressure of the wheels of a car. Now checking the air pressure of the wheels is necessary as low pressure leads to leakage of the wheels and makes it unsafe and in addition high pressure creates ...more

How To : Check and add transmission fluid to your car

Check your car's automatic transmission fluid monthly! This will take a few minutes, but will increase the lifetime of your vehicle considerably. Just watch this automotive video tutorial to see how to check and add transmission fluid in your car. Park your car on a level sur ...more

How To : Check and add engine coolant in your car

Coolant doesn't get used up during a vehicle's normal operation. If the coolant level is consistently low, your car has a coolant leak. Your mechanic can pressure-check the cooling system to find any leaks or you can check the situation out yourself. Watch this video tutorial ...more

How To : Check the A/C pressures on a car

It can be a pain driving in a hot car during a scorching hot summer day. So the best thing to do, and one of the most obvious, would be to turn on the A/C. But if you haven't had the A/C checked or worked on in some time, it may not be performing to it's fullest capabilities. ...more

How To : Check the brakes and brake pads on your car

The mechanic highlights about, when and how to check your car brakes. The usual indications that denote the time to check your brakes are when there is a: sound emitted in your brake, feel in the brake, vibration effect while applying brakes, or may even hear squealer tab whic ...more

How To : Check and replace a tie rod on your car

Have you ever pulled on one of your car's wheels and noticed a disconcerting wiggle? You probably have a worn out tie rod. Watch this video to learn how you can check and if necessary replace the tie rods in your car.

How To : Check a catalytic converter for problems in a car

If you don't mind drilling holes into parts of your own car, read on. In this video TV car talk personality Scotty Kilmer will teach you how you can check a catalytic converter to see if it's clogged using a drill, a pressure gauge, and some small metal plugs.

How To : Check and add power steering fluid in your car

Running low on power steering fluid could put you in real danger, causing hard steering, a sudden loss of control to the car and fatal car crashes, but here's a way to steer clear of that situation. Watch this automotive video tutorial to see how to check and add power steeri ...more

How To : Check and change the engine air filter in a car

Kim the in-house mechanic for Driverside shows you how to quickly and easily replace your cars air filter. The reason you would need to change your air filter is that over time the flow is reduced which consequently reduces your car's gas mileage. To change your air filter you ...more

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 : Check the fuses in a Cadillac

In this tutorial, we learn how to check the fuses in a Cadillac. First, open the hood of the car and look for the fuse box that is left to the engine. Now, open the clips on the fuse box and take the top off. You will now see a diagram of what all the different fuses of the ca ...more

How To : Avoid speeding tickets

Speeding tickets are one of the worst things a driver fears on the highway, aside from wrecking, of course. But you can get home safe without getting a ticket. You just need to keep your vehicle off the radar by following these stealthy driving techniques. You Will Need * A w ...more

How To : Survive an earthquake

Feeling unprepared for the next earthquake? In this tutorial, learn what to do and what not to do to survive "the big one". You'll be surprised to learn that hiding in a doorway is a myth! You Will Need: • A safe place • Sturdy shoes • A fire extinguisher • A flashlight ...more

How To : Change Your Own Oil — A Beginner's Guide

If you're one who enjoys a good DIY project, or if you're just tired of paying exorbitant labor fees to have your vehicle serviced every 5,000 miles, changing your own oil can be a rewarding endeavor. Even though cars and trucks are becoming increasingly over-engineered these ...more

How To : Calculate acceleration in physics

So, you're speeding up.. on a skateboard, in a car, running.. and you want to calculate the rate at which you are traveling the faster you go? Check out this tutorial and learn a valuable physics lesson. This video will show you step by step how to calculate acceleration in ph ...more

How To : Determine the Value of a Used Car

Everyone hates to feel like they've been taken advantage of, especially when buying a used vehicle. The thought comes across every car buyer's mind... "Did I just get taken by that smooth-talking salesman?" When it comes to cars, how do you know if you're really getting a good ...more

How To : A Self-Protection Guide

A Self-Protection Guide 1) You can help protect yourself from violent crimes. Self-protection involves:Avoiding crime * Without a doubt prevention is your best prevention against crime.Knowing what to do in case of an attack* An attack can happen despite your best efforts to p ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Change your automobile battery

Check out this car maintenance video on how to change your car battery in the smartest and safest way. So, get out that socket wrench or crescent wrench and get to work. Take out the auto battery and clean the battery cable connectors for a nice connection to your vehicle's ne ...more

How To : Bake cookies on your car's dashboard

Craving cookies but don't want to turn your kitchen into a sauna? Don't fret. Just turn your car into an oven! Watch this video to learn how to bake cookies on your car's dashboard. Step 1. Prepare the cookie sheet Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. If you’re using pre ...more

How To : Fix error code P0500 on a Nissan Quest

If the speedometer on your car isn't working and the check engine light is on, get your scanner out and look for code P0500. If you get that code, watch this video to learn a quick easy fix for the problem.

How To : Fiberglass a mold layup for car subwoofer speakers

Check out this video tutorial on how to fiberglass a mold layup for car subwoofer speakers. If you want the best fiberglass subwoofer box, this mold layup will get you there. Just follow these car audio instructions to get a booming audio system in you vehicle. If you ever wan ...more

How To : Carpet a fiberglass car subwoofer box for speakers

Check out this video tutorial on how to carpet a fiberglass car subwoofer box for speakers. It's easy enough to carpet a fiberglass subwoofer box, but if you're having trouble just watch this car audio upholstery video. The carpet used is unbacked automotive carpet. If its unb ...more

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