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How To : Make a DIY vehicle immobilizer to stop car thieves

We all know the G-spot as that sensitive area that drives women crazy, but for auto enthusiasts, it has a whole new meaning. The G-Spot, designed by Daniel Davies, is a vehicle immobilizer, which keeps your vehicles safe from car thieves. And you don't need to pay a huge amoun ...more

How To : Apply POR 15 for Rust

The Problem If you are working on a car restoration project, then you are going to faced with rust damage. This problem can’t be overlooked, as the entire project depends on repairing and eliminating rust. This would be like laying down new carpet to a house that was flooded, ...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 : Stop sudden unintended acceleration by your Toyota

Popular Mechanics' Senior Auto Editor Mike Allen shows you how to safely stop your car if you become the victim of sudden unintended acceleration. DO • Brake. Brake once, don't pump or ride the brakes. This will only heat up the brake pads, potentially overheating them and ma ...more

How To : Avoid rear-end collisions

Accidents are the worst. They're costly, time consuming and an all around pain in the butt. Rear-end collisions are among the most common types of accidents on the road. Take these simple precautions to avoid a rear-end collision. You Will Need: • A well-maintained vehicle ...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

How To : Stop a nitro engine on a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin shows you how to stop a nitro engine. Just bump the flywheel with a screwdriver or pinch the fuel line. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to stop a nitro engine on an RC vehicle.

How To : React when the oil light is on

It might seem like an inconvenience but it is important to take the time to find out what has caused your oil light to come one in your car. You may just be low on oil or you may have a more serious problem but ignoring the warning will only lead to further damage. When the o ...more

How To : Lift Racing Car on a Tow

Unlike the normal cars, the racing cars are more powerful, more maneuverable and less error forgiving. That's why you always have to move them from one track to another with a tow, and not on their own. In this tutorial, I will show you how to lift a racing car on a tow. Video ...more

News : The Scariest LiDAR Vulnerability We've Seen Yet

A vulnerability in the design of LiDAR components in driverless cars is far worse than anything we've seen yet outside of the CAN bus sphere — with a potentially deadly consequence if exploited. The hack is also going to be hard to fix, researchers Hocheol Shin, Dohyun Kim, Y ...more

How To : Stop your car during sudden acceleration

With the recent recall of 3.8 million vehicles from Toyota for falty acceleration pedals or the "floor mat problem", it's important to know what to do if your car gets a mind of its own and starts accelerating out of control. If you own any of the recalled car models including ...more

How To : Stop rattles when installing a car audio system

One of the most annoying things about installing a new car audio system is the constant rattle sounds your hear. Always driving around sounding like a car full of metal junk can be quite annoying. In this tutorial, you'll find out what tools you'll need to make sure you car w ...more

News : Stop Using Citronella Candles — They Don't Work

Mosquitoes are a big problem, and citronella candles are not the solution. There are a lot of mosquito species. The American Mosquito Control Association reports there are more than 3000 mosquito species in the world, and about 200 of those occur in the US. The most common ar ...more

How To : Replace a leaking power steering hose on your car

Power steering is one of the nicest and least-appreciated amenities of the modern car, and if yours stops working you'll know it fast. In this video you'll learn how to check if your power steering hose is leaking and how to replace it if it is.

How To : Stop the AC from blowing hot on Chevy Colorado pickup

The air conditioner in your car is supposed to keep your cool, so if yours is blowing hot air all the time you're probably pretty pissed. If you own a Chevy Colorado and your condenser is good, watch this video to learn a fix that may get your AC working again.

HowTo : Trigger Green Traffic Lights

Scenario: it's late at night, the roads are completely empty and you are stuck at the longest light ever. Solution: don't run a red- change it to green yourself. Avoid a ticket, save yourself some time (and perhaps a little gas). Many of you may have already seen Kipkay's ins ...more

How To : Change front brake pads and rotors

Changing brakes to a car is just as important as it is to changing the oil. Both are required to ensure that you have a safe, working vehicle. Brakes are especially important since no brakes=no stopping. So in this video tutorial, you'll be taken through the process of chaging ...more

How To : Hack Your Brain to Stop Motion Sickness

Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsic ...more

How To : Remove Spray Paint After Your Car Gets Tagged

There are some really talented graffiti artists out there. Some of them are good enough that businesses hire them to paint advertisements, rather than hiring someone to scrub their work off the side of the building. Then there are the taggers who just go around painting their ...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 : Origami a car Japanese style

Fold an origami car. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a car Japanese s ...more

How To : Green your business

Preserving the environment is not only the right thing to do—it can result in significant cost savings for your business. Step 1: Educate yourself Educate yourself about the local, state, and federal environmental regulations that apply to your business. Step 2: Evaluate you ...more

How To : Do one arm lat pulldowns to work the back

The largest muscle in the back is scientifically known as the latissimus dorsi. You might see it referred to as the "lats" or "wings." The lats are used any time you pull something. For example, when you open a refrigerator or a car door, you are primarily using your lat muscl ...more

How To : How Red-light Cameras Work

As you may have seen in your city or town, red light cameras are on the rise in the United States. In many instances in my area, these cameras have sprung up seemingly out of no-where, and mostly without any reason. Over use of these systems can make privacy (even on the road) ...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

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

How To : Use hand signals on a bicycle

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to use hand signals on a bicycle. Bicycles don't come with turn signals and brake lights. Fortunately, there's already a universal language for indicating turns and stops on a bike. You Will Need * Helmet * Left arm * Bike Step 1. Prep ...more

How To : recognize Crowd Control - Part 1

What comes to your mind when you see the words 'crowd control'? A mob of rioters shouting, throwing rocks & molotovs, wrecking cars, raiding homes, holding signs.......Sound familiar? Well that's a broad picture of crowd control. Crowd control extends far beyond the rioting c ...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

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