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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 : Prepare a new OEM car body part for paint

In this automotive guide, we learn how to prepare an OEM car-body part for painting. For all of the gritty details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started prepping your own parts for painting, watch this video tutorial.

How To : Break in a new nitro engine on an RC toy car

Chris Chianelli gives you some tips on breaking in your nitro engine. RC cars require maintenance, just like a real car, and also need to be broken in, just like a real car. Watch this video tutorial and learn the proper steps and precautions to be taken when playing with a ne ...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 : Teach your teens car care responsibility

For teens, getting a new car is so much more than passing drivers ed. A car is a chance for parents to teach their teenager responsibility. One of the ways you can do this is to ensure your child takes care of their new vehicle. Teach them how to keep their car running smoothl ...more

How To : Do Your Own Oil Change

Kim Perrin a certified mechanic shows how to do your own oil change. To accomplish this, you'll need oil, an oil filter, an oil filter wrench, and a ratchet. Don't Miss: A Beginner's Guide to Easily Changing Oil Check your owners manual to find the weight of oil needed and t ...more

News : Apple iTravel to Eliminate Airport Torture

The folks over at Patently Apple have uncovered some very promising looking plans for a future iPhone app called iTravel. iTravel plans to cover ticket-buying, electronic check-in, car rentals, and possibly even Apple designed airport kiosks. Fingers crossed it comes out soon. ...more

How To : Install a Child Car Safety Seat

Car accidents are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Follow the guidelines in this how-to video to give your child a safe ride. All you'll need is the kid's new car seat and the owner's manual to your vehicle. Proper installation is key, so check out ...more

How To : Easily apply door panel chrome trim to a VW Beetle

If you're a fan of the classic VW Bugs, check out this tutorial. In the video, you'll be taught how to easily apply door panel chrome trim to a classic VW Beetle Bug. It will not only make your car look a lot better, but more modern and new. It'll save you time and money. So c ...more

How To : Program the radio presets on a 2010 Hyundai Tucson

Each year, new gadgets and features are being put into cars to help the overall experience when driving. Massagers, seat warmers, and mp3 player jacks are just a few of the new things. One thing that remains true, but has gone through a bit of a change, is the car radio. Peopl ...more

How To : Change spark plugs on your automobile

Spark plugs have been and probably always will be an integral part of your car, so you should consider it an essential (read: necessary) automobile maintenance skill to know how to take out old ones and install new ones. And no, we promise you won't be lit up like a Christmas ...more

How To : Change the oil in your 2002-07 Jeep Liberty 3.7L

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the oil in your 2002-07 Jeep Liberty 3.7L. First, go underneath your Jeep and remove the oil plug from the tank. Once you do this, let the oil drain out into an oil pan or plastic container. While this is draining, go to the hood of you ...more

How To : Get your passport

If you are going to travel outside the United States on a ski trip with Skitravel.com, you will need a passport. From Skitravel's website you can click the "get a passport" link. The link will take you to the US Department of State's passport form (the DS11 passport form). On ...more

The Hacks of Mr. Robot : How to Hack Bluetooth

Welcome back, my novice hackers! Episode 6 of Mr. Robot has come and gone and, as usual, it did not disappoint. Once again, our hero, Elliot, has used his extraordinary intellect and hacking skills to awe and inspire us. In this episode, Elliot is being blackmailed by the ru ...more

News : How to Hail a Ride in Uber's Official Windows 10 App

Windows 10 universal apps are actually pretty awesome—regardless of if you're using a desktop, laptop, tablet, or convertible, the same app automatically scales up or down to suit your device. Definitely cool, but the Windows Store is pretty bare-bones as it stands, so the dow ...more

How To : Install Android L on Your Nexus (Fastboot Method)

Update, November 12, 2014: Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially out now. If you haven't gotten the OTA yet, check out our new guide on installing the official Lollipop builds on any Nexus for download links and instructions, for Mac or Windows. Google I/O 2014, the annual devel ...more

How To : Remove shadows from a photo in Photoshop

Photoshop remains one of the coolest digital editing tools of all time, and if you're a user, you're likely discovering new tricks every day. One of the most helpful tricks is removing a shadow from an object, such as a face, a car, a cat, a dog or like this tutorial, a child. ...more

How To : Change your engine oil and filter

In this video we learn how to change your engine oil and filter. First, make sure you can go underneath your vehicle. If not place it up on jacks so you can go underneath. After this, find the oil can and then remove the drain plug from it. Let the oil drain into an oil pan un ...more

How To : Do your own car window tint

Sick of people looking in your windows at stop lights? Check out this tutorial and learn how to install your own window tint and give your car a cool new look. It's really not that hard to do, but you need to do it right in order to avoid rookie mistakes like bubbles and peeli ...more

How To : Change the engine and oil filter on a Mercedes car

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the engine and oil filter on a Mercedes car. First, find the oil drain plug underneath the car. Remove this, then let it drain into a pan until it's finished leaking out. From here, you will place the drain plug back on, then fill up th ...more

How To : Change the brake pads on a 2003 Honda Pilot

In this tutorial, we learn how to change the brake pads on a 2003 Honda Pilot. First, take off the bolts around the caliper on the rotor. Next, take your caliper straight off and rest it somewhere. Now remove your brake pads from the bracket using a screwdriver. Replace the ol ...more

How To : Do a complete home audio install in a car

Lookin' to pump some new tunes in your vehicle? Don't want to spend a lot of money on a professional installation? Check out this video! In this tutorial, you will learn how to install an entire home audio system in your car. You will be bumpin' jams in no time! This tutorial ...more

How To : Change your own oil on a 2006 Ford Explorer

In this tutorial, we learn how to change your own oil on a 2005 Ford Explorer. First, find the oil drain underneath the vehicle and remove it. Once you remove it, let the oil drain into an oil pan underneath the car. Let the oil drain completely out, then when it's finished re ...more

How To : Change Your Car's Oil Yourself at Home

We know that probably 99% of people take their cars to the shop to get their oil changed, but if you have the time and patience, you can actually do it by yourself at home. This would save you anywhere from $20-$50, which is not bad at all. While learning how to do an oil cha ...more

How To : Parallel Park Your Car in a Tight Parking Spot

If you live in L.A. or New York, you simply will not survive unless you know how to parallel park. That's beccause in big cities finding any sort of parking spot at all is a miracle, and often the spots that are open are also tiny slits of parking spaces, requiring more than a ...more

How To : Winterize your car heaters, defrosters, and wipers

This how-to video is about how to winterize the car windshield washer and windshield wiper. First winterizing a wiper is shown in this video, it includes both windshield wipers as well as windshield washers, every car has a windshield fluid reservoir which may be located in d ...more

How To : Change the rear brakes on a Porsche 996

One of the most important things about a car are the brakes. They are there to help prevent any kind of accidents by helping decrease the speed of your vehicle. Without them, driving would very dangerous. So knowing how to replace old brakes with new ones is a really smart ide ...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 : Get a good, clean cut with a lawn tractor

If you're the new owner of a lawn tractor, congrats! This machine makes cutting your yards grass much easier for your body. But just like a car, there are certain buttons, levers, and gauages that have to be checked on before cutting any grass. In this tutorial, you'll find o ...more

How To : Change the engine oil in your car properly

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

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