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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 : Tie a trucker's hitch

The trucker's hitch is a good, strong knot with many uses. It's ideal for securing a load in a vehicle, and was used that way dating back to the days of wagons hauled by horses. In this video the folks at ITS Tactical teach you how to tie a trucker's hitch, quick and easy. IT ...more

How To : Build a 3D scanner from a $25 laser level

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more

How To : Create a life-sized foam and clay automobile model

Getting bored, or need some sort of car that costs practically nothing? This three-part video tutorial will show you how to create a life-sized foam and clay automobile model. You'll learn how to build an automotive clay model. Why would you want to build an automotive clay mo ...more

How To : Program the HomeLink setup in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to program the HomeLink setup in a 2010 Prius. This can be programmed to operate any HomeLink compatible device. Up to three devices can be operated from the vehicle. To program a garage door opener, simply press both the remote and home link but ...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 : 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 your dead car battery properly

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

How To : Play Your Kit in Battlefield Bad Company 2

Are you having problems because the game was released a long time ago and the more experienced players are better than you? Then you should be very excited to find out that I will be giving you some general tips & tricks about the different classes that I have learned the hard ...more

How To : Avoid using bad flywheels for an LLV postal truck

When replacing flywheels on an LLV (Long Life Vehicle), which is a postal truck used by the United States Postal Service (USPS) and made by Grumman, always look for the quality of the new flywheels ordered. Just because they're new doesn't mean they're good. The ring gear can ...more

News : Nick Cave's Fantastical Soundsuits

Nick Cave is the Willy Wonka genius behind the extraordinarily imaginative "soundsuits" pictured below.  Via Cave's New York Times profile piece: "Over the last decade Mr. Cave has become known for making colorful, extravagant sculptures with this kind of double life: they c ...more

How To : Drive safe and use seat belts properly (Ford DSFL)

Wearing a seat belt while in a car can save your life. Do you know how to adjust and properly use it? Learn how to drive safe and use seat belts properly (Ford DSFL). A professional driver explains how to fasten your seat belt properly. Ford Driving Skill for Life (DSFL) was ...more

News : Economic Depression (LEGO-Style)

Imagine you wanted to make LEGO art, and you chose to make a spooky, abandoned house, like something out of economically depressed Detroit. You'd have something that emerged from the LEGO culture coined "Dark Ages": that period in a LEGO fan’s life when he or she sets aside L ...more

How To : Reset the clock in your Hyundai

There are many cars out on the market that are unable to change the time according to location or daylight savings time. So it's important to know how to change the time or reset it completely. In this helpful tutorial, you'll be finding out how to reset the clock in a Hyundai ...more

How To : Oil the engine air filter on a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shows how to properly oil your RC engine air filter. An un-oiled filter will decrease the life of the engine on the remote control car. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to oil the engine air filter on an RC vehicle.

How To : Make a LiPo charger adapter for your RC vehicles

This video is on how to convert your micro LiPo batteries to adapt to a normal LiPo cell charger. The LiPo charger that comes stock sucks, and you will want a better charger for the life of your LiPo. Your radio controlled vehicle will thank you.

How To : Wear a seat belt properly

Seat belts save lives… but are you wearing yours the right way? Size up yours for a safe ride. You Will Need: * A seatbelt * Knowledge of proper use * An aftermarket restraint or extender (optional) * Professional installation (optional) Step 1: Pull belt across body Sit in a ...more

News : Motorhead Builds 367 MPH Jet-Powered School Bus

Indianapolis-based motor junkie Paul Stender and his team of vehicle modders called the Indy Boys Inc have created the ultimate anti-fuel economy: a school bus outfitted with a Phantom fighter jet engine, which clocks 367 mph and burns 150 gallons of fuel in just a quarter mil ...more

How To : Mod Halo 2 on your softmodded Xbox

Halo 2 and the original Xbox may seem obsolete all these years after the release of the Xbox 360 and Halo 3. However, the uselessness of the original Xbox should make it less important to you, and thus lessen your resistance to attempting some mods on it. If you have a softmod ...more

How To : Seafoam your vehicle

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to sea foam a vehicle. By doing this, it will help the vehicle's engine to last longer. Users will need 2 cans of sea foam and 1 can of sea foam Deep Creep. Begin by opening the gas cap and pour 1 can of sea foam into the fuel tank. Op ...more

How To : Create a lens flare in Illustrator

Ever wondered about the flare hitting your eyes from reflective surfaces (vehicle mirrors)? Let's create one. Open Adobe Illustrator with an image and embed it. Take the flare tool from tool palette. Draw the first shape and then second shape. To change settings, go to flare o ...more

How To : Jump start your car battery with jumper cables

If your car battery is nearly dead, you run the risk of being stranded on the road in the middle of nowhere. To prevent being a victim of a drained car battery, always have a set of jumper cables on hand. Store them in your trunk for emergencies, because you never know when it ...more

News : Old School Science Models

LIFE magazine has posted a gallery of bizarrely wonderful old school scientific models. Don't miss the giant fetus or massive colon (double ew). Behold, science education before computers ruled our world. A girl scout leans in to take a closer look at an enclosed model of the ...more

Coming Soon : Charge Your Cell Phone by Screaming at It

The Telegraph reports that a team of researchers lead by Dr. Sang-Woo Kim of the Institute of Nanotechnology at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul have developed a method for converting the energy from sound into electricity. They've applied the research to the charging of mobil ...more

How To : Drive safe and always look ahead (Ford DSFL)

Driving a vehicle is a big responsibility and road safety is paramount. Improve your driving skills by using your most important tool -- your EYES! Learn how to drive safe and always look ahead (Ford DSFL). A professional driver explains why it's important to look where you wa ...more

How To : Cheat to freeze a water planet in Spore

This walkthrough and cheat shows how to use the Staff of Life to turn a barren planet into a T3 planet. Then how to cover the planet with the Cutie Ocean tool. Finally you can freeze it with an ice storm & atmosphere freezer. How will you create the universe? With Spore you ...more

How To : Find and replace your fuel pump

If there's one thing in life you should know, it's how to take care of your car. Getting around town is one of this hardest things to do unless you have a car. Automobiles transport us to work, to school, to shopping centers and they even take us to our impossible in-laws, but ...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

Tweens 'n' Teens : Charlie St. Cloud

Hey editor Mike here from thesubstream and I would like to welcome our newest contributor to the site, our tweens 'n' teens cinema specialist, my little sister Amanda. We're going to make her go watch all the movies that we don't want to see ourselves and then make her tell us ...more

Meatless Monday : Join the Revolution

Make My Mondays Meatless! One day a week join in on cutting out the meat! This Presidential initiative revived by The Monday Campaigns in association with Johns Hopkins, rolled out this program to the Baltimore public schools, then San Francisco went meatless and now celebrit ...more

News : Do the Do!

We are embarking upon a new year. As usual, some of us will make "resolutions." There isn't anything wrong with setting goals for the year. It's actually a good idea. It may help focus the energy we bring to life. A karateka may be excused if he or she makes only one resolutio ...more

How To : Make a Simple Fog Machine to Prank Your Roommates

Like theme music, I always feel that I need more fog in my life. Fog can be useful for many reasons—warding off smaller siblings from your bedroom, keeping curious hands out of your cupboard, and tricking your friends into thinking there's something horribly wrong with their v ...more

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