Hot Maintenance How-Tos

How To: Replace the timing belt to a 1990-2002 Honda Accord

A timing belt or cam belt, is part of the engine and it helps control the timing of an engine's valve. So having a busted or broken one is a pretty big issue. Replacing it is also tricky because the pistons in the engine and valve, must be synchronized correctly. So check out the tutorial and see if you have what it takes replace the timing belt. Enjoy!

How To: Change the oil on a Vespa scooter

Saving money during this tough economic period is more important than ever, especially when it comes to servicing your vehicle. So in this 2 part video tutorial, you'll find out one way you can keep your wallet fat, by learning how to change the oil to your Vespa scooter.

How To: Check the fuel filter in a classic VW Beetle Bug

In this automotive repair video Chris gives you a few tips on your fuel filter and what to look out for when your VW bug gas tank may be dirty. If your fuel lines are dirty and your Volkswagen beetle bug isn't running as well as it should, it's time to change your fuel filter. Chris shows you how to keep your classic beetle running properly.

How To: Bleed the front breaks of a scooter

In this tutorial, we learn how to bleed the front breaks of a scooter. First, operate the vac and bleed the nipple from the brake. Then, unscrew the bleed nipple to let out any air trapped in the circuit. Brake fluid level should never drop below the minimum level during the procedure. Close the bleed nipple and then re-fit the cap to the vac. This procedure will only take you a few minutes and it will ensure that your scooter keeps running smoothly. Just make sure you take your time and watc...

How To: Change your engine oil for maximum auto performance

In this tutorial, we learn how to change your engine oil for maximum auto performance. First, you will need to find your drain plug underneath your car and let the oil drain out of the tank until it doesn't run any longer. You may need to jack your vehicle up to do this. Once it's done draining, replace the drain plug to the oil tank. Use a new washer and bolt if you need to. Now, pop the hood on your vehicle and find the oil tank. Remove the cap and place a funnel inside of it. Pour your new...

How To: Change your oil on a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R

We all know if you want to make sure your vehicle will last a long time and run smoothly, make sure you perform the required maintenance. That includes changing the oil. So to help make sure your motorcycle will last a long time, we have a two part video tutorial on how to change the oil to a 2008 Kawasaki 250R. Good luck and remember to check the owner's manual for the necessary tools required to perform this task. Oh and please be careful.

How To: Increase car safety, reliability, and longevity

This video gives helpful information to increase your car safety, reliability and longevity and how you can do most of the checking yourself. Checking the tires is a safe way to start with safety maintenance. Check pressure while the tires are cold and the pressure correctly by using you owners manual or by the identification sticker inside of the door jam and not by just what's written on the side of the tire. Next is the tire condition such as the tread depth for regular ware and for the we...

How To: Fix an RV awning that will not retract

In this tutorial we learn how to fix an RV awning that will not retract. If you find yourself in the situation where the awning on your RV just won't retract, then this is the video for you! To secure the awning you will first need to go to the roof of the RV. When you get on top, you will need to look at the awning and see if something is stuck and causing it to stick. Manually secure the awning when you go to the roof so that it will stay in place for when you need it. If this doesn't help,...

How To: Change the fluid on a Tremec T45 transmission

Changing the transmission fluid to your car is an important task that every car owner should know how to do. The transmission helps make sure that your car runs smoothly for a long time. So if you want to know how to change the tramsmission fluid to a Tremec T45 transmission, check out the tutorial above to do so. Enjoy!

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 vehicle. It's easy to do and will make life a bit easier. Enjoy!

How To: Bleed your car's cooling system (and get the air out)

The temperature control onto hot and the fan is turned off. A bleeder is loosened with a 12mm screwing object. A funnel attachment is placed onto the cooling system and the actual funnel placed ontop. A pre-mixed liquid is poured into the funnel. The bleeder valve is then tightened. Another set of liquid is poured into the funnel and some is poured into a reservoir at about 3/4. The vehicle is started and druiven a few steps back and left on, to run at about 2500 rpm until the cooling fan com...

How To: Perform a P0404 EGR cleaning on a Saturn S-series

If you own a Saturn S-series and keep getting the code P0404 and your check engine light is on, you probably need to perform an EGR cleaning. This is actually a commong problem with soem cars and can be taken care of easily wthout having to go to the mechanic. This video will show you how to clean it properly and use the right materials for the job. You might want to wear gloves and protective eyewear when cleaning an EGR. So good luck, pay attention, and enjoy!

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 days, manufacturers generally see to it that the basic maintenance items can still be taken care of in your driveway with a few common tools.

How To: Change the oil to a Smart car using a topside changer

If you've seen those tiny little cars around your town, yes they do have engines and no they're not located in the front. They're actually located in the rear of the vehicle and need to proper maintenence just like regular cars. So in this tutorial, you'll be finding out how to change the oil to a Smart car using a topside changer. Good luck, be safe, and enjoy!

How To: Get rid of sewer smell venting into A/C

If you own a RV, you basically own a home on wheels. These huge vehicles are great for travel and can accomadate a pretty large size famly. Like with any home, there are areas where you can make improvements or additions. One being an extra air conditioner. But what if you sintall an A/C close to a sewer vent? Well if you check out this tutorial, you'll find out what happens and how to fix it. So good luck, hold your nose, and enjoy!

How To: Change the cabin airfilter on a 2004 Honda Civic

You may not realize it, but is more than one air filter attached to your car. Not only do you have the filter near your engine, but there is also one located within the vehicle itself. This is used to collect any dust or other particles that are in the vehicle. Many people don't realize it, but these need to be replaced every year or two. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to locate and replace the cabin airfilter on a 2004 Honda Civic. good luck and enjoy!

How To: Change the headlights to a 2010 Kia Rio

When you own a car, it's important to know how things work and how to replace it. This not only educates you with how things work, but give you an upper-hand when it comes to repairs. This can be useful for those who are on a budget and need to save some time and money. So in this next tutorial, you'll find out how to change the headlights to a 2010 Kia Rio. It's an easy task that can take less than an hour to complete. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Change the transmission fluid to the Tomos A55 and A35

Changing fluids to your car or motorcycle is an important task if you want to keep you vehicle in tip-top shape. One important task is to check and change the transmission fluid when needed. Not doing so can do result in damage to your vehicle that could have easily been avoided. So, here is a tutorial on how to change the transmission fluid to two mopeds, the A55 and A35. Enjoy!

How To: Repair a Ford triton spark plug thread

This video illustrates how to repair a Ford F150 with a Triton V8 park plug thread. Get it into the garage and check out the engine. The Noise is all about the spark plug thread is blown out of the cylinder head. This problem is very common in the Triton V8 engines. To repair this spark plug thread the materials you need, Materials: 1. Cylinder head repair kit from Napa. 2. RED Thread locker. Procedure: Before the repair, remove the negative cable from the battery. Fit the adapter to the sock...

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 replace the plug. Now, go to the hood of the car and remove the cap from the oil can. Place a funnel inside and then pour your new oil into the can. When finished, replace the cap and start the car. Now go back and check t...

How To: Replace windshield washer nozzles

In this video, we learn how to replace a windshield washer nozzle. First, use tape to mark where the wipers were at so you know where to replace them. After this, remove the wipers from the vehicle by using a wrench. Now, pop the hood of the car and remove the screws that are on the front of the car surrounding the nozzles. Once you get the top area removed, you will find the nozzle and hose underneath it. After this, replace the old nozzle with the new one and then put it back. When finished...