Category Archives: DIY Automotive

  • Keeping Your Battery Charged in the Winter

    Posted on April 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Did you know that the starting capacity for your car battery dramatically drops in the winter months? According to Battery Council International, when the outside temperature is 80 F, a fully charged battery has 100% of its power available to start the vehicle, but when the temperature starts dropping that changes. When the temperature drops […]

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  • Beam Type Torque Wrench

    Posted on April 15, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools.

    There are two common types of torque wrenches for home use; the “beam” type and the “clicker” type. Today we will talk about the beam type. The beam type torque wrench is the least expensive torque wrench. The beam wrench works by the beam bending in response to the torque applied. This type is very simple, reliable, […]

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  • DIY Car Sales

    Posted on April 13, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive.

    If you are a car owner for any length of time, chances are at some point, you’ll need to sell a used car. While in the past, this have have meant only a few options, today you can sell cars online, so you can create your own listing and offer the car to potential buyers […]

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  • Impact Wrenches

    Posted on March 29, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Workshop.

    An impact wrench is also known as an air gun, air wrench, or torque gun. They are designed to deliver high torque output, with minimal exertion by the user. Impact wrenches are widely used in many industries, including auto repair, heavy equipment maintenance, product assembly, and major construction projects. Anywhere high torque output is needed. Impact wrenches […]

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  • Tire Pressure

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Repairs and Maintenance, Safety, Workshop.

    Did you know that most cars on the road have improper air pressure in the tires? This not only affects your gas mileage, but the handling of your vehicle as well. It also makes the tires wear unevenly. Do not check the tire pressure after you’ve been driving! The friction of the tires on the […]

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  • Men Take Car Care Seriously

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Which really is man’s best friend, his car or his dog? A lot has been written about the dog being the man’s best friend. I say his best friend is his car. Does a man’s garage not overflow with car care products while his dog is allotted a box in the corner for his things? […]

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  • Coil Spring Compressor

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools.

    Over time, coil springs will lose their structural integrity. This loss can result in a drop in the height of the vehicle, reduced maneuverability and increase wear of important structural suspension components. Replacing the worn coil springs with new springs will restore the vehicle’s proper ride height and result in a significant improvement in handling. […]

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  • Air Filter Replacement

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Outdoors Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    It’s spring time, so it is time to do some of that springtime maintenance on your vehicle. Now would be a good time to check and if need be replace that air filter. It is a really easy do it yourself project that you can do to maintain the effectiveness of your vehicle and save some money […]

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  • Car Battery Maintenance

    Posted on March 26, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Home Improvement Projects, Outdoors Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Now that the seasons are changing, it is a good time to perform some maintenance on your car battery. Since the battery delivers power to your car through heavy cables, it is wise to check the battery cables and make sure they are tightened properly. Use a pair of channel locks to tighten. Cleaning the terminals and […]

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  • Carports

    Posted on March 26, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Outdoors Projects.

    This past weekend we went to the RC car races. A friend of ours was racing and we took our carport canopy to set up for him. Since the temperature had skyrocketed this past week, we thought it would be nice to sit in the shade, and have room for all the equipment too. The canopy is […]

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