How to Replace a Fuel Pump and Save Money

The internal combustion engine, combined with the other working parts of your vehicle, is a conglomeration of thousands of parts, all of which have to work properly so you can drive from Point A to Point B.  It is slightly amazing that an engine works at all, let alone works properly for years. Eventually, though,…

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How To Replace A Bumper

So you want to know how to replace a bumper, huh?  Well, the good news, and it’s all good news, is that a bumper is a very easy replacement job, so listen up. If you are replacing the rear bumper, take the license plate off first.  Get a friend to come over and help you…

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How to Paint Classic Car Parts

Improve the look of the area under the hood of your classic car by restoring and painting its individual engine parts. Restoring classic cars can be done at all levels from frame-off restorations to backyard, weekend mechanics. For the latter group, this article will provide direction on painting classic car parts. Equipment you’ll need includes…

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How to Install Brake Pads

One of the most common maintenance jobs that a car owner faces, other than normal maintenance like oil changes and tire changing, is changing the brake pads.  For those who do a great amount of stop and go driving, it is quite normal for your brake pads to wear down every few years.  Knowing how to replace those brake pads will save you quite a bit of money over the years, and it is a simple maintenance job.

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How To Change Your Car’s Oil and Oil Filter

One of the simplest maintenance jobs you can do on your car is changing the oil and oil filter, and yet so many people do not know how to do it.  There was a day, way back in the Middle Ages (1950’s and 1960’s) when it was a rite of passage for young boys to…

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How Does The Ignition System Work?

You walk outside and go to your vehicle. You put the key in, turn it, and your engine starts right up. What just happened? Well, what just happened is that your internal combustion engine just did its thing, and that thing is all dependent on the ignition system working properly. So, how does the ignition…

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How Do Manual Transmissions Work?

Statistics recently came out saying that about 90% of cars produced for America now have automatic transmissions.  Just a matter of convenience for the American buying public evidently, because still, after all these years, the manual transmission is more fuel efficient and yes, more fun to drive. So this article is for the 10% out…

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How Cooling System Parts Affect Your Mazda’s Performance

Your car, just like a human being, needs to disperse heat to avoid weakness and overheating. When it’s running, your engine creates a large quantity of heat, causing its temperature to reach 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Because this is too much heat for your engine to handle, a cooling system is necessary to keep it at…

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