How To: Check and replace a dead starter in your automobile

If your vehicle does nothing (doesn't crank over) when you turn the key in the ignition, then you might need a new starter. In this video, Scotty shows you how to check your starter and how to replace it if it's bad. Your first reaction for a non-starting car may be to jump start it, due to a dead battery, but if your battery is brand new, or if jump starting doesn't work, you'll need to get a starter tester to check out the starter. If it's bad— replace it with a new one! See how!

How To: Detail an automobile headlight in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In this episode, Ben shows you how to detail an automobile headlight in Photoshop.

How To: Change a flat tire on your automobile

Getting a flat tire is a pain, but if you can change it yourself, it can save you a whole lot of frustration. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to change your flat tire on your automobile, once you've pulled off the side of the road. You'll need to find the spare wheel and the tools required to replace the flat, which is usually stored in your car's trunk. The replacement tools include the jack and the lug wrench. Remember, when changing your flat tire on your vehicle, make sure y...

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 model? Well, for the fun of it, or because you're an automotive designers or modeler and you need to design and build a prototype of a new vehicle.

How To: Read trouble codes in your automobile

You may have seen a "check engine" sign on your car's dashboard when driving your vehicle. Maybe "service engine soon," or just "check". What does this mean if the alarm won't turn off, or comes on when you're driving? Find out in this automotive video tutorial how to read those trouble codes on your automobile.

How To: Change your automobile battery

Check out this car maintenance video on how to change your car battery in the smartest and safest way. So, get out that socket wrench or crescent wrench and get to work. Take out the auto battery and clean the battery cable connectors for a nice connection to your vehicle's new battery. Then just install the battery.

How To: Install cable style tire chains on your automobile

The Oregon Department of Transportation shows you how to install cable style tire chains in this video tutorial for the winter. These are tips and techniques for cable chain installation and removal from your auto's tires. The winter is here, and driving safely means protecting yourself against the snow and ice. Tire chains on your automobile is the perfect solution.

How To: Remove an automobile headliner

In this video, we learn how to remove an automobile headliner on a Saturn S-series. First, you need to remove the back cushion and then take the back rest on the seat, then lay it down. After this, remove the dome light and remove all the grab handles from the vehicle. Next, remove both visors and screws, then remove the mouth on the seat belt and bolts. After this, remove the cover on the back brake light, then the trim that runs along the side of the inside of the car on both sides. Once yo...

How To: Check and replace belts in your automobile

Many of your cars engines critical components are driven by belts. Belts operate in tough conditions, such as high heat, high speed, and are under considerable tension. Since rubber is an unpredictable material, even under ideal conditions, belt failure is one of the most common causes of auto breakdowns on the road. Vehicle belts are easy to check, like serpentine, drive, and multi rib belts, and to replace them at home is relatively easy and inexpensive. This is the best way to take care of...

How To: Check and replace hoses in your automobile

Probably the most important hoses under your automobile's hood are the ones that transfer coolant. Since coolant is very hot, about 200 degrees and under pressure, these engine hoses are prone to failure. A failure in one of these hoses will definitely ruin your day, and maybe your car or other vehicle.

How To: Use a clay bar on the exterior of your automobile

In this how-to video, you will learn how to use a clay bar for paint decontamination on your car. To clay, make sure you use a brand new bar. Break the bar into about three pieces and save the other pieces for later. The clay will remove the contaminants from the paint. Flatten the piece before using. Spray the area on the car with clay lube. Now, lay the clay on the surface and use light pressure as you wipe it across the surface. Once you finish the section, remold the clay. Use your nail t...

How To: Change light bulbs in your automobile

There are dozens of light bulbs on your vehicle, illuminating everything to the road in front to the license plate in the rear, and for all of the modern technologies given us, most automotive bulbs are essentially the same as on out grandfather's car. So, it's no wonder why burnt out auto light bulbs are the number one cause of lighting failure.

How To: Sand, polish and buff a paint job on an automobile for a shiny luster

It's not a new technique in the auto body industry, but cutting and polishing is a great way to smooth out your paint job. This two-part video will show you the process of sanding and polishing your auto paint. The first video shows you the steps for sanding the painted surface before buffing, which removes the imperfections after painting. The second video shows you some 3M polishes for buffing the car finish. This will polish the surface into a luster shiny paint job.

How To: Spray primer sealer and base coat paint on an automobile fender

If you're painting your auto yourself, you might need a little help if you've never done it before, especially when it comes to the primer sealer and apply your first base coat of paint. This video will show you how to do just that. An OEM fender was already prepped by sanding with 500 grit sandpaper on a DA with a soft pad and surfing the edges with a maroon scuff pad.

How To: Change a flat tire on your automobile quickly

In this video we learn how to change a flat tire. If any tire of the car is flat you should not drive it further as it can be dangerous. Hence you should immediately bring your car to a side and start off your hazard button. Next you should take out your jack and put it in the right position below the car so as to lift your car and enable you to take the flat tire out. Once the tire is lifted above the ground, take out the spanner and unscrew the tire screws. They might be very tight so you w...

How To: Repair a bad paint spot on your automobile

Performing spot repair on an automobile can be a complicated business for the non-expert, but this video describes all the steps necessary to accomplish it including pre-polishing, wetstanding, all the way through to the final polishing. Take a look at this simple guide on paint spot repair for vehicles and see how they manage to repair the paint on this Cavalier using 3M products and more.

How To: Drive a manual transmission automobile

This video tutorial teaches you how to drive a manual transmission automobile. So, if you were ever curious about driving a stick shift vehicle, go no further, learn it right here. First things first, press the clutch. Then learn the gears of the car or truck. Put the car in reverse and put the handbrake down. Let go of the clutch while gradually pressing the gas pedal. That's it. Well, this is actually the first steps to driving a manual transmission auto.

How To: Test the pressure regulator system on your automobile

This vehicle video tutorial contains a basic testing procedure using an automotive fuel pressure gauge as a detection tool. Correct fuel pressure and fuel pressure regulator operation is essential for your truck or car's engine to operate properly. Many engine run-ability problems can be related to a weak or failing fuel pump or faulty fuel pressure regulator. Problems can range from hard cold engine starting, low power and stalling while driving. This video contains visual information design...

How To: Test the ignition system of your automobile

See how to test the ignition system of your automobile. This automotive video tutorial contains basic testing procedure using an automotive test light as the detection tool. The test light will not be harmed during this procedure do to the low amperage of the system. This is a basic test that will inform you that the ignition system of your car or truck is working, for a more intricate description of specific testing procedure consult an auto repair manual.

How To: Know the difference between maintenance & repair

This video explains the important difference between maintenance work and repair work when it comes to your car or automobile. The speaker in this video is the director of AAA's auto repair service; this offers a degree of authority to the video. This video is part of a series on taking care of your automobile. Maintenance is described to be a regular and scheduled event designed to keep your automobile running properly. Maintenance includes things such as changing your oil. There are two typ...

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