Everyone hates to feel like they've been taken advantage of, especially when buying a used vehicle. The thought comes across every car buyer's mind... "Did I just get taken by that smooth-talking salesman?" When it comes to cars, how do you know if you're really getting a good deal, or if you're being offered a fair price for your car? After all, cars are most peoples second largest investment, so we need to make this decision wisely.
Buying a used car is a task humbling in it's complexity, but certain parts of it are still simple. In this video you will learn several easy, effective ways of inspecting a used car you want to buy to make sure it hasn't been in a flood or accident and has a properly working engine.
If you're looking to buy a new used car, then Eric has a great tip for you to avoid getting scammed— look into the horse's mouth. Yes, that sounds cryptic, but it's a very similar process where you look underneath the oil cap. If it looks smooth like it should, go ahead, think about purchasing that vehicle. But if there's a lot of built-up black gunk on the bottom, do yourself a favor and RUN. That engine is destined for failure.
Need to know what kind of oil your car needs? How about your vehicle load capacity? What about the standard maintenance procedures for you specific make and model? All of this and more can be located inside your owner's manual. If you don’t have an owner’s manual for your used car, you may still be able to find one even if your car is an antique.
Used car salesmen don't rank very high in public opinion. Most car buyers dread the negotiating process. Follow these simple step to help guide you through the traps and pitfalls of buying a used car from a dealership. Buy a used car from a dealer.
Shave off the edges slightly of a deck of cards and it turns into a trick deck that is lightly tapered and can be used for 100's of magic tricks.
Camera manufacturers release new versions of the same cameras, mostly point-and-shoot models, as frequently as Detroit's auto industry upgrades minivans. They also add new lenses regularly, upgrading previous models with adjusted zoom ranges or the image stabilization feature. The same goes for tripods, portable flashes and even camera bags.
Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish a chrome car rim using Flitz Polish and a buff ball. In this polishing tip we polish a Jeep wheel using Flitz Metal Polish and a Flitz BuffBall. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices.
Starting from a blank document, this tutorial shows you how to design a car tire using the Blender 3-D modeling program. It details mimicking the exact texture of the treads you'd find on a commercial tire, as well as a few useful animation techniques.
These days you can get a car tailored with special gangster rims, headlights, and sound systems, but one of the features of a standard car we all take for granted is power windows. Before those, all we had were frustrating crank-up windows that always got stuck if we didn't add enough elbow grease.
What happens when you need to build a fire, but you forgot your matches and lighter? What if you don't know the fire-plow method, the bow and drill method, or even the flint and steel method (not that you would have flint, because you forgot your lighter)?
While technically the iPad isn't a supported device with Ford Sync, you can get around that by going to the head unit. Add your iPad as a Bluetooth device, then select the 'sync' option. You can now control your iPad's audio features through Bluetooth.
In this tutorial, we learn how to jump start a car using another car's battery. First, you will need to position the two cars in front of each other. Turn off both of the cars completely, then attach the jumper cables. You need to connect the positive post of the dead battery to the positive post of the live battery. After you do this, Then, wait for a couple of minutes while the cars are connected and the battery is receiving power. Now, start the car that has the bad battery and it should s...
Making a car takes a lot of time, money, and mechanical knowledge. If you don't have those things, plus the motivation to do so, why not make a 3D model of one? This two-part video will teach you how to make a 3D model of the rim of a car, the most important part depending on who you talk to. Check the related videos to find help with making the rest of the car.
The starter on your car's health is directly related to how many amps it pulls from the battery. This video will show you how to use a multimeter to check volts going from the battery to the starter, and use an amp meter (don't use the multimeter for this part!) to check the amps at the starter.
This video tutorial is in the Autos, Motorcycles & Planes category which will show you how to block sand body filler using hand bricks for a car. First repair the dent and apply the body filler. Blocks come in different sizes. Normally you would like to use the biggest block depending on the size of the dent. For a smaller dent, use a smaller block. There are different grades of sand paper. You would generally start out with 36 for a big dent. But, for a smaller dent you can start with 80. In...
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!
Doing proper maintenance on your car is important for making sure that your car will last for years. There's a bunch of different areas of where you can work, but in this tutorial, you'll find out how to check the antifreeze coolant using a multimeter. So check it out, good luck, and remember to always be safe. Enjoy!
Live in a place with severe winter? You may eventually find that your car door lock has frozen solid. You can try jiggling the door handle, but if that doesn't work, then bring out a butane lighter and heat up your car key. Take care to not get burned!
Jacob shows the importance of washing your car properly. First use two buckets. Fill one with soapy water, the other to rinse your car. Use a grip guard to keep your tools above water, and use white buckets. The principal is to keep the wash water as clean as possible. Get your sponge soapy, wipe the car. You then rinse it in the clean water, making sure there's no dirt. Use the foam/rinse method to wash. First use a soapy sponge, making sure the sponge doesn't actually touch the car, then ri...
The first step is to select a photo of a black, glossy car. Using the Lasso- polygonal tool, select the outline of the car. Once the image outline is complete, the dots animate around the image. The next step is to deselect the areas on the car where the chrome paint is not required. To do this, follow the same procedure as above holding the ‚ÄòAlt‚Äô key (a minus sign appears next to the cursor). Once the selections are done, go to ‚ÄòImage‚Äô menu, select ‚ÄòAdjustments‚Äô and click on ‚ÄòB...
These cheats are primarily for the Playstation version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, but might also work for the Xbox version as well. Use these codes to get monster trucks, stunt planes, infinite lung capacity and make your cars fly!
Last month, BMW rolled out its playful take on augmented reality with Snapchat, and now the automaker is bringing that same immersive computing whimsy to iOS directly.
Whether you're a professional mechanic, a hobbyist, or someone who just wants to know why their check engine light came on, your Android device and an OBD-II adapter can provide insight as to what's going on with your car. Most adapters sell for less than $10, and once you plug it into your vehicle, you'll just need a good app to help you make sense of all the data it can gather.
Whether you live in foggy California or icy Massachusetts, you've more than likely struggled with a cloudy, vision-impairing window that makes even the shortest commute impossible.
Video: . This video will show you how to secure your kayak to a J bar roof rack carrier.
Paying for someone to get a small dent out of your car can be expensive, especially when you realize that you can just do it yourself. If you've got a bathroom—and you probably do—then it's a surefire bet that you've also got a plunger.
We've all been there. Stranded in a large lot or parking garage, braving the rows upon rows of identical cars in an endless concrete landscape because, for the very life of us, we can't remember where we stashed the very ride that brought us there.
Disneyland may be the happiest place on Earth, but there are definitely a few flaws that only small kids could overlook. The lines are extravagantly long, everything is overpriced, and there are tons of grumpy people and crazy children running around as if they just found out there's a two-for-one special on ponies.
What if you forgot your car keys and that keyless entry remote banded to them, how are you going to get in your car? Well, if you haven't forgotten your cell phone, too, you can call up someone who has access to that keyless remote, so you can unlock your car or truck via the wireless mobile phone! What?!?
Watch and see how to steer using the push and pull method. The steering wheel should normally be controlled with both hands. Turning the wheel as far as it will go is called 'full lock'. This type of driving is crucial if you plan to drive on a track or be a good precision driver. Steer a car using the push and pull method.
Are you a radio control car enthusiast who's never moved beyond the store-bought toy models from Radio Shack? Then this nine-part series of videos is what you've been waiting for. It breaks down how RC engines work in exhaustive detail, including whole sections on carbs, pipe tuning, fuel mixing, and super chargers, among other topics. You may not be able to put your own RC car together entirely from scratch after this, but you will have a broad, deep understanding of how their engines work a...
Does the new plastic shine on your model train cars ruin the overall effect of a realistic model train layout? Turn minutes into years, by creating an aged finish on that fresh plastic surface. Watch this hobby how-to video and learn how to age and weather rolling stock model train cars weaily with just a little bit of chalk.
Learn how to assemble model cars, including what tools you'll need and how much precision is required in this free video series.
Kipkay explains how to make a rocket powered matchbox by combining two matchbox toy cars. You need A10-PT model rockets and 32 gauge wire to connect the model rockets to the two cars.
The iPad is the king of the tablet PC's. One of the reasons tablet PC's are so awesome is that their thinness and lack of folding allows them to be used in positions where normal computers and even netboooks cannot. This, it turns out, makes them perfect for installing in car! This video will walk you through the process of installing an iPad into the dash of a car, which is pretty freaking baller.
In this instructional video brought to you by Lowe's, a leader in the home improvement retail business, host NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, demonstrates how to create and customize a pinewood derby car with the help of a Dremel tool. New and experienced enthusiasts in the pinewood derby arena will appreciate the level of detail and tips found in this video. Whether you are building a car for yourself or your kids anything you could want to know about creating a pinewood derby car can be found ...
Check out this science video to see how to make a solar-powered miniature car. To make this solar-powered mini car, you'll need some balsa wood, a small motor, two steel rods, four wheels, four washers, a straw of any color, two gears, a solar cell, hot glue gun, a tape measure and a knife.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shows you how to anchor an antenna tube to keep it from falling out. A piece of fuel tubing will solidly affix the antenna to the chassis of the remote control car. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to secure an antenna tube to the body of a remote control vehicle.
This video shows how to drift with electric and petrol(nitro)model RC cars. Learn how to develop the right skills and find the right parts to drift with a toy model car.