Cars & Vehicles
Airbags are an important safety feature on today's automobiles.airbag image by Dimitar Atanasov from Fotolia.comFor automakers, safety is a priority, and according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, airbags significantly increase automobile safety. Every new car, including the...
The GMC 6.5 Turbo refers to a line of engines made by General Motors for pickup trucks they made starting in 1982. These lines of trucks were used primarily for hauling and towing. The engine was a V-8 Diesel. The turbocharged engine allowed for increased torque output. This is a common way for manu
An excessively worn control arm bushing can lead to damage to other suspension components, as the bushing softens the contact between the control arm and vehicle frame. On a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, a hydraulic press is needed to replace the control arm bushings. However, the entire control arm can be
Cracked or broken auto glass can be a major safety hazard. Getting it repaired right away can help save drivers a lot of money and ensure their safety on the road.
Mercedes power windows are more convenient than their manual windows when they are working properly. But, unlike manual windows, Mercedes power windows are privy to electrical difficulties that can impede their functioning. The most detrimental difficulty that a power window can experience is the br
Replacing main bearings is a critical part of any engine rebuild. They are usually replaced along with other internal parts while the engine is out and completely disassembled. This allows for a complete inspection of the crankshaft journals around which the bearings sit, as well as the opportunity
The RM 125 was Suzuki's entry-level dirt bike, allowing new or younger riders to hone their skills before moving onto larger, more challenging machines. Like most dirt bikes, the RM 125 used a steel cable to engage and disengage the clutch. The rigors of off-road riding can cause the clutch cable to
The 2002 Chrysler Town and Country is a minivan with accessible tail light fixtures. A rear light bulb will need to be replaced whenever it burns out; occasionally, the light fixture will also need replacing, especially if it is cracked due to a fender bender accident. Fortunately, replacing both of
Like any light bulb, the headlight in your Hyundai can burn out. When this occurs, you will no longer be able to use the light and must be replaced. Take steps to replace the light as soon as possible--driving without a headlight is against the law.
The Mazda Miata's stereo system includes a single DIN head unit (measuring 2 by 7 inches). Miata owners who wish to replace or repair the system will need to first remove the stock stereo deck from the vehicle's stereo mounting dock. You can choose to have the unit removed by a professional car audi
When performing simple maintenance on your vehicle, you may occasionally be required to jack your vehicle up. This appears at first glance to be a no-brainer--an easy thing to do. You may, however, find that you spend a little more time than you first thought just trying to place the jack under the
There is no dearth of the uses for a good emergency visor light today, especially because they are made using LED bulbs for maximum brightness. Here are a few purposes this type of light can serve.
Changing fluids in your truck is a simple procedure that can help save you time and money. The 1996 Ford F-150 features both manual and automatic transmission models. Each has different fluid requirements and a different method of refilling, but you can add transmission fluid to both with a minimal
If your vehicle's rear window defogger doesn't seem to be doing the trick, it may have a damaged fuse or grid. All Chevy Cobalt models come equipped with rear window defoggers as a standard feature, and you can troubleshoot the defogger with a single kit available at most auto repair retailers. A re
Yamaha's V-Star 650 is one of the most popular cruiser motorcycles on the market. The bike's ample power, easy maintenance schedule and comfortable seating position make it an excellent choice for any commuting or touring motorcyclist. However, you may benefit from the fitting of aftermarket handle