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How to Change the Oil Pan Gasket in a 1995 Buick Regal 3.8L

How to Change the Oil Pan Gasket in a 1995 Buick Regal 3.8L

The oil pan gasket on your 1995 Buick Regal 3.8L can become worn and loose over time. This will cause leaking. You can remedy the problem by simply tightening the mounting bolts, but often you will need to replace the gasket. Replacing the oil pan gasket is straightforward but does require some wor
Definition of Drive Belt

Definition of Drive Belt

A drive belt can be defined as a machine component that transmits power between other components. It is a closed strip of material that links pulleys and other parts of the machine. One of the most common uses is as an alternator belt in a car.
Nissan Almera, A Brief History

Nissan Almera, A Brief History

The very first Nissan Almera rolled off the production line in 1995. This vehicle was produced as a direct replacement for the Nissan Sunny which had amassed quite a following in its thirty year life span. Most of the Nissan Almera's sold in the UK were hatch back versions with either three or
Maintenance - The Importance of Maintaining Your Vehicle

Maintenance - The Importance of Maintaining Your Vehicle

Next to your house, your automobile is likely to become your most valuable possession. Therefore, this extensive property should be maintained in its best shape.
Major Parts of a Starter

Major Parts of a Starter

Starting a car begins with putting the key in the ignition.Car interior image by mashe from Fotolia.comA starter is an electrical motor that is part of the starting system of a vehicle. The starter converts electrical energy into mechanical energy to start the engine. Two major parts of a...
How to Build an OBD2 Code Reader

How to Build an OBD2 Code Reader

Most vehicles have an internal computer that monitors and records information on just about every feature on the car. Typically, you do not see this data, but it is always possible to view the information with the proper connection. There is a computer output directly under your steering wheel known
How to Wire Fog Lights on a GMC Sierra

How to Wire Fog Lights on a GMC Sierra

Fog lights are yellow to prevent glare. They should not to be confused with driving lights, which are extremely bright and reduce the vision when on in a condition with fog. Fog lights should be mounted as low as possible. Many year GMC Sierras have pre-existing holes drilled for driving or fog ligh
Tire Load Range Definition

Tire Load Range Definition

When purchasing vehicle tires, it is very important to make sure that they are appropriately suited to the vehicle. In particular, tires with the correct load rating much be purchased so that vehicle safety is not compromised.
Types of Custom Paint

Types of Custom Paint

Custom paints are blended just for the customer.old car image by pearlguy from Fotolia.comCustom paints are blended from pigments, lacquers and other materials for a one-of-a-kind paint job. The painters do not select premixed paints to do the job; they mix the elements to get the exact...
How to Patch a Hole in a Tire in a Chrysler Town & Country

How to Patch a Hole in a Tire in a Chrysler Town & Country

If you own a minivan from Chrysler and suddenly feel the all too familiar jiggle of a flat tire, then you need to know how to patch a hole. You can patch it on the road if you have a portable compressor and plug kit, or simply change it later and patch the tire at home.
Finding Auto Repair Services

Finding Auto Repair Services

When looking for auto repair Olympia companies you can do a quick internet search to find dozens of places to get your car or truck fixed. To narrow down these choices most of the websites ...
How to Replace the Belt on a Nissan Quest

How to Replace the Belt on a Nissan Quest

The Nissan Quest model vehicles come equipped with two different drive belts that operate all of the front engine accessories. The first belt controls the power steering pump, water pump and the alternator. The second belt controls the air conditioner. The crankshaft pulley drives both belts. As the
The Best Car Polish for the Best Car

The Best Car Polish for the Best Car

You have an obligation to keep your car in tip top condition. Not only is it great for aesthetics, it also helps to extend the life of the vehicle overall. One thing to remember however, ...
How to Fix the Clear Coat on Cars

How to Fix the Clear Coat on Cars

The clear coat on your car protects the car's painted surface from the ultraviolet rays of the sun and from light scratches and chips. The down side is that the clear coat takes all of the damage, and eventually your car may look dull or have scratches. You can fix the clear coat without having to p
How to Remove a Battery From a 2005 Chevy Venture Van

How to Remove a Battery From a 2005 Chevy Venture Van

The battery in your 2005 Chevy Venture van powers a lot of different pieces of equipment. It provides the spark plugs with the spark needed to start the combustion process in your engine, it allows you to roll the windows up and down effortlessly, and it powers the DVD and radio to help keep your ch
Removing Honeywell Thermostats From the Walls

Removing Honeywell Thermostats From the Walls

Honeywell thermostats are preferred in many homes for controlling the heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. When painting, wallpapering or other decorating projects are being planned, removing the Honeywell thermostat from the wall may become necessary. Honeywell thermostats typically o
How to Replace the Glass in a Side View Mirror

How to Replace the Glass in a Side View Mirror

When the glass of an automobile's side mirror becomes cracked or damaged, it may need to be replaced. Replacing the glass in a side mirror is not a difficult task. Replacement glass panes can be purchased from automobile supply stores. In as little as a half hour, you can replace your damaged glass.
How to Remove the Spark Plugs From a 3.0 Duratec

How to Remove the Spark Plugs From a 3.0 Duratec

Spark plugs are a valuable part of a vehicle's engine. You need to replace these to get the best fuel efficiency and to ensure that your vehicle idles properly. The 3.0 Duratec engine was first produced in 1996 and is still used today in the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. The spark plug replacement
Why Do Girls Need Mud Mats For Cars?

Why Do Girls Need Mud Mats For Cars?

When you think of mud mats for cars you typically think of some big, brawny guy tracking through a construction site, getting mud all over his boots. You don't normally think of girls having muddy shoes.
How to Check a Fuel Pump on Fuel-Injected Outboard Mercury Boat Motors

How to Check a Fuel Pump on Fuel-Injected Outboard Mercury Boat Motors

When your outboard motor won't start, you may remember that most of the problems with gasoline motors result from the electrical system, rather than the fuel system. If the electrical system checks out clean, though, it's time to look at your fuel system. You can conduct a simple function test in yo