Archive for January, 2010

Unlocking a Car Door

Unlocking a Car Door

Locking the keys inside the car happens to everyone at some point. Anyway, don't start pulling your hair out...not yet. All you need to open it is some kind of a  wedge (wood or plastic) and a coat hanger . The other alternative is paying a locksmith to do it. I prefer the one I don't have to pay

01.27.2010 | Car Tips, Featured, Videos |

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Mirror Glass Removal and Replacement

Mirror Glass Removal and Replacement

I will be doing this on a Chevrolet Cavalier, also this is exactly the same on a Pontiac Sunfire and is very similar for most cars. We will need only a small screwdriverlike prybar and some grease. Remove the glass by using the prybar from the side and pry it out, it will unclip easily. There

01.27.2010 | Maintenance |

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Headlight Restoration And Polishing

Headlight Restoration And Polishing

Having the headlights oxidized will reduce visibility during night time and will make the car look older and ugly during daytime. However, there is an easy and low cost solution for this. You might as well do it yourself and save some money in the process . All you will need is a Orbital Polisher (

01.26.2010 | Videos |

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Automatic vs Manual Transmission

Automatic vs Manual Transmission

One can't really say which one is better, both serve the same purpose but in different ways. First of all Automatic transmissions (AT) are more expensive on initial costs (about $1000 more) and they require more maintenance during the lifespan of the car . Manual transmissions(MT) not only cost les

01.24.2010 | General |

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Volvo V70-S70 Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement

Volvo V70-S70 Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement

Here you can find the information how to remove the instrument cluster. Once the cluster is out you will see 4 bulbholders on the back of the cluster. There are only 2 bulbs that need replacement in this car but it's always a good idea to change all 4 of them avoiding doing the same job 6 months lat

01.21.2010 | Maintenance |

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Volvo V70-S70 Instrument Cluster Removal

Volvo V70-S70 Instrument Cluster Removal

Tools needed: One Flat and one 25T torx screwdriver. It will be much easier to have somebody help you during the removal of instrument cluster. First remove the center air vent by prying it out from the bottom using the flat screwdriver . Remove the left air vent. Remove the side air vent by p

01.20.2010 | Repair Instructions |

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Engine Oil Change

Engine Oil Change

Changing the oil is relatively easy to do and it gives you the choice to get the best oil and filter for your engine at a cheaper price. Start by lifting the car and supporting it on jack stands. Never get under the car supported only with one jack, it's very dangerous. It is better to drain the oil

01.19.2010 | Maintenance |

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