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How To : Remove a Vehicle Dent with a Hair Dryer & Compressed Air

Got a dent in your car? Joe Kelley and Greg Swanson show you how to get it out with a hair dryer and a can of compressed air. See how easy it is to remove minor vehicle dents without going to a shop. Don't Miss: 8 Easy Ways to Remove Dents Without Ruining the Paint Video: .

How To : Fix Broken Plastic Tabs on Bumper

A common problem on bumper covers is that the tabs that attach the bumper to the car get broken. This is critical, as this is what secures and aligns the bumper cover. Many times, a broken tab is all that is wrong with the bumper cover. With the cost of these plastic parts $20 ...more

How To : Troubleshoot and fix broken windshield wipers

If your windshield wipers don't come on when you turn the switch, then try out the solutions in this video! First, check to see if there's a blown fuse. If that's okay, next check the power going to the wiper motor. You have to take the wiper arms off to get to the motor. Watc ...more

How To : Fix error code P0300 for random misfires on your car

Error code P0300 is one of the most infamous in auto maintenance, indicating random misfires in the engine. This can mean several different things, and in this video mechanic Scotty Kilmer will teach you how to figure out where the problem is and fix it.

How To : Get a Dent Out of a Car Using Just a Plunger

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. Still on board? Well, you can use that ...more

How To : Use Fiberglass Filler For Auto Body Repair

Assuring A Proper Repair When Welding Vehicle Sheet Metal Any weld that is performed on a vehicle requires certain steps to assure a proper repair. For example, weld-through-primer must be applied to the welded surface being welded; corrosion protection must be applied to the ...more

How To : Unlock Your Car Door with a Shoelace in 10 Seconds

Have you locked yourself out of your car? Well, as long as you have a shoelace, you may be able to get back in. Don't Miss: 15 Ways to Open a Locked House/Car Door Without a Key Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to Open Your Car Door Without a Key Video: . Pull your shoelace out of ...more

How To : Fix Your Car Dent with a Hair Dryer

Dented your parents car, or dinged your neighbors? Watch this how-to video and get cracking before anyone notices the auto body damage. You won't believe how easy it is to fix a dent on your car with a hair dryer and carbon dioxide. Check out this instructional video and learn ...more

How To : Diagnose and replace a blown head gasket

A blown head gasket is a very serious problem, in fact, if you have one, your car probably isn't running. But, just because your car isn't running, doesn't mean you've blown the head gasket. In this video series, you'll learn how to find, check, and replace or repair a leaking ...more

How To : Fix the driver side window in a Dodge Dakota truck

This automotive repair tutorial shows you how to fix a broken power window on a 1998 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4 when it won't go up or down. Even if you don't know exactly what is causing your power window not to work, this video will show you how to diagnose and fix the problem i ...more

How To : Replace the camshaft sensor on a Nissan Altima

In this video, Richpin demonstrates how to replace the camshaft sensor in a Nissan Altima. The cam sensor is located by the cylinder box. First, remove the electrical connector off of the sensor. Push up on the lock on the bottom of the sensor to pull back and remove the conne ...more

How To : Fix a Car Dent with Dry Ice

After seeing many posts online about dry ice removing car dents, we put it to the test. It worked pretty well. The heat versus cold forces the panel of the car to constrict and suck out the dent. This is great for avoiding ridiculous costs of auto paint and auto body repair co ...more

How To : Fix a Car Dent with a Hair Dryer and a Freezer

See how easy it is to fix a dent in the body panel of a car with a hair dryer, a freezer (e.g. canned air, dry ice, etc.), and patience. Watch both videos to see the before and after. Don't Miss: 8 Easy Ways to Remove Dents Without Ruining the Paint Video: . Video: .

How To : Fix a spark plug well oil leak in a Honda Accord

If you've got oil leaking into the spark plug wells on your Honda Accord, you're not alone. This a pretty common problem, and fortunately for you this video is here to show you how to fix it, assuming you're decent at auto maintenance already. Make sure you line everything up ...more

How To : Replace rear brake pads on a Ford Explorer

When replacing your brake pads on your Ford Explorer, you first need to jack up the vehicle and remove the tire. This will give you access to the brakes. Locate the caliper, remove the two bolts and slide the caliper off. Inside the calipers are the brake pads. Pry out the out ...more

How To : Replace a windshield wiper motor

Replacing the windshield wiper motor on your car is a necessary repair that some car owners must take care of. Learn how to replace your own windshield wiper motor in these free auto repair video instructions featuring a certified mechanic. Part 1 of 10 - How to Replace a wind ...more

How To : Reset the speedometer on a Chrysler

Knowing how fast you're going is an important part of safe, legal driving. If you own a Chrysler and your speedometer has stopped working, there is hope. Watch this video for the procedure you need to reset the speedometer on a newish Chrysler.

How To : Flush your air conditioning to prevent comebacks

Air conditioning comebacks are usually caused by an air conditioning system that needs to be flushed and cleaned. Watch this video to learn a handy little trick that will help ensure that you get all the debris out of your A/C every time you flush.

How To : Replace the struts on a Honda Accord

Replacing the struts on your car might seem like a scary proposition, but it really isn't too hard if you've got some mechanic skills. Watch this video to learn how you can replace the struts on your Honda Accord and many other cars.

How To : Repair a dent without paint

Got a dent that you don't want to take into a body shop to get fixed? Watch this tutorial to find out how to repair a dent without having to repaint your car.

How To : Replace rear disc brakes on any vehicle

Generally your front brakes provide 80% of your stopping power, so they tend to wear away more easily than your back brakes. But that doesn't mean your rear brakes don't suffer wear and tear as well. If your back brakes have been making squeling or squeaking sounds, then you' ...more

How To : Decipher multiple error codes from a car

When you use a scanner to look for error codes on a car, many can show up at once and confuse you as to the nature of the problem. Often, all of the codes are responses to the same problem. Watch this video for tips on interpreting multiple error codes.

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