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Fixing car dents can be easier than you might think. You can use a plunger, dry ice, or a hairdryer to fix dents in your car body.
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If there is no power when the key is inserted, the engine will not start, or the battery is dead, you may need to replace the ECM power relay.
How Much it Costs When You Ignore Basic Car Care
Car maintenance like oil changes, brake service, and tire care save money when done on time. Ignoring oil changes can cost you thousands of dollars.
How to Use a Hair Dryer to Remove a Dent
You can use a hair dryer to fix a dent in your car body. Use the dryer to heat the area, then apply dry ice to fix the damage on your car.
10 Best Automotive Power Tools
Automotive power tools perform many high-strength tasks so you don't have to. Milwaukee's tool kit comes with a drill, driver, processor, and saws.
How Much Do Car Maintenance Costs Increase with Mileage?
The average car costs $1,400 to maintain up to 25,000 miles, then costs rise rapidly until 100,000 miles. Toyota wins as the cheapest car to maintain.
How to Get the Best Price on a Windshield Replacement
If your windshield has a serious crack or is broken, you will need to have it replaced as soon as is possible. A seriously...
How to Diagnose an Inoperative Air Conditioning System Faster and Easier
Automotive technicians diagnose an inoperative air conditioning system with a digital scanner, physical inspection, and under the hood examination.
How to Know What Kind of Hoist to Buy
When it comes to vehicle repairs, maintenance, and storage, there is a segment of the population that takes it very seriously. Professional-grade tools, large home garages or shops, and even...
How to Repair Chips and Cracks in Your Windshield
When stones or other objects hit your windshield, they can leave damage in the form of either chips in the glass, or cracks due to impact. There are certain things that...
How to Use Identifix for Car Repair
Identifix can be great resource for automotive technicians who need further assistance when repairing vehicles.
How To Fix Common Electric Window Issues
Sometimes, your car needs fixes that are more about convenience than anything else, and this is true in the case of a broken component in a window. If...
How to Perform a Basic Tune-Up
Knowing how to tune up your car is an important skill. You don't need to be a pro mechanic to check your car fluids, air filter, battery, or tires.
How to Use Mitchel ProDemand for Car Repair
For the variety of work a mechanic does, Mitchel ProDemand can be great resource for automotive technicians when repairing vehicles.
How to Use ALLDATA for Car Repair
Automotive technician jobs use ALLDATA for the catalog of products, forum, tech-assist, and training videos and webinars when repairing cars
Why Cooling System Repairs on a European Car Can Be Tricky
Repairing a cooling system, such as if there is a leak, can pose different obstacles. Many repairs may involve finding the radiator of the system.
How to Troubleshoot and Replace a Leaking Valve Cover Gasket
Valve cover gasket leaks usually start when not much oil leaves the engine. It should be repaired before it causes serious damage and costly repairs.
How to Replace an Air Injection Pump Belt
Although some air pump injection belts can last as long as a vehicle, some may break down. Here's a guide on how to replace it when necessary.
How to Find Replacement Car Parts at a Junkyard
Buying used replacement parts can save you a lot of money on repair costs. Cars in junkyards are totaled but still have usable and working parts.
How to Repair a Car Bumper
Learn how you can repair cracks and dents on your car bumper. Use a plastic or fiberglass bumper repair kit to fix the damage on your own.

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