Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
The stock suspension setup on an XR200 is typically quite soft for trail and enduro riding. For someone larger or looking to ride the motorcycle a little more aggressively, stiffening the suspension may be required. This will make the bike generally ride a little rougher. However, over large obstacl
If you hit a serious bump you might need to get an alignment. Alignments are not expensive usually, and include adjustments of suspension like camber, caster, toe in, toe out, thrust, and 4-wheel alignment. Let us show you definitions of what all of these things mean to you and the health of your ca
Make parking brake adjustment to your Jeep Cherokee easily at home to save you time and money by avoiding the mechanic. Adjust your parking brake when your vehicle starts to roll while parked on a hill. Use this procedure on Jeep Cherokee model years 1994 through 1998 or 1999 to 2005.
Many of today's modern synthetic oil blends outperform mineral-based oils. Most older vehicles from before the 1990s used mineral oils, and some continue to use them today. Mineral-based oils contain extra particles, which can cause excessive buildup throughout the engine. Synthetic oils are cleaner
The transmission fluid in both a manual and an automatic transmission has the same purpose: to lubricate and cool the parts inside the transmission. Transmission fluid breaks down over time and will need to be changed. You can check the fluid level on a manual transmission in just a few minutes.
Relocating the oil filter on your vehicle can offer a cleaner engine compartment, an easier to reach location for the filter and the ability to add a second filter or a larger filter to your vehicle. Kits are available for most vehicles to allow you to perform this modification with little to no fa
The mass air flow sensor find out how much air is coming in to the engine, and they send that information to the computer to properly control the rest of the engine. This sensor can get dirty and cause misreadings, and the fix is cleaning it. In this case, the project vehicle is a 1997 Cadillac Sevi
Electronic EGR systems are used in vehicles to direct the exhaust gases into the intake manifold, where the exhaust is then cooled before entering the combustion chamber. This process works to cool the combustion chamber which, in turn, reduces emissions. When a component within your vehicle begins
If you are looking at going motor racing this year, one of the things you'll need to look at in buying a racing seat. There are a huge range of companies which provide such items - with some seats designed primarily for racing use, some for road use, and others for both. The price of your race
Almost everyone has a small dent or two on their car. The dents are unappealing--and one of the first things everyone notices when you are trying to sell your or trade your car. A few small dents can cause you to lose thousands of dollars on the value of your car. But with a few items and some time,
The ignition switch in the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix is used to start the vehicle. If your Grand Prix doesn't start, and you have checked both the starter and the alternator, the likely problem is a faulty ignition switch. You will find the switch in your steering column if you want to replace it your
Replace the air filter in your 2006 Chevrolet minivan every 50,000 miles for the best performance of your van's engine. The air filter keeps the air in your Chevrolet van's engine as clean as possible for top performance. Check the air filter regularly and replace it right away if it shows signs of
The F22 is the designation Honda assigned to an engine series that was placed into four different Honda vehicles: the Accord, the Odyssey, the Acura and the Prelude. While the vehicles themselves may be different, the location and method of installing a new thermostat in these vehicles will follow t
Using the right auto lift is important to work safely and to save time. In contrast, the wrong lift consumes unnecessary time and is dangerous. Most people don’t realize that there are many types of auto lifts; with each type helping to perform specific tasks. The following pointers can help
The RM series of motorcycles was first introduced by Suzuki in 1975. The company offered these dirt bikes in various engine sizes ranging from a smaller 50 cc engine up to a 400 cc engine. Over the years Suzuki worked to improve the performance and reduce the weight of the cycle. The RM...
Rust occurs when oxygen comes in contact with metal in the presence of water. This results in oxidation, or rust. Rust weakens metal and makes it look unattractive. Rust is often inevitable, especially on older pieces of metal. Light rust can be removed and stopped at home, without any professional
Any time you're going to store a car away for a season, or longer, there is a checklist of things you must do first. One of the most important of those tasks is to prepare the gas tank of the car. If you park the car with the gas tank as it is, you risk the inside of the tank rusting. The gas will t