Top Ten Must Have Tools For Mechanics

Being a mechanic and buying tools is a never ending process.   Many think that like many other trades a few tools are bought and that is it. In reality, which many beginner mechanics will find is that after the basic tools are bought there is always one more tool needed.   For example VW Passats use a… Read More »

Automotive Computer Overview Vehicles Pre-1995: Part 1

Among the different car manufacturers, vehicle models, and years, made before 1995 there are many different computerized engine control systems. Although there are significant differences between the various systems, when compared they are actually more alike than different.   COMMON FEATURES Computers The comprehensive automotive computer is a small, highly reliable, solid-state digital computer protected inside a metal… Read More »

Basic Automotive Air Condition Theory

  This is an introduction to the basics of automotive air conditioning service and repair. The place to start, of course, is with the basics – and in air conditioning, it is extremely important that you understand the principles behind what makes an air conditioning system work. This basic knowledge will be applied throughout all phases of air… Read More »

Automotive Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and air conditioning are not discoverers of the twenty first or even the twentieth century. Simple forms of refrigeration and air conditioning were in use twelve thousand years ago.   Although these early systems were crude by today’s standards, they served the same purpose as modern units.   Many aspects of modern life were made possible only… Read More »

How To Change a Air Filter for a (2000-2005) Dodge Neon

Replacing the air filter on a 2000-2005 Dodge Neon is supposed to be done ever 30,000 miles according to the manual. Of course if you live in a dust filled environment changing more often is likely best.   Replacing the air filter is a easy job that most anyone can do.   The only real requirements is a… Read More »

Our Picks For Best Rims For a Dodge Challenger With Pictures

Owning a Dodge Challenger is sweet with its aggressive look and sound it is a definite head turner.   So what could be better than a stock Dodge Challenger?   Aftermarket items such as rims that personalize it to your personality.   Here is our picks for the best rims available with pictures.   Our Picks For Best… Read More »

How to Replace Dodge Neon Headlight Switch (2000-2005)

A headlight switch problem in a Dodge Neon (2000-2005) is a easy repair job.   The same replacement procedure also works in PT Cruisers.   The headlight switch also controls the wiper, fog lamps, and turn signals.   The first thing to do is to buy a compatible switch assembly to replace the old one. It can be… Read More »

Ford Taurus / Sable Fuel Trouble Shooting 1996 to 1999

Ford Taurus/Sable Fuel Trouble Shooting 1996 to 1999   OverView Ford made what is called the third generation Ford Taurus from 1996 to 1999 It made both the DOHC engine and the SOHC engine. With the SOHC 3.0L EFI 6cyl the most common.   When dealing with fuel problems with any vehicle care must be given when handling… Read More »

Best Place to Buy Auto Parts

When it come to replacement parts for a car or truck getting the best bargain is always tricky.   The variation in prices often make little sense.   After many years of buying automotive parts both online and at a auto part stores I have mixed feeling about both.   Parts can be bought online cheaper, not always,… Read More »

Guide: Dodge Neon Thermostat Replacement (1999-2005)

Changing out a second generation Dodge Neon thermostat is a straight forward task that definitely falls in the DIY category.   A bad thermostat will cause a Dodge Neon or any car to overheat and needs replaced when bad.   As always call a mechanic if you don’t feel comfortable working on your own car.   Only a… Read More »

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