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Tips to Remove Dents From Cars

There are several ways to remove dents from cars, but anyone trying these methods should know the basics in this article before starting. From small dents that can be done with no painting at all, to dents requiring sanding and painting of the entire area, here are a few tips that can help you get

How to Replace the Brakes on a 1996 Camaro

The braking system on the 1996 Chevrolet Camaro includes brake pads, brake rotors and brake calipers. The brakes are designed to stop the Camaro by applying pressure to the inner and outer sides of the brake rotors. Once that the brake pedal is compressed, the brake pads are compressed to the brake

DIY Toyota Matrix Oil Change

The engine oil and filter on your Toyota Matrix should be changed at least every 5,000 miles, according to the Toyota schedule maintenance guides. The Matrix, first released in 2003, has either a front-wheel-drive or an all-wheel-drive 4-cylinder engine. Regardless of the engine type, the procedure

How to Restore a Chrome Finish

Nothing looks better than a shiny chrome finish. The higher quality the chrome, the longer it will maintain its shiny appearance. Unfortunately, no matter how high quality your chrome finish is, it will eventually need to be restored. The good news is you can do it at home quite easily with a few ho

The Effects of Solar Cars

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the first practical use of the sun's energy --- known as solar energy --- came in the 7th century B.C. At this time, humans used a magnifying glass to focus the sun's rays and create fire. In 1954, photovoltaic technology was developed. This technology all

Auto Repair for Beginners

As a new owner of a vehicle, you must know about auto repair. This way, when your car breaks down, you what you have to do. Many automobile manufacturers and auto parts dealers provide their customers with tips on how to do basic auto repairs.

How to Set Up an HVLP Paint Gun

HVLP spray guns, also known as gravity-fed spray guns, take practice to learn to set up properly, but once you learn how to do it, the procedure becomes second nature. HVLP spray guns have either three or four knobs which must be adjusted prior to spray painting a surface. Two knobs are used to cont

How to Troubleshoot a Nissan Primera

The Primera is a 1.8-liter car manufactured by Nissan. To keep the gas mileage at around 35 mpg, always ensure that your vehicle is running at optimum performance. This is the reason troubleshooting should be done when problems arise. By troubleshooting you will avoid larger, more costly issues. Mec

Kubota Engine Specifications

Jupiterimages/ ImagesThe Kubota Company was established in Japan in 1890: in 1976 the Kubota compact diesel engine came to the United States. In 1982 the Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) introduced the Engine Division in Chicago and in 1988 the Kubota Engine America...