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Getting the most from a test drive

February 15, 2006 EST | General

So, the car looks great, you can picture yourself in it .. and now, the most important part - it is time for a test drive. Don't dismiss the test drive as just part of the sales process, taking a...

Fuel tips for your car

February 15, 2006 EST | General

With gas prices soaring, we all could use helpful tips on ways to save. If you're buying a new car, or want to save with your existing car, these tips should be used by everyone. If you're buying a new...

Find out the worth of your car

October 06, 2005 EST | General

What is my car worth? Should I restore it? These are age-old questions that have plagued hobbyists for decades. For starters, if the primary concern in owning a collector car is its value, you're in the wrong hobby. If you...

Need woodworking done for your car?

October 06, 2005 EST | General

Paint Guns Eastwood's Quality Spray Guns Professional-looking paint, lacquer and veneer jobs start with the selection of an appropriate paint gun. Using a spray gun to finish your piece will give it a more professional, smooth appearance than brushing can...

The new way to spray painting your car

September 18, 2005 EST | General

Anyone that has painted a car knows that conventional spray painting is messy and expensive. Standard high-pressure spray systems waste too much costly paint and solvent as useless over spray, which requires an additional investment in masking materials and cleaning...

How to change a tire

August 18, 2005 EST | General

It always happens at the worst times! You need to know how to change a tire even if you have an auto club membership. Depending on where you get a flat, there may not be a phone nearby to call...

A car's HVAC system

August 18, 2005 EST | General

Not only do we depend on our cars to get us where we want to go, we also depend on them to get us there without discomfort. We expect the heater to keep us warm when it's cold outside, and...

Arc welding safety

July 31, 2005 EST | General

Arc welding is a safe process when sufficient measures are taken to protect the welder from potential hazards and when proper operating practices are followed. Major hazards welders can encounter if these dangers are overlooked include fumes and gases, arc...

Powder coating 101

July 25, 2005 EST | General

What is Powder Coating? So, you've heard of it, but, you're not quite sure exactly what powder coating is. According to the Powder Coating Institute's web page, "Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish...

A car buying guide

July 18, 2005 EST | General

Right off the bat, let's clear one thing up. You will not profit from buying a car unless you intend to, or are already in the business of buying and selling cars. Depreciation will decrease the value of your car...

Sell your car fast

July 18, 2005 EST | General

Tip 1 - Pick your time. If you can possibly help it, don't sell your car after Christmas, when no one has any money. Consider holiday periods: will the people be in town or away. Sometimes this can work in...

Choosing an auto window tint shop

July 16, 2005 EST | General

Most metropolitan areas have an abundance of tint shop choices. In the San Francisco, CA area alone, there are 30 different tint shops within a 30 mile radius. How does a discerning consumer choose the tint shop that does quality...

Buying a new car

June 05, 2005 EST | Consumer Info , General

A new car is second only to a home as the most expensive purchase many consumers make. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, the average price of a new car sold in the United States as of June 1998...

How often do you change oil?

June 01, 2005 EST | General

In our previous issue, we discuss about the properties of lubricating oil and what to look for when buying or replacing them. http://www.free-engineering.com/fwezine33.htm Today, we want to find out as to when to replace the lubricating oil. If you have...

Gas pump money saving tips

May 30, 2005 EST | General

Gas prices are zooming sky high with no ceiling in sight. Do you remember when a gallon of unleaded cost $1.25? These days, itís more important than ever to stretch your dollars at the gas pump. Here are ten gasoline...

Why does a car engine overheat?

May 30, 2005 EST | General

There are many different reasons that can cause an engine overheat, but they all have in common three aspects. The three aspects which all engine overheat factors have in common are that they cause that the heating system can not...

Diesel engines

May 30, 2005 EST | General

One of the most reliable internal combustion engines around is the diesel engine. In many industrial installations, diesel engines are used as prime movers for the generation of electricity and for emergency air compressors. It's true that they are rugged,...