Auto Parts & Maintenance & Repairs : Cars & Vehicles
Window air conditioners produce waste water as a byproduct of their cooling. As long as the water is contained within the inside of the unit, homeowners have nothing to be concerned about. If water is leaking inside your home, however, you can check for a few potential issues.
Power windows allow instant access to fresh air and the outdoors.man in car image by kuhar from Fotolia.comOne of the better upgrades on cars includes instant access to fresh air via power windows. Power window assemblies consist of motors, sliders and window regulators. The motor...
When your car breaks down, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling. You know that it's almost a certainty that it's going to be a costly affair which might easily throw a wrench into your budget.
Dynamat is a rubber and aluminum sheet used for reducing the amount of road noise that enters your car while driving. Common areas to cover with Dynamat would be the doors, trunk, hood and chassis. However, problems arise when you no longer want the Dynamat in your car. Due to its sticky, tar-like s
The fuel pump is an important part of the fuel assembly in your Micra; the pump is attached to the fuel tank. The pump is used to move fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. If your fuel pump becomes damaged it will affect the performance of your engine. You should look to replace a damaged fuel pum
You can diagnose the different symptoms of your noisy alternator.Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty ImagesThe alternator is the power generation system in your engine. When the alternator is running properly, it charges the battery as long as the car is running. If the alternator...
The wheel cylinder is a key component in the drum brake system. This component pushes the brake shoes outward when the brake pedal is pushed. This happens when the brake fluid travels to the wheel cylinder pushing the two pistons out and in turn, pushing against the brake drum surface. The wheel cyl
Ford is an American car manufacturer that has been making vehicle since the early 1900s. The company continues to manufacturer and sell cars and trucks under several brands, including Lincoln and Mercury. Ford provides all past and present recall information through their website for consumer verifi
As you drive your car day in and day out, it's bound to get a few scrapes along the way. These are the little annoyances that come with driving. The problem, though, is that these scratches, especially the ones on the headlights, can become hazardous if they're not taken care of quickly an
The 2007 Nissan Altima is fast, powerful and comfortable. As well as being customizable and user-friendly, there are numerous small touches that make it a polished and fun-to-drive machine. Sometimes those small touches can lead to customizations occurring accidentally. This is often the case when s
The track bar on a vehicle moves the axles from side to side. This assembly can be adjusted to make the steering and ride smoother. The track bar is made up of bushings, bearings and a rod which can wear over time. Certain signs and symptoms develop when the track bar fails or begins to fail.
There is a component on most modern vehicles known as a PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve, which is part of the emission control system. It is a one-way valve that helps remove gases from the inside of the crankcase of your Nissan Pathfinder engine. By removing these gases, the PCV valve h
Removing a tire from a Mazda is not unlike any other vehicle, in that having the proper tools and the correct ground surface are important for safety and being successful. The order in which you perform the procedure is equally important. Locate the emergency roadside tools that come equipped with y
Taillight bulbs usually push into a bulb socket that secures to the backside of the taillight lens on most coupes and sedans, eliminating the need to remove the taillight lens to replace the bulb. There is typically an access panel that leads to the taillight bulb inside the vehicle's trunk. On SUVs
The Toyota Tundra is a really sharp truck with stout lines and a good profile. Its body styling is so popular, shades of it can be seen in the competition's model lines. While Tundra owners love its styling, some do want the lowered front end and the jacked rear end look leveled out. Some want their
The various sensors on your 1999 Toyota Camry can control everything from air-to-fuel ratios to monitoring engine knock and exhaust gases. When there is a problem with any of the sensors on your Camry, you'll need to first diagnose the problem. This can be done for you for free at most auto parts st
Field mice, or meadow mice as they're commonly called, regularly wreak havoc on crops and homes. Along with destroying crops and houses, field mice are also capable of bringing destruction upon vehicles. Field mice enter cars in search of food and shelter. Learning how to permanently and effectively
The VW Polo is a compact car based off of the VW Golf. In the North American market, it is classed as a sub-compact. It actually uses many of the same parts as the Golf, including the side mirrors. While the Polo is a very small car, it can break its side mirrors too. This broken glass must be remov