Tag: DIY

121 Posts

Carburetor Care for a Sixties Chevy Nova
Oct 03, 2019

Carburetor Care for a Sixties Chevy Nova

Dear Car Talk

Fix it or buy it -- it all depends on your skill level.

carburetors DIY Chevrolet Nova II 1966

Kids playing in a toy car
Jun 28, 2019

DIY Mechanic Can Get Started on the Starter

Dear Car Talk

In the world of DIY car projects, starter replacement is a do-able starter project

starters DIY repairs

Buyers Beware of Counterfeit Parts
May 04, 2019

Buyers Beware of Counterfeit Parts

Dear Car Talk

Bogus parts can make a bogus repair!

spark plugs DIY

AC Compressor Blows a Bunch of Hot Air
Mar 09, 2019

AC Compressor Blows a Bunch of Hot Air

Dear Car Talk

There's no joy in this Envoy when the AC is cranky.

air conditioning DIY 2009

Man works on car engine
Jan 17, 2019

YouTube Is a Good Place to Start for Car-Repair Help

Dear Car Talk

But you'll need some spare time and sandwiches.

steering alignment DIY Buick Regal 2003

Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine
Feb 13, 2018

Bad Oil Change Advice Could Damage Your Engine

Dear Car Talk

This friend who claims oil changes are unnecessary is flat-out wrong.

oil oil changes DIY

Which Is Better for Oil Change -- Cold or Warm?
Oct 12, 2017

Which Is Better for Oil Change -- Cold or Warm?

Dear Car Talk

And why are Fruit of the Looms relevant to the question?

oil oil changes DIY

Car hood propped open by sticks and branches
Oct 11, 2017

A Saab Story with a Happy Ending: Parts Cars Rule

Jim Motavalli

Everybody's getting rid of their derelict Saabs, and their loss is my gain.

DIY auto parts

Why Do the Pros Tighten Everything So Tight?
Jun 13, 2017

Why Do the Pros Tighten Everything So Tight?

Dear Car Talk

David uses a breaker bar to loosen his oil filter. Is the Hulk working at his oil change shop, or is this normal?

oil oil changes DIY

May 11, 2017

The Toothpaste Cure: Two Paths to Better Headlights

Jim Motavalli

Yes, toothpaste really is useful to clean your headlights, and if that's too weird you can buy a commercial restoration kit. I tried one out, and here's the results.

cleaning DIY headlights