I bought a TOPDON BT100 battery and alternator tester for my at-home toolbox to replace a bulky old Snap-On tester, and want to share what I found out!
The TOPDON V1200 is a compact but powerful battery jump pack that can charge not only your car but also your cell phone, camera, and laptop. It's lightweight, waterproof, and easy to store. It's built for the weekend warrior who likes to escape the city.
These stainless steel license plate frames are high quality, exceptionally packaged, and look awesome! Here's what you need to know about these plate frames, the good, bad, and the ugly!
If you have a soft or sinking brake pedal and you're looking for information on what's causing it or what you should do next, you'll find the answers here. I've included some pictures and FAQs.
If the air conditioning system in your car blows out hot air instead of cold, most likely there is a leak where freon is escaping. A few quick checks can often determine the problem. Recharging the AC system with freon is a waste of money unless the leak can be found and fixed.
The cause of car vibrations can be difficult to pinpoint because of the vast number of potential causes. But if you car vibrates only when accelerating, you may have a CV joint issue. Address it and you won't be afraid to drive your car again.
Grinding noises in a car's braking system is a sure sign something has failed or broken and needs immediate attention. Get the noise checked out as soon as possible before driving, the problem could put you in danger.
There are common reasons for knocking noises in your car when driving over bumps, large and small. I will cover the five most common ones we see every day and explain how to check the components' integrity and condition.
If you smell gas inside your car, your first guess might be that there's a fuel leak, but here are five other very common reasons you might smell fuel.
If you think you may have rodents or mice living in your vehicle, here are a few tips on where to find their hiding places and how to evict them permanently!
A knocking or ticking noise from your engine is a sign that something is wrong, usually because of a lack of oil. If you're questioning what is normal engine noise, I may have the answer.
If your brakes squeak and you want to know why, maybe I can help! Here are four common brake squeaks plus a bonus scraping noise; compare these situations to yours. Questions are welcome.
There are two kinds of tire-related warning lights: "Low Tire Pressure" and "TPMS." The first is usually caused by low tire pressure, the second by a failure of the tire pressure monitoring system.
If you have a Stihl weed wacker with low power, there's a simple fix that will have your weed trimmer running like new again.
Replacing the pull cord rope on a Stihl KM 56 RC trimmer is easier than you think. Use these pictures and my step-by-step instructions for easy installation.
If you're looking to install low-voltage outdoor lighting in your landscape or on your deck, following these tips will guarantee years of enjoyment instead of years of repairs.
If you want to remove the transmission on a Honda Harmony, and you need some instructions, I have put together this instruction video just for you.
If your're having a problem with your Honda Harmony 215 Transmission skipping, slipping, or not staying in gear, I have the solution, and I will share it with pictures here.
The pool algae this spring was the worst I had ever seen, I even used a winterizing kit, and it was still dark green, with black algae. The chemicals and pool filter were a losing battle, and the algae were winning.
If you want to change the sand in a pool filter, here are the step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions. I'll show you how easy this project really is.
If you're looking for an Electric RC, that is stupid fast, and has enough HP to melt the tires off the vehicle, than you found what you're looking for. Learn why I avoided buying a gas RC, and what you need to buy to get the most out of your RC hobby. Buy right the first time, have fun a long...
If you have an oil drain bolt that is leaking or the threads are damaged beyond repair, you don't need to have the oil pan replaced—you just need a few tools, my recommended repair kit, and 30 minutes.
Living in an area of the U.S. that gets over 4 feet of snow per season on average, you need the best extendable snow brush possible. The funny thing is, the best extendable snow brush is not a brush at all, it's a reinforced foam pad, and it's great.
This is my personal Cutco knives review, and I don't exaggerate my results. I have owned my Cutco knife set for over 12 years, and I have only had one problem...
I want you to get a great deal on your next used car purchase, and I want you to drive away confident that the car you bought is a good, solid car with a fair price.
The four noises that car owners complain about most often: CV joint noise, water pump noise, belt noise, and heat shield noise. Find out what these noises mean and what might fix them.
In this article, I will explain the most common reason for a slipping automatic transmission and the most common reason for a slipping standard transmission. What's more, I'll teach you to fix it in either case.
The Honda track drive snow blower is the ultimate machine for getting rid of snow and it is versatile enough to climb stairs with ease. Seeing the quality is believing; watch as the snow is blown 50 feet into the air!
I was tired of picking up my mailbox off the ground and duct taping it back on the post, my neighbors use to laugh at me because of the duct tape, they would go out and buy another cheap mailbox, but not me, I was fed up and fought back! Here is how I turned the tides!
Water leaking into a car can lead to mold, corrosion, computer issues, and bad smells. Water can leak into your passenger compartment from outside or inside the car, often from the windshield.
Learn how to change a front wheel bearing with a step-by-step guide with photos and a video. In the video, you will learn what a damaged wheel bearing sounds like and how to determine which wheel bearing is causing the noise. Once you learn this trick of the trade, your mechanic can never sell you...
If your steering wheel vibrates or your car shakes while driving at highway speed, find out why. Don't spend money unnecessarily on an alignment or other services that won't fix this problem.
Here you will find my personal collection of flower pictures. Some that you are familiar with, and some you have never seen before. My collection has never been seen before, so enjoy.
There are certain precautions to take seriously when cleaning your car or your results will look like a 4-year-old reconditioned it. I will cover basic steps, tools, and products to use that will make car cleaning more enjoyable, less time consuming, and will generate professional results.
Your mechanic says you need a wheel bearing . . . what's that? In this article, you'll find pictures, videos and an explanation of what a wheel bearing is, what it does, where it is, and the noise it makes when it's damaged.
After reading this article and viewing all the pictures, you will know more than your pool company does about closing your inground pool. I will walk you through the steps of closing an inground swimming pool, how to drain the filter, how to drain the pool and to what level, where to add...
The pro's and con's of the Bose SoundLink Wireless Music System and important information you should know about before you spend your hard earned money. I will also give my personal opinion about the wireless speaker system and what it can do for you.
Fluid leaking from a car could mean immediate repairs are needed, or it could be something totally normal. In this article, you will learn how to identify the leak and figure out what, if anything, needs to be done about it.
The three most common brake noises I encounter every day when talking to customers are a grinding sound, a thumping from the rear, and a squeak. This article also includes a repair technique for noisy drum brakes that I found by trial and error.
Common brake problems, such as a soft brake pedal, pulling to one side while braking, or vibration while braking can have serious implications for your car's health (and your health, in turn!). Learn more about the most common brake issues and their solutions, here.
Ten possible events that can trigger a "check engine" light in a Honda. Read the ten questions here; they will give you useful information that will help your mechanic diagnose the problem quickly.
What is my secret to clear pool water when opening my inground pool in the spring? When the cover comes off, the pool water is crystal clear and all the debris has settled to the bottom. Most pool owners ask “How is this possible?” The most...
This collection of repairs for Honda Harmony lawnmower transmissions is growing monthly. If your Harmony transmission has a problem, we probably have the solution!
Tips and precautions to use when replacing your brake pads, so you can get quality results on a Honda or any other vehicle.
Here are a few tips to think about before you book your next vacation.
The most common mistake people make when their car windows are fogged is hitting the recirculation button on their climate control (heater control panel). If you are one of those people, your windows will never clear because you are recirculating moisture inside your vehicle.
Tree sap is very difficult to remove from your hands, clothes, and most of all, the paint on your car. I will show you how to remove it from almost anything with ease.
Simple, easy-to-understand, proven methods on how to earn the highest salary as an automotive technician without stealing from the customer.
Tires are a huge expense for car owners, but before you purchase discount tires, consider their speed ratings. Find out how to avoid uneven tread with cheap tires.
You see the commercials, you see the in store demo's, you read the advertisements in magazines, but are you paying for the Bose name, or is the sound quality really that much better? I guess a better question would be, how well do you hear? ...
I bought a Makita 18v Lithium-ion cordless drill and impact driver combination set, and wow was I impressed! This light-weight and powerful drill certainly lived up to my standards as a tool lover.